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Paddy Crosbie and children on 'School Around the Corner' (1962)

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Caption   Paddy Crosbie and children on 'School Around the Corner' (1962)
Programme   School Around the Corner (The)  
Programme type    
Personalities/Groups   Crosbie, Patrick (1913 - 1982)
Description   Teacher and broadcaster Paddy Crosbie talking to five children sitting behind a desk, during the recording of an episode of 'School Around the Corner' broadcast by Telefís Éireann on either 28th October or 4th November 1962. The edition of 28th October came from Gorey, County Wexford. Two of the children are holding balloons. He presented this programme - the writer James Plunkett was the producer.

In addition to presenting the show, Paddy Crosbie was the originator and writer of 'School Around the Corner'. The show was first broadcast by Radio Éireann in 1954, and ran continuously until 1961 when it was transferred to Telefís Éireann (RTÉ Television). It was the first Telefís Éireann programme to be pre-recorded in 1961; the first episode was broadcast on 2 January 1962. The programme continued until 1966 on RTÉ Television before returning to RTÉ Radio for another year. It was again revived on radio in 1973 and ran on RTÉ Television from 1990-1994. An RTÉ Guide article outlining the programme's history was published on 1 June 1973.  
Collection   RTÉ Guide  
Photographer   Bedell, Roy  
Date of photograph   01/Oct/1962
(01/Oct/1962 - 01/Oct/1962)  
Rights holder   RTÉ