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'The Bicycle Man' (1966)

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Caption   'The Bicycle Man' (1966)
Programme   Bicycle Man (The)  
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Personalities/Groups   Dempsey, Martin (- 1998)
Fitz-Simon, Christopher
Description   Irish actor Martin Dempsey as The Bicycle Man, surrounded by a group of unidentified children in a scene from the Telefís Éireann (RTÉ Television) play 'The Bicycle Man', during location filming on the banks of Loughlinstown River in Loughlinstown, County Dublin, in early 1966. Producer/director Christoher Fitz-Simon is standing on the left of shot. 'The Bicycle Man' was the first of four specially commissioned plays set in the years leading up to Easter 1916, made to mark the 50th anniversary of the Rising. All four were written by Bryan MacMahon and were aimed at young people - children featured in prominent roles.

'The Bicycle Man' was broadcast on 3 April 1966. The RTV (RTÉ) Guide published an article by Bryan MacMahon on his memories of 1916, and his experience of writing some of the scripts for RTÉ Television and Radio that commemorated it, on 8 April 1966. A Guide article previewing all four plays was published on 1 April 1966.  
Collection   RTÉ Stills Department  
Date of photograph   01/Jan/1966 - 31/Mar/1966
(01/Jan/1966 - 31/Mar/1966)  
Rights holder   RTÉ  
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