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|Caption||Jim FitzGerald on set of 'Borderlines' (1967)|
FitzGerald, James (1929 - 2003)
RTÉ producer Jim FitzGerald, on the set of the RTÉ/BBC Northern Ireland television series 'Borderlines', during filming in an RTÉ studio in 1967. In addition to his career as an RTÉ producer, Jim FitzGerald was a theatre director in Ireland in the 1950s and 1960s. He was appointed Telefís Éireann's Head of Drama in the early 1960s.
'Borderlines' was a 10-part series which discussed the similarities and differences in attittude, to issues of interest to Irish people on both sides of the border. The producer was Pat Kearney; he wrote a brief article about the series in the RTÉ Guide of 2 June 1967. Douglas Gageby chaired the first programme which was broadcast on 8 June 1967. Former BBC Political Editor John Cole also chaired several programmes, including this edition of the show, which featured a discussion on 'The State and the Arts'. It was broadcast on 27 July 1967.
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(01/Jan/1967 - 01/Jan/1967)