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'Heartbreak House' (1974)

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Caption   'Heartbreak House' (1974)
Programme   Telefís Scoile  
Programme type    
Personalities/Groups   Hegarty, Ruth
Byrne, Edward
Franklyn, John
Mullan, Claire
Keogh, Des (1935 - )
Delany, Kathleen Mary (1907 - 1997)
Description   A scene from George Bernard Shaw's play 'Heartbreak House', during filming in Studio 1 by RTÉ Television for its educational programme 'Telefís Scoile' in March 1974. From left to right; Ruth Hegarty as Ellie Dunn, Edward Byrne as Mazzini Dunn (standing), John Franklyn as Captain Shotover, Claire Mullan as Lady Utterwood (lying on a hammock), Des Keogh as Hector Hushabye and Cathleen Delany as Nurse Guinness. Selected scenes only from this play were broadcast by RTÉ on 21 March 1974.

'Telefís Scoile' comprised several different series of programmes on subjects studied by secondary school students at Junior (Intermediate/Junior Certificate) and Senior (Leaving Certificate) levels. It was initiated by RTÉ in 1964 in association with the Department of Education. 'Heartbreak House' was part of the Senior English curriculum at the time.  
Collection   RTÉ Stills Department  
Photographer   Holmes, Eve  
Date of photograph   01/Mar/1974
(01/Mar/1974 - 01/Mar/1974)  
Rights holder   RTÉ