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|Caption||Telefís Éireann's opening night (1961)|
Lentin, Louis (1933 - 2014)
Miles, Randall (- 2017)
Producer/director Louis Lentin (first right) with cameraman Michael (Mike) Slevin (centre) and lighting director Randall Miles, in a studio at the Television Centre building at RTÉ's Montrose campus in Donnybrook, Dublin, during Telefís Éireann's opening night on New Year's Eve 1961.
Telefís Éireann (later called RTÉ Television) began broadcasting that evening at 7.00pm. Celebrations took place in the ballroom of the Gresham Hotel from where an outside broadcast unit relayed pictures. The RTV Guide published a report on the evening's celebrations on 5 January 1962.
|Collection||RTÉ Stills Library|
|Photographer||Lensmen & Associates|
|Date of photograph||
(31/Dec/1961 - 31/Dec/1961)