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'The Ante Room' (1979)

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Caption   'The Ante Room' (1979)
Programme   Ante Room (The)  
Programme type    
Personalities/Groups   Walsh, Ronnie
Keane, Marie
O'Sullivan, Arthur (1912 - 1981)
Murphy, Fidelma
Thompson, Kate (1959 - )
Description   A scene from the RTÉ Television adaptation of Kate O'Brien's novel 'The Ante Room', during filming in Studio 1 in 1979. From left to right; Patrick Bedford as Reggie, Ruth Hegarty as Nurse Cunningham (both kneeling), Ronnie Walsh as Canon Considine, Marie Kean as Teresa (in bed), Arthur O'Sullivan as Danny, Fidelma Murphy as Agnes and Kate Thompson as Marie Rose.

'The Ante Room', which concerned conflicting lovers in a prosperous merchant family in late nineteenth-century Ireland, was adapted in four parts by Tony Hickey. The first episode was broadcast on 7 October 1981. 'The Ante Room' was shown as part of RTÉ's 'Thursday One' drama slot.

The set constructed for 'The Ante Room' was unusal for television in that rooms were shown in the round, necessitating the removal and replacement of a wall for different locations, rather than shooting into three walls - see the RTÉ Guide of 9 November 1979 for further details.  
Collection   RTÉ Stills Department  
Photographer   Lee, Mary  
Date of photograph   01/Nov/1979
(01/Nov/1979 - 01/Nov/1979)  
Rights holder   RTÉ