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|Caption||'School Around the Corner' Easter Party (1963)|
|Programme||School Around the Corner (The)|
Kelly, James Plunkett (1920 - 2003)
A high-angle, behind-the-scenes shot of the production crew of the 'School Around the Corner' at the filming of the Easter party, which was broadcast by Telefís Éireann (RTÉ Television) on Easter Sunday 14 April 1963. The crew are standing in a circle listening to producer and writer James Plunkett who is holding sheets of paper in his hand. A young girl is standing just outside this circle with her back to camera, listening in. The 172 children from all over Ireland who were interviewed on the programme during the year attended this party, which was held in RTÉ's Donnybrook studios. 'School Around the Corner' was presented by teacher Paddy Crosbie.
In addition to presenting the show, Paddy Crosbie was the originator and writer of 'School Around the Corner'. The show was first broadcast by Radio Éireann in 1954, and ran continuously until 1961 when it was transferred to Telefís Éireann (RTÉ Television). It was the first Telefís Éireann programme to be pre-recorded in 1961; the first episode was broadcast on 2 January 1962. The programme continued until 1966 on RTÉ Television before returning to RTÉ Radio for another year. It was again revived on radio in 1973 and ran on RTÉ Television from 1990-1994. An RTÉ Guide article outlining the programme's history was published on 1 June 1973.
|Date of photograph||
(01/Apr/1963 - 01/Apr/1963)