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|Caption||'School Around the Corner' from Cappagh Hospital (1962)|
|Programme||School Around the Corner (The)|
A young boy, a patient at St Mary's Hospital in Cappagh, County Dublin, holding a balloon with a face drawn on it during the recording of a special edition of 'School Around the Corner' televised on Christmas Day 1962. Sitting behind him is an elderly woman, possibly a Mrs Spellman, who was a Dublin woman visiting the hospital at the time the programme was being recorded. 'School Around the Corner' was presented by teacher and broadcaster Paddy Crosbie and produced by the writer James Plunkett. Plunkett wrote an article on this edition of the programme for the RTV Guide of 21 December 1962.
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.
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(01/Dec/1962 - 01/Dec/1962)