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'School Around the Corner' Easter Party (1963)

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Caption   'School Around the Corner' Easter Party (1963)
Programme   School Around the Corner (The)  
Programme type    
Description   High-angle shot of the 'School Around the Corner' Easter Party, which was broadcast by Telefís Éireann (RTÉ Television) on Easter Sunday 14 April 1963. Several children are about to collect balloons from a large crate which has just been wheeled in by two men. This party was held in RTÉ's Donnybrook studios for the 172 children from all over Ireland who were interviewed on the programme during the year. 'School Around the Corner' was presented by Paddy Crosbie and produced by the writer James Plunkett.

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.
Collection   RTÉ Guide  
Photographer   Bedell, Roy  
Date of photograph   01/Apr/1963
(01/Apr/1963 - 01/Apr/1963)  
Rights holder   RTÉ