Documentary on One - RTÉ Documentaries
Summary: Multi award winning documentaries from Ireland. With almost 1,000 documentaries on offer it has the largest archive of documentaries available anywhere. The productions are radio stories about real life and contain productions dating as far back as 1954. A wealth of life, ideas, experiences, events and perspectives is on offer - but most importantly - stories. Download the Documentary on One iphone app from the App store.
The story about life in the shanty towns of Trujillo in Peru (Broadcast 1985)
A 'documentary novel' by Chris Brookes about war brides – women, including Chris's own mother, who married allied servicemen during World War II.
A day out with the cooks, drivers and customers of the Meals on Wheels in Dalkey, Co. Dublin. (First Broadcast March 2006)
When it was finished being built in 1684, the Royal Hospital was one of Ireland's finest buildings. When it came out of service in 1927 however, the building began to fall into disrepair. Here we look at what happened next. (1985)
The work of a lighthouse keeper is something that few people are cut out for, although advances in technology mean the job is not as lonely as it was in the past. Keepers at Bailey Lighthouse tell their story. (Broadcast 1985)
A look back at the life of Robert Farren. From his poetry to his time in broadcasting, this documentary takes a look at an extrordinary life. (Broadcast 1985)
A London taxi tour around the stories of the Irish in London, including the more recently-arrived.
Now that the weather's picking up, you may be thinking about going for a swim. But, no matter how hardy you think you are, you'll have to go a long way to match the Banna Polar Bears who swim every month of the year - even when the sand is frozen.
A look at what was involved in training up the members of Ireland's Police Force in the 1980s. (Broadcast 1985)
The Bradogue river has always been associated with the Cabra area, in north Dublin - yet locals in Cabra know little of the river. It is concealed from the public gaze. This is the story of a 'hidden' river, that has been there forever (Broadcast 1985)
In 1984, Ray McSharry (Fianna Fail) and Mary Banotti (Fine Gael) became members of the European Parliament (MEP). For both this was unchartered territory - both stepping into the unknown. This documentary joins them on their journey (Broadcast 1984)
The London Underground has The District Line, The Circle Line and so on. "The Green Line" is a notional Tube line that Robert Mulhern has taken to find Irish stories in the UK capital: the "Mammy" away from home, the ex-prisoner, the retired drinkers.
The artist who burns his art
Betty Purcell explores the stories of the medical practitioners and patients of St. Brendan's Hospital in Grangegorman, Dublin. (Broadcast 1984)
The interesting history behind the Irish Sugar Company, and the many characters who have passed through its doors through the years. (Broadcast 1984)