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.
Michael Martin went AWOL while on sick leave for an injury that he sustained during a training exercise with the British Army. People were shocked to discover that instead of returning to Ireland he travelled to Iraq to fight against ISIS. Why did Michael risk everything to fight in Iraq? ( 2107 )
The season has kicked off in Knockbrack Cricket Club, members welcome their rivals, dressed head to toe in white, to join them in a game which still observes the old formalities of a colonial past. The grass is perfectly flat and refreshments are ready to be served- let the games begin.
Ever thought of what it’s like to hurtle through the countryside at speeds in excess of 100mph - and not be in control? You rip out the seats and soundproofing of your car. Then what? Join us as we delve into the world of rallying in Ireland, through the eyes of co-drivers. Meet those who watch, guide and drive these cars right to the edge… (2016)
Music in the 1960s was the form of articulation of a generation that was changing things and was quite aware that it was changing things. Flower power was short lived in Ireland but it had a profound effect on young people at the time. What was life like in Ireland during the swinging sixties?
A radio documentary about a self-confessed 'Irish Vagabond' Tony Sheridan. In his turbulent and rich life he has worked with the Beatles, entertained the troops in Vietnam, played with Elvis Presley's backing band - all that and far more.
During troubled times of grief and sorrow, the undertaker's job is to put the family at ease, guide them through the funeral and help them say goodbye to their loved ones. What type of person goes into the burying business?
54-year-old Ray suffers from Sleep Apnoea, a disorder where the sufferer frequently stops breathing during sleep. We meet Ray's family, track his path to recovery, and hear about the dramatic changes that a good night's sleep brings to his life.
Take a step back to the 1950's and ramble through the narrow streets of Wexford town where its rich and vibrant history can be stumbled upon at every turn. Over the centuries, the people of this medieval town have borne witness to some of the worst massacres in Irish history, famous rebellions, and foreign invasions.
Every personal name has a story - In this radio documentary, we go behind the top 100 Irish baby name lists and see a fascinating portrait of a changing country.
In 1942, Edna Lavilla Haynes died from a backyard abortion. More than sixty years later, Edna's granddaughter looks for clues as to what happened.
"McCarthyism", as defined by Senator McCarthy, means calling a man a Communist who is later proven to be one. The man, Joseph McCarthy, and the phenomenon, McCarthyism, were two essentially distinct entities. What motivated the man behind the term? (Part 2)
JG Farrell - the 2 time Booker winning author moved to West Cork in March 1979. Shortly after, he drowned while fishing. Using interviews of neighbours, family and friends - this documentary tells the story of those 149 days in the life of JG Farrell.
Senator Joseph McCarthy became synonymous with anti-communist persecution and paranoia in the United States in the 1950’s.This first of two documentaries explains the rise in power of the senator from Wisconsin. McCarthyism has since been defined as “the practice of making accusations of subversion or treason without proper regard for evidence”
Five years ago, on the tenth anniversary of the Saipan sporting controversy Irish people still felt as divided as they did back in 2002. They were finding it very hard to get over it ! (2012)
It is thought that cidermaking in Ireland stretches back 2000 years, the religious orders were instrumental in its early production. In the 19th century, cidermaking became a business of some importance, although the industry suffered a decline following the two world wars. In 1949, the cider factory in Clonmel shared its brewing secrets.