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RTE announces Classic Glenroe.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,549 ✭✭✭ NewbridgeIR


    Well Holy Be to God!

    Do you think this would be a good idea? Do you want Biddy, Miley, Teasey, Dinny, Dick, Mary etc. in your life again. I'd watch it "ironically", like all soaps are best watched.

    My loins are ready.

    Hang on - has this been announced or not?

    Or are you just asking what people would think?

    RTE - heretofore - don't seem interested in their archive.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,217 ✭✭✭ Up Donegal


    "Is there anything stirrin'?"


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    What are traveller stereotypes ?
    You know what they are.

    What's your point??


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,217 ✭✭✭ Up Donegal


    Wasn't there a character called 'Froggy' in Glenroe?


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Up Donegal wrote: »
    Wasn't there a character called 'Froggy' in Glenroe?

    Hoppy. He was the daughter of Venetia Crosby and the sister of Jennifer Crosby (Rachel Pilkington, alias Jane Black lately of Carrigstown). His sister was the only hot one in the show (Fidelma was overrated), although Michelle Haughey (barmaid) was a decent belly dancer.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,976 ✭✭✭ Feisar


    Achebe wrote: »
    A show with a stereotyped view of the travelling community? Em, no thanks.

    Ah it had a stereotyped view on everything.

    Seem to remember Blackie and was it his brother/cousin in the pub, not very stereotypical:pac:

    First they came for the socialists...



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,514 ✭✭✭ paleoperson


    Hang on - has this been announced or not?

    Or are you just asking what people would think?

    RTE - heretofore - don't seem interested in their archive.

    Just asking, I should have been clearer. It has to happen some time though doesn't it?

    People should start a campaign for it. Given the predilection of RTE to copy everything the UK broadcasters do successfully (one of RTE's few good policies) I think probably the only way it won't is if there's embarrassing losses and gaps in the archive. Someone was saying the BBC taped over early episodes of Dr. Who, but wasn't that in like the 50s or 60s? Not the 80s when Glenroe was around! Poor quality VHS tapes also deteriorate rapidly.
    Achebe wrote: »
    A show with a stereotyped view of the travelling community? Em, no thanks.

    It's true, travelers are rarely like their stereotypes as portrayed on Glenroe - in reality they're much worse!


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,900 ✭✭✭✭ freshpopcorn


    Feisar wrote: »
    Here they had a couple who had a kid that weren't married, pretty risque at the time!
    It was the younger one that worked in the pub and Rick I think was yer man's name.

    I think they'd have being shock and horror if there was a gay character!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,174 ✭✭✭ RhubarbCrumble


    I think they'd have being shock and horror if there was a gay character!

    There was uproar over a (almost) gay kiss on Irish tv. Fair City sometime in the mid 90s.
    There'd been a gay couple in Ros Na Run for a couple of years beforehand, but nothing was ever made of that. Presumably not enough Holy Mary's were watching TnaG (as it then was) to know what was going on.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 40,086 ✭✭✭✭ Harry Palmr


    Remember when the son of one of the main supporting characters came back as a woman?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,402 ✭✭✭ NeinNeinNein


    Remember when the son of one of the main supporting characters came back as a woman?
    Then she married Miley's horse and lived in the barn.


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,900 ✭✭✭✭ freshpopcorn


    There was uproar over a (almost) gay kiss on Irish tv. Fair City sometime in the mid 90s.

    There'd have being a segment on The Late Late with Gay on Friday night!


  • Registered Users Posts: 83 ✭✭✭ DarTipp


    loved glenroe as a kid, best espisode when miley had an affair with fidelma, George (English country posh guy) going missing birdwatching in brazil/south America and also liked dick moran as well !


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,259 ✭✭✭✭ For Forks Sake


    BuboBubo wrote: »
    Could make a new Glenroe. The next generation. Fidelma could come back as a granny, and Blackies descendants could be in it? Loads of possibilities.

    Biddy could come back, waking up and realising the car crash was a dream like Bobby in Dallas.

    Next generation? The kid (Blathnaid Treacy) who played one of Biddy and Mileys kids is still in RTE ffs

    https://evoke.ie/2018/03/01/showbiz/tv/glenroe-cast


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,552 ✭✭✭ c.p.w.g.w


    That’s all I need. The fear from my childhood Sunday nights revisited. Even the starting credits give me chills.

    The dread that the weekend was over and school was upon me(primary school was a complete and utter nightmare for me)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,398 ✭✭✭ Franz Von Peppercorn II


    You know what they are.

    What's your point??

    The traveller in glenroe spent most of his time hanging around with settled people. Not sure where the stereotype was.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,398 ✭✭✭ Franz Von Peppercorn II


    Next generation? The kid (Blathnaid Treacy) who played one of Biddy and Mileys kids is still in RTE ffs

    https://evoke.ie/2018/03/01/showbiz/tv/glenroe-cast

    Shocking that someone introduced to acting so young could get into it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,055 ✭✭✭ JohnnyFlash


    The traveller in glenroe spent most of his time hanging around with settled people. Not sure where the stereotype was.

    Blackie Connors real name was James Pius. We found this out because his mother once said, ‘James Pius, you smell like a load of auld taybags’.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 47 Heavy Beast


    Biddy faked her death!
    NINTCHDBPICT000498545992-1-e1560868545361.jpg?w=670

    T’would be a pleasure that getting up on top of ya ! Hahaha ha ha ! Alright !


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 47 Heavy Beast


    Well Holy Be to God!

    Do you think this would be a good idea? Do you want Biddy, Miley, Teasey, Dinny, Dick, Mary etc. in your life again. I'd watch it "ironically", like all soaps are best watched.

    My loins are ready.

    Where’s the link for this or are you making it up ? Hahahhahah! Alright


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  • Registered Users Posts: 727 ✭✭✭ mrmorgan


    Achebe wrote: »
    A show with a stereotyped view of the travelling community? Em, no thanks.

    the SJW are on about Glenroe now!!


    is anything safe??


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,717 ✭✭✭ EmmetSpiceland


    Who was the lad that was in Glenroe that was the “dodgy” bloke the band gets their gear off in “The Commitments”?

    He/him/his

    “When you're used to privilege, equality feels like oppression”.

    #bekind



  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,174 ✭✭✭ RhubarbCrumble


    DarTipp wrote: »
    loved glenroe as a kid, best espisode when miley had an affair with fidelma, George (English country posh guy) going missing birdwatching in brazil/south America and also liked dick moran as well !

    All the ladies in Glenroe like a bit of dick.









    Moran.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 87,052 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Capt'n Midnight


    Glenroe came from Bracken which came from The Riordans

    So the Riordans would be Classic Glenroe.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,364 ✭✭✭✭ Del.Monte


    padd b1975 wrote: »
    Not as cheap as you might think.

    Any surviving actors would be entitled to repeat fees and another payment if it goes on the online player.

    Probably impossible to do a complete re-run as they will have binned loads of the original shows,


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,976 ✭✭✭ Feisar


    Who was the lad that was in Glenroe that was the “dodgy” bloke the band gets their gear off in “The Commitments”?

    Kevin, he was “doing a strong line” with yer wan that worked in the pub. They had a kid together.

    First they came for the socialists...



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,479 ✭✭✭✭ padd b1975


    The traveller in glenroe spent most of his time hanging around with settled people. Not sure where the stereotype was.

    Drove a Toyota Hiace.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,170 ✭✭✭ Ursus Horribilis


    Didn't he go for a durty weekend with Biddy's cousin?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,174 ✭✭✭ RhubarbCrumble


    Didn't he go for a durty weekend with Biddy's cousin?

    I think Blackie and Biddy's sister (Carol?)had a quickie on the couch during "Live at 3".


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,552 ✭✭✭ screamer


    Glenretro.... no I’m good thanks


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