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RTE announces Classic Glenroe.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 201 ✭✭ Jack Five


    Will it be in 4k widescreen format with dolby atmos and all the other trimmings, maybe 3d as well.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,211 ✭✭✭ Spon Farmer


    Jack Five wrote: »
    Will it be in 4k widescreen format with dolby atmos and all the other trimmings, maybe 3d as well.

    All that tech is developed for shows like Glenroe


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,211 ✭✭✭ Spon Farmer


    Greyfox wrote: »
    No because Netflix actually do good TV

    Why does RTE need to announce the fact that its showing repeats of a show nobody cares about? dont they do this all the time anyway

    Netflix cancelled The OA. Pretty much puts them down at RTÉ’s level.

    Also, clearly you and the rest of us do care about Glenroe repeats because we are posting about it. Not caring means reading about Glenroe repeats and not being bothered one way or the other.


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


    Tammy! wrote: »
    My dad wasn't ever miserable but my mam would want to watch the soaps so we'd watch them.

    He'd be able to tell you what was going to happen because he'd have read about it in the paper but nearly always at the end of every episode he'd say 'what a load of shyte' :D

    Sounds like my dad. He would call Fair City the biggest load of nonsense almost every time he watched it but he'd have to watch it and have it recorded or watch a repeat if he wasn't there. Even in a really sad situation where a close relative of ours was dying he'd put it on in the hospital. Anything that helps you cope of course, I just find it strange that he claimed to hate it so much yet had to see it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,211 ✭✭✭ Spon Farmer


    whiskeyman wrote: »
    They'll be showing 'classic RTE News' next...

    They really are f**ked beyond repair now.

    RTÉ were beyond repair when Gaybo quit the Late Late.

    I’d be onboard for the “Best of Sharon Ní Bheoláin“.

    Does anyone know what Arthur Murphy’s opinions of social media were? I’d like to think he wouldn’t have accepted a twitter message on Mailbag - “write to me on paper or go get “****ed”


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,211 ✭✭✭ Spon Farmer


    Sounds like my dad. He would call Fair City the biggest load of nonsense almost every time he watched it but he'd have to watch it and have it recorded or watch a repeat if he wasn't there. Even in a really sad situation where a close relative of ours was dying he'd put it on in the hospital. Anything that helps you cope of course, I just find it strange that he claimed to hate it so much yet had to see it.

    And I thought my father is contrary because he moans about everything but at least he doesn’t watch what he complains about. :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,423 ✭✭✭✭ Outlaw Pete


    Was a hell of a lot better than Fair City anyway.

    Should never have really ended. Was a good series and the ratings were pretty decent too.

    Always had to make sure and tape it for my Dad. God forbid I accidentally taped The Word or something over it, which of course happened loads of time.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,149 ✭✭✭ Tammy!


    Really???? Like fcuking really???? You managed to bring bloody travellers into a discussion about Glenroe??? :rolleyes:

    Blackie was a traveller wasn't he? I can't remember if he was stereotyped though. Had a bit of a weird crush on him. I think it was the hat.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,443 ✭✭✭ NeinNeinNein


    Oh goody, they can show it straight after Reeling in the Years.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,487 ✭✭✭ Seanachai


    I used to be subjected to this shite every Sunday even though no one in the house liked it. My father would watch fucking Bullseye then switch over to RTE One at about 8.30 to be ready for the 9.00 news. I think he preferred being miserable to letting someone else watch something.

    Same here, it was almost like the obligation of going to mass, maybe they were afraid somebody would mention a scene and they wouldn't know what they were talking about lol. We had to go to bed after it and the father would usually go to the pub.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 926 ✭✭✭ BuboBubo


    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.


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,124 ✭✭✭✭ jimgoose


    Tammy! wrote: »
    Blackie was a traveller wasn't he? I can't remember if he was stereotyped though. Had a bit of a weird crush on him. I think it was the hat.

    He wasn't really stereotyped, no. He had a touch of a Mullingar accent IIRC, as well as a leather jacket and a rather fetching Fedora. Liam Heffernan, who played him, turned up in Fair City a few years ago as one of the Dillons, probably Tommy's brother.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,263 ✭✭✭ Wheety


    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.

    I wouldn't be so sure of that. Well maybe back in the day they had good contracts.

    Fair City actors only get paid for the time they're actually working. They're not on a salary, so if they're not needed for a month, they don't get paid. Some of them claiming the dole for those weeks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,124 ✭✭✭✭ jimgoose


    Wheety wrote: »
    I wouldn't be so sure of that. Well maybe back in the day they had good contracts.

    Fair City actors only get paid for the time they're actually working. They're not on a salary, so if they're not needed for a month, they don't get paid. Some of them claiming the dole for those weeks.

    I believe that's fairly standard across RTE, a lot of acting and presenting staff are self-employed contractors.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12,653 ✭✭✭✭ Plumbthedepths


    Repeats on RTE? Well holy God......


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,544 ✭✭✭ xieann


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

    And the Bombardier Bus quaintly travelling down the country lane..


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    jimgoose wrote: »
    He wasn't really stereotyped, no. He had a touch of a Mullingar accent IIRC, as well as a leather jacket and a rather fetching Fedora. Liam Heffernan, who played him, turned up in Fair City a few years ago as one of the Dillons, probably Tommy's brother.
    it was Johnny and his wife (Christine?) , as well as Francie Donnolly who were occasionally stereotyped, but the ridiculous, bigoted attitudes of many local people towards travellers was also regularly ventilated.

    I'm surprised Stephen Brennan hasn't been mentioned yet. A cranky old bachelor, who only ever voted FF or FG, and expressed cynicism towards anything new, as a front for his crippling fear of change. In the present era, he'd probably quite enjoy AH.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,211 ✭✭✭ Spon Farmer


    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.

    Ah Fidelma.

    I was never forced to watch it or anything but it was a case of nothing else to do.

    By the time Fidelma showed up, which would have made me a willin viewer I had found something else to do.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,211 ✭✭✭ Spon Farmer


    it was Johnny and his wife (Christine?) , as well as Francie Donnolly who were occasionally stereotyped, but the ridiculous, bigoted attitudes of many local people towards travellers was also regularly ventilated.

    I'm surprised Stephen Brennan hasn't been mentioned yet. A cranky old bachelor, who only ever voted FF or FG, and expressed cynicism towards anything new, as a front for his crippling fear of change. In the present era, he'd probably quite enjoy AH.

    What are traveller stereotypes ?


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


    Is this coming to Netflix?


    Were Miley and Fidelma testing a prototype "Netflix and chill" when they went into the hay barn?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,077 Oasis1974


    Wasn't it a 30 minute show or longer and had some specials with extra length?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,330 ✭✭✭ FishOnABike


    Oasis1974 wrote: »
    Wasn't it a 30 minute show or longer and had some specials with extra length?
    I think that was the episode where Miley and Fidelma went into the hay barn.;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,075 ✭✭✭ lee_baby_simms


    Is this coming to Netflix?

    Yes. In crisp 4K.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,077 Oasis1974


    Oasis1974 wrote: »
    Wasn't it a 30 minute show or longer and had some specials with extra length?
    I think that was the episode where Miley and Fidelma went into the hay barn.;)

    That will be broadcast after the watershed I hope.


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,923 ✭✭✭✭ freshpopcorn


    Had Glenroe any gay characters?

    I don't think so. The reaction at the time would have being mad I'd say if somebody was.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,828 ✭✭✭ KevRossi


    whiskeyman wrote: »
    They'll be showing 'classic RTE News' next...

    They really are f**ked beyond repair now.

    They're doing that already, called it 'Reeling in the Years'. :D

    (one of the better things RTE have done)


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,240 ✭✭✭✭ Cee-Jay-Cee


    Had Glenroe any gay characters?

    I don't think so. The reaction at the time would have being mad I'd say if somebody was.

    Miley was a closet gay because anyone who found the bowld Biddy attractive couldn't have been anything but gay or blind.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,984 ✭✭✭ Feisar


    Had Glenroe any gay characters?

    I don't think so. The reaction at the time would have being mad I'd say if somebody was.

    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.

    First they came for the socialists...



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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,553 ✭✭✭ NewbridgeIR


    Jack Five wrote: »
    Will it be in 4k widescreen format with dolby atmos and all the other trimmings, maybe 3d as well.


    It was made in 4:3 so hopefully will be repeated in that format.
    Stretching 4:3 programmes on a widescreen telly is like putting ice cubes in red wine.
    Black bars are your friend.


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