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RTE announces Classic Glenroe.

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

    Michelle that was her name




  • 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.


    That's what I thought. Wishful thinking.

    RTE don't give a sh*t about their archive. It's genuinely perplexing. I know that Network or Simply would love to release some of it (particularly the stuff that was broadcast in the UK or the Channel 4 co-productions) but RTE don't want to part with any rights.

    One excuse I remember them giving was that actors' contracts did not allow for home video releases. As if that was a problem unique to Ireland! Other countries can deal with it so no reason why they can't.

    Glenroe was shown in the UK so I imagine that if there are missing episodes, ITV will have them (or VHS off-airs will exist - the Brits were way more diligent than us for that).




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

    Michelle. A dub- worked in Mcdaids. Was in it as long I can remember. It was only one a night but I can recall in detail each character and in my mind their houses and even cars. Dick Moran always something flash like an Opel Omega and the new Renault Laguna...Mary had a small Renault van!




  • Before she was in Glenroe, the actress who played Michelle - Isobel Mahon - appeared in an episode of Leave It To Mrs O’Brien. She was hotter than a Mexican’s lunch.




  • Before she was in Glenroe, the actress who played Michelle - Isobel Mahon - appeared in an episode of Leave It To Mrs O’Brien. She was hotter than a Mexican’s lunch.

    Many’s the enjoyable fap I had to her RTÉ guide pictures back in the day ! Hahahhaha! Alright !


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  • road_high wrote: »
    Michelle. A dub- worked in Mcdaids. Was in it as long I can remember. It was only one a night but I can recall in detail each character and in my mind their houses and even cars. Dick Moran always something flash like an Opel Omega and the new Renault Laguna...Mary had a small Renault van!

    Think Dick was the first in Glenroe to drive a Gold Granada Ghia.

    He also used it to roide Mary in the back seat down some quiet boreen....while her poor ol' husband waiting at home for her, sat by the fire supping his cocoa wondering if she checked in the Bingo.

    The old man was often left sitting on his armchair, after the fire had gone out.....well after midnight until Mary came home. He needed Mary to pull off his longjohns and socks and put on his pyjama's for him....such are the duties of a devoted wife.




  • 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.



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

    I thought it was actually getting re-runs and other people were getting a bit too excited thinking it coming back.




  • You know what they are.

    What's your point??

    I don’t know what traveller stereotypes there are which is why I asked.

    I don’t know any travellers and other than Love/Hate I haven’t seen any TV or portrayed in TV or movies that I recall.

    What’s YOUR point in saying I do know when I clearly don’t because I asked what they are?




  • Mena Mitty wrote: »
    Think Dick was the first in Glenroe to drive a Gold Granada Ghia.

    He also used it to roide Mary in the back seat down some quiet boreen....while her poor ol' husband waiting at home for her, sat by the fire supping his cocoa wondering if she checked in the Bingo.

    The old man was often left sitting on his armchair, after the fire had gone out.....well after midnight until Mary came home. He needed Mary to pull off his longjohns and socks and put on his pyjama's for him....such are the duties of a devoted wife.

    Old Michael.

    He gave her a bloody nose one night.




  • A retrospective fondesss for Glenroe genuinely does prove that nothing is beyond the reach of nostalgic rehabilitation.


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  • There should be a remake.

    Could reflect modern 21st Century Ireland; some new juicy plot-lines there for sure.

    Well, if RTÉ only had money...




  • padd b1975 wrote: »
    Old Michael.

    He gave her a bloody nose one night.

    That was an early story in the show - Dick got the blame for beating her up. The husband got out of bed and caught them together and Dinny saw Dick speed off.

    As I recall the husband was never on screen. Always off camera or in shadows. Or am I mistaken?




  • That was an early story in the show - Dick got the blame for beating her up. The husband got out of bed and caught them together and Dinny saw Dick speed off.

    As I recall the husband was never on screen. Always off camera or in shadows. Or am I mistaken?
    He made sporadic appearances.
    I think he died in the first season.




  • I am genuinely wondering what the viewing figures for this would be?




  • There should be a remake.

    Could reflect modern 21st Century Ireland; some new juicy plot-lines there for sure.

    Well, if RTÉ only had money...

    I’d be on board for a sequel.

    Biddy and Miley’s daughter & family as the the main characters.

    I’d be more interested in something about a decent family and the economic ups and downs. Some light hearted fare but the occasional murder - The Snapper in the country with a touch of Single-Handed.

    Sure, bring Biddy back too. The daughter sees and talks to her and Biddy dispenses wisdom and guidance but it is never made clear if it is ghost or the daughter is imagining it.

    I’m sure the old cast would be happy to return.




  • padd b1975 wrote: »
    He made sporadic appearances.
    I think he died in the first season.

    So did he have dialogue and actual screen time?

    I thought he never actually appeared - like Mrs. Columbo.




  • NIMAN wrote: »
    I am genuinely wondering what the viewing figures for this would be?

    #i'dwatchit

    This is the nature of war. By protecting others, you save yourself. If you only think of yourself, you'll only destroy yourself.





  • NIMAN wrote: »
    I am genuinely wondering what the viewing figures for this would be?

    For a re-run or a sequel?




  • GlenSHOITE




  • Remember Tessy? behind the counter in the pub she had a double chin that always wobbled when she spoke was in a relationship with Dinny lol?


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  • Loved Dinny & Teasie :D

    RTE should have a channel that only shows reruns of classic shows like Glenroe, Where in the World, School Around the Corner etc.




  • I think a lot of the School Around the Corner episodes were recorded over. Mrs Sleepy was on it as a small child and my attempts to buy a copy from the archives have always had the same response: none.

    Either that, or, like the rest of RTE, they only care about money when it's in their paycheque.




  • So did he have dialogue and actual screen time?

    I thought he never actually appeared - like Mrs. Columbo.

    He had a few lines, but wasn't a major character.

    He was a miserable git who expected Mary to wait on him hand and foot.




  • Oasis1974 wrote: »
    Remember Tessy? behind the counter in the pub she had a double chin that always wobbled when she spoke was in a relationship with Dinny lol?

    She married him, although I suspect it was never consummated...




  • Here, something for you all to knock one out over, what with it being Friday night and everything:





  • And there I was thinking I was getting too old to even remember this utter crap.

    But I do remember it, and it was crap.

    But may be nostalgic for many I suppose. I think going forward is a good thing now.

    Ni Bheidh a leithead aris. OMG




  • padd b1975 wrote: »
    She married him, although I suspect it was never consummated...

    They were supposed to have a wedding night special (complete with explicit sex scenes) with the intention of transmitting after 11pm. Never broadcast.




  • padd b1975 wrote: »
    He made sporadic appearances.
    I think he died in the first season.

    He beat up Mary in episode 9. Wasn’t in series 2 - died offscreen. He was 45 when they married, she was 17.




  • They were supposed to have a wedding night special (complete with explicit sex scenes) with the intention of transmitting after 11pm. Never broadcast.

    That's right.

    Stephen Brennan in his best man's speech told Dinny to turn the peak of his cap to the back during the vinegar strokes to avoid getting Teasy pregnant.


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  • They were supposed to have a wedding night special (complete with explicit sex scenes) with the intention of transmitting after 11pm. Never broadcast.

    That was actually very controversial at the time. You could see it going in and everything.


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