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18 September 1997 Edition

Television: Talkback on the TV

18 September 1997

It was always going to be a good night's crack when the BBC finally worked out how to transfer the superb Radio Ulster phone-in programme, Talkback, to the television. Talkback is listened to by every shade of opinion and has the enviable distinction of being seen as fair by everyone except the deepest weird fringes. In fact, Talkback is the most democratic thing in the Irish media. Free article

Editor's desk

18 September 1997

Here's a gem for all you film buffs. You may have seen the legendary The Battle of Algiers, directed by Italian director Gillo Pontecorvo. One of the best political films ever, it is about the Algerian revolution which ended French colonialism in the North African country. It was playing in the Irish Film Centre in Dublin at the end of last month. In the programme notes, Thaddeus... Free article

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18 September 1997

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An Phoblacht Magazine


  • Don't miss your chance to get the first edition of 2019 published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of An Chéad Dáil and Soloheadbeg.
  • In this edition Gerry Adams sets out the case for active abstentionism, Mícheál Mac Donncha takes us back to January 21st 1919, that fateful day after which here was no going back and Aengus Ó Snodaigh gives an account of the IRA attack carried out on the same day of the First Dáil, something that was to have a profound effect on the course of Irish history.
  • There are also articles about the aftermath of the 8th amendment campaign, the Rise of the Right and the civil rights movement.

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18 September 1997

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