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Terry Wogan's Ireland

Post by Kitkat on Wed 18 Mar 2015 - 13:33

BBC Documentary - Terry Wogan's Ireland

Sir Terry Wogan returns to Ireland in the autobiographical journey of a lifetime. He travels to Dublin, the city he left behind as a teenager, and to his birthplace of Limerick.

And on the way there he pays a visit to a little village in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains - Enniskerry, nestling in the arms of the grand old Sugarloaf Mountain.   Aaah ..... I know it well.   Memory's galore.   Wish  I could've been with Terry on this trip down Memory Lane.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00y44j4/terry-wogans-ireland-episode-1
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Re: Terry Wogan's Ireland

Post by Kitkat on Thu 19 Mar 2015 - 11:46

The second part
Episode 2 of Terry Wogan's Ireland:

Terry Wogan reaches the halfway mark in the odyssey around his homeland. He has travelled the southern half of the Republic, from Dublin round to Limerick, where he grew up. Now it's the turn of the north, much of which is quite literally a different country. After sharing memories of his buttoned-up childhood holidays in Galway and witnessing a seismic shift in Catholic prudery when 180 Irish ladies throw off all their clothes and take a 'Dip in the Nip' for charity, Terry heads for the border.

As he crosses into Northern Ireland he recalls the watchtowers and armed security. Now all that gives the border away is a subtle change in the texture of the road surface. More than a decade after the Peace Agreement, Terry finds reasons to be cheerful here, with football replacing fighting in the notorious Creggan housing estate, a Peace Bridge hoping to bring Protestants and Catholics together in Derry and a London Docklands-style transformation of the famous shipyards in Belfast where the Titanic was built.

Back in Dublin, Terry remembers the intermission act in the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest - the now global Riverdance phenomenon. 1994 also marked the beginning of the Celtic Tiger, an unprecedented economic boom which the Irish thought would never end. Instead, the world-wide economic collapse has dealt Ireland a body blow.

This episode finishes up nicely with Terry meeting up and chatting with Gay Byrne - who then interviews Terry for his 'The Meaning of Life' programme.

Watch here:   http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00ycvqy/terry-wogans-ireland-episode-2
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Re: Terry Wogan's Ireland

Post by Whiskers on Thu 19 Mar 2015 - 19:47

Enjoyed this.
I love Terry. He's such a gentleman, and always so relaxed and laid back. That soft Irish brogue and the cheeky twinkle in the eye. Lovely man.
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Re: Terry Wogan's Ireland

Post by Jamboree on Fri 20 Mar 2015 - 5:00

Unfortunately those links "not available in your country", but I note they are each available to watch for about another month. I'm due back in the UK mid April, so might be lucky.
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Re: Terry Wogan's Ireland

Post by Kitkat on Fri 20 Mar 2015 - 14:07

Jamboree wrote:Unfortunately those links "not available in your country", but I note they are each available to watch for about another month.  I'm due back in the UK mid April, so might be lucky.  

That's good, Jamboree. It will be well worth the wait. It's a lovely documentary - well, I think so anyway.
Of course, we're from different decades, but my memories of growing up in Ireland are not that very much different to his, and I can identify with much of the stuff he talks about in that documentary.
It's a lovely memory to keep - for me anyway. I love you
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Re: Terry Wogan's Ireland

Post by Kitkat on Fri 20 Mar 2015 - 14:09

Whiskers wrote:Enjoyed this.
I love Terry.  He's such a gentleman, and always so relaxed and laid back.  That soft Irish brogue and the cheeky twinkle in the eye.  Lovely man.

Yeh. He's like an overgrown leprechaun, 2b sure now ..........

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