Sunday, November 05, 2006

Betty and Patrick

This must have been taken during the Day by Day programme, as (if you click on the photo to enlarge it) you can just see John Bowman at the presenter's table in Studio 10. Betty Purcell is in the producer's chair, while beside her is Patrick Farrelly and behind them Jim Jennings, then a young researcher. Mick Bourke is on sound. He and I overlapped only slightly at RTE, but I remember him as being really excellent, friendly and 'can-do'. Later he was one of the staff representatives on RTE's Editorial Board. Now, along with Emer Woodfull (also after my time), he runs an innovative charity Stride Ethiopia (Link), a project to encourage young gifted Ethiopian athletes.

Studio 10 was very state of the art back then. Apparently it has had a makeover and this is what it looks like now.


goddlediddles said...

The Sound Op is Mick Bourke. Mick is retired from RTE. Go to the following website to see what he's up to now.

Brendan McCarthy said...

Thanks goddlediddles. I've been in Ireland and have only just caught up with your message. Stride Ethiopia looks absolutely amazing - and I've changed the blog to include a mention.

Are you also ex RTE?