Documentary on One Podcast

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Multi award winning documentaries from Ireland. With over 1,700 documentaries on offer, the Documentary On One Podcast has the largest archive of documentaries available globally. These productions are radio stories about real life and contain documentaries dating as far back as 1954, right up to the present day. A wealth of life, ideas and experiences are on offer - but most importantly - stories. Winner of over 320 national and international awards since 2008, why not immerse yourself in a world of sound, story and character.

The Brigadier Jan. 17, 2020

Eric Dorman-Smith was an Irish General in the British Army who outfoxed Rommel during the Second World War. Sacked by Winston Churchill, he then turned his back on the British and became an advisor for the IRA during the 1950's. Who was this Irish maverick? and why did the people of Cavan call him The Brigadier. (2017)

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A Bullet for the General Jan. 10, 2020
For four decades, Major General Hugh Tudor avoided publicity whilst living a careful life in the shadows. But he lived in fear all his life for during Ireland's most troubled period, he was the boss of the infamous Black and Tans. A group mostly made up of former soldiers that …
In 1980, Broadcaster Marian Finucane traveled to Copenhagen for the second United Nations World Conference on Women. Delegates assesed the progress in women's rights and equality and what was needed in areas of family life. From family size and abortion laws to education in the area of family planning and …
Mayo Boy, Vietnam Hero Dec. 20, 2019
Patrick 'Bob' Gallagher emigrated to the United States from County Mayo in Ireland in 1962. He fought in the Vietnam War and for his bravery was awarded the prestigious Navy Cross medal. Just weeks later, the 23 year old Marine Corporal was killed in combat. A campaign has started to …
Proinnsias O'Conluain spends Christmas with the only five families living on the island of InishTurk off the coast of Mayo. This is to be their final Christmas on the island. A quiet, simple life is coming to an end - as they all plan on moving to the mainland. (1973)
On the 25th anniversary of his release from prison, Paddy Armstrong of the Guildford Four visits London and Guildford with his wife. Wrongfully convicted and having spent 15 years in prison, Paddy reunites with the solicitor and MP who fought his case. (2014)
This documentary charts the development of Television in Ireland, since the first broadcast on Telefís Éireann in 1961 later renamed as RTÉ. On New Year’s Eve, the first programme was launched by President Eamon De Valera. People across Ireland found homes with a TV set, a rare household item in …
Fran O'Toole, lead singer with the Miami Showband was murdered along with band members in a loyalist ambush in Northern Ireland in 1975. Soon after, Fran's young daughters were taken to live in Canada by their mother. Rachel and Kelly have long searched for a connection to their father and …
This documentary looks to the history of the Wexford Festival Opera since its formation in 1951. From the outset the Festival became one of the world’s leading opera festivals. Under its founding director, Dr Tom Walsh, the festival began a steady climb to international success which continues to entertain audiences …
Ireland and the KGB Nov. 29, 2019
Spy stories typically start on dimly lit streets in Eastern Europe, not in Dublin suburbia. But this isn’t your typical spy story. An Irish KGB ring, deadly poisonings, arms deals - Irish people have been involved, knowingly or unknowingly, in the deeply secret world of Russian spying. Enter the shadowy …
JG Farrell - the 2 time Booker winning author moved to West Cork in March 1979. Shortly after, he drowned while fishing. Using interviews of neighbours, family and friends - this documentary tells the story of those 149 days in the life of JG Farrell.
Life in darkness, miners speak of life below ground dealing with explosives, accidents on the job, workplace strikes and real fact of those who die in the mines. The lack of death inquest and frustration with management. The Ashington Colliery mine created many jobs as well as stories and folk …
First appearing on cinema screens in 1962, James Bond brings many famous names to mind - Ian Fleming, Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig - the list goes on. However, Dubliner Kevin McClory is rarely a name that people connect with 007. We take a look at how one Irishman …
Irish whiskey was once the most popular spirit in the world with distilleries located across Ireland. Presenter Al Byrne delves into the history of whiskey and its production in Ireland. Al visits Middelton distillery to see firsthand the production of whiskey, hearing from whiskey tasters, coopers, production staff and the …
Irish man Michael Keogh claims to have saved Hitler's life before he became 'Führer'. Could a Carlow man, who left home at 16 and lived a life of pseudonyms, disguise, conspiracy, and war, have had such an impact on modern history? (2011)
Letters To Ann Nov. 5, 2019
In 1984, Anne Lovett, a 15yr old from Co. Longford died giving birth beside a grotto. Her baby son also died. After Anne’s death, the Gay Byrne show received so many letters, they devoted an entire programme to reading them out - a seminal moment in Irish broadcasting & 12 …
In 1916, Tom Crean was part of one of the greatest adventure stories ever told when he joined Ernest Shackleton's Expedition to the Antarctic. 100 years later, in October 2016, his granddaughter, Aileen travelled thousands of miles to try and retrace her grandfather's footsteps. (2017)
Writer and Broadcaster John Theocharis presents a personal odyssey through the city of his birth, Alexandria in Egypt. After 30 years John revisits his old city and joins one barber in a small barber shop to hear how life has changed since he left. Mr George, a local philosopher would …
The Forgotten Visit Oct. 25, 2019
The visit of a United States President to Ireland that seems to have faded in collective memory of many, despite the fact that it had people lining the streets to welcome Richard Nixon on his trip to Ireland in 1970. We look back at why this state visit was overshadowed …
The Forgotten Visit Oct. 25, 2019
The visit of a United States President to Ireland that seems to have faded in collective memory of many, despite the fact that it had people lining the streets to welcome Richard Nixon on his trip to Ireland in 1970. We look back at why this state visit was overshadowed …