Anchored by Frank Hall and set in the office of a mythical small newspaper, combined a mixture of social and political satirical sketches with bizarre rural news items.
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Frank Hall ...
 Himself - Editor (1970-1982)
Patrick Daly ...
 Various Characters (1970-1982) (as Pat Daly)
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 Various Characters (1970-1982)
Eamon Morrissey ...
 Various Characters (1970-1982)
Paul Murphy ...
 Various Characters (1970-1982)
Michael Twomey ...
 Cha (1970-1982)
Frank Duggan ...
 Miah (1970-1982)
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Anchored by Frank Hall and set in the office of a mythical small newspaper, combined a mixture of social and political satirical sketches with bizarre rural news items.

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1970 (Ireland)  »

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Hall's Pictorial Weekly  »

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The Minister For Hardship sketch was left in black and white on the DVD The Best Of Hall's Pictorial Weekly Volume 1 which had been entirely in color otherwise. Words on the screen which were not present when the sketch was first broadcast claimed that it was in black and white for reasons of economy, a joke because when the sketch was first broadcast Ireland's economy was very weak but it was booming when the episode which contained it was coloured in and released on DVD. See more »

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Why do IMDb insist on keeping the wrong title?
1 November 2008 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Is it a data processing thing? On at least a dozen occasions I have posted a correction ... the show was always called "Hall's Pictorial Weekly". It was NEVER called "Pictorial Weekly" (and certainly never called "Hall's Pictorial Weekly Ireland" which has been posted as an alternate title). If you check any reference source around, from scholarly histories of Irish television to Wikipedia to the RTE website where "Best Of" DVDs are for sale, they ALL have the same (correct) title: "Hall's Pictorial Weekly". But for some reason, IMDb refuse to accept that.

Thank you, I'm glad I got that off my chest.

Oh, and it was a superb and often savage show, at a time when Irish television comedy was an oxymoron.


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