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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Hilarious take on Irish Politics in the 1970's and early 80's.
17 March 2006 | by (Redding Ca) – See all my reviews

I remember this show well,it was an hilarious take on Irish politics both local and National in the 1970's and early 80's. Frank Hall was an under-rated genius, playing straight man to the antics of Frank Kelly, Eamonn Morrisey and the rest of the cast. Parodies of governmental figures of the time were spot on! Frank Kelly and Eamonn Morrisey have since come to be a couple of Irelands greatest character actors. Such characters as Cha and Miah, the local County Council, and inhabitants of the fictional village of Ballykillferret, all very funny and unforgettable. Stories ripped from the week's headlines, were parodied to the great glee of the general public, however it didn't go down well with the politicians of the day, I guess you could say it was controversial. The Best of the series(in two volumes)is now available, it would be nice if I could get it in NTSC


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