Documentary on One Podcast

RTÉ

Multi award winning documentaries from Ireland and beyond telling real life stories. With over 1,800 documentaries on offer, RTÉ Documentary On One has the largest archive of documentaries available in the world, from 1954, to today.

  • 38 minutes 24 seconds
    A Talent For Life - The Fergus O'Farrell Story
    Fergus O'Farrell was the Irish singer-songwriter behind the cult band Interferecnce, who died in Februrary 2016. His song 'Gold' featured in the soundtrack and Broadway adaptation of the movie Once. He has battled against incredible adversity, but he kept on making music. Produced and narrated by David Young. Production supervision by Sarah Blake. Sound supervision by Mark Dwyer. Documentary on One - The home of Irish radio documentaries. (2012)

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    17 May 2024, 2:01 am
  • 44 minutes 18 seconds
    The Year Franco Stole the Eurovision
    “What will come 2nd to Congratulations?” pondered the press in the run-up to the final of the 1968 Eurovision Song Contest, which was staged at the Royal Albert Hall in London. “Congratulations,” performed by Cliff Richard, and went on to sell over 250 million records, was the runaway favourite to win. Phil Coulter and Bill Martin – the pair who composed Sandie Shaw’s winning entry, Puppet On A String, a year earlier – wrote the song. However, everyone was in for a huge, huge shock. Cliff Richard was pipped to the post by Spanish singer, 20-year-old Massiel. The rumour mill went into overdrive with accusations that General Franco rigged the competition. Why would the Spanish dictator be interested in interfering in a song contest? And did he actually do it... (First Broadcast 2014)

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    10 May 2024, 11:23 am
  • 41 minutes 17 seconds
    One May day
    The Dublin and Monaghan bombings of May 17th 1974, were one of the most tragic events of the Troubles. Three no-warning car bombs exploded in Dublin City Centre at 5.30pm, and another no-warning bomb exploded in Monaghan Town at approximately 7pm. 34 people were killed. This documentary tells the story of that day and the aftermath with those left behind.(First Broadcast 2004)

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    3 May 2024, 10:12 pm
  • 39 minutes 57 seconds
    Cairo Cellmates

    After 4yrs in an Egyptian prison, Ibrahim Halawa, a 22yr old Irish student, was acquitted of all charges against him in Sept 2017. We revisit the documentary we made on Ibrahim’s story in June 2016 with Peter Greste, the acclaimed journalist, who shared a cell with Ibrahim and who had never previously spoken out about this controversial case. Update: On September 18th 2017m after being adjourned on 28 separate occasions, Ibrahim Halawa was found not guilty of all charges against him, and was finally released after almost 1,500 days in prison. Narrated by Robert Mulhern. Produced by Robert Mulhern and Liam O'Brien

    Research by Elliot Rambach. (2016) Documentary on One - The home of Irish radio documentaries.



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    26 April 2024, 2:01 am
  • 39 minutes 44 seconds
    Perfume Island's Fatal Lure
    Douamour climbs into a small fishing boat to travel across the open sea to the Island of Mayotte - a lesser-known Southern border of the EU. The stretch of water around Mayotte has been described as "the widest cemetery in the world" – thousands have died when their boats capsized. Why is Douamour making this treacherous journey? This documentary was prodcued in association with Irish Aid and the Department of Foreign Affairs. Produced by Ronan Kelly. RTÉ Documentary On One - The Home of Irish radio documentaries. (2017)

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    19 April 2024, 2:01 am
  • 41 minutes 14 seconds
    The Tattooed Irishman
    In 1836, Dubliner James F O’Connell published a book which told of his incredible life story. Shipwrecked on the remote Pacific Island of Pohnpei, he was forcibly tattooed about the body by natives. Eventually escaping, he landed in New York and quickly gained fame. O’Connell is fêted as the first man to publicly display tattoos in America. Produced by Joe Kearney and Liam O'Brien. Readings by Patrick Dunne. Orginally funded by the BAI, now Coimisiún na Meán. RTÉ Documentary on One - The home of Irish radio documentaries. (2017)

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    12 April 2024, 2:01 am
  • 39 minutes 37 seconds
    The Loophole
    A story of betrayal, scheming, paranoia, money and one of the world's most prestigious law schools, The Loophole looks at the lengths people will go to in order to realise their dreams and the callousness of those who try to shatter them. Narrated and produced by Sheena Madden. Production supervision by Ciaran Cassidy. Sound supervision by Mark McGrath. RTÉ Documentary on One - The home of Irish radio documentaries. (2015)

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    5 April 2024, 2:01 am
  • 45 minutes 46 seconds
    Runaway Joe: 09 - Within Sight

    A new 9-part true crime series from RTÉ Documentary On One. To get free early access to next episodes (one week in advance of here) please subscribe to 'Runaway Joe' from wherever you get your podcasts. Episodes released each Friday. 


    Episode 9:


    Finale. Almost 60 years after the death of June Fisk, we're at the end of our journey in our efforts to find some justice for June and her family. And while we do everything in our power to find the last known location of June's alleged murderer, Joseph Maloney, this story takes several final twists: to places none of us thought possible (Ep9/9)

    Credits: Runaway Joe is written, reported and produced by Pavel Barter and Tim Desmond. Research by Nicoline Greer. Original music soundtrack by Martin Klusák and Tomáš Borl. Sound designer is Peadar Kearney and the executive producer is Liam O'Brien. Press and Publicity by Jilly McDonough. Promo Producer is Damien Reid. Marketing by Roísín Clune and Hilary O'Callaghan. The designer is Loren Gibbons. Graphics by Amy Gilsenan. Social Media by Bree Treacy and Anne Whitmore. Audio Product Support by Nigel Wheatley. With online supporting content from Anna Joyce. Email [email protected] Episodes released weekly, on Fridays


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    15 March 2024, 4:01 am
  • 35 minutes 9 seconds
    Runaway Joe: 08 - Land of Reinvention

    A new 9-part true crime series from RTÉ Documentary On One. To get free early access to next episodes (one week in advance of here) please subscribe to 'Runaway Joe' from wherever you get your podcasts. Episodes released each Friday. 


    Episode 8.

    When Joe Maloney was released by the Irish authorities, it was always going to be unlikely that he'd simply hang around, waiting for justice to be served. Within days of his release, he slipped away. But where to? Almost 40 years later, we've not only traced his footsteps, but we're following them - right across Europe... (Ep8/9) Credits: Runaway Joe is written, reported and produced by Pavel Barter and Tim Desmond. Research by Nicoline Greer. Original music soundtrack by Martin Klusák and Tomáš Borl. Sound designer is Peadar Kearney and the executive producer is Liam O'Brien. Press and Publicity by Jilly McDonough. Promo Producer is Damien Reid. Marketing by Roísín Clune and Hilary O'Callaghan. The designer is Loren Gibbons. Graphics by Amy Gilsenan. Social Media by Bree Treacy and Anne Whitmore. Audio Product Support by Nigel Wheatley. With online supporting content from Anna Joyce. Email [email protected] Episodes released weekly, on Fridays


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    8 March 2024, 4:01 am
  • 35 minutes 43 seconds
    Runaway Joe: 07 - Jailbreak

    A new 9-part true crime series from RTÉ Documentary On One. To get free early access to next episodes (one week in advance of here) please subscribe to 'Runaway Joe' from wherever you get your podcasts. Episodes released each Friday. 


    Episode 7:

    With Joe Maloney arrested and firmly behind bars for the first time in almost 20 years, everyone breathes a sigh of relief. June is finally going to get justice - and Joe will finally be held accountable. It took so long to get to this point, but the wheels are in motion to return Joe to America. Surely nothing can change that now. (Ep 7/9)


    Credits: Runaway Joe is written, reported and produced by Pavel Barter and Tim Desmond. Research by Nicoline Greer. Original music soundtrack by Martin Klusák and Tomáš Borl. Sound designer is Peadar Kearney and the executive producer is Liam O'Brien. Press and Publicity by Jilly McDonough. Promo Producer is Damien Reid. Marketing by Roísín Clune and Hilary O'Callaghan. The designer is Loren Gibbons. Graphics by Amy Gilsenan. Social Media by Bree Treacy and Anne Whitmore. Audio Product Support by Nigel Wheatley. With online supporting content from Anna Joyce. Email [email protected] Episodes released weekly, on Fridays


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    1 March 2024, 4:01 am
  • 35 minutes 15 seconds
    Runaway Joe: 06 - Closing The Net

    A new 9-part true crime series from RTÉ Documentary On One. To get free early access to next episodes (one week in advance of here) please subscribe to 'Runaway Joe' from wherever you get your podcasts. Episodes released each Friday.


    Episode 6:

    As information is sent into us by listeners, we begin to piece together new, unknown parts of Joe Maloney's story. We also focus in on the transatlantic efforts being made to arrest him and to bring him to justice - all of which leads to blowing the cover on the alias identity of Michael O'Shea. (Ep 6/9)


    Credits: Runaway Joe is written, reported and produced by Pavel Barter and Tim Desmond. Research by Nicoline Greer. Original music soundtrack by Martin Klusák and Tomáš Borl. Sound designer is Peadar Kearney and the executive producer is Liam O'Brien. Press and Publicity by Jilly McDonough. Promo Producer is Damien Reid. Marketing by Roísín Clune and Hilary O'Callaghan. The designer is Loren Gibbons. Graphics by Amy Gilsenan. Social Media by Bree Treacy and Anne Whitmore. Audio Product Support by Nigel Wheatley. With online supporting content from Anna Joyce. Email [email protected] Episodes released weekly, on Fridays


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    23 February 2024, 4:01 am
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