Preserving the Archive and Celebrating the Legacy of Radharc Films

The Radharc Trust cares for and promotes the legacy of the Radharc Television Documentary Series. Active from 1962 to 1996, Radharc was an independent Irish TV production company which made over 425 programmes and shot in 75 countries. Our archives hold several thousand original production materials in Film, Tape, Photographic, Paper and Digital Collections and on-going digitisation projects release upgraded and restored titles through a range of public on-line, archival and broadcaster’s resources. Biennial Radharc Documentary Awards recognise and promote excellence in Irish Documentary making.

Announcement from the Radharc Archive: We hope you will enjoy our new Archive Gallery of featured images from the Radharc Photographic Collection, along with a new Archive Video Gallery where the full versions of all fifteen titles from the 2015 phase of our preservation work can be viewed on-line for the first time. Several of these programmes had not been seen in their original 1960s magazine format for decades and all were reassembled from original 16mm master elements, cleaned and digitised at high resolution. Of special interest will be the additional material, including recovered interview out-takes from ‘Christy Brown’s Left Foot’, reference audio recordings for missing voice tracks, new synopses, notes on the restoration process, and supplementary documents from the Paper Collection that allow the researcher to rebuild an authentic picture of lost segments.