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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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  • The Real Carrie Jade: 03 - I’m Lucy Fitzwilliams!

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    A new multi-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 'The Real Carrie Jade' podcast feed from wherever you get your podcasts. Episodes released each Friday.Episode 3 - I’m Lucy Fitzwilliams!Samantha Cookes is now living as Lucy Fitzwilliams. She’s moved to Dublin and begins to settle into a new community in the affluent south side, quickly becoming a friendly face. Lucy begins working with children. But then things start to unravel when two local women begin to question who they’ve left into their lives. And they’re not going to give up until they find out… (Ep3/6)Credits: The Real Carrie Jade is written, reported and produced by Ronan Kelly. Narrated by Justine Stafford. Original music soundtrack by Fergal O'Connor. Sound designer is Ruth Kennington and the executive producer is Liam O’Brien. Production assistance by Nicoline Greer. Legal advice from Darren Lynch and Deirdre Ann Kelly. Marketing and promotions are by Maria Buckley, Amy O'Driscoll and Fiona Burke. Press and Publicity by Jilly McDonough. The designer is Niamh McKeown. Audio Product Support by Nigel Wheatley. Additional online editorial content by Anna Joyce. Contact us documentaries@rte.ie Episodes released weekly, each Friday.
  • The Real Carrie Jade: 02 - I’m Samantha Cookes!

    41:06
    A new multi-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 'The Real Carrie Jade' podcast feed from wherever you get your podcasts. Episodes released each Friday.Episode 2 - I’m Samantha Cookes!Having found out that Carrie Jade Williams never existed, we go in search of the real person behind it all, Samantha Cookes and go right to where this story all began, in the West of England. Following Samantha’s life story takes us all over the UK and across the Irish sea as we begin to get inside a much bigger story than we thought possible… (Ep2/6)Credits: The Real Carrie Jade is written, reported and produced by Ronan Kelly. Narrated by Justine Stafford. Original music soundtrack by Fergal O'Connor. Sound designer is Ruth Kennington and the executive producer is Liam O’Brien. Production assistance by Nicoline Greer. Legal advice from Darren Lynch and Deirdre Ann Kelly. Marketing and promotions are by Maria Buckley, Amy O'Driscoll and Fiona Burke. Press and Publicity by Jilly McDonough. The designer is Niamh McKeown. Audio Product Support by Nigel Wheatley. Additional online editorial content by Anna Joyce. Contact us documentaries@rte.ie Episodes released weekly, each Friday.
  • The Real Carrie Jade: 01 - I'm Carrie Jade Williams!

    29:33
    A new multi-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 'The Real Carrie Jade' podcast feed from wherever you get your podcasts. Episodes released each Friday.EP1: When we first went to meet Carrie Jade Williams in 2021, we were blown away by her strength, her vision, her determination and her untold story. She was a young woman on a pioneering journey, not only to help herself, but to help others. We wanted to help her tell her story, from the inside out. But then we slowly began to realise that all was not as it seems and we were becoming a pawn in her game… (Ep1/6)Credits: The Real Carrie Jade is written, reported and produced by Ronan Kelly. Narrated by Justine Stafford. Original music soundtrack by Fergal O'Connor. Sound designer is Ruth Kennington and the executive producer is Liam O’Brien. Production assistance by Nicoline Greer. Legal advice from Darren Lynch and Deirdre Ann Kelly. Marketing and promotions are by Maria Buckley, Amy O'Driscoll and Fiona Burke. Press and Publicity by Jilly McDonough. The designer is Niamh McKeown. Audio Product Support by Nigel Wheatley. Additional online editorial content by Anna Joyce. Contact us documentaries@rte.ie Episodes released weekly, each Friday.
  • The Real Carrie Jade - Trailer

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    NEW SERIES: To get early access, please subscribe to 'The Real Carrie Jade' from wherever you get your podcasts. Long before anyone ever heard of this story, 3yrs ago, in 2021, a 32-year-old English woman approached us with a heartbreaking story. She was dying from a terminal illness. But she thought she might have a lifeline through life saving brain surgery, and she'd like us to record her final hope. What followed was an unraveling of the most unusual of stories, of a life where nothing is as it seems. With exclusive access to those involved and to victims who continue to be scammed to the present day, if you think you know this story, think again... A new multi-episodic series from RTÉ Documentary On One in Ireland. Starts June 7th 2024. Credits: The Real Carrie Jade is written, reported and produced by Ronan Kelly. Narrated by Justine Stafford. Original music soundtrack by Fergal O'Connor. Sound designer is Ruth Kennington and the executive producer is Liam O’Brien. Production assistance by Nicoline Greer. Legal advice from Darren Lynch and Deirdre Ann Kelly. Marketing and promotions are by Maria Buckley, Amy O'Driscoll and Fiona Burke. Press and Publicity by Jilly McDonough. The designer is Niamh McKeown. Audio Product Support by Nigel Wheatley. Additional online editorial content by Anna Joyce. Contact us documentaries@rte.ie Episodes released weekly, each Friday.
  • Heel, Toe Step, Together

    34:09
    A beautiful story. Forget your celebrity 'Strictly Come Dancing' - this is the real deal. A chance meeting in East London leads to an unlikely friendship through dance as 86 year old Bob teaches 28 year-old Katie to waltz. This documentary won Gold Award Winner at the UK Sony awards. Heel, Toe, Step Together was presented and produced by Katie Burningham. It was a Falling Tree Production orginally broadcast on BBC Radio 4. However, this is a longer version which was made as part of the European Broadcasting Union's Master School on Radio Features, with creative advice from Edwin Brys. (2011)
  • A Talent For Life - The Fergus O'Farrell Story

    38:24
    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)
  • The Year Franco Stole the Eurovision

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    “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)
  • One May day

    41:17
    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)
  • Cairo Cellmates

    39:57
    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'BrienResearch by Elliot Rambach. (2016) Documentary on One - The home of Irish radio documentaries.