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Series/Newsreel titleBECKETT ON FILM
Episode/Item titleWaiting For Godot
Production companyBlue Angel Films
Tyrone Productions
Radio Telefís Éireann
Channel 4
SponsorBórd Scánnán na hEireann/Irish Film Board
Country of originIreland
ProducerCOLGAN, Michael
MOLONEY, Alan
DirectorHOGG, Michael Lindsay
Script/AdaptationWaiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett.
PhotographyDEASY, Seamus
Sound recordingQUINN, Eddie
MERREN, Karl
EditingDORN, Dodi
BALL, Lori
Art directionBUSHER, Julie
Production designGARRAD, Charles
Costume designBERGIN, Joan
Executive producerEGAN, Joan
MULHOLLAND, Joe
STONEMAN, Rod
CastBarry McGovern, Johnny Murphy, Alan Stanford, Stephen Brennan, Sam McGovern
Colourcol
SoundDolby Digital
Release date2001
TX channelRTE 1
TX date19/03/2001
CopyIFA/RTE
SummaryVladimir and Estragon await by a roadside for the elusive Godot.
NoteWaiting for Godot starring Stephen Brennan, Barry McGovern, Johnny Murphy and Alan Standford was originally produced at the Gate Theatre Dublin, directed by Walter Asmos.
This programme was shown on RTE on 14 April 2006 as part of the BECKETT 100 Centenary.
ReferenceSunday Independent (Living and Leisure), 18/3/2001: 29L, 'Preview - Waiting for Godot' (Sarah Caden).
Sunday Times (Culture), 23/3/2001: 55, 'Waiting for Godot'.
Irish Times (Weekend), 25/3/2001: 10, 'Godot Finally Arrives' (Shane Hegarty).
Irish Times, 17/7/1999: 1, All Beckett's plays to be filmed here for millenium', announcement of collaboration between Michael Colgan, director of the Gate Theatre and Parallel Films to film all 19 of Samuel Beckett's plays (Louise East).
Sunday Tribune, 6/2/2000: 6, 'RTE to screen all 19 Beckett plays', short news item stating that RTE will televise all 19 of Samuel Beckett's plays on film.
Sunday Times, 6/2/2000: 32, short news item stating that RTE will televise all 19 of Samuel Beckett's plays on film.
Irish Times, 7/2/2000: 3, 'All Beckett's 19 plays to be filmed by RTE and Channel 4', announcement that all 19 of Samuel Beckett's plays will be filmed for TV and cinema (Kitty Holland).
Sunday Tribune (People and Review), 20/2/2000: 7, director Mike Leigh's wishes he had been asked to direct one of the films in the Beckett on film series (Ciaran Carty).
Sunday Business Post (Agenda), 3/4/2000: 34, 'Beckett: Much too Big for the Box', article which argues that Samuel Beckett's drama should not be filmed (Tom McGurk).
Irish Times (Weekend), 29/4/2000: 5, 'Cannes Neil Win', Michael Dwyer.
Irish Times (Weekend), 13/4/2000: 5, 'Party-time at the New IrelandPavilion',
(Michael Dwyer).
Irish Times (Weekend), 13/4/2000: 1&4, 'Filmgame', (Michael Dwyer).
Sunday Business Post (Agenda), 21/4/2000: 32, Rod Stoneman.
Irish Times, 23/4/2000: 9, 'A Representrative of Acting ...In a Way We'll Never See Again' (Katie Donovan).
Irish Times, Obituaries, 27/4/2000: 27.
Irish Times (Weekend), 19/8/2000: 6, 'Reel News - Irish Actor Gets his Big Break' (Hugh Linehan).
Sunday Tribune (Art Life), Off Cue, 27/8/2000: 7.
Irish Times (Weekend), 9/9/2000: 6, 'Reel News - Fertile Viewing' (Michael Dwyer).
Sunday Tribune (Art Life), 17/9/2000: 7, 'Toronto Film Festival - Irish Plays on Film Wow All' (Desmond Traynor).
Irish Times (Weekend), 23/9/1999: 6, 'Reel News - Trawling for Mystic Nuggets', (Michael Dwyer).
Irish Times, 23/9/2000: 4, 'Green on the Screen' (Michael Dwyer).
Sunday Tribune (Art Life), 24/9/1999: 7, 'Happy Days for Toronto', (Desmond Traynor).
Film Ireland, Oct/Nov 2000, Issue 78, 'Beckett on Film' (Desmond Traynor).
Sunday Times (Culture), 8/10/2000: 8-9, 'Beckett at the Movies' (Gerry McCarthy).
Irish Times (The Ticket), 22/11/2000, 'Beckett on Film - The future is now and there's more to come' (Michael Dwyer).
The Guardian (Saturday Review), 2/12/2000: 12, 'Director's Diary - Wild Tales of Beckett, Pinter and Hot Coconuts', (Richard Eyre).
Film West, issue 47, Winter 2000: 15-19, 'Vision - Beckett on Film' (Declan Sheehan).
Sunday Tribune, 21/10/2001: 24, 'The Front Row'.
Irish Times (The Ticket), 24/1/2001: 31, 'Disco Pigs the Irish Connection at Berlin', (Michael Dwyer).
Irish Times (Weekend), 27/1/2001: 1, 'The Reel Beckett' (Fintan O'Toole).
Irish Times (The Ticket), 31/1/2001: 8, 'Play it Again, Sam' (Michael Dwyer).
Irish Times, 2/2/2001: 12, 'Fascinated by Film' (Anna McMullan).
Irish Times, 3/2/2001: 1, 'Stars Hit the Town for Beckett Extravaganza' (Catherine Foley).
Irish Times (Weekend), 3/2/2001: 16, 'Beckett on Film at the IFC, Dublin' (Michael Dwyer).
Sunday Business Post (Agenda), 4/2/2001: 29-30, 'Truly, Madly Beckett'
(Jennifer O'Connell).
Sunday Independent (Living and Leisure), 4/2/2001: 16, 'Ways to Make a Play for Beckett' (Gayle Killilea).
Sunday Independent, 4/2/2001: 3, 'Waiting for Beckett at a Star-studded Launch' (Gayle Killilea).
Sunday Independent (Living and Leisure), 4/2/2001: 26, 'The Waiting is Over' (Ronan Farren).
Sunday Tribune, 4/2/2001: 24, 'Play it Again, Samuel' (Valerie Roe).
Sunday Tribune (Art Life), 2/2/2001: 7.
The Guardian, 6/2/2001: G2, 'Sam's the Man' (Peter Lennon).
Irish Times, 9/2/2001: 12 (Helen Meaney).
Beckett on Film - IFC Programme (2001).
'Beckett on Film - Production Notes'
Sunday Business Post, 11/3/2001: 'Colgan Takes Lead Role in Drama About the Gate's Coffers'.
Sunday Times (Culture), 11/3/2001: 8-9, 'Screen Test' (Gerry McCarthy).
Sunday Times (Culture), 11/3/2001: 6-7, 'Play it Again, Sam' (Richard Brooks).
Sunday Times (Culture), Critic's Choice, 18/3/2001: 51 (Liam Stebbing).
Sunday Independent, 18/3/2001: 10, 'Beckett, So Cool He's Hot' (Declan Lynch).
Sunday Business Post (Agenda), 18/3/2001: 38.
The Guardian, 23/3/2001: 5, 'We Still Aim to Stir Controversy, Says Channel 4' (Matt Walls).
Irish Times (Magazine), 24/3/2001: 57 (Lorna Kernan).
Sunday Times (Culture), 25/3/2001: 55.
Sunday Times (Culture), 25/3/2001: 28 (Liam Fay).
Sunday Tribune (Art Life), 25/3/2001: 11, 'Trouble and Spice' (Paddy Murray).
Irish Times (Magazine), 24/3/2001: 56, 'Beckett Tonight' (Lorna Kernan).
Sunday Business Post (Agenda), 25/3/2001: 66, 'Randified, Reckless, Feckless Teachers'.
Sunday Independent, 25/3/2001: 28L, 'Bozos Lowdown Voodoo' (Declan Lynch).
Irish Times (Magazine), 31/3/2001: 51, 'Beckett Tonight' (Lorna Kernan).
Sunday Business Post, 1/4/2001: 19, 'Beckett on TV: Can't Go On, Must Go On' (Tom McGurk).
Sunday Tribune (Art Life), 1/4/2001: 11, 'I Won't Fly With This Pilot' (Paddy Murray).
Irish Times (Weekend), 31/3/2001: 10, 'Waking up in the 1970's' (Shane Hegarty).
Sunday Business Post, 1/4/2001: 23, 'RTE Audience Does a Godot as £5m Beckett Season Proves a Turn-Off' (Christine Doherty).
Irish Times, 31/3/2001: 15 (David Handy)
Sunday Business Post, 8/4/2001: 17, 'Dipping into Beckett' (John Keating).
Irish Times, 14/4/2001: 16, 'Versatile Actor of Stage and Screen for More Than 60 years'.
Sunday Times (Culture), 8/4/2001: 12 (Michael Ross).
Film West, Summer 2001, Issue 44: 24-27, 'Some Sense: Beckett' (Declan Sheehan).
Sunday Independent (Living and Leisure), 29/4/2001: 24L, Obituary: Jean Anderson.
Sunday Times (Culture), 10/6/2001: 17, 'Bloom Time for Ireand's Literary Circus' (Mick Heaney).
Irish Times (Magazine), 23/6/2001: 71 (Brendan Glacken).
Irish Times (Magazine), 23/6/2001: 67 (Miriam Fitzpatrick).
Sunday Times (Culture), 24/6/2001: 71.
Sunday Times (Culture), 24/6/2001: 75.
The Guardian (Friday Review), 29 June: 20 (Jonathan Wright).
The Guardian (Friday Review), 29/6/2001: 18, "The Old Ones are the Best' (Nancy Banks-Smith).
Irish Times (Magazine), 29/6/2001: 47 (Miriam Fitzpatrick).
Sunday Independent (Living and Leisure), 1/7/2001: 28L, 'Taliban Regime in all its Horror', (Declan Lynch).
Irish Times, 7/2/2002: 4, 'Beckett on Film wins TV drama award'.
Sight and Sound, Vol 15, No 6, 6/2005: 84, 'Waiting for Godard', Kevin Jackson celebrates a 19 film release of the plays of Samuel Beckett.
LanguageEnglish
Production creditsp.c.: Blue Angel Films, Tyrone Productions, RTE, Channel 4, spon: Bord Scannan Na hEireann/Irish Film Board, p: Michael Colgan, Alan Moloney, d: Michael Lindsay Hogg, exec.p: Joan Egan, Joe Mulholland, Rod Stoneman, dop: Seamus Deasy, ed: Dody Dorn, Lori Ball, p.dsgn: Charles Garrad, cast: Hubbard's cast, cost: Joan Bergin, line p: Jim Shorthall, sc.super: Renee Burke, p.co-ord.: Anneliese O'Callaghan, assoc.p.: Susan Mullen, p.accnts a.: Mary O'Donoghue, 1st a.d.: Seamus Collins, 2nd a.d.: Catherine Dunne, trainee a.d.: Owen Magee, Tom Byrne, Barry Johnson, c.op.: Ciaran Barry, focus puller: Shane O'Neill, David Grennan, clapper loader: Mark Byrne, c.grip: John Murphy, crane op.: Dave Keith, c.trainee: Andrew O'Reilly, s.recs: Eddie Quinn, Karl Merren, boom op.: Eddie Quinn, s.trainee:Ian Johns, art d.: Julie Busher, Greens man: Bernard Hickie, prop master: Cos Egan, make-up, hair: Patsy Giles, make-up, hair a.: Anita Brolly, ward.super: Gabriel O'Brien, ward.a. : Leone Prendergast, gaffer: Noel Cullen, cnstr.man.: Dave Whelan, carpenters: Eugene Campbell, Brian Thomas, Neil Crawford, Tommy Rennick, Brian Geoghegan, Stuart Crinnon, Peter Buckley, painters: Bobby Richardson, Gerry Richardson, elec: Kieran Dempsy, Jim Farrell, Sean Cahill, genny elec: Maurice Swan, Dave Dorney, catering: Peter McEvoy, construction driver: Thomas Clarke, director's driver: Murty Kavanagh, unit driver: John O'Loughlin, stills ph: Pat Redmond, unit publicist: Catorina ward, sp.effs.: Team FX: Kevin Byrne, Kevin Nolan, Gerry Farrell, legal: James Hickey, Ruth Hunter, insurance agent: Network Insurances, travel agent: Flair Travel, international couriers: Wells Cargo, title dsgn.: Laura Brooks, super.s.ed.:Nicky Moss, s.ed.s: Cathi Whelan, Anthony Litton, post.p. supervision: Jim Duggan, Lisa Murphy, post.p. facilities: Screen Scene, Dublin, a.ed: Matt Clarke, re-rd.mix.: John Fitzgerald, re-recorded at: Ardmore Studios.
RightsMM1 Blue Angel Films Ltd.
Genre/CategoryFeature Film Drama
Theatrical Adaptation
KeywordsDeath
Waiting
Tramps

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