Three decades of Reeling in the Years- a 6 DVD boxset with over 8 hours of clasical hits and headlines from the 70s, 80s and 90s.
Reeling in the 70s
From ABBA to 'All Kinds Of Everything', from pirate radio to the Pope's visit, from the Sex Pistols to the 'Safe Cross Code', from Brendan Shine to The Boomtown Rats, and from Maureen Potter to Muhammad Ali...
REELING IN THE 70s recalls the stories and the soundtrack of Ireland in the 1970s, featuring the decade's biggest chart hits with the moments that made headlines in news, pop culture, sport and entertainment.
From Gilbert O'Sullivan to George Best, from Rory Gallagher to Richard Nixon, from Horslips to 'Hall's Pictorial Weekly', from Watergate to 'Waterloo', and from U2 to The Undertones...
REELING IN THE 70s - over two and a half hours of music and memories, edited from the Number One RTÉ TV series 'Reeling In The Years'.
Reeling in the 80s
RTÉ Television today announced the publication of a brand-new DVD version of its hugely successful Reeling in the Years series. Reeling in the 80s, produced by John O’Regan and based on his hugely successful RTÉ series, will hit shops on October 31st.
Recalling the stories that made the headlines in the Ireland of the 80s, Reeling in the 80s combines the decade’s biggest musical hits with the most memorable moments from news, sport, popular culture and entertainment. The double-DVD will allow viewers of the hugely popular RTÉ series the chance to enjoy again and again key moments from the top-rating programme.
Reeling in the Years first aired on RTÉ Television in 1999. So far the series has covered the 70s, 80s and 90s and remains a hugely popular part of the RTÉ schedule, drawing large audiences each time the series is aired.
The DVD, co-published with EMI, is the culmination of years of painstaking work required to prepare this complex and multi-faceted series for a commercial release. Says John O’Regan, series producer: “From the first transmission of the series in 1999, it was obvious enough that there might be interest in releasing a VHS/DVD version of the programme. We have looked at the feasibility of such a release over the years and now, in partnership with EMI, a release is finally possible. This DVD has all the key moments: the various stages of U2 through the 1980s; Jack Charlton and Euro 88; Stephen Roche in the Tour de France; Johnny Logan winning Eurovision twice. And there’s all the major international news stories like Chernobyl, the Ethiopian famine of 1984-85, and the collapse of Communism in 1989.”
Says Clare Duignan, RTÉ’s Director of Programmes: “This is a timely and most welcome release of what has been one of RTÉ’s most perennially popular home-productions. With the assistance of RTE’s Archives and Libraries as well as a range of other individuals and companies, fans of the series will now have the chance to own it themselves for posterity.”
The DVD is as much a musical tour of the 80s as it is a review of the key events of the decade, and the diverse soundtrack features from international acts like Eurhythmics, Simple Minds, Talking Heads, The Clash, Blondie, New Order, Madness, Kylie Minogue and Human League, along with performances from Irish artists like Phil Lynott, Boomtown Rats, Big Tom, Dana and Daniel O’Donnell, U2, The Blades, The Fureys and Davey Arthur, Paul Brady, Aslan, Feargal Sharkey and Sinead O’Connor.
Reeling in the 90s
Content and Music Soundtrack Listing
Brian Lenihan/ Presidential campaign/ Mary Robinson elected EMF: 'Unbelievable'
SOMETHING HAPPENS: 'Hello, Hello, Hello.'
Beirut - Brian Keenan released Charlatans: 'The Only One I Know'
Britain - poll tax riots
David Trimble elected MP for Upper Bann
'Scruffy Murphy's' Lotto syndicate win
LIAM HARRISON/ GOAL CELEBRITIES: 'Give It A Lash, Jack'
World Cup: Ireland v England, Ireland v Egypt,
Jack Charlton/ ROI Soccer Team: 'Put 'Em Under Pressure'
Ireland v Holland, Ireland v Romania - penalties The LA's: 'There She Goes Again'
Celebrations/ team meets Pope John Paul II/ Ireland v Italy, homecoming
Cardinal Tomas O Fiaich dies
Reunification of Germany
South Africa - Nelson Mandela released
SINEAD O'CONNOR - 'Nothing Compares 2 U'
'Nighthawks' clip - Blaithin Keaveny Happy Mondays: 'Step On'
Ireland's EC Presidency - Haughey and Thatcher
'Guaranteed Irish' ad
Intel in Leixlip Kylie Minogue: 'Better The Devil You Know'
GAA - Cork double in hurling and football
Britain - Margaret Thatcher resigns
Approx duration: 18'30"
Fine Gael Ard Fheis - Twink Mock Turtles - 'Can You Dig It?'
Rugby World Cup - Ireland v Australia
Birmingham Six released, Paddy Hill speech
U2: 'The Fly'
Iraq - air attacks, 'Desert Storm': Iraqi surrender, Kurdish revolt
'World In Action' - Larry Goodman Wonderstuff: 'The Size Of A Cow'
Greencore scandal/ Carysfort College/ Telecom Eireann
BIG GERANIUMS - 'Home Again'
Late Late Show - sex education debate Color Me Badd: 'I Wanna Sex You Up'
Condoms in Virgin Megastore
Partnership negotiations/ unemployment/ Morrison visas Blur: 'There's No Other Way'
Football - Dublin v Meath replays, Down win All-Ireland
Hurling - Tipp beat Kilkenny
Gerry Collins: Reynolds challenge Chesney Hawkes: 'I Am The One And Only'
Charles Haughey wins open vote
Approx duration: 16'55"
Unemployment at record levels Opus III: 'It's A Fine Day'
Supreme Court - 'X' case
Ecstasy in clubs
Bill Clinton elected US president
Barcelona Olympics - Wayne McCullagh silver, Michael Carruth gold
DANIEL O'DONNELL - 'I Just Want To Dance With You'
Annie Murphy/ Eamonn Casey revelations Tasmin Archer: 'Sleeping Satellite'
Florida - Ben Dunne arrested
NI Secretary Peter Brooke on 'Late Late Show'
Troubles' death toll at 3,000 U2: 'One'
Somalia - civil war
Bosnia - siege of Sarajevo, Yugoslav refugees in Ireland
SULTANS OF PING F.C.: 'Where's Me Jumper?'
RTE on strike Jon Secada: 'Another Day Without You'
Sean Doherty on 'Nighthawks', Haughey resigns, Reynolds Taoiseach
Kilkenny win hurling final Stereo MCs: 'Step It Up'
Donegal win first-ever football title
Eurovision: Ireland wins in Sweden
LINDA MARTIN: 'Why Me?'
Government collapses, general election Charles & Eddy: 'Would I Lie To You?'
Political uncertainty, John Bowman summary
Approx duration: 18'55"
GATT talks, Peter Sutherland Pet Shop Boys: 'Go West'
Shannon stopover ends/ Digital closes in Galway
Eurovision in Millstreet, Ireland wins
NIAMH KAVANAGH: 'In Your Eyes'
Coalition - Albert Reynolds Taoiseach
Soccer: NI v Republic in World Cup qualifier, Windsor Park
HOUSE OF PAIN: 'Jump Around'
Boyzone debut on 'Late Late' Take That: 'Relight My Fire'
PDs - Mary Harney leader
Mary Robinson in Belfast/ meets Queen Elizabeth
Caravaggio painting discovered in Dublin
Shankill bombing, Greysteel The Beloved: 'Sweet Harmony'
Negotiations + Ian Paisley protests, Anglo-Irish Agreement signed
GAA - victories for Kilkenny and Derry
FRANK AND WALTERS - 'After All'
Annie Murphy, Naomi Campbell interviews
'Marketplace' - rezoning in Dublin
CRANBERRIES - 'Linger'
Tax amnesty - Bertie Ahern interview
Approx duration: 17' 55"
Boris Yeltsin at Shannon Perez 'Prez' Prado - 'Guaglione'
New drink-driving laws Whigfield - 'Saturday Night'
Dublin barmen's strike - World Cup
USA '94 World Cup: Ireland v Italy/ Mexico/Holland
Eurovision in Dublin
PAUL HARRINGTON & CHARLIE McGETTIGAN: 'Rock And Roll Kids'
UTV documentary on Fr Brendan Smyth
Peace process - IRA and loyalist ceasefires Crowded House: 'Distant Sun'
Sonia O'Sullivan wins European Championships
BOYZONE - 'Love Me For A Reason'
Down beat Dublin in football
Offaly comeback defeats Kilkenny Shampoo - 'Trouble'
Government collapses/ Rainbow Coalition takes power
A HOUSE - 'Here Come The Good Times'
Approx duration - 17'25"
Lansdowne Road soccer riots McAltmont & Butler: 'Yes'
Brian D'arcy and Cahal Daly on Late Late Take That: 'Back For Good'
'Irish Press' closes
Prince Charles visits Ireland
THE CORRS: 'Runaway'
Football: Dublin beat Tyrone Bobby Brown: 'Two Can Play That Game'
Clare hurlers' first All-Ireland in 81 years
Mobile phone licence/ Denis O'Brien
'Playboy' magazine ban lifted Boyzone: 'So Good'
Windows 95 launch
Clintons in Ireland
Eurovision in Dublin: Norway win
SECRET GARDEN: 'Nocturne'
Approx duration - 12'45"
Millennium Clock SUEDE: 'Trash'
'Evening News' paper
Take That split up
Teilifis na Gaeilge launch
RICHIE KAVANAGH: 'Aon Focal Eile'
'Prime Time' - BSE, farmers' protest DODGY: 'Good Enough'
George Mitchell in NI MANIC STREET PREACHERS: 'A Design For Life'
IRA breaks ceasefire: Canary Wharf/ Jerry McCabe
Stormont talks/ Drumcree/ Mo Mowlam
'Fair City' gay kiss scene
THE SPICE GIRLS: 'Wannabe'
JFK aircraft carrier visit
Eurovision in Norway
EIMEAR QUINN:'The Voice'
Olympics: Michelle Smith
ASH: 'Oh Yeah'
Football: Meath beat Mayo
Hurling: Wexford beat Limerick
Mick McCarthy Irish soccer manager
Michael Lowry BLUR: 'Charmless Man'
Ben Dunne payments
Approx duration 16'20"
Tony Blair/ New Labour HANSON: 'Mmmbop'
Quinnsworth and Tesco
Planet Hollywood in Dublin
Election: FF-PDs replace Rainbow
THE CORRS: 'I Never Loved You Anyway'
Mo Mowlam/ Drumcree/ new IRA ceasefire
BOYZONE: 'Baby Can I Hold You'
Mary Robinson at UN
Spice Girls in Ireland SPICE GIRLS: 'Spice Up Your Life'
Mars Lander/ Comet Hale-Bopp
Hurling 'back door': Clare v Tipp
Kerry beat Mayo
Eurovision in Dublin
KATRINA & THE WAVES: 'Love Shine A Light'
Princess Diana funeral
Eco- warriors - Glen Of The Downs
U2 - 'Staring At The Sun'
Bertie Ahern speech
McCracken Tribunal ALL SAINTS: 'Never Ever'
Ray Burke 'line in the sand'
Clonmel - Seagate closes
'Fair City' - wedding scene
Presidential campaign/ Mary McAleese elected
OTT: 'The Story Of Love'
Approx duration: 17'00"
Millennium Bug SPICE GIRLS: 'Stop'
Plans for 'Spike' in O'Connell St
Car-clamping begins in Dublin
Economic boom JAY- Z: 'Hard Knock Life'
Dell in Limerick
'Glenroe' - Miley's affair
Bill Clinton/ Monica Lewinsky
B*WITCHED: 'C'est La Vie'
Good Friday Agreement
NI protests/ campaign/ voting CATATONIA: 'Road Rage'
Tour de France visits Ireland
Michelle Smith banned
U2: 'The Sweetest Thing'
Garda 'blue flu'
U-16 soccer victory
Sonia O'Sullivan homecoming
U-18 soccer victory
Astronaut John Glenn
THE CORRS: 'So Young'
Approx duration: 16'15"
Euro currency BASEMENT JAXX: 'Red Alert'
Telecom Eireann shares
End of Duty Free
'Fair City' - seduction scene
B*WITCHED: 'Jesse Hold On'
European election/ Dana
Kosovo war/ NATO
WESTLIFE: 'Flying Without Wings'
Jack Lynch funeral/ Des O'Malley speech
Tribunals of Inquiry STEREOPHONICS: 'Pick A Part That's New'
Padriag Flynn on 'Late Late Show'
Budget - Charlie McCreevy and Michael Noonan
RONAN KEATING: 'When You Say Nothing At All'
Gay Byrne's last 'Late Late' - U2 motorbike
Cork beat Kilkenny in hurling
Meath beat Cork in football
Millennium - Newgrange FAT BOY SLIM: 'Right Here, Right Now'
Millennium - candles, Liffey bridge
Millenium Eve - celebrations