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  • A Fanatic Heart: Bob Geldof on WB Yeats

    A Fanatic Heart: Bob Geldof on WB Yeats

    Big Red Engine editor, Emer O’Clery, worked with director Gerry Hoban on the first part of this 2 part documentary for RTE, which went on to win an IFTA for Best Secialist Factual. Musician and advocate Bob Geldof examines the life and work of one of the 20th century’s greatest […]

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  • Fab! The Night The Beatles Came To Dublin

    Fab! The Night The Beatles Came To Dublin

    The Beatles came to Dublin for 2 concerts on Nov 7th 1963 and caused a real stir. Using extensive archive and news reports of the time, diehard fans share their stories from the night the Beatles came to Dublin in this heart warming documentary. Edited by Emer O’Clery in Big […]

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  • A Parting Gift

    A Parting Gift

    Edited by Emer O’Clery, A Parting Gift is a two-part series which tells the story of the Body Donation Programme at Trinity College, Dublin. Filmed over 18 months, the programme captures different perspectives on the body donation:  from the motives and life-stories of donors to the experience of their bereaved families; the staff […]

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  • Darndale – The Edge Of Town

    Darndale – The Edge Of Town

    From the team that brought audiences the IFTA nominatedThe Estate comes a brand new fly-on-the-wall series, which spends a year on one of Ireland’s most notorious housing estates, Darndale in North Dublin. Despite its reputation as an unemployment, crime and drug black spot, it is home to a vibrant and close-knit […]

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  • Féile Dreams

    Féile Dreams

    The documentary follows the pupils of St Paul’s Academy, a comprehensive school in one of the UK’s most deprived areas, as they take on the challenge of learning Gaelic football and competing in the prestigious Féile Peil na nÓg. In this clip from the documentary Féile Dreams, we meet one of the […]

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  • Batmen: the story of Irish Cricket

    Batmen: the story of Irish Cricket

    A one-off documentary, telling the story of cricket in Ireland, from its British Empire roots, to the recent World Cup victories. Featuring interviews with historians, journalists and many of the players from the national team. Edited by Emer O’Clery and graded by Scott Fairweather in Big Red Engine. Produced by […]

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  • The Estate

    The Estate

    The first episode from the first series of The Estate, a 3-part observational documentary, following the lives of people living in the sprawling estate of Ballybeg on the edge of Waterford City. Edited by Emer O’Clery and graded by Scott Fairweather at Big Red Engine. Produced by Motive Television for […]

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  • Arts Lives – Naked

    Arts Lives – Naked

    The opening pre-titles of “Naked”, a documentary about 3 sitters for 3 artists for 3 nude portraits. The programme was edited by Emer O’Clery from Big Red Engine and directed by Gerry Hoban. For Irish people, John Waters says in the documentary Naked, “we always assume nudity is about sex.” On […]

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  • No Place Like Home

    No Place Like Home

    In this clip from the series, Bob Kelly travels to China to see what one of Ireland’s new immigrants has left behind. Edited by Emer O’Clery, Big Red Engine. Produced by Motive TV for RTÉ.  

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