Dear Frankie on RTE this evening
July 31, 2006
RTE 1 is re-broadcasting the True Lives documentary about Frankie Byrne – Ireland’s legendary agony aunt – this evening at 10.25pm. I saw the programme when it was first broadcast and I urge you to tune in, it’s an extraordinary documentary not alone about Frankie’s life but as an insight into the Ireland of the 50s, 60s and 70s. I grew up listening to Dear Frankie on Radio Éireann (as it was at the time) and remember the down to earth advice dispensed by Frankie to husbands and wives throughout the country in an age devoid of Oprah, Dr Phil and agony aunt columns in magazines. If you want an insight into how we got here…then tune in.