Brendan Behan – The Roaring Boy

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Brendan Behan was one of Ireland’s best-known writers and talkers. He is chiefly remembered for his drinking, his wit, and his writing, probably in that order.

Actor Adrian Dunbar, long an admirer of Behan’s work, sets out on a journey to recover the man from the myth. Over the course of the documentary, Dunbar travels to the other cities in which Brendan lived and where his reputation and output is still highly regarded.

Adrian meets with a number of high profile people including Irish film director Jim Sheridan, writer JP Dunleavy and actor Kathy Burke all whom had a personal connection to the author.

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A Below the Radar Production for RTÉ


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