Music for documentary series
Director – Jeff Morgan
Company – Big Mountain
Big Mountain Productions’ four part documentary ‘The Tenements’ airs Wednesday 3rd August at 9.30pm on TV3.
The 4×45 minute documentary will be presented by Bryan Murray (Fair City) and will explore the history of Dublin’s slums. Guided by experts including Catriona Crowe, Senior Archivist at the National Archives of Ireland and Diarmaid Ferriter, Professor of Modern Irish history at University College Dublin, Bryan uses the 1911 census and record from the night of one house No 7 Henrietta St to tell the history of the overcrowded, disease ridden Dublin slums. The doc also looks at the landlords behind these appalling dwellings, who were often local Catholic landowners and not, as is usually supposed, Anglo-Irish aristocrats.