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20 February 2015
BBC Northern Ireland Learning - Citizenship - KS3/KS4

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Video 2: Catholic stereotypes

Dympna:
So me ma's over the moon.

Uncle Andy:
Why, have they invented the 24 inch heel?

Dympna:
No. Da and Cal are going down to Dublin for a while.

Uncle Andy:
So the police have finally issued those arrest warrants?

Dympna:
They are going to help some Sinn Fein fella in a Dublin by-election. My Da's his election agent.

Billy:
Does the fella not want to win?

Uncle Andy:
So Da and Cal are going down south for a while.

Dympna:
Aye.

Uncle Andy:
Billy, remind me to phone the brew squealer hot line and tell them that Cal is not available for work.

Billy:
So when is your Da going?

Dympna:
Eight o'clock train tomorrow morning.

(Billy and Uncle Andy laugh loudly)

Dympna:
What's so funny?

Billy:
They're Catholics.

Dympna:
Trains take Catholics.

Uncle Andy:
Not at eight o'clock in the morning. You see Fenians can't get up that early.

Billy:
Well, except if there was an Orange march, five miles away. They would be up at the crack of dawn for that.

(Laughter)

Dympna:
That's why I said you would give them a lift to the train station at half past seven.

Billy:
Fine - fair enough.

Dympna:
You don't mind?

Billy:
They won't be up.

Dympna:
My Da's promised...

Billy:
They won't be up.

(Snoring...)

(Alarm clock rings)

Da:
Put it on snooze, I just need another ten minutes.......

(Snoring...)

Uncle Andy:
So, did they make the eight o'clock train?

Dympna:
Of course they did.

(Siren...)

Extract from "Give My Head Peace" (series 8: episode entitled 'Secondary Colours' 27/12/2002)



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