THE BOAT FACTORY
The Boat Factory takes us back half a century to the heart of east Belfast - Harland and Wolff's Shipyard.
Presented by a cast of children and young people, we follow young Willie McCandless on his first day as an apprentice joiner, learning on the way how nicknames are given and all about the tricks played on "new starts".
The story is told through a mixture of rhythm and rhyme blended with shipyard humour, and finishes with a game of five-a-side football featuring a lad who'd become one of Belfast's favourite sons.
Written by Dan Gordon, "The Boat Factory" is produced by Etta Halliday.
A young "Moocher McQuillan" waiting for his cue light in studio
Meet the Cast
Children and young people from local schools form the cast.
Also in the picture are writer, Dan Gordon, and drummer, Gareth McLees.
Some of the children from the cast, working hard in studio.