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The Long Laneway

Episode 1 of 3

15 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 15 November 2013

The 22nd November 2013 marks the fiftieth anniversary of one of the most significant and shocking events in 20th century history, the assassination of President John F Kennedy. Most people know exactly where they were and what they were doing when the news hit. Inspired by this concept, three major writers give their own spin on that day through fictional stories of ordinary people as their lives are caught in that precise moment, perhaps even undergoing monumental changes in their own lives?

For most, TV and radio broke the news of JFK's assassination across the world, but for an Irish farmer it came from closer to home.

The Long Laneway by Colum McCann read by Des McAleer. Produced in Belfast by Morag Keating.


Des McAleer
Morag Keating
Colum McCann


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