Forty Years A Growing

Source: RTE Guide

Writer: Unknown

Date: 01 December 2001


To mark the fortieth anniversary of RTE Television, a special series of programmes will be broadcast over the New Year.  The Big 40 will look at the highlights and happenings, the stars and the celebs from four decades of Irish Television.  Some of the stars in question are the public themselves and RTE has been tracking down many of those who received their fifteen minutes of fame.  This is where you come in.  The team from The Big 40 are trying to track down a particular young girl.


In 1976 RTE did a special show with Gilbert O'Sullivan.  Presented by Vincent Hanley, the show was recorded in front of a studio audience filled with Gilbert's fans.  Between songs they were able to ask him questions.  A girl named Angela stepped out of the audience and went up to Gilbert where she performed her own poem for her pop idol Was it you?  Do you recognise Angela?  If so contact Backchat and we'll take it from there.