AICÍD The Great Flu in Ireland
A documentary for TG4, BBC Northern Ireland and BCI
TX: 04.11.07
Duration: 50 mins

Ninety years ago, a billion people around the world fell ill with this influenza. Over the course of 12 months, fifty million people died. The 1918 influenza pandemic was the greatest killer the world has ever known.

Aicíd tells the story of the 1918 influenza pandemic in Ireland. It attacked people of all ages and classes and reached every corner of the country. Schools were closed, work was disrupted and lives were in chaos, even the 1918 football finals were postponed. With dramatic reconstructions and original research, this documentary will reveal, for the first time, the earliest recorded outbreak of the 1918 influenza in Ireland.

An ArKhive@esras production, 2008


SAMPLE PRODUCTIONS:
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TAIRNGREACHT ACLA (The Achill Prophecy)
The 17 century prophecy and the two disasters of the Achill Branch Line.
AICÍD - The Great Flu Pandemic in Ireland
Charting the source and impact of the 1918 Flu Pandemic in Ireland.
SÉIPLINIUGH NA nIMIRCEACH
The work of the Irish Emigrant Chaplains.
DÁMA CHNOC MHUIRE
The lifelong involvement of Dame Judy Coyne with Knock.
FÍNIÚIN INISH MEÁIN
Documentary on the remarkable story of James Concannon.
AS A SEAL UPON YOUR HEART
Martin Sheen traces the life of St. Paul of the Cross.
THE SEARCH FOR TRISTAN'S MUM
Groundbreaking documentary about an Irish child illegally adopted.
MIR FRIENDS
Donegal and the Soviet Union meet in space.

STRADBALLY HALL DAYS
The Cosby family's endless efforts to keep their estate going.

PREACHERS
The lives of three Irish preachers set to the soundtrack of Johnny Cash.
NATION BUILDERS
Historical documentary series on prominent Irish public servants.
LA NINA BONITA & AN ROISIN DUBH
The story of Eugene Downing who fought in the Spanish Civil War
THE CONCLAVE
Following the Conclave after the death of Pope John Paul II.