Friday, 29 August 2014
Brendan O'Carroll most watched WDYTYA? for 3 years
The programme set out to uncover the murderer of Peter O'Carroll, the grandfather of comedian Brendan O'Carroll, the creator of Mrs Brown's Boys, who was shot in an execution style assault at his hardware shop in Manor Street, Dublin in October 1920.
As the pieces of the story came together, the name of the probable murderer was revealed through a Witness Statement in the Bureau of Military History collection.
Still relatively unknown, this collection has been available online, free, for just over a year. You can find out more about the Bureau of Military History Witness Statements in this article by Nicola Morris MAPGI, director of Dublin-based Timeline Research Ireland, the company which carried out the research for the Brendan O'Carroll episode.
The 60-minute-long programme itself is available to watch via the BBC's iplayer for the next two months.
Posted by Claire Santry, Irish Genealogy News