Embedding this here purely because I can! Philip Donnellan’s lovely 1965 film The Irishmen, which for some insane reason has never been transmitted by the BBC, is now available to watch in full on Google videos. The documentary tells the stories of Irish people who came over to the UK and found themselves literally building post-war Britain in what looks like back-breaking laboring work. The film has some lovely music and tells a largely unheard story. Well worth taking an hour’s break to watch it. Cheers to Paul Long for the heads up.
Philip Donnellan?s The Irishmen