Produced by Alan Hall
Broadcast 7th May 2011 in Between the Ears on BBC Radio 3.
A documentary portrait in sound of 'the Troubles' from the perspective
of children who attended the Holy Cross
Primary Schools for girls and boys in the Ardoyne area of north Belfast -
enduring symbols of the last forty years of conflict.
Awarded the 2012 Sony Radio Academy Gold in the News Feature category. The judges' citation:
"A compelling piece of stand-out radio dripping in original
journalism and weaved together with a powerful and relevant use of sound
to tell the moving story of life after 'the Troubles'. Unique insight
from history as well as the new generation made this a must-listen."
"People talked quietly and movingly about loss. Adults who were mere
children and grew up in the days of murder and mayhem, army jeeps on the
streets and riots, looked back ... Sorrow dripped softly from the
Nuala McCann, Irish News, 14 May 2011
it was just how deep the history ran, or the skilful layering of sound
elements to give depth, but it seemed impossible [it] was only half an
Elisabeth Mahoney, The Guardian, 9 May 2011