"From brown bogs and purple brighter moorlands its streams and lakes shine silver.
Upon the land that long knows how to tolerate suffering."


- J.P. Donleavy from the film JP Donleavy's Ireland
Photo by Rachel Shea
JPD. Photo © 2007 Bill Dunn.
"Joyce and Donleavy" Camera Three (TV program) - aired July 20, 1958

Not known if JPD was actually on the show or if it was a cast-only discussion.

Described as a show of art, music, and literature. Documentary and dramatizations. Producers: Robert Herridge Directors: Francis Moriarty, John McGiffert, John Desmond, Clair Roskam, Nick Havinga, Max Miller and Anthony Farrar. Show writers: Clair Roskam, Joseph Hurley and Sig Moglen.

"Fairy Tales of New York" ITV Play of the Week - aired Tuesday, June 6, 1961 9:35 pm - 90 min. Season 6, Episode 40. Granada Productions. Series directed by Peter Graham Scott. Production directed by Graham Evans - designed by William Brodie.

Starring: Robert Stephens as Cornelius Christian, with: Alan Gifford, Lionel Murton, Harry Towb, James Caincross, Milo O'Shea, Judith Conrow.

"Fairy Tales of New York" Granada Television, Great Britain - air date & time?
Director: Graham Evans - Script: J.P. Donleavy - Designer: William Brodie.

CAST:

Cornelius Christian

First Stevedore

Second Stevedore

Third Stevedore

Customs Man

Robert Stephens

Ted Carson

Irvin Allen

Michael Forrest

Francis Napier

And others...

"The Ginger Man" BBC Television, Great Britain - March 15, 1962
Producer: Peter Drew - Director Peter Drew - Author of Original Work: J.P. Donleavy - Designer: Margaret Peacock.

CAST:

Sebastian Balfe Dangerfield

Kenneth O'Keefe

Marion Dangerfield

Miss Frost

Ian Hendry

Ronald Fraser

Ann Bell

Margaret Tyzack

Sagor från New York 1965. Swedish Television production of Fairy Tales of New York, starring Per Olof Eriksson as Cornelius Christian. Details being researched.
"Kee and Levin" Rediffusion Productions, May 16, 1966

Director: Sheila Gregg. Hosts: Robert Kee & Bernard Levin. Guests: J.P. Donleavy - Yehudi Menuhin - Lynn Seyour - Beverley Nichols.

"An Interview with J.P. Donleavy"

JPD on Late Nite Line Up, BBC 2 May 2, 1969

Segment on Irish Income Tax Exemptions for Professionals in the Arts

JPD one of those interviewed. Air date? Circa late '60s - early '70s. Details being researched.
"The Merv Griffin Show (syndicated)"

1972 (various air dates)

Merv Griffin host. Guests: JPD, Bruce Dern, Bobby Vinton & David Frost
"The Book Programme: J.P. Donleavy "

BBC, Great Britain, 1978 - air date - Nov. 3. Produced by Philip Speight - Directed by John Archer - Introduced by Robert Robinson.

Promo blurb: Filmed in Dublin and his estate in County Westmeath, comic novelist and playwright J.P. Donleavy talks about his influences and obsessions.
"Donleavy in Ireland"

A.B.C. New South Wales, Australia, 1980

Video cassette of broadcast. Researching content. Very scarce.

Writers Talk: Ideas of Our Times - JP Donleavy with Frank Delaney. The Roland Collection of Films and Videos on Art. 45 minutes. Color. Available in a variety of international formats including VHS-NTSC and PAL and downloads.

J.P. Donleavy appears in a segment of a series of "Guardian Interviews" in candid conversation with Frank Delaney, with additional questions asked later by members of the audience. 1987. A very interesting and entertaining interview. Highly recommended.

Frank Delaney
J.P. Donleavy
Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 1989
Mystic Fire Video, VHS cassette. Very scarce. Details being researched.

The Luck of the Irish?

After Dark, Series 4, produced by Open Media, London - BBC broadcast March 16, 1991

With Trevor Hyett, J.P. Donleavy, Father Patrick Buckley, Patrick John Cosgrave, Senator David Norris, Emily O’Reilly, Paul Hill, Ethel Smith, Francis Stuart.

J. P. Donleavy's Ireland in All Her Sins and Graces
- 1992 - Written, narrated by and featuring JPD; produced and directed by Katherine R.R. Carpenter for The Discovery Channel and
RTÉ-Ireland. 50 minutes. Color. VHS-NTSC format. ISBN 156812242X Also available on DVD.

Winner of the Worldfest Houston Gold Award 1992 and a Cine Golden Eagle Award in 1993, J.P. Donleavy's Ireland features the author reading passages from his book of the same title as well as from A Singular Country and The History of the Ginger Man while taking the viewer on a personal tour of "...the land that long knows how to tolerate suffering." A lot on Ireland and on the author. One highlight is a peek into Donleavy's study at Levington Park where he demonstrates how he revises his manuscripts - a manner quite unique. Highly recommended. Recently discontinued from the Discovery catalogue. Still available online through various outlets.

"In All Her Sins and Graces: J.P. Donleavy's Ireland"

JPD's Ireland film (with modified title) aired on The Learning Channel 9 p.m. November 18, 1992.

"J.P. Donleavy and The History of The Ginger Man"

Television broadcast approximately 1994.

Details being researched.

"The Irish In America: Long journey Home"

Diaspora Studies - produced in association with Walt Disney Studios, WGBH/Boston, and Lennon Documentary Group/PBS. This episode: The Irish in America: Darby and Fievel Do Not Go Home. Series Producer: Thomas Lennon. Narrator: Michael Murphy.
Air dates and year: January 26-28, 1998.

Includes JPD.

"Maailm ja monda. JP Donleavy lirimaa"

Telekavad - tele visioon, aired Feb. 26, 2000

JPD interview conducted on Finnish television. Coincides with the publication of the Finnish translation of The Ginger Man.

"Undercover Portraits"

Radio Telefís Éireann, Orpheus Productions, Dublin, 2000 | video cassette VHS

Details being researched.

"Iso Brown "

Emission nº 10: January, 2001

Aired on French TV, montages cascading into one another. One brief segment involves JPD's La dame qui aimait les toilettes propres (The Lady Who Liked Clean Rest Rooms).

"Questions and Answers"

RTÉ TV News, October 4, 2004. The question was asked,. "Which change in Ireland has surprised JP Donleavy most since he wrote The Ginger Man."
The Story of Fairytale of New York

BBC Documentary on the creation of The Pogues' song "Fairytale of New York." Released, December 19, 2005 (UK).

Segment features interview with JPD regarding the song being inspired by his book, A Fairy Tale of New York.

"The Big Read"

BBC, April, 2007

Books were nominated for the "Big Read." The Ginger Man came as the 4th. most- nominated book.

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J. P. Donleavy's Ireland in All Her Sins and Graces

2011 - Written, narrated by and featuring JPD; produced and directed by Katherine R.R. Carpenter for The Discovery Channel and
RTÉ-Ireland. 50 minutes. Color. DVD (region 2, Europe). Same content as 1992 VHS tape.

"Ireland - the people and events that shaped the emerald isle"

6-DVD boxed set. Included, is J.P. Donleavy's Ireland. Being sold on eBay in region 2 format (Europe) only. 2008.

Between Two Worlds: An Analysis of J.P. Donleavy's use of "The Outsider' as a Protaganist in his Novels"

University Mircrofilms International, Jan. 1, 1979

Griffith Dudding, Ph.D, University of Pennsylvania
Film Night - Documentary Night

Digbeth Film Festival, May 17-28, 2012

Screening of JPD's film: "J.P. Donleavy's Ireland in all Her Sins and Graces," Monday May 28 at The Spotted Dog, Warwick St., Digbeth
JP Donleavy - The Meaning of Life - with Gabriel Bryne

RT
É ie, January 13, 2013

Coversation at Donleavy's Levington Park estate.
JP Donleavy - I Write About People I Like

DVD. Interview with JPD by filmmaker Rina Sherman.

J. P. DONLEAVY I Write About People I Like
A film by Rina Sherman
VideoHD, 78 min, 2013, Production: ACA LTFA Distribution: Label K
VOICES Meetings with Remarkable People
A collection by Rina Sherman

"Over the Barricades"

RTÉ ie, February 10, 1975

Interview filmed at Donleavy's Levington Park estate.

Special edition of The Ginger Man book launched

UTV Ireland | Jully 22, 2015

Backround of Donleavy's creation of The Ginger Man and the recent publication of the 60th anniversary edition of the book. Not sure how long it will remain online. Google search the title for the possible link.

The History of Ireland

The complete film of JP Donleavy's Ireland on DVD disc in a 10-disc set. Written, narrated by and featuring JPD; produced and directed by Katherine R.R. Carpenter for The Discovery Channel and
RTÉ-Ireland. 50 minutes. Color. DVD (region 2, Europe). Same content as 1992 VHS tape. Date?

The History or Ireland

The complete film of JP Donleavy's Ireland on DVD. Written, narrated by and featuring JPD; produced and directed by Katherine R.R. Carpenter for The Discovery Channel and
RTÉ-Ireland. 50 minutes. Color. DVD (region 2, Europe). Same content as 1992 VHS tape. Date?

Ireland, It's History

The complete film of JP Donleavy's Ireland on DVD. Written, narrated by and featuring JPD; produced and directed by Katherine R.R. Carpenter. The History Channel. 50 minutes. Color. DVD (region 2, Europe). Date?

"Interview with JP Donleavy"

The Dick Cavett Show

Air date October 11, 1979..