Inside the G.P.O is a new series from RTE as part of the 1916 commemoration and starts on Tuesday 15th March, 7.00pm on RTE1 for 6 weeks.
Best known as the headquarters of the 1916 Rising, the GPO has been at the heart of Irish life for 200 years. This series goes behind the scenes at Ireland’s busiest post office; hometo 950 staff, a microcosm of Irish society, and caretaker of letters, parcels, hopes and stories. Leading up to the most important anniversary since the GPO was first built, RTÉ was given access to film life inside the walls of the GPO, capturing the daily life and work of the staff –and those who use its services – to transport their letters, parcels and often times, stories and emotions. This six month period, in addition to the daily postal business, also saw the development of a new €10 million visitor centre, constructed right in the centre of the GPO courtyard.
Directed by Sally Roden for RTE, we hosted Paul Giles who edited the series. The rest of the post was completed here in EGG by our team.