Wednesday 19 September 2018

Secret RTE Producer tells alluring tales of a paradise lost

Declan Lynch

Declan Lynch

When I "followed" the Secret RTE Producer on Twitter, as I am constitutionally required to do, he or she had 3,000 followers. Next time I looked, a few days later, it had gone up to 26,000 - and it was not going any way other than up from there.

There is an obvious fascination when somebody in a large publicly-funded organisation purports to be telling us how the sausage is made, as it were (in this case a sausage of some quality that can probably be had in the RTE canteen for considerably less than you'd pay in the outside world).

But there seems to be a special curiosity about that hidden land of Montrose, creating a following that you wouldn't find for, say, Secret Bord na Mona Manager. An attraction which must be called for what it surely is: the vision that RTE evokes, of a kind of heaven.

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