Here's the line-up for this week's edition of The Late Late Show 5 years ago

Here's the line-up for this week's edition of The Late Late Show

On the couch tonight?

The Late Late Show is back on Irish screens on Friday night, as Ryan Tubridy heads up the usual mix of chat, entertainment, debate and assorted prize giveaway scenarios.


JOE's own big boss man Niall McGarry will be on hand to discuss how he took Maximum Media - Her, SportsJOE, and this fine website you're currently reading - from an idea to one of the fastest growing media companies in Ireland and the UK.

The full line-up looks like this...

  • Hugh Bonneville - The Downton Abbey and Paddington star will be live in studio talking up his new documentary Countdown to Calvary; a blow-by-blow account of the last days of Jesus Christ's life, as well as his surprising Irish roots.
  • Hugh Wallace, Deirdre Whelan and Patrick Bradley - The Home of the Year judges will discuss what it takes to stand out on their show, having travelling around the country to assess some of the most beautiful houses in Ireland.
  • Ruth Carroll - The former Cork rose will share her personal story of triumph over adversity.
  • Niall McGarry - The founder of Maximum Media goes in-depth on how humble beginnings led to the media powerhouse it is today.
  • Music from - American metal band Bad Wolves, whose cover of Cranberries classic 'Zombie' has been topping charts around the world.

The Late Late Show is on RTÉ One this Friday night (23 March) at 9.35pm.