Here’s the lineup for tonight’s Late Late and Graham Norton shows
Game of Thrones, Brexit, The 1975 and much more...
Halfway through the first month of the year, many people's commitment to Dry January will no doubt be tested to the limit this weekend, but if you are staying in, here's who's on both couches tonight.
The Late Late Show kicks off on RTÉ One at 9.35pm, while the Graham Norton Show goes out on BBC One at 10.35pm.
The Late Late Show
The actor will chat to Ryan about his recent trip to South Sudan, where he visited those fleeing the civil war, photographing the people he met in the camps along his journey. He’ll also discuss the small matter of the final season of Game of Thrones roughly three months before its much anticipated release.
The Vice President of the European Parliament and MEP will give the view from Brussels following one of the most turbulent weeks in the Brexit process and with just over two months to go until Britain’s scheduled exit from the European Union.
Ireland’s Favourite Folk Song
Ahead of the search for the 10 songs that will make up the shortlist for Ireland’s Favourite Folk Song, Ryan will be joined by Irish folk royalty, including Mary Black, Phelim Drew, Aoife Scott and Fiachna Ó Braonáin, to discuss the music they’re most connected to and to play some of their most beloved songs.
Having lost 100lbs since the beginning of last year, when she weighed 27 stone and was in fear of her life, Trisha Lewis will discuss the realities of life for someone with morbid obesity, sharing her journey with 17,000 Instagram followers and her plans to lose another 100lbs in 2019.
Illegally adopted from a GP in Monaghan in the 1970s, and with few clues to her origins, Margaret Norton will tell Ryan the extraordinary story of how, despite the odds, she recently reconnected with her birth parents.
To tee up the return of Ireland’s largest festival of traditional music, TradFest, next week, there’ll be a performance from 11 vocalists, including Paddy Casey, Eleanor McEvoy and Sibéal Ní Chasaide.
The Graham Norton Show
On the day that Mary Queen of Scots hits cinemas in Ireland, Saoirse will chat to Graham about a movie that’s likely to generate a lot of Oscar buzz with the ceremony just over a month away.
Laura Linney knows a thing or two about the Oscars having been nominated for an award on three separate occasions and she’ll join Norton ahead of a return to the London stage for a role in My Name is Lucy Barton next week.
If you haven’t taken notice of Chalamet’s acting chops yet, you will do pretty soon as the French-American actor with the coolest name in showbiz joins Graham following a star turn alongside Steve Carell in Beautiful Boy.
A regular visitor to Norton’s couch, the actor and comedian is always good for a laugh.
Music from... The 1975
One of the hottest bands around right now will be on to perform ‘It's Not Living (If It's Not With You)’.