The successor to Love/Hate goes under the spotlight on The Ray D'Arcy Show on Saturday 4 years ago

The successor to Love/Hate goes under the spotlight on The Ray D'Arcy Show on Saturday

A packed couch.

With Love/Hate unlikely to return to our screens, fans of the hugely popular gangland drama are looking to a new show to fill the void.

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Taken Down comes from the pen of Love/Hate creator Stuart Carolan alongside novelist Jo Spain.

Details about the new drama have been steadily trickling out in recent months, with the action revolving around Detective Jen Rooney (Lynn Rafferty) as she investigates the violent death of a young Nigerian migrant whose abandoned body is found close to a Direct Provision Centre.

The cast includes Aissa Maiga (Anything for Alice, Bianco e Nero), Brian Gleeson (Resistance, Phantom Thread) and Lynn Rafferty (Love/Hate), all of whom will take to the couch on The Ray D'Arcy Show this Saturday night.

The show will also feature Jason McAteer, who recently re-teamed with Liverpool to create a powerful documentary on mental health.

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Elsewhere on the programme, Ray will celebrate 10 years of collaborations when he chats with Brendan Courtney and Sonya Lennon as they look back on Off The Rails and the launch of their Lennon Courtney clothing range.

Brendan's mother Nuala will even be involved, looking at the upcoming documentary she made with her son; We Need to Talk About Mam.

Mary Coughlan will also be on hand to discuss her most ambitious project to date - a theatre production centred on her own life story.

The Ray D'Arcy Show airs on RTÉ One on Saturday night - 2 November - at 9.35pm

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