Movies & TV | 9 months ago

Staying in tonight?

Dry January is long gone, so the temptation to head out and wet your whistle of a Friday night is very tempting indeed.

If you're staying in, here's what's on the chat show circuit tonight.

The Late Late Show

Eric Bana

Star of box-office hits such as Hulk, Munich and Star Trek, the Australian actor will tell Ryan about working with Irish director Jim Sheridan for the soon-to-be released The Secret Scripture.

Bana will also fill the audience in on a remarkable rise from a comedian and chat show host on Australian television to bona fide Hollywood A-lister.

Una Healy

Formerly of The Saturdays, Tipperary native Healy is embarking on a solo career which will see her return to her country roots; she is a niece of the legendary Declan Nerney after all.


Healy will also be performing her latest single live from her debut album, The Waiting Game, on the night.

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Father Brian D’Arcy

Something of a household name in Ireland, D’Arcy will be reflecting on his storied past, his clashes with the Vatican and where he is headed next as he nears retirement.

He will also be telling viewers why he believes the Church remains entirely out of kilter with ordinary people and why he sees Irish politics heading down the same road.

Olivia O’Leary

In what has been a huge week in the political scene in Ireland, commentator Olivia O’Leary will give her take on the turmoil engulfing Leinster House and take stock of where the country is at as Brexit looms and the world continues to try to get to grips with Donald Trump as US president.


Living on the List

Following the huge reaction to the recent RTÉ Investigates documentary, Living on the List, 13-year-old Megan Halvey-Ryan will join Ryan to discuss the severe pain caused by scoliosis and how she’s still waiting to get the help she needs despite being diagnosed more than two years ago.

Gavan Hennigan

If it’s inspiration you’re looking for of a Friday night, then you’ll need to look no further than Gavan Hennigan, who recently made history when he became one of the few people to row solo across the Atlantic, setting a new Irish record and becoming the fastest solo competitor in the history of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.

Gavan’s story is a remarkable one, as he has overcome addiction and experienced struggles with his sexuality, yet has managed to completely turn his life around.

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Mike Denver

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The Graham Norton Show

Ricky Gervais

Ricky will join Graham having this week announced details of his first worldwide stand-up tour for seven years.

His many Irish fans will be delighted to know that he’ll be coming here as part of the HUMANITY tour; we can’t wait.


Tom Hiddleston

The star of the Avengers will be on to talk about a very busy schedule that includes the reprisal of his role of Loki in Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Infinity War - due for release in 2017 and 2018 respectively - as well as Kong: Skull Island, which is also due out this year.

No doubt a relationship with one of the most popular female popstars on the planet will come up in conversation at some point.

Daniel Radcliffe and Joshua McGuire

The English duo are currently preparing for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead at the Old Vic in London and will take some time out to have a chinwag with Graham on the couch.

Ruth Wilson

English actress Wilson is also doing some stage work at present, starring in Hedda Gabler in the National Theatre in London and she’ll be on to talk about that as well as her starring role in the Showtime series The Affair.


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Tinie Tempah

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While you're here... Why not watch the latest episode of The JOE Show with special guests Delorentos!

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