First Dates Bernie ‘When you’re a single parent… you have to keep life as normal as possible and there was never a good time to die.’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Bernie Murray entered the First Dates restaurant looking for someone tall, bald and tattooed.  Not only did she find someone who fit that description, but he was a someone she already knew and had a bit of a crush on.  Sounds like a dream date, and… it was! The effervescent Bernie spoke to Ryan Tubridy this Valentine’s Day about her …

Larry Bass ‘With Dancing with the Stars, we first tried to bring that show here over 10 years ago but BBC see that as one of their national treasures and didn’t really want an Irish version.’

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Popstars, Dragons Den, The Apprentice, Dancing with the Stars.  Just a selection of the hugely popular ‘format’ programming that has become a mainstay on television around the world over the last decade. In Ireland, Larry Bass of Shinawil Productions is the man who has brought many of these shows to our screens, and he spoke with Richard Curran on The …

WATCHCelebrity Operation Transformation

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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X Factor singer Mary Byrne, beauty expert Triona McCarthy, Social Media Influencer James Patrice, singer Kayleigh Cullinan and Chef Gary O’Hanlon are this year’s leaders on Celebrity Operation Transformation. They join The Ray D’Arcy Show to discuss their first days of the OT food and fitness plan.  Click play above to see more. Share this Post

JK Rowling Strikes AgainCormoran Strike gets small screen debut

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The Cuckoo’s Calling, the first Cormoran Strike whodunnit novel was published in 2013 to modest sales, decent reviews and was written by Robert Galbraith.  Except that it wasn’t.  As soon as it emerged that grand high witch of the literary world JK Rowling was the true author, sales obviously skyrocketed and the book went on to win the award for …

The Life and Times of Arthur Murphy‘A lot of people think that the Late Late Show was Ireland’s first TV chat show. Wrong.’

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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It might be the longest running chat show in Europe, and the second longest running in the world after The Tonight Show, but The Late Late Show wasn’t Ireland’s first such programme. That honour belongs to a programme called Visitor’s Book, first broadcast in January of 1961.  It was hosted by singer, broadcaster and regular contributor to The Ray D’Arcy …

Cold Feet Novel ‘They came up with the idea of writing a stand-alone novel to bridge the gap between 2003 and 2016’

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If you’re a fan of Cold Feet, chances are you’ll have wondered what the characters were up to between 2003 and their return to our screens in 2016. While the series reboot alluded to the lost years, it was largely left up to the viewer’s imagination. Well, you’ll soon know. Irish author Carmel Harrington has been commissioned by the creator …

Pauline McLynn‘Painting Portraits and Poultry’

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If you watched last year’s Painting the Nation on RTE One television and thought, ‘I could do that’, well, now you can. Pauline McLynn and co will soon be back touring the country, challenging six amateur artists to put their unique spin on some of our nation’s most stunning landscapes and you could be joining them. You know you want …

Redwater‘The writing is excellent, the directing is excellent…we were like kids in a candy shop really’

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EastEnders spin-off Redwater finally debuted on Sunday night on RTÉ One. The six-part series, which was filmed in Dunmore East, Co Waterford and Co Wicklow over five months last year tells the story of what happens when Kat (Jessie Wallace) and Alfie Moon (Shane Ritchie) travel to Ireland in search of Kat’s long-lost son. Irish actor Oisin Stack, who played …