On the eve of the digital switchover on the island of Ireland, I've decided we need to talk about Irish television.
If anyone is tired by the offering of UK channels, I can't recommend strongly enough trying out the RTE Player. All homegrown shows are available to watch on demand and usually streamed live, The Late Late Show and The Saturday Night Show which is basically The Late Late Show on a Saturday with a different presenter and a bit shorter. Lots of our favourite stars can be seen on those shows, William Roache was on The Saturday Night Show the other week.
The Late Late Show lasts for two hours on a Friday night, it's really something to enjoy if you miss Friday Night with Jonathan Ross.
Telly legend Gay Bryne, who I consider something of an Irish Terry Wogan, the former host of The Late Late Show now has a series interviewing celebrities on 'The Meaning of Life'. Terry Wogan himself has featured on that show.
Anyway in his latest programme he's interviewed former Oasis band member Noel Gallagher.
Other Gay facts,
Gay was the first person to introduce the Beatles in vision on TV when working at Granada and perhaps something that will fill him with greater pride is that fact he also introduced the world to a beta edition of Boyzone.
Surprised this piece of Gay news hasn't been mentioned before.
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