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JKDerry1,990 posts since 15 Oct 2016
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VM must have a really hard time with their home produced shows trying to attract any big guests on to them - Just look at how stretched the Late Late Show and Ray D'arcy Show are for big guests, and they are prime time huge shows for RTE - what chance does VM have for a daytime or early evening show?

You get the feeling VM are so desperate to be Ireland's version of ITV, the only problem is ITV daytime shows are based in London and can attract a huge variety of guests - VM in Dublin, no way possible.
London Lite10,797 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
VM must have a really hard time with their home produced shows trying to attract any big guests on to them - Just look at how stretched the Late Late Show and Ray D'arcy Show are for big guests, and they are prime time huge shows for RTE - what chance does VM have for a daytime or early evening show?


I thought Late Late did well last weekend with John Bercow and the cast of Mrs Brown's Boys.
TVLand71 posts since 9 Aug 2019
UTV
Lineups for the Six O’Clock show and the Late Late tonight... Just for Comparison
The Six O’Clock Show
Clelia Murphy - former Fair City actress
Paddy Courtney - Film Writer
Chef - Sham Hanifa, cooking Malaysian Beef Rendang

The Late Late Show
Kiefer Sutherland - Country Singer
Andrea Corr - Musician
Jack Whitehall - Actor
Deirdre O’Kane - Actor and Comedian
Stephen Bradley - Filmmaker and Author
Gordon Darcy - Author
Paul Howard - Author
London Lite10,797 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
Lineups for the Six O’Clock show and the Late Late tonight... Just for Comparison
The Six O’Clock Show
Clelia Murphy - former Fair City actress
Paddy Courtney - Film Writer
Chef - Sham Hanifa, cooking Malaysian Beef Rendang

The Late Late Show
Kiefer Sutherland - Country Singer
Andrea Corr - Musician
Jack Whitehall - Actor
Deirdre O’Kane - Actor and Comedian
Stephen Bradley - Filmmaker and Author
Gordon Darcy - Author
Paul Howard - Author


Again, Late Late is really strong with that line-up. I doubt there's anyone who wouldn't be interested in seeing at least one of those guests. The shocker for the Six O'Clock Show is they haven't got another VMTV presenter to pad for time!
chinamug458 posts since 29 Jul 2013
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Lineups for the Six O’Clock show and the Late Late tonight... Just for Comparison
The Six O’Clock Show
Clelia Murphy - former Fair City actress
Paddy Courtney - Film Writer
Chef - Sham Hanifa, cooking Malaysian Beef Rendang

The Late Late Show
Kiefer Sutherland - Country Singer
Andrea Corr - Musician
Jack Whitehall - Actor
Deirdre O’Kane - Actor and Comedian
Stephen Bradley - Filmmaker and Author
Gordon Darcy - Author
Paul Howard - Author


To be fair, you're not comparing like for like there. It would be better to compare the Six O Clock Show to Today on RTE 1. Having said that it's a fairly strong line up for the Late Late this week, it's not always that good. On the other hand, no one complains about the guests on the Six O Clock Show because so few people are watching it.

Also, Kiefer Sutherland's listing should have Actor/Country Singer. His attraction as a guest is not because of his Country Music Career (of course that might change in the years to come)
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JKDerry1,990 posts since 15 Oct 2016
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I do remember Gay Byrne saying that back in 1962 when The Late Late Show launched, they knew they would never attract the big names in entertainment from the UK, USA etc every week, and so the show was designed to promote the home grown talent, debate on issues, topical debates, along with the big special guest when ever they came to Dublin.
TVLand71 posts since 9 Aug 2019
UTV
The Tonight Show was pulled for this week, at the last minute aswell it seems. No reason given. A tweet was put out 10 minutes after the show was due to start.

JKDerry1,990 posts since 15 Oct 2016
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The Tonight Show was pulled for this week, at the last minute aswell it seems. No reason given. A tweet was put out 10 minutes after the show was due to start.


Virgin Media probably forgot to pay their ESB bill for the studio for the week, and have to wait until November - I know it is a joke, but judging on how much this channel operates by a shoestring budget, I wouldn't be surprised if that were the reason.
JKDerry1,990 posts since 15 Oct 2016
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Lots of people on holidays this week with the bank holiday and school midterms, might have had something to do with it.

A bank holiday in late October - strange how we in the UK have never had a bank holiday around Halloween, would be handy, as there is a huge gap between the late August Bank Holiday and the next one on Christmas Day.