Interview with #ntwycn10 Producer Pat O’Mahony Presented by Craig Doyle, Now That’s What You Called News 2010 is a revealing overview of what news we as a nation searched for online throughout 2010 in the privacy of our own homes, on our own laptops, on our own smartphones. The news we search for online is […]
I was supposed to do this yesterday or the day before but….. the sprouts got in the way. Anyhows….. filmed in the Sugar Club in Dublin, made by irish company Blueprint Pictures and featuring 3 of Irelands finest comedians. Here’s what RTE say…. Up Close and Personal offers an intimate evening’s entertainment with some of […]
The sound your hear in the backround is either the roling stones or snow crushing. Assuming you listened to the audio, be nice to think it might be sorted for Christmas Day. 2010. Comments and thoughts below.
Ever wanted to see our very own Ronan Hunt-Murphy a.k.a prolific Irish music blogger Swearimnotpaul? Well, now you can, for a full 3 and a half minutes as he guides you through the world of Irish music in his very own videocast (podcasting is SO 2008). REDmusic Review is a quirky jaunt recommending what to […]
A random pink envelope containing a mysterious USB key…no, I’m not part of some international espionage plot. It’s was sent to me by RTÉ TEN, a new RTÉ entertainment initiative which premieres now(ish) at 10.10am. Here’s the USB key’s contents. I can’t figure it out. Maybe you’ll have better luck:
RTÉ and Shinawil are currently airing a talent search for this autumn’s touring production of Fame, The Musical (which opens on August 19th in the Grand Canal Theatre, Dublin). The aim of the show is to cast the two leads (Nick & Serena) who will tour the country, in a similar format to that of […]
You have until Friday February 5th to jump the queue and be “invited” to audition for a new reality show being put together by Screentime ShinAwiL (their caps, and known for The Apprentice & Dragons’ Den) and RTÉ. The details are under wraps, but there are going to be a series of open auditions in […]
I don’t know – maybe I’m far too serious for my own good – maybe the Great Famine is something to laugh about, given it’s so long ago. Maybe too this video is just a gentle satire of the current situation and maybe, if it was happening today, this sort of thing might actually happen. […]
RTE are renowned for turkeys. Their most famous turkey, Dustin, has a new DVD (just in time for Chrsitmas) chronicling his own twenty years on Irish telly. However, some of the turkeys on Irish television weren’t planned that way. So now I present to you the Ten Worst Irish TV Programs of the 00s. It’s […]
Here is a list of things I’d rather do than sit through another episode of ‘Val Falvey T.D.’
It started on RTE One tonight and continues a long tradition of the most depressing comedies this side of ‘Gimme Gimme Gimme’ spawned by the Irish broadcaster.
Other Voices is RTE’s show featuring music recorded live in the lovely St. James’ Church in Dingle. The Kerry town is once again getting ready for the next series of recordings, making it the eighth installment so far. The show will be recorded between Saturday December 5th and Wednesday December 9th and will be presented […]
I miss Gay Byrne on the Late Late. I do. I miss the randomness, the waving at the mammy, the poems or songs the audience would sit up and perform and then the unintentionally hilarious scenes like John Conneely Irish dancing on the show: Or Andrew Sachs being on the delivery side of a phone-in […]
Do you know your chilli from your cayenne? Would you like to dine in RTÉ’s The Restaurant? The Restaurant tv show are inviting applications from any interested “foodies” to apply to be a diner on their upcoming series. The Restaurant in now in its seventh series on RTÉ, with a ‘celebrity’ head chef taking charge […]
Did you watch any of the first Irish series of Dragons Den last year? Did you think you had a better idea that might entice one or more of the five dragons to part with their cash for investment? It’s not an easy task, the five successful entrepreneurs were reluctant to part with much cash […]
Just saw this on twitter: There you go now. Commiserations to Rental Boys but congratulations to Hardy Bucks, winners of Storyland, RTE’s first ever online drama series competition. Fair play to ye. You can watch all their episodes here and catch their You Tube channel here. Fair play too to everyone who voted.