Dave Fanning

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    Sunday 25th January

    Borrow My Doggy

    Rikke Roselund from BorrowMyDoggy.com on the new online dog borrowing service.

    Screenwriter Russell T. Davies

    Screenwriter Russell T. Davies creator of Queer As Folk and new C4 series Cucumber, Banana, Tofu talks to Dave.

    Ed Sheeran at Whelan's

    Carl Mullen gives his verdict.

    Be Careful What You Say on Stage

    Live Albums 'bits' with Eoin Sweeney

    Saturday 24th January

    Dave Fanning Show 'Interview techniques'

    Dave talks to James Reed about interview techniques.

    Dave Fanning Show 'Dr Christian Jessen'

    Dave talks to Dr Christian Jessen from the popular programme Embarrassing bodies.

    Sunday 18th January

    Dave Fanning Show '100 books in a year'

    Rick O'Shea on reading 100 books in a year

    Dave Fanning Show 'Minecraft'

    Ciara O'Brien joins Dave to talk about the Game Minecraft

    Dave Fanning Show 'Gary Cook'

    Gary Cook live in Studio to talk I Keano

    Dave Fanning Show ' Music Off Days'

    Simon Maher joins Dave to chat about Musicials / Bands having an off day

    Saturday 17th January

    Big Brother Search

    Big Brother is set to return for a sixteenth season in the UK and once again the producers are giving Irish people the chance to get involved and earn themselves a place in the Big brother House.

    Amanda Brunker Gets to Work

    Last Thursday, TV3 began a new four part series in which journalist and author Amanda Brunker takes on some of the toughest, most challenging jobs in Ireland.

    The Taylor Swift Phenomenon

    Once a sweet but rather goofy young country singer, Taylor Swift is now a global music phenomenon. She is the biggest star in pop music right now and Taylor Swift fan, journalist Larissa Nolan, tells why she, and everyone else, is proud to be a Swiftie.

    Removing On-line Photos

    Fergal Crehan has just launched The Hit Team, a service to help people remove unwanted photos, videos or text from the internet. He explains how he does it and offers advice to help people avoid being affected negatively by images on social media.

    Sunday 11th January

    Closet Detox

    Annmarie O'Connor offers us some timely tips on how to handle our inner hoarders, manage our shopping habits and tackle closet overwhelm.


    Technology Editor with The Irish Times, Adrian Weckler, tells us about what he saw at this year's C.E.S. in Las Vegas.

    FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala

    Tomorrow, in Zurich, at the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala, a number of football awards will be given out but there’s only one which really interests all of us here in Ireland - the Puskas Goal of the Year Award...

    Saturday 10th January

    Movies and DVDs

    Brian Lloyd recommends some movies. There's something for everyone whether you decide to head out to the cinema or stay in curled up on the couch.

    Happy Birthday Elvis

    Jim Lockhart talks about how Elvis, in changing the course of music, changed the world forever.

    Single in the New Year

    Rena Maycock, Director of Intro Matchmaking, has a few tips on how you can find a special someone in 2015.

    How to Make It To Payday

    Consumer Affairs Correspondant Conor Pope give people tips and tricks on how to make it to the first payday in January.

    Sunday 4th January

    What Back to the Future 2 Predicated for 2015

    Movie editor for entertainment.ie, Brian Lloyd joined Dave to discuss the things that were predicted for 2015 in Back to the Future 2. Were any of their predictions right?

    New Music and Albums for 2015

    Film and Music critic Simon Maher talks to Dave about the music and albums to watch out for in 2015.

    Christmas Tree Throwing Championship

    Dave spoke to Tim Forde who is the general manager of Active Ennis Sports and Leisure Facilities about the fourth annual Christmas Tree Throwing Championship.

    Aidan Gillen

    Aidan Gillen is one of Ireland’s most successful actors. He has played notable roles over the years including John Boy Power in Love/Hate and Petry ‘Littlefinger’ Baelish in Game of Thrones, to name but a few. Dave caught up with Aidan to chat about his career and his portrayal of Charles Haughey in RTE’s upcoming three-part series, Charlie

    Saturday 3rd January

    Movies for 2015

    Movie critic Paul Whitington gives a run down of movies tipped to be big for 2015. From fairytale 'Into the Woods' with Meryl Streep and Anna Kendrick to the much anticipated 'Fifty Shades of Grey, based on E.L. James' bestselling novel and starring our very own Jamie Dornan.

    What Is Love

    Over the years Andrew G Marshall has received countless letters from people with questions about love and relationships and he's gathered a bunch of them together in a new book entitled 'What Is Love - 50 Questions About How to Find, Keep and Rediscover It.'

    Michael Palin

    Dave chats to English comedian, actor, writer and television presenter Michael Palin.

    Sunday 28th December


    Bono chats with Dave about U2's new album, Song of Innocence.

    Saturday 27th December

    Best of 2014 Revisited. Pt4

    Dave revisits interviews with Jimmy Page, Marta Kauffman and Sinead O Connor.

    Best of 2014 Revisited. Pt3

    Dave revisits interviews with Dermot O Leary, Jessica Chastain and Jimmy Page.

    Best of 2014 Revisited. Pt2

    Dave revisits interviews with Jim Sheridan, John Lydon and Hozier.

    Best of 2014 Revisited. Pt1

    Dave revisits interviews with Cillian Murphy, Chris O Dowd, Imelda May and Steve Coogan.

    Sunday 21st December

    Dave Fanning Show '2014 Review Fiona Looney'

    2014 Review with journalist and playwright Fiona Looney

    Daver Fanning show: Dearbhla Walsh “Esio Trot”

    Dave talks to Irish Director Dearbhla Walsh about her New Year’s Day film on BBC 1 “Esio Trot” starring Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench.

    Dave Fanning show: How Casinos Make You Spend Money.

    How Casinos Make You Spend Money. Dave talks to Natasha Dow Schull author of “Addiction By Design”.

    Sunday 14th December

    Techie Gifts for Christmas

    If you’re stuck for a great Christmas gift that you can give to anybody, female, then you might need to take a closer look at the world of Technology. Technology Writer for The Irish Times Ciara O Brien gives us a rundown of some of the fun and useful technological gifts available this Christmas.

    A Very Budget Christmas

    If the adverts on telly are to be believed, the secret to a perfect Christmas is spend spend spend but you CAN have a special festive season without breaking the bank… Hotelier Francis Brennan explains how.

    Saturday 13th December


    Film Critic Paul Whitington talksa bout what is new out at the cinema and on DVd this week. If you're heading out to the cinema you can enjoy 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies', 'Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Never Beast' and on DVD 'The Congress'.

    Collecting Dolls

    Some people have never lost interest in their favourite toys and they turn into collectors and get a different satisfaction from owning them. Two such people are Marc O'Neill in Waterford who collects Action Man figures and Glenda Taylor in Sligo who collects Barbie dolls.

    Best of 2014

    As we approach the final couple of weeks of 2014, we thought it was about time we cast our eyes back over the last 12 months and take a look at some of the best music, film, television and books of the year. Simon Maher and Edel Coffee share what they thought was top of 2014.

    Chris Hadfield

    Chris Hadfield is without a doubt, the most famous astronaut in the world right now. During his time commanding the International Space Station, he became known to us all for his regular updates on Twitter and other social media which chronicled life aboard the ISS.

    12 Pubs of Christmas

    Eric Lalor gives tips on how to survive '12 Pubs of Christmas' with your wallet safe, your head still on your shoulders and your dignity intact.

    Sunday 7th December

    Music Books 2014

    Buying a music book for a loved-one for Christmas, well help is at hand! From One Three One to American Interior, Tony Clayton-Lea joins Dave to chat about the top music books of 2014.

    Happy Birthday, Playstation!

    The Playstation has sold in excess of 352 million consoles - an incredible figure - over the last 20 years. Ciara O'Brien, Technology writer with The Irish Times join Dave to talk Tekken, Assasins Creed and more.

    Pretty Honest by Sali Hughes

    Beauty writing has become increasingly popular, and one of the most respected writers in the business is Sali Hughes. She's written for Elle, Grazia, Mare Claire and Cosmopolitan, and she's currently the Beauty Editor of The Guardian, and contributing Beauty Editor of Red Magazine.

    Saturday 6th December

    Movies and DVDs

    Film Critic Gavin Burke chats about 'Black Sea', 'Men Women and Children' and 'Penguins of Madagascar which are all new out at the cinema this week. He also mentions 'The Inbetweeners 2' and 'Hercules' which are out on DVD this week.

    Sports Books

    Damien O' Meara was set a task to pick out the best sports books of 2014. He throws forward some suggestions of sports books for the sports-fanatic in your life.


    Journalist Tanya Sweeney is a self-confessed swearer and doesn't think there's anything wrong with a bit of cursing. UCD Professor Terence Dolan has a very different view on it. Both joined us in studio today to share their opinions.

    Cyber Crime

    You've all heard of the TV series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. It's has a couple of spin-off series like CSI Miami and CSI New York. Well, coming up in the New Year is another spin-off...CSI Cyber. It's main character Avery Ryan, played by Patricia Arquette, is inspired by an Irishwoman - Cyber Psychologist - Mary Aiken

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