Imelda May appears on the Late Late Toy Show in 1986.
- Title Imelda May Toy Show Appearance
- 1st Broadcast 06/12/1986
- ContributorGay Byrne (Presenter)
- Clip Duration 00:01:41
- Material Type Video
- Series title Late Late Show
- Clip title Imelda May on the Toy Show 1986
- Extended description
Winners of the young entertainers three years in succession, The Liberties Music and Drama Group, perform a nativity play with some Christmas carols on the Late Late Toy Show in 1986.
Imelda is pictured in the back row on the right holding a yellow lantern.
While Imelda was always involved in music and theatre as a child, and sang with many bands throughout her career, her big break came in 2008 following an appearance on the BBC music programme 'Later... with Jools Holland'. Imelda has now released three studio albums, collaborated with many other artists including Bono, Lou Reed, and the Dubliners, and has toured the world with her band.
This episode of the Late Late Toy Show, was broadcast on 6 December, 1986.
'The Late Late Show' was intended to be a summer "filler" but proved so successful with the public that it became part of the regular schedule. The idea for the programme came from the show's producer, Tom McGrath, who wanted to present an Irish version of the American talk show 'The Tonight Show'.
Gay Byrne was to be the show's presenter and would remain so for the next 37 years. Tom McGrath's original idea was that the show would be informal and have the feel of people dropping in for a chat.
'The Late Late Show' became an important forum for the airing and debating of many issues in a changing Irish society.
The first programme of 'The Late Late Show' was broadcastat 11.20 pm, 6 July 1962. At the time, it was unusual to have a live talk and entertainment show on so late in the day's viewing. On that first show, the guests were Count Cyril McCormack, Ken Gray, George Desmond Hodnett and Harry Thuillier. McGrath would go on to pioneer many other successful variety shows on Irish television.
Pat Kenny replaced Gay Byrne as presenter in 1999 and remained in that position for 10 years.The programme is still running today and is presented by Ryan Tubridy.
- Local keywords Imelda May, Late Late Show, Liberties Music and Drama Group, Toy Show, 1986
- Geographical coverage Ireland, Dublin
- Topic Arts and Culture
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 1986
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier DLX/01096
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- Item type part/extract
- Item colour Colour
- Item sound Mono
- Aspect ratio 4:3
- Language used English (eng)
- Original language English (eng)
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