A Teenage Ryan Tubridy

EXHIBITION : BEFORE THEY WERE FAMOUS

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A 16 year old Ryan Tubridy appears on the programme 'Scratch Saturday' to review the latest offerings of U2 books.

  • Title
    Ryan Tubridy on Scratch Saturday
  • 1st Broadcast
    18/11/1989
  • Contributor
    Andy Ruane (Presenter)
    Ryan Tubridy (Reviewer)
  • Clip Duration
    00:02:27
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    Scratch Saturday
  • Clip title
    A Teenage Ryan Tubridy
  • Extended description

    Andy Ruane introduces Ryan Tubridy who reviews four new books on U2 which have been published in the last three weeks.

    Ryan describes the different types of U2 fans including: the casual fan; the nouveau fan (or post Joshua Tree fan); and the obsessive fan. The four books Ryan reviews are: 'The Legend of U2 and other things besides';  'Three Chords and the Truth'; 'U2 Another time another place'; and 'Unforgettable Fire'.

    Tubridy went on to work as a reporter for 'Today with Pat Kenny' and became a presenter on 'Morning Glory', 'The Sunday Show' and then 'The Full Irish'. In 2006 he began presenting 'The Tubridy Show' each weekday morning on RTÉ Radio 1.

    In 2004 Ryan got his own TV chat show and began presenting 'Tubridy Tonight'. In 2009 he took over as host of 'The Late Late Show'. He currently presents 'Tubridy' on RTÉ 2fm. Tubridy has also been the summer filler for Graham Norton on BBC Radio.

  • Information

    This episode of 'Scratch Saturday' was broadcast on 18 November, 1989.

    'Scratch Saturday' was a children's programme which ran from the late '80s into the nineties. The programme was presented by a team including Mary Kingston, Brian Graham, Brian Reddin, Teresa Smith and Andy Ruane. The programme included music, videos, reviews and issues of interest to young people.

  • Local keywords
    Ryan Tubridy, Scratch Saturday, Andy Ruane, U2, Books, Fame
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Arts and Culture
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    1989
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    00D00509
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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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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