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
- ContributorAndy 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.
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
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- Item colour Colour
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- Aspect ratio 4:3
- Language used English (eng)
- Original language English (eng)
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