Following the announcement that he is to be the new presenter of 'The Late Late Show', 36-year-old broadcaster Ryan Tubridy gives his reaction to taking over the long running chat show.
- Title Ryan Tubridy New Late Late Presenter
- 1st Broadcast 11/05/2009
- ContributorSinéad Crowley (Reporter)
- Clip Duration 00:01:40
- Material Type Video
- Series title RTÉ News
- Clip title New Presenter for World's Longest Running Chat Show
- Extended description
Ryan Tubridy talks about becoming the new presenter of 'The Late Late Show' the world's longest running television chat show. Managing Director of Television, Noel Curran outlines the thinking behind the appointment of Ryan Tubridy and the hopes for the future of 'The Late Late Show'.
'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 Television, Broadcasting, RTÉ, The Late Late Show, Ryan Tubridy, Noel Curran
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Genre News
- Topic The Media
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 2009
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier BN09/131
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- Item type part/extract
- Item colour Colour
- Item sound Mono
- Aspect ratio 16:9 (widescreen)
- Language used English (eng)
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