Ryan Tubridy meets female jockeys Katie Walsh and Nina Carberry. John Joe Brennan of Late Late Toy Show fame tells Ryan about how his passion for clocks developed. Paul Brady performs live and Keith Barry takes unsuspecting members of the audience on a very special journey.
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Nina Carbery & Katie Walsh
Last week saw mixed results for the Irish at Cheltenham but the one result that really got the punters excited was the sight of 23 men chasing two Irish women up the final furlong.
John Joe & Kevin Chellar
He stole all our hearts on The Toy Show last November and as a budding horologost he is here with Kevin Chellar from Timepiece Antique Clocks to celebrate their 300 years of timekeeping.
Father Brian Darcy
It's fair to say that in the last 12 months the Catholic Church in this country has been rocked to its very foundations. The Murphy and Ryan reports shocked and scandalised the faithful and have raised serious doubts about the long-term future of the church. Fr Darcy is one of the people who over the years has been very vocal in both criticising and defending it.
Since the demise of his previous band, 'Turn' he didn't do an awful lot except watch TV. Then through a chance meeting on the internet with a record producer in Germany, he recorded a solo album which features contributions from the likes of Crowded House and Bell X1 amongst others. He performed the first single from that album called 'Oh My Girl'.
He is from Waterford and started performing magic at the age of fourteen after purchasing a book entitled 'Magic for the complete Klutz', he's come a long way since then selling out shows in Ireland, Canada and America where he's confounded celebrities including Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, Harrison Ford, and even The Osbournes.
He is one of Ireland's most enduringly popular singer/ songwriters. The list of artists who have recorded his work over the years reads like a who's who of popular music with people like Cliff Richard, Joe Cocker, Tina Turner and Cher all including his songs on their albums and this year sees him celebrate 45 years in the music business.
He started his professional life as a teacher in a school on the north side of Dublin. In 1987 he published his first novel which was inspired he says by the students he taught. Six years later he won the Booker prize and became a full time writer with many of his novels being adapted for television and the big screen. He's easily one of our most prolific and best loved novelists.
Thelma Mansfield & Derek Davis
As a teenager he started out as a continuity announcer on RTE Television and even though it's twelve years since they've been together she still gets recognised as half of one of Ireland's most famous TV couples however she gave it all up a number of years ago to successfully pursue one of her first loves; painting.