RTÉ One, Saturday, After The Evening News
Saturday Night with Miriam


Programme 1 - Saturday, 11th June 2011
Coming up on the first show of the new season of Saturday Night with Miriam this week, Eamon and his daughter Colette will be in to talk to us about Braiden - Colette's son who underwent a serious operation five weeks ago for his condition - hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Michelle Collins of Eastenders fame will be telling us about her upcoming Coronation Street role and we'll have three women in who will be braving the elements for their charity "Dip in the Nip". Sharon Shannon will be performing the music on the show.

Programme 2 - Saturday, 18th June 2011
Coming up on Saturday Night with Miriam this week, Mary Byrne will be in to tell us how much her life has changed since this time last year and she'll be performing the classic "You Don't Have to Say you Love Me". Successful model Marie Staunton will be in tell us about her journey from supermodel to gardener, Gerald Kean will be talking to us about the recent traumatic robbery of his Wicklow home and how fiancé Lisa Murphy is coping and rte newsreader Michael Murphy will be in with his new partner Terry O' Sullivan after their recent civil ceremony.

Programme 3 - Saturday, 25th June 2011
In the show this week when Princess Diana would have turned 50, her former butler Paul Burrell tells us about his time with her, Pat Shortt will be in to tell us about a new festival he's set up and he'll be performing a song for us. Rugby stars Rob Kearney and Jamie Heaslip will be in to tell us about their hopes for the rugby world cup later this year and comedian PJ Gallagher will be talking comedy and motorbikes. New girl band on the block, Wonderland, will be performing their latest single "Nothing Moves Me Anymore".

Programme 4 - Saturday, 2nd July 2011
Coming up on the show this week, US Reality TV Star Whitney Port will be telling us about her time on The Hills and The City, Alastair Campbell talks about life after Downing Street, we meet the man who's causing quite a stir in Carrigstown - David Osbourne, will be dropping in for a chat and Eddie Hobbs gives us the lowdown on what the week's events in Greece mean for all of us. Music on the night will be performed by Honor Heffernan and Leslie Dowdall.

Programme 5 - Saturday, 9th July 2011
Coming up on the show this week, Brendan Gleeson will be in tell us about his brilliant new film "The Guard", Team Ireland will be reminiscing about their great achievements in last week's Special Olympics, rock legend Bonnie Tyler will perform a classic for us, TV's Supernanny Jo Frost will be dishing out some words of wisdom and Keith Barry will be performing an exclusive stunt from his new show "8 Deadly Sins".

Programme 6 - Saturday, 16th July 2011
Coming up on the show this week Celtic Manager Neil Lennon makes his first Irish chat show appearance and he'll be telling us about the highs and lows of his time at Celtic. After their recent wedding, Leinster house couple Lucinda Creighton and Paul Bradford will be talking politics and romance, Claire Daly chats about following in her Father Willie's footsteps as the Lisdoonvarna Matchmaker and Finbar Furey will be in to tell us about the Edge of the Cliffs concert where he'll be joining Michael Flatley and other special guests..and he'll also have his guitar with him.

Programme 7 - Saturday, 23rd July 2011
Coming up on the show this week, supporter of the "super" casino in Tipperary, TD Michael Lowry will be in with the project's chief architect Brian O' Connell, Coronation Street star Kym Marsh will be telling us about her rollercoaster few years, In the wake of this week's Cloyne report, Fr Brian D'Arcy will be sharing his thoughts with us and, Mary Robinson gives us an insight into her feelings on the country and she'll be reminding us about her recent visit to Somalia, Performances on the night will be Sean-nós dancers "The Cunningham Family" and The Three Amigos will be performing their new single "Proud Mary".

Programme 8 - Saturday, 30th July 2011
Dáithí Ó Sé and his fiancée Rita Talty will be chatting about the proposal and their upcoming wedding plans. Meanwhile Dáithí has a busy month ahead as he prepares for his second year presenting The Rose of Tralee.

Also joining Miriam is one of the most colourful and outspoken public figures in the UK, John Prescott. He will chat about his ten years as deputy PM of Britain during the Labour government, the recent phone hacking scandals which have rocked UK media circles and his half-Irish grand-daughter who is a big fan of Irish dancing.

Miriam will also welcome three woman who hold senior roles in the Irish Defence Forces thirty one years after women were first allowed to join. Commandant Maureen O'Brien from the army, Lieutenant Marie Gleeson from the navy and Captain Amelia McKeown from the Air Corps will be sharing their experiences.

Also on the show are Mario Rosenstock, who will share his take on the new government and the upcoming presidential race, and singer Mike Denver will perform.

Programme 9 - Saturday, 6th July 2011
Dickie Rock, Dave Young and Emma Waldron will be talking about their experiences at bootcamp and what viewers can expect.

This week's programme will also feature an outside broadcast with exhibitors from the famous Tullamore Show.

Paul McCormack from Donegal, who was a commanding officer of the NYPD during 9/11, will be discussing his experiences and a new exhibition to mark the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. The exhibition opens at the National Museum of Ireland on August 17.

Music on the night will come from Dickie Rock and Michael English.

Saturday Night with Miriam is on RTÉ One at 9.35pm.

Charity ICA Bootcamp begins on RTÉ One on Sunday August 7 at 9.30pm.

Programme 10 - Saturday, 13th August 2011
The legendary film critic will be talking about his most memorable interviews, his retirement and the death of his wife of over 50 years, Diana, who passed away a few months ago.

Also appearing on the show will be Fine Gael TD Mary Mitchell O'Connor, who will discuss the sexism she experienced in the Dáil, her ambition to be Minister for Education and the death of her younger sister from cancer.

Sonia O'Sullivan will discuss her role as The Irish Team's Chef de Mission for the 2012 Olympics and her life in Australia, while journalist and author Barry Cummins will talk about the work of An Garda Síochána's Cold Case Unit.

Music on the night comes from Bagatelle..

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