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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...


Programme 7 - Saturday, 18th August 2012
This week on Saturday with Miriam we'll be chatting to Ireland's hottest Hollywood star Colin Farrell with his leading lady Kate Beckinsale about the remake of action movie Total Recall.
Mischa Barton and Anne Charlestonwill chat about their careers and the upcoming production of Steel Magnolias in the Gaiety.
Sixteen year old Dubliner Kayleigh Cullinan tells her story of being bullied and attacked and tonight Miriam is giving making one of Kayleigh's dreams come true as she gets to sing the duet Both Sides Now with Tommy Fleming.
TV Presenter and Stylist Darren Kennedy talks about his quest to become a Gay Daddy.
The family of Wexford student Nicola Furlong who was murdered in Tokyo will be in to tell us how they've been coping since they heard the tragic news about their daughter.

Friends of the Furlong family have opened the Nicola Furlong Memorial Account at Bank of Ireland in Wexford, A/C number 97382577, Sort code 90-67-18

Programme 6 - Saturday, 11th August 2012
On Saturday Night with Miriam this week : Annalise Murphy , Irish Sailor shares her Olympic experience Bryan McFadden chats about his upcoming nuptials, life in Australia and his new show with RTÉ The Hit. English Actor Rupert Everett on his upcoming play Judas Kiss in The Gaiety and his infatuation with Oscar Wilde. Daithi O Se and Rita Talty are back from their honeymoon and discuss married life and this year's Rose of Tralee. Eilis O' Carroll (Brendan O' Carrolls sister) star of Mrs Brown's boys talks about coming out at 50 after two marriages and two kids. Music : Paul Brady performs Hawana Way live in studio from his latest album 'Dance in the fire a Paul Brady Anthology.'
Plus a chance to win : A 2 night stay at luxurious Westbury Hotel in Dublin, 2 VIP tickets to the Van Morrison & Tom Jones concert in Dublin later this month plus ¤10,000 to hit the shops in Dublin

Programme 5 - Saturday, 28th July 2012
This week Miriam is joined by Thelma Madine and three of the gypsy girls from Thelma's Gypsy Girls. In Channel 4's Thelma's Gypsy Girls. Former Washington Correspondent and Primetime Presenter Mark Little will be reunited with Miriam again for one night only and discuss his new business venture Storyful and life since RTE.
Dr. Maurice Nelligan junior and Pat Nelligan son and widow of the late Maurice Nelligan will remember the pioneering heart surgeon, activist newspaper columnist and media commentator who saved over 15,000 lives.
Miriam meets some of Ireland's entrepeneurs who are beating the recession including Suzanne Browne of Clevamama, the McGettigan Brothers will be hosting a BBQ for Miriam showcasing the European sausage of the year, former Construction worker Sean Gallagher set up Patchwork Veg the original and best raised garden beds which are made to measure for any garden www.patchworkveg.com and Orla Reynolds who has designed a bookcase that hosts a table and chairs. www.orlareynolds.com.
Music on the night will be performed by jazz musician Michael Kaeshammer

Programme 4 - Saturday, 21st July 2012
Coming up on Saturday Night with Miriam this week, comedian Jason Byrne is in to talk about the Iveagh Comedy festival and what he's up to now. Weather is the most discussed topic everywhere at the moment and to celebrate Fifty years of Weather and highlight RTE's documentary 'Weather Permitting' we will be chatting to Gerald Fleming, Audrey McGrath & Nuala Carey. We have an exclusive interview with Mary Davis as she reflects on her experience on standing for the Presidency campaign in 2011 and life afterwards. We also have a boxing panel of Bernard Dunne, Jimmy Magee & Kenneth Egan discussing Ireland's preparation for the London Olympics 2012 and our medal prospects. Clannad will be in performing 'Newgrange'

Programme 3 - Saturday, 14th July 2012
This week on Saturday Night with Miriam, eight time champion Jockey Ruby Walsh and his wife Gillian on the highs and lows of his career and their family life. TV presenter Laura Whitmore discusses her dream life in London, The Olympics, dating a rockstar and the TV project thats bringing her home. Miriam gets personal with Deputy Eamon Ó Cuív who recently crossed swords with his Party Leader Micheal Martin. 33 years ago this month Do you want your old lobby washed down Con shine was no. 1 in the charts and the Irish Rambling man Brendan Shine will be in studio to perform this live with Eamon Campbell from the Dubliners on keyboards.

Programme 2 - Saturday, 7th July 2012
Coming up on the show this week, Miriam is joined on the couch by Chef Neven Maguire and his wife Amelda and 5 month old baby twins Connor and Lucia make their first live television appearance. Miriam will chat to Ireland's most successful children's Author Eoin Colfer about his blockbuster series, Artemis Fowl has sold over 25 million copies and been translated into 44 different languages. The last book in the series is being published this Tuesday and already one million copies have been printed for the US market alone. Last October, the voice we all love to wake up to in the morning Aine Lawlor announced on Morning Ireland that she would be taking time off to undergo medical treatment. This week she returns to the airwaves Cancer Free Aine chats to Miriam about her battle with Cancer. Legends John Giles and Eamonn Dunphy talk about a friendship that goes back over fifty years. They've fallen out, made up again and tomorrow they get up close and personal with Miriam. Ireland's much loved country band The Three Amigos will be entertaining us and also share a surprise announcement.

Programme 1 - Saturday, 30th June 2012
Coming up on the first show of the season of Saturday Night with Miriam this week, Martin McGuinness will be discussing his historic meeting with the Queen this week, sports commentator Bill O Herlihy will be talking about the summer of sports ahead of us and what the future holds for him, Sonia O Sullivan and Catherina McKiernan will be in talking about their career highlights so far and what they think of the upcoming athletes partaking in the Olympics this year and the legendary Leo Sayer will be in chatting to us about life in Australia and his music journey so far, he will also be performing "When I Need You".


Programme 1 - Saturday, 22 June 2013
Coming up on the show this week, the champion jockey Ruby Walsh who's racing home to rule the roost, Obama's cousin Henry Healy tells us about meeting up with his relatives and award winning chef Clodagh McKenna tells us about taking the states by storm. Music on the night will be performed by Damien Dempsey.

Programme 2 - Saturday, 29 June 2013
Coming up this week on Saturday Night with Miriam, journalist Paul Williams will be talking about getting one of the scoops of the decade, Downton Abbey star Elizabeth McGovern performs with her band Sadie and the Hot Heads, Donal Skehan will be telling us who his food heroes are and talking about his show Kitchen Hero: Home Cooked. Fionnuala Flanagan will be in to chat about her new movie "Life's a Breeze" and Killian Donnelly will be telling us how he landed the lead role in stage production of The Commitments and he will be performing one of the hit songs from the show.

Programme 4 - Saturday, 13 July 2013
Coming up on the show this week Yvonne Keating on standing the heat - in and out of the kitchen, Rory Cowan on being one of Mrs. Brown's boys, Jeffrey Archer on everything from books to Boris Johnson! All that plus our medal winning boxers, John Joe Nevin, Jason Quigley, Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlon. Music will be performed by the Britain's Got Talent semi- finalists who captured everyone's hearts, Jack Duff and Cormac Connell and they will be performing The Lumineers "Ho Hey".

Programme 5 - Saturday, 20 July 2013
Coming up on the show this week, Lord Sugar's latest apprentice, Derry native Leah Totton reveals why she's more than just a pretty face. Diarmuid Gavin will be talking about garden's and telling us why he's going off Chelsea. Paolo Tullio will be talking about his love of food and fiction. Sporting legend, Seán Boylan and his son Sean Óg will be in and Andrea Begley, winner of The Voice in the UK will be to perform "Songbird" and chat to Miriam about what her future plans are.

Programme 6 - Saturday, 27 July 2013
Coming up on the show this week, the world's sexiest chef, Jean Christophe Novelli will be talking about his love of Irish women and French food, Sky News anchor Rachel Wyse will be discussing show jumping and show biz. Ardal O'Hanlon will be telling us about his new stand-up and sitcom and the Kerry dress designer, Don O'Neill who counts Oprah and Taylor Swift as fans, will be telling us where he gets his inspiration and we will be seeing some of his fabulous creations. The Carnival Brothers will be in to perform the hit of the summer "The Sun is Gonna Shine"

Programme 7 - Saturday, 3 August 2013
Coming up on this week's show, Aidan Power and Nicky Byrne will be in to chat about the music and mayhem on the set of The Hit. Helen Rochford will be telling us her own account of being diagnosed and living with Alzheimer's. Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding will be talking about life after being in the biggest girl band of all time. Munster and Ireland rugby star Donncha 0' Callaghan will be telling us about his time in the Lebanon as a Unicef Ireland Ambassador. Love/ Hate star Susan Loughnane will be telling us how she overcome crippling shyness to pursue her dream career. Morrissey and Marshall will be having their TV debut performing their single "I've Got a Plan".

Donncha O'Callaghan is Ireland UNICEF Ambassador and asks you to support the UNICEF Ireland Appeal for Syrian Refugees. Children like Aisha require immediate assistance now. Visit https://www.unicef.ie/Emergency/Syria-Appeal-75-38.aspx to donate.


Programme 8 - Saturday, 23 August 2014

Miriam O'Callaghan will be joined by ex-Girls Aloud singer Nadine Coyle ahead of her performances with the Lord of the Dance, Michael Flatley

Programme 6 - Saturday, 9 August 2014

The Belfast-born television presenter will chat about growing up in Northern Ireland, Manchester United's chances this season and his cameo in Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie.M

Boxer Paddy Barnes will also be appearing on the show to talk anthems, fatherhood and his plans for the future.

Also, chef Garry Hughes and concierge Denis O'Brien chat about life at the front and back of house at Dublin's Shelbourne Hotel.

Dublin-born Susan Whelan will discuss her life as Leicester City F.C.'s Chief Executive, and there'll be live music from We Cut Corners.

Programme 5 - Saturday, 2 August 2014

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Programme 4 - Saturday, 26 July 2014
Coming up on the show this week Nathan Carter, who was to be the support act for Garth Brooks in Croke Park will be in to talk about the disappointment he felt after hearing that the concerts were cancelled, he will also be performing his latest single "Good Time Girls". Una Foden from The Saturdays will be talking about music, marriage and motherhood. Athlete Derval O' Rourke will be in to talk about her retirement and life after the track. Paul Kimmage and his wife Ann will be talking about Paul's life- long obsession with the cycling and the personal price they paid for blowing the whistle on drugs in the sport.

Programme 3 - Saturday, 19 July 2014
On this week's show Miriam talks to Anne Ferris TD about her remarkable speech in the Dail yesterday and her personal experience of Mother and Baby Homes.

Rugby legend and upcoming fashionista Tommy Bowe talks about the Lions tour, his recent injuries, his new clothing range and the love of his life.

Author and broadcaster Joe O'Connor tells Miriam about his latest work, "The Thrill of it All" and his reaction to the Garthgate saga.

Paula and Padraic Naugthon tell about the day all three of their sons received a shocking diagnosis and how their community rallied round to support the family. For more information on their story and to help, check out www.joinourboys.org

As well as all that, there's music from legendary Irish band, The Blades.

Programme 2 - Saturday, 12 July 2014
This week Miriam is joined by actress Charlene McKenna hot from the set of Ripper Street.

Fair City's Clelia Murphy (aka Niamh) talks toy boys on Ireland's favourite soap and how she's achieved her great new look.

Businessman Niall Harbison tells Miriam the reason he wrote his book, "Get Sh*t Done" and how he managed to pull off a multi million euro deal while battling his demons.

Miriam talks to the inspirational couple Simon and Ruth Fitzmaurice about Simon's Motor Neuron's Disease and how they have chosen life and hope despite their battles. They discuss his new book "It's Not Yet Dark" and his plans to make a movie.

All that, plus music from James Vincent McMorrow, on Saturday Night with Miriam, after the main evening news at 9.50pm on RTÉ One.

Programme 1 - Saturday, 5 July 2014
Coming up on the show this week the incredibly talented Hollywood star and proud Dubliner Colm Meaney talks movies, tv, Italia 90 and life in the sun
Comedian and impressionist Mario Rosenstock recalls encounters with some of those he mimics and tells Miriam about life as the man with 1,000 voices.
Also on the couch, teacher, model and Sarah Jane Dunne tells Miriam about being the first traveller ever to reach the finals of Miss Ireland and photographer Eric Luke shows why his #myoldnegatives twitter meme has put his photographs on the map.
All that plus music from the biggest movie of the moment, with Ryan Sheridan performing the song Brendan O'Carroll personally commissioned for Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie...


Programme 7 - Saturday, 1 August 2015

Joining Miriam on the show this week is legendary broadcaster Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh ahead of his 85th birthday this month

Sarah Harding will tell Miriam about moving on from Girls Aloud and her recent appearance on Coronation Street. Sarah will also perform her debut solo single Threads.

World Champion boxer Andy Lee looks forward to his title defence against Billy Joe Saunders in Thomond Park in September.

And renowned Irish designer Paul Costelloe on fashion, family and dressing everyone from celebs to royals.

Programme 6 - Saturday, 25 July 2015

Paul Dunne, the amateur golfer from Greystones who wowed the British Open last weekend, will give his first television interview on this week's Saturday Night with Miriam.

Also joining Miriam is Sunday Game presenter Michael Lyster, who will talk about his recent heart attack and his return to TV.

'Tiny Dancer' Lily-Mae Morrison and her parents Judith and Leighton will talk about Lily-Mae being cancer-free after raising vital funds for experimental treatment in the US. The family will share their experience and what they've been through as they near the end of Lily-Mae's treatment.

Former RTÉ presenter Bibi Baskin will be in studio to speak about her recent move back to Ireland after owning and running a hotel in India for many years.

Cork football star and nine-time All-Ireland winner Valerie Mulcahy and her new wife Meg Blyth will talk about married life since their June wedding.

And there will be music from Corner Boy with a performance of their single Untie the Noose.

Programme 5 - Saturday, 18 July 2015

Coronation Street star Beverley Callard is among the guests on this week's Saturday Night with Miriam on RTÉ One.

Callard - who plays Liz McDonald in the ITV soap - will talk about losing her dear friend Anne Kirkbride, the recently-deceased actress who played Street regular Deirdre Barlow.

Seamus Hamilton tell Miriam about losing his 34-year-old wife Melissa Hamilton to breast cancer eight days after the birth of their third child, following two missed opportunities for diagnoses. The case was settled recently in the High Court.

Dublin-born singer and actress Samantha Mumba, who now lives in Los Angeles, will discuss motherhood - and those post-baby bikini pictures that appeared on social media.

Ahead of the 2015 Special Olympics, Miriam speaks to three athletes heading to Los Angeles with Team Ireland. Plus there's music from Dublin group The Young Folk.

Programme 4 - Saturday, 11 July 2015

Joining Miriam on the couch this week are three of Ireland's favourite footballers. Twenty-five years on from Italia '90 Packie Bonner, David O'Leary & Ray Houghton will look back at our finest soccer moment.

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly will speak to Miriam about being the minister responsible for introducing water charges and the death threats he and his family have faced.

Panti Bliss discusses being the face of the referendum result.

Former Miss Irelands Amanda Brunker, Pamela Flood & Sarah Morrissey will chat about beauty contests and what the win did for their careers.

And there will be a performance from The Voice winner Patrick James with his new single 'Redemption Days.'

Programme 3 - Saturday, 4 July 2015

Joining Miriam on the couch this week is former Donegal manager Jim McGuinness, who will talk about his role as coach at Celtic and his thoughts on this year's GAA football championship.

Model Nadia Forde will speak to Miriam about her career to date and discuss the recent loss of her mother to cancer.

Investigative journalist and best selling true crime author Paul Williams discusses his new book "Almost The Perfect Murder", which chronicles the dramatic Graham Dwyer murder trial.

Boxing promoter Kellie Maloney will tell us about life since gender transition surgery.

And fresh from their recent record deal, Irish group Hermitage Green will perform their new single "Jenny.",

Programme 2 - Saturday, 27 June 2015

Coming up on the show this week, Today FM presenter Matt Cooper and his wife, TV3 Midday contributor Aileen Hickie, give their first interview together.

Also joining Miriam this week is journalist, broadcaster and campaigner Una Mullally who will speak about the shock of her cancer diagnosis during the recent marriage referendum.

British journalist John McCarthy and Belfast author Brian Keenan will reflect on their friendship 25 years after their release, having been held as hostages in Beirut in Lebanon during the late 80's.

And Tony Blair's infamous spin doctor Alastair Campbell will share memories of his friend former Liberal Democrat Leader Charles Kennedy and discuss Campbell's new book Winners.

Plus there is music from Irish group Relish of their new single Got It Made

Programme 1 - Saturday, 20 June 2015

Miriam O'Callaghan returns with the eleventh series of the very successful summer entertainment series, Saturday Night With Miriam on Saturday June 20th.

After this week's tragedy in Berkeley Miriam will be joined by U.S. Ambassador to Ireland Kevin O'Malley and singer Charlie McGettigan. Charlie's son Shane was on his J1 in Boston when he lost his life in a workplace accident 17 years ago.

Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy spin onto the set to mark the return of Winning Streak.

Republic of Ireland international Stephanie Roche will join Miriam to chat about signing for Sunderland Ladies. Marrissa Carter, Irish entrepreneur and creator of Cocoa Brown tanning products will discuss the recent endorsement of reality star Kylie Jenner and breaking America.

And a musical performance from Tony Christie singing "Show me the way to Amarillo."

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