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Saturday Night with Miriam


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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