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2013 - Programmes

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Kate Ritchie

Programme 1: 28 September

Coming up on The Saturday Night Show this week, Kate Ritchie, AKA Sally Fletcher from Home and Away will be in to tell us about her return to Summer Bay and what it was like growing up in the public eye. Miss Ireland and star of Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model, Holly Carpenter will be in to tell us what it's really like in the world of modelling. Primetime reporter and author of "Without a Trace" will be in with Kathleen Bergin, sister of missing woman Jo Jo Dullard to discuss the recent discovery of Elaine O Hara's remains and the spate of missing women in Ireland. We'll also be talking to Brad Houston who had a summer romance in Ibiza with Michaella McCollum before her fateful trip to Peru. Music on the night will be performed by the brilliant Session Americana with their new track "Raking Through the Ashes".

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Dean Norris

Programme 2: 5 October

Coming up on the show this week Jedward will be revealing their new grown up look and will be performing their first ever acoustic song. Michael Harding will be in talking to us about turning 60 and how humour keeps him going. Top athlete and Celebrity Masterchef winner, David Gillick, will be in to tell us how he got his mojo back after a tough few years. The brilliant Hank from Breaking Bad, AKA, Dean Norris will be in to talk about the phenomenon that was Breaking Bad and to tell us about his new series Under the Dome.

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Anna Nolan

Programme 3: 12 October

Coming up on the show this week, former nun and Ireland's first reality star, Anna Nolan, will be telling us why she's back on our screens. After a week of talking about recovery in Ireland, economic commentator Eddie Hobbs will be in to discuss whether he thinks the good times are back. Elma and Fionnbar Walsh will be in to talk about their son, Donal, who captured the hearts of the entire country with his campaign for Live Life. Music legend of the Sixties who had a string of hits including Mellow Yellow and Jennifer Juniper, Donovan, will be in to chat with Brendan and perform one of his biggest hits "Catch the Wind"

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Angela Scanlon

Programme 4: 19 October

Coming up on the show this week, former Dragon's Den star Norah Casey will bein to tell us why she's decided to focus on what really matters most. Stylist, presenter and 'IT' girl Angela Scanlon will be telling us about her documentary "Oi Ginger" and how gingers are reclaiming their identity. Rising star McMahon will be in to perform his song "Deep Down" and to share with us the extraordinary story about how he got in to music. Young filmmaker Fionn Crombie Angus will be telling us about his new project where he asks people the simple question "What do you love about life?" Oliver Callan will be in with a musical state if the nation address and we will have world record breaker Ashrita Furman in to show everyone his latest record attempt.

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Peaches Geldof

Programme 5: 27 October

Coming up on the show this week, one time wild child and daughter of Bob Geldof, Peaches Geldof will be in to tell us about how much her life has changed over the past two years. George Hook will be in to share his thoughts on his regrets, rugby and who he thinks is the best rugby player ever. Chef Kevin Dundon will be telling us why he's keeping it Irish and about the tragedy that befell his family this summer. We will also have a special performance and chat from Munster and Ireland hooker Damien Varley who's big into musical theatre. We will also have a performance from Dublin band The Rattling Kind who feature on the Love/Hate soundtrack.

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Katie Taylor

Programme 6: 2 November

Coming up on the show this week, Olympian Katie Taylor will be in to tell us of her big decision and dreaming of Rio. Potter and designer Stephen Pearce will be talking about starting over again with his business after a tough couple of years. Communications guru Terry Prone tells the politicians how to get out of trouble and she'll be sharing those tricks of the trade with you. We'll be talking to American comedian, Baratunde Thurston who is here for the web summit about where the internet is going. We will also have music from fantastic band The Carnival Brothers who will be performing their new single "Carnival Station".

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Programme 7: 9 November

Coming up on the show this week, Love/ Hate's infamous dentist, actor Peter O Meara will be telling us about his journey to landing a part in one of Ireland's most successful shows. Simon Delaney will be in for a chat ahead of his new panto starring Jedward and the boys will be in to perform a song from it. Top designer Joanne Hynes will be in telling us the very personal reason why her new collection is so important to her. Kevin Kennedy, AKA Curly Watts from Coronation Street fame will be discussing his battle with booze and we have a very special performance from Grammy winner Patty Griffin who will be accompanied by Robert Plant.

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Programme 8: 16 November

Bressie, GAA goalkeeper Alan O'Mara and Sunday Game analyst Joe Brolly join Brendan O'Connor on this week's edition of The Saturday Night Show. All this plus a bearded transvestite Bressie will discuss Simple Things, a new album he recorded with gathered a group of fellow musicians including Heathers and SOAK, in aid of Cycle Against Suicide. The album is out tomorrow, November 15, and the Mullingar man and friends will join The Dublin Gospel Choir to perform the title track. Bressie and Cavan GAA goalkeeper Alan O'Mara will chat to Brendan about their own experiences and share advice on how they got through their own difficult times. Joe Brolly, the GAA pundit, barrister and former Derry footballer who famously donated a kidney to his friend, will discuss feuds with Tyrone and why people shouldn't fear becoming living donors. Plus, there's a must-watch performance from Conchita Wurst, the bearded transvestite who is the Austrian Eurovision entrant for 2014. Best-selling British author and television writer Lynda La Plante - she was the brains behind Prime Suspect - rounds off the night's guests.

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Jack Gleeson

Programme 9: 23 November

Coming up on the show this week, Jack Gleeson, the Irish student who stars in one of the biggest shows on the planet, Game of Thrones as the evil King Joffrey, is in to talk about how he got the role and why he got involved with Goal in Haiti. Actor and singer Bronagh Gallagher will be telling us about her two heroes and what's next for her- she will also be performing a great song called "Short Cut". Fine Gael TD Mary Mitchell O Connor will be showing us her moves and discussing what led her to get involved in "Strictly Against Breast Cancer". Inspirational Galway girl, Katie O Halloran, will be in to tell us about how she has dealt with a debilitating condition and about the "Katie Born to Run" campaign.

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Anne Doyle

Programme 10: 30 November

Coming up on the show this week from news anchor to quizmaster, Anne Doyle will be in to talk about retirement from the news and about her new quiz show called "Divided". Rachel and Darina Allen are in to talk about the family business and who's the boss! Former footballer Fabrice Muamba will be in to tell us about dying on the pitch for 78 minutes and what the future holds for him now after giving up football. Controversial Daily Mail columnist Liz Jones will be in discussing plastic surgery and her struggle to find happiness. Fantastic Limerick band Hermitage Green will be in to perform their new track "Cloud Nine".

The Saturday Night Show
Anne Doyle

Programme 11: 7 December

Coming up on the show this week, Dermot Bannon will be in to tell us if he has any Room to Improve in his life. Hollywood's Paul Michael Glaser will telling us about the highs and lows of his life since Starsky and Hutch. Top chef Marco Pierre White will be in to talk about his relationship with food and if thinks foodiness has gone too far. Journalist Ian Kehoe will be discussing the international investors who are buying Ireland up at the moment. The Original Rude Boys will be in performing their very first top ten single "Never Gonna Walk Away"

The Saturday Night Show
Anne Doyle

Programme 12: 14 December

Coming up on the show this week Sinead O Connor will be in for a chat and she will be performing a track called "Healing Room". Newlyweds, tenor Paul Byrom and Dominique Coulter, fill us in on married life and Paul will also be singing "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas". Top chef Neven Maguire will be showing us how to have yourself a stress free Christmas lunch and he'll be preparing a few treats live on the show as well! Twink's daughter Chloe Agnew will be performing a song and she will be filling us in on working in America and spending Christmas with her mum and the choir from St Mary's School for Deaf Girls will be signing Coldplay's "Fix You".


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