Saturday, 25 March 2006
Actor Gabriel Byrne first came to the Irish public's attention as a smouldering sex symbol called Pat Barry on The Riordans. Since then, he's enjoyed huge worldwide success in films like 'Defence Of The Realm', 'Miller's Crossing', 'End Of Days', 'Stigmata', and 'The Usual Suspects'. Gabriel told Ryan how he bagged Richard Nixon's and Paul McCartney's autographs. He also talked about his role in Richard E Grant's new film "Wah Wah", his mission as a Unicef Ireland Ambassador to Africa. He also talked about living in New York City before picking up an accordion and playing a bit of "Wooden Heart".
'Celebrity Jigs And Reels'
The "Celebrity Jigs and Reels" judges joined Ryan on the couch. Sports pundit and broadcaster George Hook, fashionista Robert Byrne and Irish dancing giants Jean Butler and Colin Dunne all revealed their views on the sexiness, elegance and strenuousness of Irish dancing and gave a sneak preview of what to expect from RTÉ's latest reality TV programme. Jean told Ryan how intricate and complicated Irish dancing is, Robert confessed that he much prefers to Tango, Colm recalled teaching Irish dancing to a bunch of coach drivers, and George revealed his love for dancing going back to the good old musicals.
'Celebrity Jigs And Reels' goes out on RTÉ One on Sundays at 6.30PM
A man of many disguises, P.J. Gallagher is a stand-up comedian who's been out and about, deceiving members of the public in the hit comedy programme Naked Camera.
P.J. talked about his character which he calls 'Jumper Man': a handcuffs wearing dodgy Dubliner, who at one stage tried to get a lift on a jaunting car from Killarney to Belfast. P.J. also chatted about his other characters such as the outrageous but hilarious Jake Stevens "The Whistler" or his 'dirty auld dear'.
Naked Camera goes out on RTÉ Two on Mondays at 9.30pm
Naked Camera DVD is out now
P.J. Gallagher and the Naked Camera team will be in Vicar Street on June 17th
Hayley Westenra is an 18 year old New-Zealander who's been selling albums since the tender age of 15. Her first album, 'Pure' was so successful that it made her the fastest-selling debut classical artist of all time. She's currently performing with Il Divo on their world tour and stopped by our studio to perform the Joni Mitchell classic 'Both Sides Now'.
'Odyssey' by Hayley Westenra is out now