About RTÉ Television

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Colm Meaney

Colm Meaney first shot to national attention in "the Commitments" and "The Snapper" but it was as Miles O'Brien in Star Trek that he became known the world over. Colm told Ryan all about his new film "The Damned United," guest starring in "The Simpsons" and how, despite his globetrotting lifestyle, there's still nothing like his mammy's Sunday dinner.

Mario Rosenstock

Actor and comedian Mario Rosenstock celebrated ten years on the airwaves with "Gift Grub" and had our audience in stitches parodying the likes of Bertie Aherne, Kenny Egan and Ronan O'Gara. Mario even showed Ryan how a Chicken Tikka sandwich proved the key to impersonating Taoiseach Brian Cowan!

Derek Davis & Katherine Lynch

There certainly was rivalry and tension between the two Celebrity Bainisteoir finalists - and that was just on our coach! Broadcasting legend Derek David and funny girl Katherine Lynch spoke to Ryan about bringing two underdog teams to an All-Ireland final and they even treated us to a song each - who knew Derek could do a decent Johnny Cash!

Robson Green

From "Soldier Soldier" to "Wire in The Blood" actor Robson Green has captured the hearts of women everywhere with his smouldering TV roles, but he is best known for his multi-million selling rendition of "Unchained Melody" that topped the charts in the 90's! The heartthrob spoke to Ryan about his passion for fishing, fending off Liam Gallagher and living with Irish Oscar winner Brenda Fricker.

Melody Gardot

We had music from a very successful American artist who became a musician quite literally by accident. She was disabled at nineteen after being struck by a car while riding her bicycle and became a musician after discovering music therapy. Since then she has emerged as one of the most talented female artists around. She performed "Who will comfort me" from her current album "My One and Only Thrill"