'The Live Mike' was a candid camera sketch show hosted by Mike Murphy. One of Mike Murphy's greatest coups was pulling a prank on his colleague and friend Gay Byrne.

Acting as an overenthusiastic Frenchman, Murphy constantly interrupts and torments Byrne as he films a piece to camera outside Trinity College. Gay Byrne finally cracks telling the French rugby supporter where to go.

This episode of 'The Live Mike' was broadcast on 8 January 1982. 'The Live Mike' ran on RTÉ between 1979 and 1983 and combined music, comedy sketches and studio guests. 

Gay Byrne (1982)