Daniel O'Donnell from Kincasslagh in Donegal has been attracting great audiences since going solo.

The younger brother of country and western singer Margo, Daniel O'Donnell now boasts two gold solo albums to his credit. Tonight he performs the title track from his latest album 'I Need You', an old Ricky Nelson hit.

Would you welcome please from Kincasslagh, Daniel O'Donnell.

After his appearance on The Late Late Show tonight, he is performing at the National Ballroom in Parnell Square.

This episode of The Late Late Show was broadcast on 20 February 1987. The presenter is Gay Byrne.

The Late Late Show was intended to be a summer "filler" but proved so successful with the public that it became part of the regular schedule.

The idea for the programme came from the show's producer, Tom McGrath, who wanted to present an Irish version of the American talk show "The Tonight Show". Gay Byrne was to be the show's presenter and would remain so for the next 37 years. Tom McGrath's original idea was that the show would be informal and have the feel of people dropping in for chat. 'The Late Late Show' became an important forum for the airing and debating of many issues in a changing Irish society.

The first programme of The Late Late Show was broadcast at 11.20 pm, 6 July 1962. At the time, it was unusual to have a live talk and entertainment show on so late in the day's viewing. Pat Kenny replaced Gay Byrne as presenter in 1999 and remained in that position for 10 years. The programme is still running today and is presented by Ryan Tubridy.