Rita, the cook from Nighthawks, has a suggestion for Pat Kenny ahead of his wedding..

While introducing his next guest Pat Kenny is interrupted by a member of the studio audience, Rita from Nighthawks.

While Pat Kenny describes 'Nighthawks' as a greasy, obnoxious little diner run by Shay Healy, Rita maintains it was one of the trendiest places in Ireland. Customers included politicians, rock stars, and beautiful people.

'Nighthawks' experienced some financial difficulties and Rita now plans to help Shay Healy out with compensation money her mother got following an accident at her local bingo hall.

Currently out of work following the closure of Nighthawks, Rita is and has a proposal for Pat Kenny offering to do the catering for his wedding. Pat Kenny is not very enthusiastic about her proposal.

Don't call me. I'll call you.

Actor and comedian Joyce Ward played the character of cook Rita on RTÉ programme 'Nighthawks', a fictional diner run by owner Shay Healy.

This episode of 'Kenny Live' was broadcast on 18 April 1992. The presenter is Pat Kenny.

Irish actress Joyce Ward as Rita the cook from RTÉ Television's live late night chat show/comedy series 'Nighthawks', photographed on set in Studio 4 on 17 December 1991
Irish actress Joyce Ward as Rita the cook from RTÉ Television's live late night chat show/comedy series 'Nighthawks'. Photographed on set on 17 December 1991.
Photo by John Rowe.