01: Gay Byrne

Memorable moments in a broadcasting career spanning six decades.

Gay Byrne is a name synonymous with Irish radio and television. He joined Radio Éireann in 1958 and has been on our TV screens since Irish television began.

He was the first host of 'The Late Late Show', the world’s longest-running chat show, presenting it from 1962 to 1999. He has also presented 'The Rose of Tralee', 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?', 'The Meaning of Life', and 'For One Night Only'.

From 1973 to 1998, he presented 'The Gay Byrne Hour' on Radio 1, where he pioneered confessional radio in Ireland. He has written several books, including his autobiography 'The Time of My Life' (1987), and columns for the 'RTV Guide', the 'Sunday World' and the 'Sunday Independent'.

We take a look at some of the more memorable moments of a broadcasting career spanning six decades.