Murphy, Mike

Born in Dublin, Mike Murphy (1941-) began his career at RTÉ in 1965 as a radio announcer and went on to present shows on both radio and television.

Mike Murphy is best known for presenting television shows like The Live Mike, Arts Express, Winning Streak and Murphy's Micro Quiz-M. On radio, he is best known as the presenter of The Arts Show on RTÉ Radio 1. He was the commentator for Irish viewers and listeners for the Eurovision Song Contest during the 1970s and 1980s.  

The Dubliner is best known for his candid camera sketches on the programme 'The Live Mike' where he famously pranked Late Late Show presenter Gay Byrne while posing as a French rugby supporter who kept interrupting Gay while he was filming at Trinity College.

Mike Murphy retired from radio broadcasting in 2000 with a special tribute edition of The Late Late Show broadcast the same year. He continued to present Winning Streak until 2001 when he retired from television. 

He made a return to television presenting in 2011 with a show called The Big Interview and in 2012 was the presenter of the show 'Masterpiece: Ireland's Favourite Painting'. In 2015, he presented an archive based quiz show called 'Play It By Year'.