The Christmas schedule on RTÉ Television has been revealed and is filled with a wide range of programmes, with something for everyone.
Speaking about the Christmas schedule, Glen Killane, Managing Director, RTÉ Television said: “I'm proud to unveil such a strong and varied Christmas schedule full of quality home-produced programming in such challenging economic times.”
Miriam O’Callaghan will present New Year’s Eve Show Live, featuring some of the best of Irish talent. The show will look back on the year that was and highlight some of the many events for the year head celebrating RTÉ TV50.
Now That’s What You Called News is a revealing Top 20 countdown of some of the biggest, most interesting, colourful and bizarre news stories we explored online over the past twelve months.
Presented by Craig Doyle, it features an entertaining and interesting mix of both the serious and the less so, from celebrity to politics, sport to economics and entertainment to natural disasters. With contributions from Bryan Dobson, Mary O’Rourke, Ivan Yates, Matt Cooper, Evelyn Cusack, Mark Little, David McWilliams and Jacqui Hurley, it's a sharp, witty, intelligent, fun-filled look back at 2011.
On the eve of The Dubliners 50th anniversary Gay Byrne will present For One Night Only, with guest performances from some of the cream of the Irish music scene including Declan O’Rourke, Sharon Shannon, Shane MacGowan, Mary Couglan and Liam Ó’Maonlai.
Other Voices NYC, charts the journey of Other Voices from its home on the Dingle Peninsula across the Atlantic to the heart of the East Village in New York City featuring Gabriel Byrne, Glen Hansard, Roddy Doyle, Damien Rice and Joseph O'Connor amongst many others.
Highlights also include the return of Mrs Brown’s Boys to RTÉ One for a Christmas special, in which Agnes tries to put together the perfect Christmas for her family.
Derek Mooney will present Mooney Tunes, a unique collaboration between RTÉ Radio 1’s Mooney radio show, the RTÉ concert orchestra and the RTÉ radio audience, which comes to television for the first time from the Grand Canal Theatre in Dublin.