Joe Duffy's guests for the upcoming series of The Meaning of Life have been announced as part of RTÉ's new Factual season.

Joining Duffy to discuss their beliefs and values will be actors Rupert Everett and Jane Seymour, and singer Mary Coughlan.

Also taking part in the 15th series of The Meaning of Life are presenter Eamonn Holmes, journalist Eamonn McCann, and EU Commissioner Mairéad McGuinness.

Jane Seymour with Joe Duffy during a break in filming

From hard-hitting documentaries, lifting the lid on some difficult realities both past and present, to series that celebrate and remember who and what we love, with lighter viewing to inspire and entertain, RTÉ's Factual offering across television, radio, and online promises - as always - to be true to life.

RTÉ's Group Head of Factual, Seán Mac Giolla Phádraig, said: "This may be our most exciting Factual line-up to date.

"Despite an incredibly challenging year for production, the teams internally in RTÉ, and at the many independent companies we work with, have truly excelled and delivered a wonderful selection of documentaries and factual programming for the new season."

For more on RTÉ's new season, click here.

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