Marian Finucane

Marian Finucane

Saturday, Sunday, 11 - 1pm

Marian Finucane Saturday 19 December 2015

Marian Finucane

Marian Finucane

Live stimulating mix of news, interviews, reports and discussion.

Aidan Gillen

Aidan Gillen

Aidan Gillen is famous for his roles abroad in The Wire where he played the ambitious politician Tommy Carcetti for three seasons and currently in Game of thrones as the Machiavellian Brothel Owner ‘Pietyr ‘Littlefinger’ Baelish

At home he played ‘John Boy’ Power, the powerful drug trafficker in the Dublin crime series Love/Hate and most recently as ‘Charlie’ Haughey in the three part drama series Charlie.


RTE Drama have an Opera version of "The Dead" on RTE 1 at 8.00 p.m. on 3rd January.


Surviving Christmas

Surviving Christmas

Memory is one of the most important functions of the brain. We remember for two main reasons: to help us make sense of the present and to help us be prepared for the future.  Psychologist Maureen Gaffney is in studio to discuss the affect of memory during the Christmas season

Norma Costello

Norma Costello

Living off your nerves, moving from town to town, reporting from war torn sites and living out of a suitcase......

That’s the life of Norma Costello who is just back after spending a week embedded with the Peshmerga who are fighting Islamic State in Northern Iraq


Recommended Christmas Viewing

Recommended Christmas Viewing

Marian is joined by Dave Fanning and blogger Sinéad Fox with some suggestions for you to tune into over the festive season.

Recommended Viewing- Sinéad Fox’s Choices


Dickensian                      St Stephen’s Day  BBC One @ 7 p.m.

Sherlock                         New Years Day     BBC One @ 9 p.m.

Downton Abbey               St Stephen’s Day TV3  @ 9pm

A Very Murray Christmas         Netflix Original    Streaming Now    

Well Holy God It’s Glenroe       Sunday 27th December   RTE ONE @ 9.30pm

John Bishop’s Gorilla Adventure       Monday 28th December  UTV Ireland @ 9pm     

Cameraman To The Queen       Christmas Day     UTV @ 4:40pm  (Different ITV regions at different times)

The Queen of Ireland’s Christmas Message      Christmas Day  TV3  @ 3pm

Panti Does 2015    St Stephen’s Day   RTE          2  @ 10.55pm 

Top Gear from A-Z    St Stephen’s Day        BBC TWO  @  8pm

For the Kids

Stick Man    Christmas Day BBC 1 @4:45pm  (repeated New Year’s Eve @ 4:15pm)

Billionaire Boy    New Year’s Day   BBC ONE at 7pm

Fungus The Bogeyman   Sunday 27th December    SKY ARTS @ 6pm   (or Sky 1 on demand)

Willy Wonka  Christmas Eve  @ 3:30 pm  TV3  or    3E Christmas Day @ 2:30pm


Dave Fanning’s Christmas TV Recommendations

Strictly Come Dancing – The Final : BBC One 6.35 pm Saturday 19th December

RTE Sports Awards: RTE One 9.40 pm Saturday December 19th

(BBC One has their Sports Personality of the Year 6.50 p.m. Sunday December 20th)

Shane MacGowan: A Wreck Reborn: Sky Arts 10 p.m. Sunday December 20th

Bear Gryllis Goes Wild With Barrack Obama : Channel 4 @ 8 pm Sunday December 20th

Fargo : Channel 4 @ 10 pm Monday December 21st

The Rich Kids of Instagram:  Channel 4 @ 9.00 pm Monday December 21st

The John Bishop Christmas Show:  BBC One 9 p.m.  Monday December 21st

A Simply Delicious Christmas with Darina Allen and Rory O’Connell :

RTE ONE @ 8 pm Tuesday22nd AND Wednesday 23rd @ 7.30 pm

Baz, The Lost Muslim Part 2:  RTE2 @ 10 pm Tuesday 22nd December

A Rich Inheritance: RTE ONE @ 10.15 pm Tuesday 22nd December

Snow Chick – A Penguin’s Tale: BBC ONE @ 8.30 pm Wednesday December 23rd

Mrs Brown’s Boys – Christmas Specials 2015 : RTE ONE @ 9pm Christmas Eve and @ 10.15 pm New Year’s Eve

The Shelbourne at Christmas:  RTE ONE @ 7.15 pm Christmas Eve

U2: Innocence + Experience Live in Paris : RTE2 @ 11.10 pm Christmas Day

At Your Service to the Rescue – Penny Dinners : RTE ONE @ 7.35 pm Christmas Day

Call the Midwife Christmas Special : BBC ONE @ 7.30 PM Christmas Day

Panti Does 2015 : RTE 2 @ 10.55 pm St Stephen’s Day

Downton Abbey : TV3 @ 9 pm St Stephen’s Day

Well Holy God It’s Glenroe : RTE ONE @ 9.30 pm Sunday  December 27th

Liam Clancy, Mo Chara : TG4 @ 7.15 pm Sunday December 27th

Fab! The Night The Beatles Came to Dublin : RTE ONE @ 8 pm Sunday December 27th  

Luke Kelly : Prince of Dublin : RTE ONE @ 9.30 Tuesday December 29th

The Rubber Bandits Guide to 1916 :  RTE 2 @ 11 pm New Year’s Eve

Daniel O’Donnell : 40 Years of Music and Memories : TV3 @ 9 pm New Year’s Eve

Sports Quiz of the Year : RTE ONE @ 6.30 pm New Year’s Eve

Dusty Springfield : TG4 @ 7.35 pm New Year’s Day


Movies To Set Your Recorder For:

Great Old

The Graduate

The 3rd Man

The Lady Vanishes

Dial M for Murder



The Verdict

Shadow of a Doubt

Not So Old

The Shawshank Redemption

The Princess Bride

The King of Comedy

LA Confidential



Finding Vivian Maier

Capt. Philips

The Sapphires

Alpha Papa

Behind the Candleabra

Gone Girl



Big Hero 6

Mrs. Browns Boys

True Grit

Les Mis

The Way

Moonrise Kingdom


Winter Driving Tips

Winter Driving Tips

With the adverse weather conditions we’ve been experiencing of late, we’ve invited Tony Toner, Training Director with the Institute of Advanced Motoring to join us in studio with some tips for safer driving in bad weather conditions.

About The Show

In-depth interviews, human interest stories, consumer and lifestyle news as well as a lively panel discussion on issues of the week and newspaper reviews.

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