RTÉ Television is delighted to announce Today, a brand new daytime programme, broadcasting live on weekdays from Cork. The new hour-long show, which starts on Monday November 5th on RTÉ One, will be fronted by the Today team of Dáithí O Sé, Maura Derrane, Norah Casey and Bláithnaid Ní Chofaigh.
Dáithí Ó Sé and Maura Derrane anchor the show from Monday to Thursday with a lively mix of topical chat, fun and lifestyle items, while on Fridays Norah Casey and Bláithnaid Ní Chofaigh kick start the weekend with an all-female, feelgood show focussing on entertainment, beauty, fashion, movie reviews and celebrity gossip. Each day the presenters will be joined in studio by a panel of three guests, plus additional specialist contributors live in studio and via live link-ups from around the country.
Today will be a mix of the issues of the day, entertainment news, food, fashion and beauty, book clubs, health and well being, home and garden, consumer news and money management, parenting and kids, relationships and travel.
Today will get Ireland talking every afternoon using a mixture of contributors from RTÉ's studios around the country, together with viewer feedback via text, email and Twitter, allowing the audience to take part in on-air discussion and debate and to stay in touch with the Today team.
Monday November 5th
Today kicks off its first ever show in RTÉ Cork with a great mix of lively debate, food, consumer issues, competitions and the very latest in make up trends. Maura Derrane and Dáithí Ó Sé present RTÉ's new daytime show from Monday to Thursday and they'll be joined by Cork athlete Derval O'Rourke and RTÉ's parenting expert David Coleman who will be chatting about his new show Bullyproof. Consumer journalist Conor Pope will be there to look after viewers' concerns while chef Paul Flynn will prepare a tasty chicken dish, make up expert Ken Boylan will transform a willing viewer and contributor Pat Fitzpatrick will check out what to watch this week.
Tuesday November 6th
Maura Derrane and Dáithí Ó Sé continue Today's first week on air and they'll be joined by former Glenroe actor Mary McEvoy and Celebrity Bainisteoir finalist Rozanna Purcell. Today will highlight how you can get involved in The Gathering next year while Catherine Fulvio will cook up a healthy fish and chips dish. Fashion stylist Annmarie O'Connor declutters Roz Purcell's wardrobe and Dr. Cliodhna Foley Nolan will offer the best dietary advice. Finally Today will feature an exclusive interview with Argo director Ben Affleck.
Wednesday November 7th
Maura and Dáithí will be joined by bestselling author Cathy Kelly who will reveal the book that changed her life. Also in the Today studio will be actress Hilda Fay and RTÉ presenter Evelyn O'Rourke. Want to have hot water for the rest of your life? Then tune in to Expert Hardware's Alan Grant to find out how. Tina Leonard is on hand to give the best money management advice and Kevin Dundon will be cooking up fiery fajitas with wedges while the Off the Rails team Sonya Lennon and Brendan Courtney have some great fashion advice for viewers.
Thursday November 8th
Dáithí and Maura will be joined by Franc aka Peter Kelly who will show viewers how to make a beautiful winter picnic. Dr. Chris Luke will answer viewers' medical questions and contributor Brian O'Connell will reveal what's happening all around Ireland. Martin Shanahan cooks up some tasty mussels and The Movie Show team will feature the best cinema releases.
Friday November 9th
Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh and Norah Casey kick off Today's first Friday show and they've decided to open their girls' club to broadcasting legend Mike Murphy. Fiona Looney joins the illustrious panel for a proper start to the weekend. They'll be joined by travel expert Fionn Davenport and Well Being coaches Brenda Roche and Julie McCall who will reveal the secrets of happiness while chef Lily Higgins bakes a perfect Victoria sponge.
This Weeks Experts
Cliodhna Foley Nolan is our Nutritionist she appears as a regular expert guest on Wednesdays
Colum McCormack-Crowe is our Friday Celebrity Gossip Columnist
Josepha Madigan is our family law expert
Tina Leonard is our financial expert on a Wednesday
Brian'Connell is out What's On man each Thursday
Viewers can contact the show by emailing the show at firstname.lastname@example.org