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The Late Late Show (Ireland)

Season 47 2009 - 2010

  • 2009-09-04T20:30:00Z on RTÉ One
  • 140 mins
  • 3 days, 16 hours, 40 mins
  • Ireland
  • English
  • Talk Show

The Late Late Show is Ireland's most popular and prestigious television show and is the longest running chat show in the world.

Originally conceived as a short filler programme for the summer schedule in 1962 on the then fledgling Irish broadcaster Telefís Éireann, The Late Late Show has gone on to become an Irish institution and today is still the most popular programme on television in Ireland.

Pat Kenny became host of The Late Late Show in September 1999, taking over from Gay Byrne. Gay was the programme's first presenter in 1962, and apart from one season when Frank Hall presented the show while Gay worked with the BBC, it was a continuous run of almost 37 years.

Ryan Tubridy hosted The Late Late Show from September 4th 2009.

38 episodes

47x01 Episode 1

  • Season Premiere

    2009-09-04T20:30:00Z — 140 mins

Ryan Tubridy is joined by a stellar line-up for his very first Late Late Show with guests including An Taoiseach Brian Cowen, legendary actress Joan Collins, Academy Award nominee Saoirse Ronan, Niall Quinn, Cherie Blair and the hugely successful singer/songwriter David Gray.

47x02 Episode 2

  • 2009-09-11T20:30:00Z — 140 mins

Jermaine Jackson gives his first interview outside the US since his brother's death. The "Liam McCarthy Cup" winners and All-Ireland champions for four years in a row, Kilkenny, are Ryan's first guests. While Kelly Osbourne talks candidly about her rock 'n' roll teens and the Fair City cast celebrate their twentieth anniversary.

47x03 Episode 3

  • 2009-09-18T20:30:00Z — 140 mins

Ryan Tubridy is joined by a wide range of guests including The Nolan Sisters, comedian Jimmy Carr and journalist David McWilliams. Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh attempts to be an impartial Kerryman ahead of the All-Ireland Football final.

47x04 Episode 4

  • 2009-09-25T20:30:00Z — 140 mins

Ryan Tubridy meets Tony Sutherland, father of Olympic champion Darren Sutherland. The cast from The Clinic discuss their upcoming new series and Emmy Award winning director Dearbhla Walsh talks about her career to date.

47x05 Episode 5

  • 2009-10-02T20:30:00Z — 140 mins

Ryan Tubridy chats with dynamic presenting duo, Ant and Dec, about the highs and lows of their careers. He discusses the future of Irish boxing with Bernard Dunne and American chat show queen Ricki Lake bares all.

47x06 Episode 6

  • 2009-10-09T20:30:00Z — 140 mins

Ryan Tubridy discusses the highs and lows of married life with Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne. Former Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern talks about life after his resignation and Kilkenny hurling manager, Brian Cody, looks back at another successful summer.

47x07 Episode 7

  • 2009-10-16T20:30:00Z — 140 mins

Ryan Tubridy talks to Vince Vaughn about his upcoming film. Cathal O'Shea chats about losing weight. PJ Gallagher looks back over the Naked Camera series and discusses what the future holds for him in Ireland.

47x08 Episode 8

  • 2009-10-23T20:30:00Z — 140 mins

Ryan Tubridy talks to Cork hurler Donal Óg Cusack, in his first public interview since the release of his autobiography. He also chats with Craig Doyle about his television career and Daniel O'Donnell talks about his musical influences.

47x09 Episode 9

  • 2009-10-30T21:30:00Z — 140 mins

Ryan Tubridy chats to former glamour model, Katie Price about her latest book and playing the media game. David Coleman discusses parenting and creches. Alexandra Burke performs her latest single.

47x10 Episode 10

  • 2009-11-06T21:30:00Z — 140 mins

Ryan Tubridy is joined on The Late Late Show by Gordon Ramsay, Russell Brand plus Irish comedic talent Dara O'Briain.

47x11 Episode 11

  • 2009-11-13T21:30:00Z — 140 mins

Ryan Tubridy chats to Ronan Keating about his work, the band and life after Stephen. Mario Rosenstock does his best medley of impressions and Chris Evans chats about his love for the Emerald Isle.

47x12 Episode 12

  • 2009-11-20T21:30:00Z — 140 mins

Ryan Tubridy chats to comedian Brendan Grace. Rachel O'Reilly's mother, Rose Callaly, talks about writing her daughter's memoirs. Shannen Doherty of the hit American series 90210 discusses the highs and lows of her acting career.

47x13 The Late Late Toy Show

  • 2009-11-27T21:30:00Z — 140 mins

Ryan Tubridy presents his first Late Late Toy Show. A selection of boys and girls help Ryan to rate this year's best toys and books. Special guests include Westlife and Jedward.

47x14 Episode 14

  • 2009-12-04T21:30:00Z — 140 mins

It's a star-studded show this week with comedian Peter Kay, Kildare's legendary Christy Moore, Peter Andre, The All Ireland Talent Show judges, Seasick Steve and Ben Dunne. Don't miss the very best in all-round entertainment.

47x15 Episode 15

  • 2009-12-11T21:30:00Z — 140 mins

This week's Late Late Show features Canadian singer Michael Bublé, who chats to Ryan and performs from his new album. Cat Stevens, now known as Yusuf Islam, talks about his controversial gig in Dublin. Hector O'hEochagain discusses his upcoming projects and Hollywood actor Gabriel Byrne discusses the clerical child abuse report.

47x16 Episode 16

  • 2009-12-18T21:30:00Z — 140 mins

Ryan Tubridy meets teen pop sensation Miley Cyrus following her recent sell out Irish gigs. Padraig Harrington reflects on his personal and professional year. Former presenter Gay Byrne talks to Ryan about his favourite moments from his 37 year tenure. Music is courtesy of Paolo Nutini, Jerry Fish and Imelda May.

47x17 Episode 17

  • 2009-12-28T21:30:00Z — 140 mins

Talk show. Ryan Tubridy is joined by President Mary McAleese, Brian O'Driscoll, Katie Taylor and Louis Walsh, with performances from Chris de Burgh and soprano Celine Byrne.

47x18 Episode 18

  • 2010-01-08T21:30:00Z — 140 mins

Ryan Tubridy chats to Ardal O'Hanlon about the merits of being Irish and male. Spandau Ballet singer Martin Kemp talks about his career. Cynthia Owen reveals the shocking details of her childhood, please note that this interview deals with a subject that some viewers may find upsetting.

47x19 Episode 19

  • 2010-01-15T21:30:00Z — 140 mins

Ryan Tubridy is joined by Brendan O'Carroll aka Mrs. Brown. Two-time Oscar nominee and 'Atonement' star, Brenda Blethyn, chats about her career. Fine Gael leader, Enda Kenny discusses the future of his party. Plus there's an extra special performance from the cast and stars of 'We Will Rock You' including legendary Queen rockers Brian May and Roger Taylor.

47x20 Episode 20

  • 2010-01-22T21:30:00Z — 140 mins

Ryan Tubridy chats to Dickie Rock about his illustrious career. Cian O'Daly talks about his son Henry's fight for life following his diagnosis with a rare heart syndrome. Erica Gimpel from the hit television series Fame discusses a new talent search in Ireland. Justin Lee Collins explains why he plans to represent Ireland in the next Eurovision Song Contest.

47x21 Episode 21

  • 2010-01-29T21:30:00Z — 140 mins

Angie and Azzedine Benhaffaf, parents of conjoined twin babies Hassan and Hussein discuss their extraordinary lives. Paul O'Connell reveals some of the finer details of life as a Munster and Ireland rugby star. Hollywood actor Benicio Del Toro discusses the highlights of his career. Heather Mills chats about Dancing on Ice.

47x22 Episode 22

  • 2010-02-05T21:30:00Z — 140 mins

Celebrity Big Brother contestant and The Usual Suspects actor, Stephen Baldwin reveals that he is of Irish descent. George Hook talks about how his trip to Haiti affected him. Music is courtesy of Fionn Regan and pop sensations The Saturdays. Janice Dickinson chats to Ryan about her life and loves.

47x23 Episode 23

  • 2010-02-12T21:30:00Z — 140 mins

Joining Ryan for a chat is actor Samuel L Jackson, star of 'Pulp Fiction'. Ryan will also be chatting to Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams about the recent historic agreement in Stormont and the shocking revelations about abuse within his family. Irish actor Michael Fassbender will also be dropping in to chat about his time working with Brad Pitt and Quentin Tarantino.

47x24 Episode 24

  • 2010-02-19T21:30:00Z — 140 mins

Ryan Tubridy is joined by boxing legend Bernard Dunne to discuss highlights from his career following the announcement of his resignation. Colin Farrell and Neil Jordan chat about their latest film and music is courtesy of Corinne Bailey Rae.

47x25 Episode 25

  • 2010-02-26T21:30:00Z — 140 mins

Ryan Tubridy is joined by Shane MacGowan and Victoria Clarke to chat about their charity single 'I Put A Spell On You' which features Nick Cave and Johnny Depp. Broadcaster Eamon Dunphy appears on the show with his daughter Collette and a panel including Nuala Carey and Breffny Morgan ask: Is being thirty-something and single the mark of independence?

47x26 Episode 26

  • 2010-03-05T21:30:00Z — 140 mins

Ryan Tubridy presents a special edition of the talk show, that gives viewers a chance to choose Ireland's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2010. Marty Whelan and former winners Johnny Logan and Dana Rosemary Scanlon offer their opinions on each of the five acts.

47x27 Episode 27

  • 2010-03-12T21:30:00Z — 140 mins

Ryan Tubridy chats to Boyzone about the death of Stephen Gately and their plans for the rest of the year. Elizabeth Hurley discusses her beauty regime ahead of the launch of her latest collection. Crime journalist Paul Williams reveals the extent of gangland crime in Ireland. YouTube sensations Crystal Swing perform their song 'He Drinks Tequila'.

47x28 Episode 28

  • 2010-03-19T21:30:00Z — 140 mins

Ryan Tubridy meets Cillian Murphy and Brendan Gleeson, two of Ireland's most successful actors. Harry Crosbie discusses his latest venture, The Grand Canal Theatre. Tess Daly chats about her career, motherhood and the text messages that threw her private life into the public domain.

47x29 Episode 29

  • 2010-03-26T21:30:00Z — 140 mins

Ryan Tubridy meets female jockeys Katie Walsh and Nina Carberry. John Joe Brennan of Late Late Toy Show fame tells Ryan about how his passion for clocks developed. Paul Brady performs live and Keith Barry takes unsuspecting members of the audience on a very special journey.

47x30 Episode 30

  • 2010-04-02T20:30:00Z — 140 mins

Ryan Tubridy is joined by Matt Cooper, Kevin Myers, Sarah Carey and Ger Colleran to discuss the country's financial situation. Sinéad O'Connor sings live on the show and discusses her life and the crisis facing the Catholic Church. Also joining Ryan is the fashion legend and actress Jerry Hall.

47x31 Episode 31

  • 2010-04-09T20:30:00Z — 140 mins

Ryan Tubridy's guests include novelist and former EastEnders actress Martine McCutcheon. Garden designer and TV presenter Diarmuid Gavin chats about his latest projects. Actors Mick Lally and George McMahon talk about their new play, 'God's Official'. With musical guests Scouting for Girls and the Celtic Tenors.

47x32 Episode 32

  • 2010-04-16T20:30:00Z — 140 mins

Ryan Tubridy meets Dragons' Den stars Sean Gallagher and Gavin Duffy to discuss their investments from the show. Green Party leader John Gormley discusses the policies he has introduced. Acting legend Michael Gambon and director Michael Colgan chat to Ryan about their illustrious careers

47x33 Episode 33

  • 2010-04-23T20:30:00Z — 140 mins

Sandy Kelly recalls the highs and lows of her remarkable singing career. Soap queen Beverly Callard drops in to talk about playing Liz McDonald in the soap 'Coronation Street'. Also on the show is GAA legend Mick O'Dwyer.

47x34 Episode 34

  • 2010-04-30T20:30:00Z — 140 mins

Ryan Tubridy leads a tribute to Gerry Ryan with Gay Byrne, Pat Kenny, Joe Duffy, Dave Fanning and Brenda Donohue.

47x35 Episode 35

  • 2010-05-07T20:30:00Z — 140 mins

Ryan Tubridy presents the popular talk show featuring high-profile guests, current social issues and the very best in all-round entertainment. Comedian Jason Byrne, Paddy Moloney from The Chieftians and The Vard Sisters are among the guests this week.

47x36 Episode 36

  • 2010-05-14T20:30:00Z — 140 mins

Ryan Tubridy discusses the topics raised in the RTÉ Aftershock series with Amanda Pratt, Mark Little and Bill Cullen. Alastair Campbell reflects on the outcome of the British General Election. Stephen Gately's partner, Andrew Cowles talks candidly about life with and without Stephen and Twink reflects on a hectic fortnight.

47x37 Episode 37

  • 2010-05-21T20:30:00Z — 140 mins

Ryan Tubridy is joined by actor David Kelly, Mary O'Rourke, singing sensations Crystal Swing and visionary Joe Coleman.

47x38 Episode 38

  • 2010-05-28T20:30:00Z — 140 mins

It's Ryan's birthday and the final Late Late Show of the season. With Eurovision on everyone's mind, this week's show looks back at Riverdance and the success of the theatrical show around the world. Guests include catwalk queen Caprice and youngest member of the girl group The Nolans, Coleen. With music from Crowded House and more.