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The Late Late Show (Ireland)

Season 54 2016 - 2017

  • 2016-09-02T22:30:00+02:00 on RTÉ One
  • 140 mins
  • 3 days, 14 hours, 20 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.

37 episodes

54x01 Episode 1

  • Season Premiere

    2016-09-02T22:30:00+02:00 — 140 mins

As the Olympic ticket scandal rumbles on in Rio, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross joins Ryan Tubridy to discuss the matter. Other guests include Shane Ross, Michael Conlan and Olympic silver medallists Annalise Murphy and Gary and Paul O'Donovan.

54x02 Episode 2

  • 2016-09-09T22:30:00+02:00 — 140 mins

John Kavanagh, the man in Conor McGregor's corner, chats about the guts and determination that saw himself and the Notorious rise to the very pinnacle of UFC. Host Ryan Tubridy is also joined by guests Thomas Barr, Marty Morrissey, Alison Canavan, Mario Rosenstock and the Young Offenders.

54x03 Episode 3

  • 2016-09-16T22:30:00+02:00 — 140 mins

Extreme adventurer Bear Grylls joins Ryan Tubridy to chat about his wild life and putting Barack Obama through his paces. Plus, actress Jane Seymour drops by for a chat about life on and off screen and the Minister of State making headlines for his stance over hospital facilities in Waterford, John Halligan, reveals how far he's willing to go as the stand-off between him and his partners in government continues. Plus, music by BP Fallon, Michael English and Vladimir & Anton.

54x04 Episode 4

  • 2016-09-23T22:30:00+02:00 — 140 mins

President Michael D Higgins chats about life as the State's first citizen, his plans for the future, and, as the 1916 centenary year winds down, shares his vision for a new Ireland. Plus, Jessica Thom talks about taking the challenge of her Tourette syndrome and using it as part of her comedy and Ireland's Paralympics heroes Ellen Keane and Niamh McCarthy talk about their Rio success.

54x05 Episode 5

  • 2016-09-30T22:30:00+02:00 — 140 mins

Ryan's guests include Alexander Skarsgard and Michael Pena, Jilly Cooper, Francis Brennan, Jason McAteer, Oliver Jeffers and Michael Healy-Rae. With music from Josh Christina, Smokie and Heroes in Hiding.

54x06 Episode 6

  • 2016-10-07T22:30:00+02:00 — 140 mins

Ryan is joined by fashion queen Pippa O'Connor, rugby hero Paul O'Connell and Game of Thrones actor Liam Cunningham. With music from The Three Amigos, Nickelback and Mick Flannery.

54x07 Episode 7

  • 2016-10-14T22:30:00+02:00 — 140 mins

Ryan is joined by Minister of State John Halligan, Hairy Bikers and Kathleen Watkins with music from The Riptide Movement and Donna Taggart.

54x08 Episode 8

  • 2016-10-21T22:30:00+02:00 — 140 mins

Ryan Tubridy is joined by Michael Bublé, Graham Norton, Kieran Donaghy and Donal Skehan, with Bublé performing a recent hit and one of his classics.

54x09 Episode 9

  • 2016-10-28T22:30:00+02:00 — 140 mins

Ryan's guests include pop star Robbie Williams, former 007 Sir Roger Moore, comedian Alan Carr, rugby star Johnny Sexton and hypnotist Keith Barry.

54x10 Episode 10

  • 2016-11-04T22:30:00+01:00 — 140 mins

Ryan Tubridy travels to London to interview legendary musician Bruce Springsteen. Back in the studio, Ryan welcomes Jeremy Paxman, Rob Heffernan, Don O'Neill and Vogue Williams. Music from John Spillane and Sugar Hill Gang.

54x11 Episode 11

  • 2016-11-11T22:30:00+01:00 — 140 mins

Ryan welcomes Oliver Callan (as Donald Trump), Katie Hopkins and Colette Browne who will discuss the President-elect, Bridget & Eamon, Bibi Baskin, John Whelan, David McGowan and science enthusiast and comedian, Dara O'Briain, with special performances by Walking on Cars and The Stylistics.

54x12 Episode 12

  • 2016-11-18T22:30:00+01:00 — 140 mins

Ryan Tubridy welcomes boxing champ Katie Taylor, pop star Olly Murs, businesswoman Marissa Carter and Blindboy Boatclub.

54x13 Episode 13

  • 2016-11-25T22:30:00+01:00 — 140 mins

Ryan Tubridy welcomes Daniel O'Donnell, Angela Scanlon and John Bishop to the Late Late Show. With music from O'Donnell and Gavin James.

54x14 The Late Late Toy Show

  • 2016-12-02T22:30:00+01:00 — 140 mins

The Late Late Toy Show returns with host Ryan Tubridy and an incredible troop of singers, dancers and toy testers ready to entertain the nation.

54x15 Episode 15

  • 2016-12-09T22:30:00+01:00 — 140 mins

Guests include the star of 'Loving' Ruth Negga, broadcaster and journalist Charlie Bird, 'Dancing with the Stars' competitor Des Bishop, broadcaster and author Michael Parkinson and musical performances from Shay Healy and Hothouse Flowers.

54x16 Episode 16

  • 2016-12-16T22:30:00+01:00 — 140 mins

Ryan's guests include actress Miriam Margoyles, Louis Walsh alongside Ireland's next Eurovision entrant Brendan Murray, and comedians Jason Byrne, Brendan Grace and Pat Shortt. With music from the RTÉ Concert Orchestra accompanying Glen Hansard, Aslan and Finbar Furey (with Cór na nÓg).

54x17 Episode 17

  • 2017-01-06T22:30:00+01:00 — 140 mins

Ryan chats with Amy Huberman and Neil Morrissey from RTÉ's new drama "Striking Out", Hughie Maughan, Teresa Mannion and Des Cahill from "Dancing with the Stars", RTÉ’s US correspondent Caitriona Perry, and "The Great Irish Sell Off’s" Ian Kehoe. Also featuring music from Derek Ryan and Connor McKeon.

54x18 Episode 18

  • 2017-01-13T22:30:00+01:00 — 140 mins

Ryan Tubridy welcomes Bernard Lucas, husband of late coast guard volunteer Caitríona Lucas. D'Unbelievables comedian Jon Kenny and Glenroe actress Mary McEvoy also appear.

54x19 Episode 19

  • 2017-01-20T22:30:00+01:00 — 140 mins

Finbar Furey is with Ryan Tubridy to discuss a long and varied career, joined by Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill, Aslan frontman Christy Dignam and Hollywood actor Patrick Bergin. The programme also features Pat McDonagh, David Beattie, Lisa Canny, Dr. Peter Collett and Oliver Callan.

54x20 Episode 20

  • 2017-01-27T22:30:00+01:00 — 140 mins

Ryan Tubridy welcomes pop star Jason Donovan, architect Dermot Bannon, presenting pair Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Lansbury, and soprano Celine Byrne.

54x21 Episode 21

  • 2017-02-03T22:30:00+01:00 — 140 mins

This year's Enterprise Special features an variety of Irish companies. Ryan also welcomes Derval O’Rourke and the Dancing with the Stars judges.

54x22 Episode 22

  • 2017-02-10T22:30:00+01:00 — 140 mins

Love is in the air as 200 singletons join Ryan for a night of romance on The Late Late Valentine's Special. Ryan is joined by comedian Al Porter and Eurovision star Linda Martin.

54x23 Episode 23

  • 2017-02-17T22:30:00+01:00 — 140 mins

Ryan Tubridy welcomes Hollywood A-lister Eric Bana, The Saturdays' Una Healy and Father Brian D'Arcy. With music from country favourite Mike Denver.

54x24 Episode 24

  • 2017-02-24T22:30:00+01:00 — 140 mins

This week Ryan welcomes to the couch a buffed-up Philip Boucher-Hayes, singer Seán Keane and councillor Mannix Flynn. Music from Little Hours and Seán Keane.

54x25 Episode 25

  • 2017-03-03T22:30:00+01:00 — 140 mins

This week Ryan welcomes to the couch legendary actor Michael Gambon, on-the-rise actor Emmet Kirwan and Rosemary Adaser. Music from Brian Kennedy and Jake Carter.

54x26 Episode 26

  • 2017-03-10T22:30:00+01:00 — 140 mins

Ryan Tubridy welcomes Tuam Babies historian Catherine Corless, horse trainer Ted Walsh and female farmers Karen Elliffe, Danielle Stewart and Ashleigh Fennell.

54x27 Episode 27

  • 2017-03-17T22:30:00+01:00 — 140 mins

Ryan Tubridy welcomes Paul McGrath, Annalise Murphy, Maura Derrane, and Eamon Dunphy to the show. Music from The Wrafter Family and Full Set & Fusion Fighters.

54x28 Episode 28

  • 2017-03-24T22:30:00+01:00 — 140 mins

54x29 Episode 29

  • 2017-03-31T22:30:00+02:00 — 140 mins

Ryan Tubridy welcomes RTÉ broadcaster John Creedon, Chopped owner Brian Lee, author Lorna Byrne and poet Joseph O'Connor. Music from Calum and Emma Lou & The Agenda.

54x30 Episode 30

  • 2017-04-07T22:30:00+02:00 — 140 mins

54x31 Episode 31

  • 2017-04-14T22:30:00+02:00 — 140 mins

54x32 Episode 32

  • 2017-04-21T22:30:00+02:00 — 140 mins

54x33 Episode 33

  • 2017-04-28T22:30:00+02:00 — 140 mins

54x34 Episode 34

  • 2017-05-05T22:30:00+02:00 — 140 mins

Ryan Tubridy welcomes another set of celebrity guests and musical stars including Eurovision legend Johnny Logan, horse trainer Jessica Harrington, and 2fm's Bernard O'Shea.

54x35 Episode 35

  • 2017-05-12T22:30:00+02:00 — 140 mins

54x36 Episode 36

  • 2017-05-19T22:30:00+02:00 — 140 mins

The Late Late Show celebrates the career of one of Ireland's most beloved singers this week with a Mary Black special.

54x37 Episode 37

  • 2017-05-26T22:30:00+02:00 — 140 mins

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