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    The Late Late Show (Ireland)

    Season 55 2017 - 2018

    • 2017-09-01T20:30:00Z on RTÉ One
    • 140 mins
    • 2 days, 12 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.

    26 episodes

    55x01 Episode 1

    • Season Premiere

      2017-09-01T20:30:00Z — 140 mins

    55x02 Episode 2

    • 2017-09-08T20:30:00Z — 140 mins

    55x03 Episode 3

    • 2017-09-15T20:30:00Z — 140 mins

    55x04 Episode 4

    • 2017-09-22T20:30:00Z — 140 mins

    55x05 Episode 5

    • 2017-09-29T20:30:00Z — 140 mins

    55x06 Episode 6

    • 2017-10-06T20:30:00Z — 140 mins

    55x07 Episode 7

    • 2017-10-13T20:30:00Z — 140 mins

    55x08 Episode 8

    • 2017-10-20T20:30:00Z — 140 mins

    55x09 Episode 9

    • 2017-10-27T20:30:00Z — 140 mins

    55x10 Episode 10

    • 2017-11-03T21:30:00Z — 140 mins

    Ryan Tubridy is joined by Conor McGregor, Ibrahim Halawa, Imelda May, Kieren Fallon, and Nigella Lawson. With performances from Imelda May and The Academic.

    55x11 Episode 11

    • 2017-11-10T21:30:00Z — 140 mins

    Ryan is joined by Brendan Gleeson, Samantha Power, Caitlyn Jenner and Kevin Doyle. Music from Philomena Begley.

    55x12 Episode 12

    • 2017-11-17T21:30:00Z — 140 mins

    Ryan is joined by Mel Gibson, Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg and John Lithgow. Also on the show, Christy Moore, Ham Sandwich, James Nesbitt, Alison Spittle and Peter Kay.

    55x13 Episode 13

    • 2017-11-24T21:30:00Z — 140 mins

    Guests include master of voices Mario Rosenstock, mentalist Keith Barry, the Monaghan woman who raised Jackie Kennedy's children and lots more. Plus performances by Daniel O'Donnell and U.M.A.N.

    55x14 The Late Late Toy Show

    • 2017-12-01T21:30:00Z — 140 mins

    Host Ryan Tubridy dons his Christmas jumper and leads a cast of hundreds of singers, dancers, musicians and toy demonstrators for the biggest night in the Irish TV calendar.

    55x15 Episode 15

    • 2017-12-08T21:30:00Z — 140 mins

    Ryan is joined by actress Saoirse Ronan, Dancing with the Stars contestants Marty Morrissey, Norah Casey and Erin McGregor, with music from The Corrs and The Coronas.

    55x16 Episode 16

    • 2017-12-15T21:30:00Z — 140 mins

    Ryan is joined by Ed Sheeran, Joe Canning, and Brendan Grace. Music from Ed Sheeran, Lisa Hannigan and Picture This.

    55x17 Episode 17

    • 2018-01-05T21:30:00Z — 140 mins

    Tonight's guests include Kathryn Thomas, some of the daters from First Dates Ireland, Valerie Cox, celebrity hairstylist Trudy Hayes, and a discussion on body positivity. Plus music from Patrick Feeney and Hermitage Green.

    55x18 Episode 18

    • 2018-01-12T21:30:00Z — 140 mins

    Ryan is joined by actor Liam Neeson and former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, with music from Charlie Landsborourgh and The Academic.

    55x19 Episode 19

    • 2018-01-19T21:30:00Z — 140 mins

    Ryan Tubridy chats to Padraig Harrington, Christy Dignam and Billy McGuinness, Joan Freeman and Teresa Lowe. Music by Mary Coughlan.

    55x20 Episode 20

    • 2018-01-26T21:30:00Z — 140 mins

    Ryan is joined by Amy Huberman, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Peter Stringer and Paddy Cosgrave. Music from JP & The Seeger Session and Martha Wainwright.

    55x21 Episode 21

    • 2018-02-02T21:30:00Z — 140 mins

    Ryan Tubridy is joined by Brian O'Driscoll, Paloma Faith, a selection of Dancing with the Stars contestants, and more. With music from DeDannan, Paloma Faith, and River Matthews.

    55x22 Episode 22

    • 2018-02-09T21:30:00Z — 140 mins

    The stars of The Young Offenders, China in Your Hand chart-toppers T'Pau and Sinitta are among the guests on The Late Late Show Valentine's Special, with 200 looking-for-love singles also in the audience.

    55x23 Episode 23

    • 2018-02-16T21:30:00Z — 140 mins

    Ryan is joined by architect Dermot Bannon, actor Gabriel Byrne, with music from Feeder and Wyvern Lingo.

    55x24 Episode 24

    • 2018-02-23T21:30:00Z — 140 mins

    This week's guests include Declan Carty, Phil Coulter and his wife, Geraldine Branagan, vlogger 'Jacksepticeye', and Winning Streak's Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy.

    55x25 Episode 25

    • 2018-03-02T21:30:00Z — 140 mins

    Ryan is joined by Minister Eoghan Murphy as Storm Emma passes over the country. Deirdre O'Kane discusses her experience on Dancing With The Stars. Cliona Hagan joins the show for a special musical performance.

    55x26 Episode 26

    • 2018-03-09T21:30:00Z — 140 mins

    Ryan Tubridy is joined by Pippa O'Connor, Louise O'Neill and Brendan O'Connor, with music from Thanks Brother.