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Late Late Show Entertainment Log

  • 24-04-2021 2:22pm
    Registered Users Posts: 3,909 ✭✭✭ Neeson

    Ryan Tubridy’s Friday night entertainment log. Will update regularly.

    2020/2021 season

    September 4th
    *Ronan Glynn - Covid
    *Samar Fatima Ali - Father died with Covid
    *Ellen Glynn and Sara Feeney - Nearly died by drowning

    September 11th
    *Majella Moynihan - Mother killed when she was a child, attempted suicide 5 times after abuse for having baby out of wedlock while member of Gardaí.
    *Dave McCabe - Diagnosed with leukemia

    September 18th
    *Domhnall Gleeson - Includes talk about support for hospice
    *Hazel Chu - Racist abuse

    September 25th
    *Anthony Fauci - Covid
    *Mary McAleese - 2 friends were shot and set on fire by Loyalists during her honeymoon
    *Niamh Fitzpatrick - Sister killed in R116 helicopter crash
    *Jedward - Discuss dead mother

    October 2nd
    *Conor Ferguson - How he’s coping after wife Keelin Shanley died
    *Marie Cassidy - State pathologist
    *Luke O’Neill - Covid

    October 9th
    *Kathleen Watkins - How she’s coping after husband Gay Byrne died
    *Jennifer Edge - Son got Covid but survived.

    October 16th
    *Henry Shefflin - Focus Ireland
    *Rob Kearney - Brother killed when he was a child

    October 23rd
    *Tony Holohan - Covid
    *Sean Cox - Brain injury

    October 30th
    *Noel Fitzpatrick - Dog hit by car
    *Bernard O’Shea - Mid-life crisis
    *Donal Skehan - Anxiety
    *Catherine Corless - Mother and Baby homes

    November 6th
    *Deirdre O’Kane

    November 13th
    *Andrea Bocelli - Blind singer
    *Luke O’Neill - Covid
    *Tommy Collison - Cerebral palsy

    November 20th
    *Michael J Fox - Parkinson’s disease

    November 27th
    *Toy show - Covid comments during the show

    December 4th
    *Adam King - Bone fractured child

    December 11th
    *Country Music

    December 18th
    *Simon Community special - Homelessness

    January 8th
    *Vicky Phelan - Cancer
    *Paul Reid - Covid
    *Colm Henry - Covid
    *Davy Fitzgerald - Online bullying

    January 15th
    *Brenda Fricker - Mother and Baby homes
    *Barry McGuigan - Dead daughter

    January 22nd
    *Stardust - 48 Dead in fire
    *Jeni Pim - Dead husband

    January 29th
    *Vicky Phelan - Cancer
    *Shane Carthy - Suicidal thoughts and depression

    February 5th
    *Lynsey Bennett - Cervical cancer

    February 12th
    *Katie Price - Disabled Son
    *Stevo Timothy - Paralysed

    February 19th
    *George Gibney - Sex Abuse

    February 26th
    *Disabled Athletes

    March 5th
    *Zoe Holohan - Husband died during honeymoon in 2018 Greek wildfire

    March 12th
    *Marie Greene and Emily Keogh - Sudden Adult Death Syndrome

    March 17th
    *St Patrick’s Special - Lockdown/mental health negativity

    March 26th
    Cancer Special
    *Jedward - Dead Mother
    *Shane Filan - Dead Mother and Father
    *Oisin Kiernan - Testicular Cancer

    April 2nd
    *Autistic Adults and Children

    April 9th
    *Robert Mizell - Dead Father

    April 16th
    *Claudia Scanlon - Genetic Skin Disease

    April 23rd
    *Jamie Wall - Paralysed
    *Una Ring and Eve McDowell - One stalked and threatened to be raped and have daughter raped. Other nearly killed with a hammer.

    April 30th


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 557 ✭✭✭ shtpEdthePlum

    Such vital work.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,527 ✭✭✭ Dr Turk Turkelton

    Just read thorough the highlights here.
    "Entertainment" log would not be the title I'd use.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,951 ✭✭✭ Allinall


  • Registered Users Posts: 467 ✭✭ mr.anonymous

    And the chance to win €10k to keep you watching.

    When is the LLS finished for summer? Hopefully soon?

  • Registered Users Posts: 71,932 ✭✭✭✭ Atlantic Dawn

    And the chance to win €10k to keep you watching.

    When is the LLS finished for summer? Hopefully soon?
    Think it's usually last weekend in May it finishes.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 241 ✭✭ Shazamm

    amazing work.

    The weekly misery and begrudgery bonanza!

    Tear/misery P*rn you could call it..........where everyone feels better because it didn't happen to them - the viewer!

    The competitions are rigged tho.....

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,248 ✭✭✭ Pelvis Parsley

    He's a sick man.

    Great work OP.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,528 ✭✭✭ PieOhMy

    When you read it out like that it beggars belief. Was there some bizzare market research that told them what people want to see is misery, death and anguished tears? I get the it suits them as sadly in this world there is a never ending stream of grief and misery if you go looking for it, but how can anybody think that that is a reason to show it to people last thing on a Friday night after a hard week?

    I laud the charity campaigns and helpline numbers given out and awareness raised of course but at a point I have to wonder is this programme actually doing more harm than good? How many people stressed out of their minds and depressed watched Barry Mcguigan. It can't have helped anyone and in years to come I think will be looked back on as emblematic of this really really strange direction rte have taken with things.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,909 ✭✭✭ Neeson

    2019/2020 Season

    September 6th
    *Frontline Workers

    September 13th
    *Vicky Phelan - Cancer
    *Christy Dignam - Drugs and Cancer

    September 20th
    *Laura Madden - Talks about sex abuse by Harvey Weinstein and giving him a massage

    September 27th
    *Doireann Garrihy - Online bullying
    *Kevin Kilbane - How he coped with father’s death

    October 4th
    *Jean Tierney - Had multiple miscarriages, child died soon after birth, tried to lose weight on Operation Transformation

    October 11th
    *Joe Duffy - Promoting book about children murdered during The Troubles

    October 18th
    *Andrea Corr - Discusses brother’s death in road accident aged 3, her 5 miscarriages and her parent’s deaths

    October 25th
    *Paddy Smyth - Cerebral Palsy affected TV personality
    *Mary Manning - Raped and beaten by stepfather who she married aged 10 and fathered 4 of his children

    November 1st
    *Blindboy - Mental health
    *3x women with cancer

    November 8th
    *Samantha Power - How father’s death impacted life
    *Sinead Burke - Disabled woman
    *The 2 Johnnies

    November 15th
    *Brendan Grace’s Family coping with his death

    November 22nd

    November 29th
    *Toy Show - Child bullied at school due to their haircut

    December 6th
    *Michael Darragh McAuley - Visit to Syrian refugee camp
    *Des Bishop - How he’s coping after mother died
    *Family of Mia O’Neill who committed suicide age 16 after racist abuse

    December 13th
    *Jason Byrne
    *Homeless Volunteers

    December 20th
    *Brendan Grace - Tribute to him as he died

    January 3rd
    *Marian Finicane - Tribute to her as she died
    *Mary McAleese - Catholic Church and her homosexual son
    *Kathleen Keyes - Her 3 children died with cystic fibrosis

    January 10th
    *Becky Loftus Dore - Having babies for her friends who couldn’t conceive

    January 17th
    *Meabh and Sebastian Quoirin - Daughter Nora died on holiday

    January 24th
    *Crumlin Children’s Hospital Staff and Children
    *Billy Holland - Daughter died aged six months
    *Family of Jason Corbett who was murdered by Wife and father in law

    January 31st
    *Arlene Foster - Father nearly killed by IRA and had her school bus blown up by IRA
    *Marian Keyes - alcoholism, depression and death of her father
    *2x Holocaust Survivors

    February 7th
    *Phillipa Ryder (formerly Philip) who got a sex change after being married for 40 years.

    February 14th
    *Valentines Special

    February 21st
    *Roy Keane - Looking for money for Irish Guide Dogs
    *Eoghan McDermott - How he’s coping with Caroline Flack’s death and the negativity of social media

    February 28th
    *Homeless people playing football

    March 6th
    *Dr Noel McCaffrey - Discussing his ill patients

    March 13th
    *Dr Sarah Doyle - Covid
    *Olive Foley - Wife of Anthony Foley who died in his sleep

    March 20th
    *Frontline Workers
    *Paschal Donohue - Answers viewer’s financial queries
    *Tony Holohan - Covid
    *Billy Holland - Daughter died aged 6 months

    March 27th
    *Frontline Workers
    *Hozier - Looking for money for ISPCC
    *Lee Duffy - Young footballer who got Covid

    April 3rd
    *Michael Prendergast - Got Covid
    *Sean Moynihan - CEO Alone

    April 10th
    *Brendan Gleeson - Talks about hospice
    *Jessica Bowes - Domestically Abused

    April 17th
    *Paul O’Connell -Looking for money for Barnardos
    *Tony Holohan - Covid
    *The Coronas - Looking for money for Barretstown

    April 24th
    *Remembering viewers that died with Covid
    *Mary Lou McDonald - Her battle with Covid
    *Orla Tinsley - Cystic fibrosis

    May 1st
    *Picture This - Looking for money for Laura Lynn Foundation
    *GAA Stars - Looking for money for “Do it for Dan” Fundraiser

    May 8th
    *Adam Clayton - Mental health
    *Elaine Austin - CEO Pieta House
    *Mary McAleese - Discusses support for Pieta House and her homosexual Son.

    May 15th
    *Michael Buble - Son getting over Liver Cancer
    *Christy Dignam - Father died with Covid, his life on drugs and battle with cancer
    *Eoghan McDermott - Looking for money for Julian Benson Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

    May 22nd
    *Micheal Martin
    *Jeremy Irons - Looking for money for Hope Foundation
    *Daniel O’Donnell - Looking for money for St Vincent DePaul

    May 29th
    *Frontline Workers
    *Robbie Keane - Fundraising for various Hospitals

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,909 ✭✭✭ Neeson

    Mary McAleese was on January 2020, May 2020 and September 2020

    And she left the story of her friends being killed and set on fire during her honeymoon until her 3rd visit!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 368 ✭✭ iffandonlyif

    Wow, I hadn't realised the tone of the show changed so much. Can it even be called an entertainment show anymore?

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,909 ✭✭✭ Neeson

    2018/2019 Season

    September 7th
    *Piers Morgan
    *Shauna Ray Lacey - Parent’s battle with heroin

    September 14th
    *Philly McMahon - Anxiety, social media pressure and housing crisis
    *Pat Shortt
    *Ailbhe Griffith - Sexually assaulted

    September 21st
    *Micheal Martin
    *Des Cahill -Father’s former wife and 2 children drowned in the 1950’s

    September 28th
    *Mike Ross - Brother committed suicide

    October 5th
    *Mary Kennedy - Suffering from “burn-out”

    October 12th
    *Nigel Farage - Brexit

    October 19th
    *Shauntelle Tynan - Cancer

    October 26th
    *Catherine Corless - Mother and Baby homes
    *Wife of Sean Cox - Brain injury

    November 2nd
    *Mary Robinson - Climate Change

    November 9th
    *Alice Leahy - Homeless People
    *Adam O’Sullivan - Brain Tumour
    *Adopted Children and Adoptive Parents

    November 16th
    *Victoria Smurfit - Daughter has Stargardt's Macular Dystrophy
    *Blessing Moyo - Direct Provison Centres
    *Julian Benson - Looking for money for his cystic fibrosis foundation
    *Dog’s Trust - Dogs recused from bad breeders

    November 23rd
    *Boyzone - “Shove that clip up yer hole”
    *Fr Tony Coote - Motor Neurone Disease

    November 30th
    *Toy Show

    December 7th
    *Michael Buble - Son has cancer

    December 14th
    *Tony Cascarino - Discusses his golfball sized brain tumour
    *Jason Byrne
    *Pat Shortt

    December 21st
    *Emma Fogarty - Suffers from Epidermolysis Bullosa
    *Derek O’Connor - Wife died from cancer

    January 11th
    *Padraig Harrington - Broken bone in wrist

    January 18th
    *Liam Cunningham - South Sudan Civil War

    January 25th
    *Tom Dunne - Life saving surgery and learning to walk again
    *Photography from The Troubles

    February 1st
    *Davy Glennon - Gambling addiction and 240 hours community service

    February 8th
    *Valentine’s Special

    February 15th
    *Discussion about Michael Jackson child abuse documentary “Leaving Neverland”
    *Amber Jean Rowan - Alopecia

    February 22nd
    *Temple Street Children Hospital Staff and ill children

    March 1st
    *Dearbhail McDonald - Froze her eggs
    *Phillip Hannigan - Daughter died from Cancer
    *Carol Bryan - Permanently disfigured and temporarily blinded after cosmetic procedure
    *Graham McCormack - Anxiety, depression and self-harm

    March 8th
    *Levinia Kerwick - Raped
    *Nikki Bradley - Bone cancer
    *Aoife McGivney - Her bus driver had a heart attack

    March 15th
    *Katie Healy and David Nolan - Survived Bataclan terrorist attack but daughter was born with PCH syndrome
    *Laura Brennan - Cancer
    *Keeva Delaney - Promoting book to make money for ill children

    March 22nd
    *Disabled athletes
    *Jessica Bowes - Domestically abused and left for dead

    March 29th
    *Ex-Liverpool players looking for money for Sean Cox who is brain damaged
    *Guido Nasi - Attacked in 1999 and cannot walk or feed himself

    April 5th
    *Philly McMahon - Brother died by drugs

    April 12th
    *Una Healy - Breakup with Ben Foden

    April 19th
    *Father Sean Hyland - Previously married and children died with viral pneumonia and Rhys Syndrome. His wife also got cancer and died.
    *Niall McDonagh - Father, brother and cousin died
    *Dessie Fitzgerald - 2 brothers died and he got a spinal cord injury.

    April 26th
    *Benhaffaf Twins - Conjoined twins
    *Collette Ryan - Disappeared 44 years ago aged 2 but was found again
    *4x Autistic people

    May 3rd
    *Country Special
    *Mick Flavin - Alcohol addiction and 2 deaf sons who will never hear father sing

    May 10th
    *Children of Bobby Ryan - Who was murdered
    *Robotic Childbirth

    May 17th
    *Pat Smullen - Pancreatic cancer

    May 24th
    *Rozanna Purcell - Mental health and sister with chronic myeloid leukaemia
    *John Walters - How he’s coping with mother’s death
    *David Gough - Homosexuality in the GAA
    *Joe Grogan - Son was attacked and ended up brain damaged and in wheelchair

    May 31st
    *Family of Laura Brennan - Cancer death

  • Registered Users Posts: 63,525 ✭✭✭✭ Welsh Megaman

    You forgot to add...

    *Jason Byrne - being Jason Byrne

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,145 ✭✭✭ Samsgirl

    Oh wow, when you see it all laid out like that..
    That's just shocking out of RTE.
    While those topics definitely deserve airtime and a platform, a show that is classed as light entertainment is not the right fit for it.

    Have you sent this to rte?

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,909 ✭✭✭ Neeson

    Samsgirl wrote: »
    Oh wow, when you see it all laid out like that..
    That's just shocking out of RTE.
    While those topics definitely deserve airtime and a platform, a show that is classed as light entertainment is not the right fit for it.

    Have you sent this to rte?

    I’d say RTÉ would say that it’s not just about entertainment and The Late Late Show has always dealt with a variety of topics. But when you have Claire Byrne Live, Primetime, The Week in Politics and Claire Byrne, Ryan Tubridy, Brendan O’Connor and Joe Duffy on the radio dealing with serious issues you shouldn’t need to have so much of it on last thing on a Friday night.

    Was funny going though each week. I thought “this particular week wasn’t so bad. Oh, actually I see they are going to talk to a woman who was raped by the Irish Fritzl! Nevermind.”

    They really like brain tumours and cancer. Must ask each guest if they have a relative that died recently that they can bring into the conversation because you know Irish people like death.

  • Registered Users Posts: 29,128 ✭✭✭✭ NIMAN

    Wow, I hadn't realised the tone of the show changed so much. Can it even be called an entertainment show anymore?


    You obviously haven't watched the show in a long time.

    It's been a constant stream of misery for years now.