Saturday 10 December 2016

Ray D'Arcy's Saturday night tv show leads new crop of programmes on RTE

Published 13/08/2015 | 12:30

Ray D'Arcy
Ray D'Arcy
Ray D'Arcy
Charlie Murphy in Rebellion

The Ray D'Arcy show on Saturday nights leads the crop of new shows airing on RTE One this season.

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Today's new season launch saw a preview of what's to come on our screens later this year, with documentaries, current affairs and homegrown dramas leading the way.

Mario Rosenstock will also have his own studio show, while viewer favourites The Voice of Ireland and Ireland's Fittest Family will both be returning and The Late Late Show will be commencing its 56th season.

Read more: ‘I’ve been pushing the idea for years’ - Joe Duffy on new RTE One television show ‘Call Back’

Ray D'Arcy
Ray D'Arcy

Monday nights will host a new series of documentaries including Recruits, which goes behind the scenes with the Irish Defence Forces; Ireland's Wealth Revolution which sees David McWilliams investigating the wage gap; The Boston Nanny centres around the trial of Cavan nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy and Alan Quinlan will feature in  Hidden Impact: Rugby’s Concussion Crisis.

Crumlin lets cameras into Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Garda Down Under focuses on members of the force working in Australia and Call Back will see Joe Duffy finally take his Liveline formula to the small screen.

Read more: Ray D'Arcy's production company cuts losses to nearly €150,000

With a lack of Love/Hate on our screens this year, former cast members including Charlie Murphy and Ruth Bradley will both star in Rebellion, an Easter 1916 drama to air over three Sunday nights. Clean Break, a four-part drama series, will also air on Sundays.

Una Foden, Kian Egan with Rachel Stevens and Bressie during a recording of The Voice of Ireland in The Helix
Una Foden, Kian Egan with Rachel Stevens and Bressie during a recording of The Voice of Ireland in The Helix

Prime Time will continue twice a week, while Claire Byrne live will also return to Monday nights. 

New faces feature across the board with Dr Pixie McKenna, Dr Phil Kieran, Bob Geldof, Anna Geary, Alan Quinlan and Nathan Carter all appearing on the RTE lineup over the coming months.

Claire Byrne
Claire Byrne

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