Monday 10 December 2018

'Young Offenders', Mrs Brown and panto in RTÉ Christmas TV line-up

The first image from The Young Offenders Christmas Special with Chris Walley, Hilary Rose, and Alex Murphy
The first image from The Young Offenders Christmas Special with Chris Walley, Hilary Rose, and Alex Murphy
Sorcha O'Connor

Sorcha O'Connor

A festive episode of hit comedy 'The Young Offenders', Mrs Brown and a panto special with Teresa Mannion feature in RTÉ's Christmas schedule.

Other highlights include Pat Shortt's 'Christmas Music from D'Telly' as he presents 50 years of Christmas favourites, featuring the late Dolores O'Riordan.

Festive fun: Pat Shortt will present ‘Christmas Music on D’Telly’
Festive fun: Pat Shortt will present ‘Christmas Music on D’Telly’

This year there will be the first ever panto special on RTÉ One and RTÉ Jnr. 'The Greatest Show That Never Was' was especially filmed in the TLT, Drogheda, and stars Teresa Mannion.

Hilarious Cork duo Jock Murphy and Conor MacSweeney are set to steal the show as they return with a one-off seasonal special of 'The Young Offenders', which will also feature 'Love/Hate' star Robert Sheehan.

Read more: 'We were trying to hide Santa costumes' - Hilary Rose on filming Young Offenders Christmas Special on the streets of Cork

Viewers and GAA fans will also get an insight into the career of Dublin football ace Jason Sherlock in new documentary 'Jayo'.

RTE Jr panto
RTE Jr panto

The 1995 All-Ireland-winning Dublin forward addresses the racial abuse he experienced throughout his childhood, his time with Dublin, and finding peace off the field by exploring the roots of his family tree.

On 'Carols from the Castle' on Christmas Eve, Mary Kennedy will host an evening of festive music, old and new, from Dublin Castle.

Mrs Brown Photo: BBC
Mrs Brown Photo: BBC

On the night, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra will be joined by a wide range of performers including Johnny Logan and Bray trio Wyvern Lingo, who will collaborate with legendary Dubliner John Sheahan and fellow fiddler Colm Mac Con Iomaire on the gorgeous 'Wexford Carol'.

Meanwhile, GAA star Anna Geary gets her own back on 'Dancing With the Stars' judge Brian Redmond as she puts him and his family through their paces on the celebrity Christmas special of 'Ireland's Fittest Family' - with €10,000 at stake for the participating families' chosen charities.

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