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The Late Late Show

Pat Kenny interviews Loyalist killer Michael Stone.
Format Chat show, Talk show, variety show
Country of origin Ireland
Production
Running time 120 minutes per edition
Broadcast
Original channel RTÉ One
Original airing July 6, 1962 - Present

The Late Late Show is the world's longest-running[1] chat show and officially the flagship television programme of Irish broadcasting company Radio Telefís Éireann (RTÉ). The show, hosted by Pat Kenny, is broadcast live for two hours in front of a studio audience at 21:30 on Friday nights between September and May. It is broadcast from Studio 4 in RTÉ's headquarters, a studio specifically adapted in 1995 to cater for this flagship production, and Kenny Live. The show was previously broadcast on Saturday nights. At present it is sponsored by Halifax. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1017x676, 350 KB) Summary Pat Kenny, interviewing convicted murderer Michael Stone on RTÉs Late Late Show. ... In general, a loyalist is an individual who is loyal to the powers that be. ... Michael Stone (born 2 April 1955 in Belfast) is a loyalist paramilitary from the Braniel estate in east Belfast, Northern Ireland. ... A talk show (U.S.) or chat show (Brit. ... A talk show (U.S.) or chat show (Brit. ... A variety show is a show with a variety of acts, often including music and comedy skits, especially on television. ... RTÉ One (Irish: RTÉ a hAon) is the Republic of Irelands oldest and most popular television channel, operated by Irish state broadcaster Radio Telefís Éireann. ... is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A talk show (U.S.) or chat show (Brit. ... Radio Telefís Éireann[1] (RTÉ; IPA: ,  ) is the Public Service Broadcaster of the Republic of Ireland. ... Pat Kenny (born January 29, 1948) is the current presenter of Irelands The Late Late Show, the worlds longest running chat show[1], which is broadcast on Radio Telefís Éireann. ... Kenny Live was a very popular television chat show which was broadcast in Ireland on RTÉ One between 1988 and 1999. ... Halifax is a commercial bank in the United Kingdom, one of the trading names of the Bank of Scotland plc which is part of the HBOS Group. ...


The Late Late Show was first broadcast on Friday, 6 July 1962 at 23:20. Since then, its format has remained largely the same, with music, chat, and audience involvement in debates on topical issues. The show's rapid rise to popularity led it to top the ratings consistently on RTÉ for forty years. Some sociologists have credited it with influencing Irish attitudes towards many issues, and directing social change in Ireland to construct current Irish societal norms. is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article provides a list of noted sociologists and major contributors to sociology (even if they did not primarily work as sociologists): Contents: Top - A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z...


Few of the 1960s editions of the Late Late Show exist, as it was prohibitively expensive to use tape to record shows in those days. Also, people often did not realise the value in archiving them.

Contents

Hosts

The show has had three hosts, Gay Byrne, Frank Hall, and Pat Kenny. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Frank Hall (1921 - 21 September 1995) was an Irish journalist, satirist, and broadcaster. ... Pat Kenny (born January 29, 1948) is the current presenter of Irelands The Late Late Show, the worlds longest running chat show[1], which is broadcast on Radio Telefís Éireann. ...

Host From To
Gay Byrne 6 July 1962 May 1968
Frank Hall May 1968 September 1969
Gay Byrne September 1969 21 May 1999
Pat Kenny 30 September 1999 Present

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Gay Byrne

When the show was launched, its original presenter was Gay Byrne, a young Irish broadcaster who had been working with Granada Television in Britain. Byrne came from a family with long associations with the Guinness brewery Dublin, having worked there and having also worked as a sales man before getting involved in television. Byrne remained the presenter for thirty-seven years until retiring in 1999. His 37 year stewardship of The Late Late Show means that he has hosted a chat show longer than any other presenter. Indeed, Byrne's style of presentation is credited as contributing largely to the show's success. Internationally Byrne's presentation style has been studied by 'would be' chat show hosts in many countries.[citation needed] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The show relied on two common formats. The first consisted of a series of interviews of celebrity guests. Most of these guests were American or British, and involved in the entertainment industry. The second focused on a defined topic, where a panel, and a studio audience got involved in a live discussion. This format tended to be far more weighty in content, with participants in the audience who were directly connected with the topic being discussed. Authority figures were open to criticism in a manner not evident in any other media outlet at the time.


Although the show began as a light summer "filler" in 1962, it soon became a forum for controversial opinion and debate. Topics such as divorce, contraception and a number of hitherto undiscussed areas were now being debated openly on television. Politician Oliver J. Flanagan, when a guest on the show, claimed that there was "no sex in Ireland before television," reflecting the greater openness which The Late Late Show seemed to have brought to Irish society and culture. The show appeared to represent the new liberalism of the 1960s in Ireland when the Archbishop of Dublin, John Charles McQuaid, was confronted by a guest in the show's first series - an event which was sensational at a time when much of Ireland was devoutly Roman Catholic. Oliver J. Flanagan (22 May 1920 – 26 April 1987) was an Irish Fine Gael politician. ... In Christianity, an archbishop is an elevated bishop. ... For other uses, see Dublin (disambiguation). ... John Charles McQuaid (July 28, 1895-April 7, 1973) was a Roman Catholic Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland between December 1940 and 1971. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ...


This incident was just one of several which have contributed to the folklore associated with the programme. The Late Late Show, with Byrne as host, was not reluctant to introduce controversial topics. Other controversies include:

  • The Bishop and the Nightie Affair: A minor furore erupted in 1966 when the Bishop of Galway condemned The Late Late Show as immoral. The condemnation stemmed from a small item on the show in which Byrne was interviewing a number of couples to see how well they knew each other. Byrne asked a young woman if she could remember what colour her nightdress was on the first night of her married life. The woman replied that she might not have worn one. This response was received with laughter by Byrne and the studio audience; however the Bishop felt the need to protest against this "filthy" programme. The furore died down after a number of weeks, but is still remembered.
  • Brian Trevaskis: On an early episode of The Late Late Show a debate was held on the Roman Catholic Church. Brian Trevaskis, a young student, criticised the Bishop of Galway for spending so much on a cathedral instead of helping the poor. Trevaskis described the building as a "monstrosity" and referred to the Bishop as a "moron".
  • Brian Lenihan: Gay Byrne, was a personal friend of Brian Lenihan, and presented a tribute show in 1988 to support the case for Lenihan, as a candidate for the office of President of Ireland.
  • Annie Murphy: In an episode in 1991 an American woman, Annie Murphy, revealed that she had an affair with Eamon Casey, at the time of his tenure as Bishop of Kerry, in 1973. She also revealed that she had a son by him. She revealed that he had supported her son financially, but had kept requested to keep it quiet to protect his career. This resulted in Casey's removal from office as Bishop of Galway, and as chairman of several charity organisations. Casey has spent most of his time since then outside of Ireland, in an effort to avoid media attention. Casey himself, was a guest on the show incidentally, on several previous occasions - possibly influencing Byrne's apparent skepticism of Murphy's motives and claims on the show.
  • Peter Brooke: In 1992 the British Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Peter Brooke appeared on The Late Late Show. After a pleasant interview, Byrne coaxed and goaded the unwilling Brooke, into singing Oh My Darling, Clementine on a day when seven Protestant construction workers had been killed by an IRA bomb. Unionists were outraged at what seemed to be a moment clearly out of touch with grieving families, and instantly requested the resignation of Brooke. Brooke was humiliated, and subsequently lost his position as Secretary of State to Sir Patrick Mayhew after the 1992 British General Election in April.
  • Gerry Adams: As a response to a change in legislation, it became possible for RTÉ to interview Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams in 1997. Byrne set up a show, with a panel of public figures from the southern Nationalist population who openly loathed Adams. Byrne himself refused to shake hands with Adams. He maintained confrontational body language, and stayed a distance of over three metres away from Adams throughout the show. However, Adams proved more skillful at debate than was expected. The attempt to damage Adams politically backfired, as it appeared too obvious that he was being 'set up'.[citation needed]
  • Pádraig Flynn: In 1999 Pádraig Flynn, Ireland's EU Commissioner, appeared on the show, during which he commented on Tom Gilmartin and a donation of £50,000 to the Fianna Fáil party. Flynn also talked about "the difficulties" in his own life; he talked of having a salary of £100,000 (Irish Punt) and trying to run three houses, cars and housekeepers along with regular travel. The performance was seen as very out of touch, at a time when house prices in Ireland were rising dramatically, and the average industrial wage was £15,380.[2]. This effectively brought to an end any possibility of Flynn returning to a career in politics in Ireland. Flynn also made remarks concerning Tom Gilmartin, a London based Irish builder. Flynn stated "Yes, of course I know him. I know him well. He is from the West of Ireland. He is a lovely man, and his wife is a lovely woman. But the poor man, his wife got sick, and I think it affected him badly. You know, the man is not at all well." Flynn seemed to attack the credibility of Gilmartin at a time when he was being linked in the media to planning irregularities in Dublin. Gilmartin responded by publicising details of meetings with Flynn, and bringing them to the attention of the Planning Tribunal, causing difficulty for Flynn.
  • Terry Keane: The Late Late Show continued to cause controversy right up to Byrne's departure. On his second last show he interviewed the gossip columnist Terry Keane, who went on to reveal a long affair with the former Taoiseach, Charles Haughey. Haughey, a life long acquaintance of Byrne, had intended to be available for the last show, but went into hiding from the media as a result of the revelations. Haughey had appealed to Keane not to reveal her story. Keane was publicising her book covering her life in Irish public life, and her career as a journalist with the Irish Independent newspaper group.
  • Bill Murray: One show featured an interview with Ghostbusters actor Bill Murray. In the audience, comedian Jason Byrne masqueraded as a man who had set up a paranormal investigation agency, similar to that in the film. Although this was a joke, Murray appeared to take it seriously.

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Tribute shows

During Byrne's Late Late Show tenure, a number of shows were devoted entirely to paying tribute to a person or persons. A number of celebrities who were the subject of such shows include Micheál MacLiammoir, Maureen Potter, Micheál Ó Hehir, Brian Lenihan, Jimmy Magee, Christy Moore, Mike Murphy and Paul McGrath. There were also special programmes marking the six-month anniversary of the Omagh Bomb, paying tribute to The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem, The Dubliners and The Chieftains, celebrating Irish music and a Late Late Show special devoted to Irish comedians. Micheál MacLiammóir (born Alfred Willmore) was an Irish actor and dramatist born 25 October 1899 in the Kilburn neighborhood of London. ... Maureen Potter (1925 - 7 April 2004) was an acclaimed Irish singer, actor, comedian and performer. ... Micheál OHehir (June 2, 1920–November 24, 1996) was an Irish sports commentator and journalist. ... Jimmy Magee is a longstanding RTÉ sports broadcaster. ... Christopher Andrew Christy Moore (born on May 7, 1945, in Newbridge, County Kildare) is a very popular Irish folk singer, songwriter, and guitarist. ... For other people see Michael Murphy Mike Murphy (born October 20, 1941) was an Irish television and radio broadcaster with the national station, Radio Telefís Éireann. ... For other persons of the same name, see Paul McGrath. ... The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem from left to right: Tom, Pat, Liam, and Tommy Makem The Clancy Brothers were an Irish folk music band, most popular in the 1960s, who are often credited with popularizing Irish traditional music in the United States. ... The Dubliners are an Irish folk band founded in 1962, making them one of the older bands still playing music today. ... The Chieftains are a Grammy-winning Irish musical group founded in 1963, known for performing and popularizing Irish traditional music. ...


Producer and director

The flexibility of the show was augmented by Byrne's position not merely as the show's presenter but also as its producer and director for much of his period with the show. He intentionally reminded the viewer that the show was being broadcast live through his interaction with people working behind the scenes. Some of his phrases became well known; when instructing that a piece of videotape be played, he invariably announced 'you can roll it there, Colette', chat to the floor manager, inquiring as to what telephone line a caller was ringing in on, and on some shows would extend its running time by fifteen or thirty minutes, discussing the extra running time with the floor staff and production team as an 'aside' during an interview. The effect of all these mannerisms was said to add to the sense of realism in the show, that, as the theme music at the end of the show stated, 'it started on The Late Late Show.' This was a clip of a Nat King Cole song 'The Late Late Show', which appeared on his 1959 album 'Big Band Cole'. Nathaniel Adams Coles, known professionally as Nat King Cole (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965) was a popular American singer, songwriter, and jazz pianist. ...


Byrne's final show

Byrne presented his last Late Late Show on May 21, 1999. The show, beginning at 21:30 lasted four hours, twice as long as a normal Late Late Show. The tributes poured in for Gay Byrne from all quarters and there were many high-profile guests. There were musical performances from The Corrs, Christy Moore, Sarah Brightman and Rosaleen Linehan. U2 members Bono and Larry Mullen presented Byrne with a Harley-Davidson motorcycle as a retirement present. There were glowing tributes for Byrne from President Mary McAleese, An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern, Billy Connolly, Des Cahill, Larry Gogan, Mike Murphy, Marian Finucane, Merv Griffin, Charles Haughey and various other celebrities. is the 141st day of the year (142nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Corrs are a multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Celtic folk-rock and pop rock group from Dundalk, Republic of Ireland. ... Christopher Andrew Christy Moore (born on May 7, 1945, in Newbridge, County Kildare) is a very popular Irish folk singer, songwriter, and guitarist. ... Sarah Brightman (born August 14, 1960) is an English classical crossover soprano, actress and dancer. ... Dublin, Ireland-born theater and film actress, who was born on June 1, 1937 (the same day as American actor Morgan Freeman) and christened Rosaleen Philomena McMenamin. ... This article is about the Irish rock band. ... For other uses, see Bono (disambiguation). ... Larry Mullen Jr. ... Logo on a 2003 Harley Davidson The Harley-Davidson Motor Company (NYSE: HDI) is a manufacturer of motorcycles based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... The President of Ireland (Irish: ) is the head of state of Ireland. ... Mary Patricia McAleese (Irish: [1]; born 27 June 1951) is the eighth, and current, President of Ireland. ... The Taoiseach (IPA: , phonetic: TEE-shock — plural: Taoisigh ( or ), also referred to as An Taoiseach [1], is the head of government or prime minister of the Republic of Ireland . ... Bartholomew Bertie Ahern (Irish: ;[1] born 12 September 1951) is an Irish politician who, since 26 June 1997, has served as the tenth Taoiseach of Ireland. ... Dr William Billy Connolly, CBE, (born 24 November 1942) is a Scottish comedian, musician, presenter, and actor. ... Larry is delighted that he is to receive a Meteor Award. ... For other people see Michael Murphy Mike Murphy (born October 20, 1941) was an Irish television and radio broadcaster with the national station, Radio Telefís Éireann. ... Marian Finucane (born 1950) is an Irish broadcaster with Radio Telefís Éireann. ... Mervyn Edward Merv Griffin, Jr. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Charles Haughey Charles James Charlie Haughey (Irish: ; 16 September 1925–13 June 2006) was the sixth Taoiseach of Ireland. ...


Frank Hall

In the late 1960s, with the start of BBC 2, Byrne decided to return to British television, where his career had originally began. The Late Late Show was passed to another stalwart presenter, Frank Hall. After one year, Byrne agreed to return to RTÉ to present his old show, augmented by his own award winning radio show. For the BBC radio station, see BBC Radio 2. ... Frank Hall (1921 - 21 September 1995) was an Irish journalist, satirist, and broadcaster. ...

Pat Kenny, presenter (1999-present).

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Pat Kenny

In 1999 Pat Kenny succeeded Byrne who had presented the show for 37 years. When Byrne left, the Late Late Show dominated RTÉ's ratings viewership figures, coming in consistently either at number 1 or number 2.[3] Pat Kenny (born January 29, 1948) is the current presenter of Irelands The Late Late Show, the worlds longest running chat show[1], which is broadcast on Radio Telefís Éireann. ...


Some suggested in media columns in the Sunday Independent and The Irish Times that the show be dropped and that the show's success was too linked with Byrne to work with any other presenter. RTÉ however retained the show as it was a powerful brand which attracted extensive advertising revenue. Contemporary media reports speculated that comedians and chat show hosts Patrick Kielty and Graham Norton might be asked to present it. However, RTÉ gave the show to Byrne's chat show rival, Pat Kenny, who for nearly a decade had presented his own Kenny Live show in the Saturday night time slot. Even after seven years at the helm of the show Kenny is regularly criticised in the media for his style of presentation.[4] The Sunday Independent is a broadsheet Sunday newspaper published in the Republic of Ireland by Independent News and Media plc. ... It has been suggested that Irish Times Trust be merged into this article or section. ... Patrick Kielty (born 31 January 1971) is an Irish television personality. ... Graham Norton, born Graham William Walker on 4 April 1963 in Bandon, County Cork, Ireland, is an Irish actor, comedian and television presenter. ... Pat Kenny (born January 29, 1948) is the current presenter of Irelands The Late Late Show, the worlds longest running chat show[1], which is broadcast on Radio Telefís Éireann. ... Kenny Live was a very popular television chat show which was broadcast in Ireland on RTÉ One between 1988 and 1999. ...


Changes

Kenny and his staff changed many aspects of the Late Late Show. Its distinctive title music[5] was changed, as was the set design and studio layout. Guests, instead of remaining on, were to be only involved in their own segment of the show. The new set abandoned the traditional presenter's desk. Unlike Byrne, Kenny had his guests announced in advance. Other than the name and the use of an owl as the show's symbol, and a traditional toy show edition,[6], little of the original has not been revamped. Byrne's two catch-phrases, "it started on The Late Late Show", and "one for everyone in the audience"[7] were dropped. The latter of these phrases has been partially revived, but is not in as much use as it was before Kenny's reign as presenter. For other uses, see Owl (disambiguation). ...


Notable incidents

In late October 2004, 3 weeks after the murder of Rachel O'Reilly (31), who had been bludgeoned to death in her home in the Naul, north County Dublin, the husband of the victim, Joe O'Reilly, and her mother, Rose Callaly, appeared on the show. Callaly did not look at O'Reilly during the interview and was obviously traumatised. In contrast, O'Reilly was calm and composed, fueling speculation that he had murdered his wife and staged the botched burglary. O'Reilly was later arrested and, two years later, convicted of the murder. The Nauls are a tribe mostly native to the city of Jhang in Punjab (Pakistan). ... Statistics Province: Leinster County Town: Dublin Code: D Area: 921 km² Population (2006) 1,186,821 County Dublin (Irish: Contae Bhaile Átha Cliath), or more correctly today the Dublin Region[1] (Réigiúin Átha Cliath), is the area that contains the city of Dublin, the capital and largest city...

Paul Stokes confronts Kenny
Paul Stokes confronts Kenny

Pat Kenny was surprised on 24 November 2006 when an intruder, a Paul Stokes from Monkstown, County Dublin, interrupted that evening's edition of The Late Late Show. The man managed to break on to the set and confronted Kenny as he was about to begin interviewing You're A Star judges Thomas Black, Linda Martin and Brendan O'Connor. He shouted insults in Kenny's face, saying "Howye Pat! You're a censor! How dare you! Gay Byrne and you are ... [grunt] ... you're insufferable arseholes. You arsehole, you piece of shit, you piece of shit." live and (ironically) uncensored on air as the guests and audience watched on. The startled presenter uttered "thank you" repeatedly. The show was prematurely transferred to a commercial break while the man was removed from the set. Stokes was arrested and later released from custody. The show returned after a minor delay and Kenny continued the show. It was later revealed[citation needed], that his daughter is a member of the Late Late Show crew. Shortly after the initial incident, Stokes rammed his vehicle into the front entrance of RTÉ in Donnybrook; no-one was injured.[8] He was also reported to have stood outside Kenny's house shouting insults[9] and to have painted threatening messages on walls near the house [10], although a charge of harassment connected with the case was dropped[11]. Paul Stokes was later sentenced to two years in prison for ramming the RTÉ entrance[12]. Image File history File links Intruder. ... Image File history File links Intruder. ... is the 328th day of the year (329th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Youre A Star is a singing contest in Ireland, created by Screentime ShinAwiL and Radio Telefís Éireann. ... Thomas Black may refer to: Thomas Reuben Black, Canadian politician. ... Linda Martin (born April 17, 1947) is an Irish singer, and TV presenter who started off her musical career when she joined the band Chips in Belfast in 1969 while she was still in school. ... Brendan OConnor Brendan Patrick OConnor (born 2 March 1962), Australian politician, has been an Australian Labor Party member of the Australian House of Representatives since November 2001, representing the Division of Burke, Victoria 2001-04 and the Division of Gorton since October 2004. ...


Styles of Byrne and Kenny

Kenny's career as a broadcaster has been extensive, having been a continuity announcer, radio disk jockey, television current affairs presenter, current affairs programme anchor, chat show host in two separate, highly rated[citation needed] shows. Kenny's early radio career mirrored that of Byrne's, but Kenny's repertoire is much broader than that of Byrne. Whereas Byrne's broadcasting was generally at the light entertainment end of the spectrum, Kenny has broadcasted three chat shows, a shortlived chat show in the 1980s, Kenny Live and The Late Late Show, while also presenting general election coverage of the 1992 election on RTÉ and being one of three presenters of the award-winning current affairs programme Today Tonight. Byrne describes himself as an entertainer first.[13] Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ...


Kenny describes his style:

Do you want bland television where everything you hear reinforces your own view, or do you want to be challenged? I favour the latter. I like to challenge people. You might get angry and pick up the phone to Joe Duffy, or you might complain to the Broadcasting Complaints Commission; that's great. It means you're involved in the argument in some way..[14]

Some people say that Pat is a bad interviewer because he tends to be 'bland'. On 28 September 2007 Pat was asking Enrique Iglesias about former relationships. Enrique said Pat was embarrassing him and then said 'You ask the questions so dry and so seriously'. Pat was visibly taken aback and quite embarrassed at this accusation. This article is about the singer/songwriter. ...


Due to his long association with the show, Byrne in his autobiography[15] seemed to almost have proprietorial rights, having been both producer and presenter of the show. Kenny was the subject of much media criticism for his takeover from Byrne.[4] and the imminent arrival of a competing television chat show by controversial broadcaster Eamon Dunphy on the rival channel TV3. However, Dunphy's show failed to achieve expected viewer figures and was scrapped in December 2003 after a short run. Eamon Martin Dunphy (born 3 August 1945) is a controversial Irish radio and TV personality and former professional football player. ... TV3 Ireland is the sole commercial terrestrial television channel in the Republic of Ireland. ...


Presentation

Pat Kenny on the new set as launched in September 2007.
Pat Kenny on the new set as launched in September 2007.

The Late Late Show has featured many presentation schemes over its long history, with titles, graphics and set changed on a regular basis. In more recent times the show has seen a change in appearance generally every four years. Its most recent revamp was launched on Friday 7th September 2007, featuring a completely new set but retaining the existing title sequence as used since 2003. Designed by Darragh Treacy of RTÉ Production Design, the new set makes for a more complex and layered background than the previous arrangement, and is heavily dependant on saturated lighting and modern construction materials. It is comprised of metal, timber and polycarbonate, with carpet as a floor covering. According to Treacy: "I wanted something contemporary that would be architectural and structural, [for example] the horizontal lines and boxes that you see running throughout the set." "The back wall of the [chat area] has textured panels which just take the light beautifully and give a great three-dimensional effect. Then the polycarbonate boxes sit in front of that. The fins – the large timber sections – to the left of the chat area are replicated in the entertainment area as well, and are large pieces of timber with a paint finish that take the light."[16]


A new development in the evolving presentation of the show has been the reintroduction of a desk in the chat area as originally continued on after Byrne's departure in 1999, but disposed of shortly afterwards, in spite of a final-attempt redesign in 2000. Kenny notes: "After eight seasons of sitting around, lounging around, as if in a living room, we decided just for a change that we’d put the desk in and see what difference it made. We’ll work with it: I mean if it doesn’t work after five or six weeks, it goes - if it does work, well we’ll find ways of using it effectively. I mean it does put a little barrier between myself and the guest, but on the other hand it can be very useful for a formal interview where you don’t want to be too intimate with your guest if it’s a little bit antagonistic, whereas in the past I was always reclining and even if I had to be a bit aggressive with a guest the body language was a little bit confusing in that regard. So we’ll see."[17] In an apparent effort to resolve such problems, the new desk is more of a table design with a transparent underside, is angled to be narrower at the guest end, and is composed of thin elegant profiles of timber and glass.


A new entrance flight of steps has also been introduced, somewhat redolent of former Kenny Live sets. "I wanted a grand entrance, but I also wanted an entrance that was part of the background of the set, so they arrive down and join Pat – and it’s a feature walk-on for guests" according to Treacy. Kenny approves of the steps, noting: "as you come down the steps, be it myself or a guest, you’re slowly revealed: more and more of your body is revealed to the audience until finally you’re standing in the ‘doorway’ as it were. I think it’ll be interesting; a more dramatic entrance than we’ve had for the past three or four years." New chairs were also specially provided by Irish company Design Classics Direct, made to an original 1929 design of Irish designer Eileen Gray. Eileen Gray Bibendum chair by Eileen Gray E1027 table by Eileen Gray Early Photograph of Eileen Grays E-1027 villa. ...


Famous or infamous guests

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Footnotes

  1. ^ Questions are sometimes raised over whether The Tonight Show on US television, which began broadcasting in 1954, should be described as the longest running. However there is little continuity between the show launched in 1954 and the current format, with the show existing under different guises and names ('Tonight' and 'Tonight! America after Dark' are just two of its names in its early years). The show in its different formats ran as a variety show, then as a news show that was modelled on breakfast show, before adopting the current format and the name The Tonight Show when Johnny Carson took over as permanent presenter in October 1962, some months after The Late Late Show was launched. Having kept the same name and format continuously, The Late Late Show is perceived in the media as more entitled to the term "the longest running show".
  2. ^ CSO - Statistics: Industrial Earnings — CSO
  3. ^ RTÉ Guide. The Late Late Show and a soap opera, Glenroe, regularly swapped positions, being either 1 or 2.
  4. ^ a b Sorry, Pat, but you're no Gay Byrne.. — Sunday Independent, 27 August 2006
  5. ^ An instrumental version of the Chris Andrews 1965 UK Top Twenty hit 'To Whom It Concerns'
  6. ^ A special edition of the show in early December each year, where children and special guests look at the latest toys available for the Christmas market.
  7. ^ When having shown some item on the show, Byrne would announce how there was "one for everyone in the audience".
  8. ^ RTÉ News: Circuit Court to decide on Stokes
  9. ^ ireland.com - The Irish Times - Fri, Jan 26, 2007 - Remand for man on harassment charge
  10. ^ 'Paul Stokes is still here, but Pat Kenny won't be soon' - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie
  11. ^ RTÉ crash driver pleads guilty - Migration, Unsorted - Independent.ie
  12. ^ RTÉ News: Man jailed for criminal damage at RTÉ
  13. ^ The Time of My Life: An Autobiography Author: Byrne, Gay & Deirdre Purcell. Published by Gill & Macmillan Dublin 1989. ISBN 0-7171-1615-8.
  14. ^ RTE Television - The Late Late Show — RTE
  15. ^ The Time of My Life: An Autobiography Author: Byrne, Gay & Deirdre Purcell ISBN 0-7171-1615-8.
  16. ^ RTÉ Nationwide: 19th September 2007
  17. ^ RTÉ Nationwide: 19th September 2007
  18. ^ Dermot Morgan Tribute Page 120

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External links

  • Official website
  • Audio extract of Brian Trevaskis's second Late Late Show appearance (Windows Media Player)
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