Friday’s Late Late show lineup is here, will you be tuning in for discussions on music, heartache and health?
In an emotional interview with host Ryan Tubridy, Rod Stewart reflects on family, fame and fortune and discusses why Irish ballad Grace means so much to him. While over for his interview, Stewart headed to Glasnevin Cemetary to visit Grace Gifford-Plunkett’s grave.
In November 2015, Katie Healy and David Nolan survived a terror attack at the Bataclan theatre in Paris which claimed the lives of 90 people. A month later David proposed, and the couple went on to welcome a beautiful daughter in to their lives in 2016. Last December, they received news that no parent wants to hear, and the couple join Ryan to discuss their daughter’s life-changing diagnosis. Viewers will also hear from Keeva Delaney, the girl who has written a book to raise funds for Cliona’s Foundation, a charity providing much-needed funding to parents of children with life-limiting conditions.
Earlier this week the HSE confirmed that the uptake of the HPV vaccine has reached 70%, and cervical cancer campaigner Laura Brennan has been front and centre to advocate for the vaccine. Ryan chat’s to Laura about what the rise in uptake means to her, and we hear about the impact that the campaign has had on teenage girls.
He brought us Irish Mammies, and now author Colm O’Regan is back with a new book: Ann Devine, Ready For Her Close-Up. Colm joins Ryan to discuss what makes the Irish Mammy such a treasured part of our national identity, and why he’s decided to make one the centre point for his first outing as a novelist.
Viewers will also get a nostalgic look back on some of Ireland’s most iconic ads, as well as actor Joe McKinney 25 years on from dancing in that Guinness ad.
Music will be from James Morrison and we’ll have a performance by Rhythm of the Dance.
The Late Late Show, RTÉ One, Friday, March 15th at 9.35pm