This one-off special will be a cornucopia of the best comedy music, soap opera and vintage interviews that stood out from the 289 episodes over the four series of the irreverent chat show was set in a fictional diner loosely based on Edward Hopper's famous painting. The finger-on-the-pulse ingredients proved a winning formula and won over a RTE Two audience three times a week between 1989 and 1993. It is still celebrated for its unpredictable side dishes, from the likes of Johnny Thunders, Beverly D'Angelo, Don Baker and Albert Lee, and introduced stand-up by comics Kevin McAleer, Morgan Jones and Gina Moxley.
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