With the much-loved Eurovision Song Contest (Dates for your calendar - the first and second semi-finals take place on May 8th and 10th with the finals on May 12th) just a week away, The Late Late Show is marking the occasion with Irish winners Paul Harrington, Charlie McGettigan and Linda Martin.
They’ll be performing some of the contest's biggest hits and taking part in a game of ‘Eurovision Spin and Sing’ alongside Jake Carter, Ronan Johnston and Rory Cowan.
The Happy Pear twins Dave and Steve Flynn will be in studio to chat about their ever expanding vegan food empire and how to convince younger eaters that vegetables can be delicious as well as healthy.
Professor John Crown and health editor Susan Mitchell will discuss the continuing fallout from the Cervical Check controversy. Maeve Binchy’s husband Gordon Snell chats about life following Maeve’s passing and how Maeve’s work, including her book Minding Frankie which soon makes its stage debut, continues to have a hold on audiences around the world.
The wife and daughter of Galway hurling legend Tony Keady, Margaret and Shannon, are telling Tony’s story of his dramatic departure from the Galway team and how his sudden death last year sent shockwaves across the sport.
Debbie Cole and Dominique Meehan are each victims of rape who went public to raise awareness and, in Debbie’s case, campaign for laws to lengthen the sentences given to rapists who repeat offend. Both women will share their traumatic experiences.
Howth fisherman ‘Big’ John Hayes, who travelled to Mozambique to live and work alongside a local fisherman for The Hardest Harvest, will chat about what it was like to find himself fishing with just a line and some bait o a tiny boat far out into the Indian Ocean. Plus there's music from Dublin four piece State Lights.
The Late Late Show airs on RTÉ One on Friday, May 4th at 9.35pm.