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The best of the box Dermot and Dave producer Maria Devereux is half human half TV guide and loves telling us all the best stuff happening on the telly. With Maria off, but the weekend beckoning us, Seán Reidy filled in and here's what he reckons we should check out over the coming days: The Late Late Show - Tonight (Friday) @9:35pm on RTÉ One Shane MacGowan is the star of the show, as the who's who of Irish entertainment and music industry pay tribute to the 61-year-old singer-songwriter, who also appears and performs. Tubs is also up for a laugh with Pat Shortt and Jason Byrne: Tonight's very special set is in place for a star-studded celebration of Shane MacGowan and Fairytale of New York! Guests tonight include @Glen_Hansard, @thejasonbyrne, @Pat_Shortt, Aidan Gillen, Patrick Bergin, Moya Brennan, Philomena Begley and Pat McCabe.#LateLate pic.twitter.com/7mzxAFwgwV — The Late Late Show (@RTELateLateShow) December 13, 2019 The Graham Norton Show - Tonight @10:55pm on BBC One Oscar-winners Judi Dench and Jennifer Hudson talk about the new film version of Cats, Hollywood stars Hugh Grant and Matthew McConaughey discuss their new action thriller The Gentlemen and everyone's favourite crooner Michael Buble also drops in for a chat. Plus, Coldplay offer an exclusive performance from their new album: Worth staying up for! https://t.co/lI41fMtBlt — graham norton (@grahnort) December 13, 2019 Strictly Come Dancing: The Final - Saturday @7:05pm on BBC One The Glitterball awaits the four remaining couples - Kelvin Fletcher and Oti Mabuse, Emma Barton and Anton Du Beke, and Karim Zeroual and Amy Dowden - but who will replace Stacey Dooley as the new King or Queen of the Strictly dance floor? Taylor Swift performs her song Lover and rumours have it, her new Christmas song too. Drum roll... #Strictly 2019 Grand Final Showdance and Judges' Pick revealed! https://t.co/VcGTcVY4N8. Tune-in to #ItTakesTwo this Friday to find out our couples favourite dance. pic.twitter.com/xBiAH7qaCj — BBC Strictly ✨ (@bbcstrictly) December 10, 2019 The RTÉ Sport Awards 2019 - Saturday @9:20pm on RTÉ One Ireland's top sports stars will be honoured in an event hosted by Darragh Maloney and Joanne Cantwell. Sports Personality of the Year 2019 - Sunday @7pm on BBC One Gabby Logan, Clare Balding and Gary Lineker present this year's ceremony live from P&J Live Arena in Aberdeen. Plus live music from Lewis Capaldi and Emili Sandé. Not the Robbie Williams Christmas Show - Sunday @10pm on Virgin Media One Ever the entertainer, Robbie performs classic hits, plus new Christmas songs in a one-off special recorded at London's Alexandra Palace Theatre, . He's also joined by guests including David Walliams and Jamie Cullum. A second chance to catch his ITV show from last week: Tune in to @ITV tomorrow night at 8pm for ‘Not The Robbie Williams Christmas Show’. I’ll be joined by @davidwalliams, @jamiecullum and @poppapete299 x pic.twitter.com/XcafjIjoaN — Robbie Williams (@robbiewilliams) December 7, 2019 Movies of the Weekend 6 Underground - Netflix Brand new to Netflix and described as 'Ryan Reynolds, Michael Bay and a metric f**k-load of dynamite' - it's got my attention. Six individuals from all around the globe, each the very best at what they do, have been chosen not only for their skill, but for a unique desire to delete their pasts to change the future: Notting Hill - Sunday @9:35pm on RTÉ One A classic...simple as: Check out Seán's recommendations in full by pressing the play button on screen.
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This week Dermot & Dave spoke to a listener who used Dermot's dishwasher hack, and it didn't go to plan. Dermot & Dave show reporter Sean spoke to us about the changes coming to Electric Picnic in 2020 And, Dave had some Bad Jokes, while Noni released her brand new Christmas song.
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"It's hard to break free from a union" Foil Arms and Hog are an Irish comedy trio like no other. With over a decade of experience under their bauld belts, the popularity of their observational and often topical comedy has exploded. They now reach a much wider audience via their social media channels and like the British Empire, you'd find them all over their world. The lads popped into Today FM headquarters for a catch up with Dermot and Dave and with Brexit being the buzzword of 2019, they decided to perform a beautiful ballad about it. BoJo & Co. could learn a thing or two from these fellas I tell ya! Irish crowds, nicknames and the pressures involved in pumping out consistent content are also discussed. Check out Foil Arms and Hog tour dates here and they're Youtube page here. And you can listen to the fun in full by pressing the play button on screen.
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The Cork star gears up for #AskMeAnything 2019 has been a mad busy year for Cork's answer to Wonder Woman. Not only did Anna Geary reprise her role as a coach on Ireland's Fittest Family, she also transitioned into the world of radio via her and Dec Pierce's Pumped Up Kicks show here on Today FM AND got married to her beau Kev Sexton. Wowzers. View this post on Instagram The start of the best adventure yet 💍 Mr & Mrs 11.10.19 #justmarried 📷 @jennymccarthy8 A post shared by Anna Geary (@annagcork) on Oct 11, 2019 at 10:07am PDT Her latest challenge was Dermot and Dave's Ask Me Anything, and she was well up for it. Anna reveals how "Gay Byrne was actually my hero", teases us with a camogie comeback by saying, "I wouldn't like to say I've hung up my boots because there's more in me yet" and is shocked to find out what her nickname on wikipedia is - "I've never heard of that before". View this post on Instagram I remember the day as if it was yesterday....I remember the nerves in my belly, the smile on my face and I’ll NEVER FORGET looking at the sea of red and white as I lifted the O’ Duffy cup, it’s something that will stay with me FOREVER!! 🏆☺️ The @officialcamogie All Ireland Final day is an occasion to savor whether you’re a supporter, player or someone that never played but always wanted to go to Croke Park, NOWS YOUR CHANCE... it’s a BIG deal 💕 As a player it definitely lifts your spirits when you’re met with a wall of sound CHEERING & ROARING and a sea of colour as you run out of the tunnel onto the pitch. As the saying goes, NOTHING beat being there!! The atmosphere is electric, the tension is palpable, as is the EXCITEMENT!! It’s just a wonderful occasion and we should all #gotogether and support the finals tomorrow, support the players and support the culmination of a year’s hard work. Everyone who loves our game deserves to see Camogie progress so the first step is let’s get bums on seat tomorrow! Let’s back our game and see first hand what a wonderful game it is 💪🏻🎉🌟 Best of luck to all teams ...make it count!! #camogie #camogieallirelandfinals @20x20.ie #gotogether #support A post shared by Anna Geary (@annagcork) on Sep 7, 2019 at 10:53am PDT She also shows how much love she has for the Rose of Tralee and laughs off a famous Father Ted quote, saying; "I like to be known as a lovely girl". Catch Pumped Up Kicks Saturdays from 2-6pm here on Today FM and you can listen to her #AskMeAnything in full by pressing the listen/play button on screen.
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I'd be gone at "Cholmondely"! The English language is a funny thing. And when I say funny, I mean, peculiar. In the latest edition of Dave's World, Dave Moore proved just how wacky it can be with a 1920's diction test for aspiring radio announcers. Any NBC broadcasting hopefuls who wanted to get on air were given this paragraph to read out: 'Penelope Cholmondely raised her azure eyes from the crabbed scenario. She meandered among the congeries of her memoirs. There was the Kinetic Algernon, a choleric artificer of icons and triptychs, who wanted to write a trilogy. For years she had stifled her risibilities with dour moods. His asthma caused him to sough like the zephyrs among the tamarack'. Dave's co-host Dermot has a go at it - and it's a lot more difficult than you think. Check out how he got on, and the correct pronunciations, by pressing the play button on screen.
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