Saturday Night with Miriam

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Saturday Night with Miriam
Saturday Miriam.jpg
The promotional image for Saturday Night with Miriam.
Format Chat show, Talk show, variety show
Directed by Patrick Cowap[1]
Presented by Miriam O'Callaghan
Theme music composer Éanán Patterson
Opening theme RTÉ Graphic Design
Ending theme RTÉ Graphic Design
Country of origin Ireland
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 6
Production
Executive producer(s) Larry Masterson[1]
Producer(s) Margaret Bennett[1]
Location(s) Donnybrook, Dublin
Running time 60 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel RTÉ One
Picture format 16:9 SD
Original run 9 July 2005 – August 2013
Chronology
Related shows The Late Late Show
Tubridy Tonight
External links
Website

Saturday Night with Miriam is a television chat show which was first broadcast in Ireland on RTÉ One in the summer of 2005. The show runs for six weeks as a summer filler, and is presented by Miriam O'Callaghan, the co-host of Prime Time.

Format[edit]

Saturday Night with Miriam, airs during summer months on RTÉ One when programmes such as The Late Late Show and the former Saturday night talk show Tubridy Tonight are off air. The show is well known for its wide variety of guests, which often include musicians, who usually perform on the show. The Duckworth Lewis Method made their television debut on Saturday Night with Miriam in 2009's season opener.[2]

History[edit]

The first two series were pre-recorded show was broadcast on Saturday nights after the main evening news, lasting approximately 60 minutes. In the 2007 series, the programme began to broadcast live.[3]

The show's first guests included Charlie McCreevy, Paul Brady, D. J. Carey and Ray D'Arcy.[4] The programme received thirty-six percent of the adult audience.[5]

The series was also run in summer 2006 and a third series ran in 2007.

The fourth series in 2008 was very popular and achieved a forty percent audience .[6][7] People such as Mary Coughlan, Enda Kenny, Cherie Blair and Jade Goody appeared on the series.[8]

In 2009, the series returned for a fifth series,[9] with RTÉ making the announcement on 4 June 2009.[10] This happened after it was announced that she would not be the new host of The Late Late Show.[11] O'Callaghan also got her first radio programme, filling in for Eamon Dunphy on Miriam Meets....[12] Newly elected politician George Lee was one of the first guests of the fifth series.[13] The final episode of the fifth series received 422,000 viewers, a 35% audience share.[14]

O'Callaghan confirmed that the series would return in 2013.[15]

The show returned in the summer of 2014 for another series, running from Saturday 5 July until Saturday 23 August 2014 on RTE One.[16][17]


Guests[edit]

Series 3[edit]

Date Guests Link
16 June 2007 Andrea Corr, Bertie Ahern, Bernard Dunne, Kristina Grimes [18]
23 June 2007 Samantha Mumba, Jack O'Connor, Keith Barry, Louis Walsh [19]
30 June 2007 Al Green, Gerry Conlon & Paddy Hill, Kellie Shirley, Jason Byrne & Pamela Flood, Brendan O'Carroll [20]
7 July 2007 Blathnaid McKenna & Sarah Morrissey, Mario Rosenstock, Marguerite Bouniol, Marie-Marguerite Opalka & Ralph Riegel, Packie Bonner & Ray Houghton [21]
14 July 2007 Amanda Brunker, Brendan O'Connor, Dáithí Ó Sé & Brian Ormonde, Nadine Coyle, Mary Robinson [22]
21 July 2007 Shayne Ward, Boy George & Dinah O'Dowd, Ronnie Drew [23]
28 July 2007 Linda Martin, Diarmuid Gavin, Paddy Power, Tracy Pigott, Gráinne Seoige & Barry Geraghty, Pádraig Harrington [24]
4 August 2007 Craig Doyle, Kathryn Feeney, Luzveminda O'Sullivan & Sheila O'Hanrahan Lawlor, Sinéad O'Connor, Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh & Jimmy Magee [25]

Series 4[edit]

The 2008 series got an average viewing audience of 425,000.[26]

Date Guests Link
7 June 2008 Mary Coughlan, Kevin Hiller, Alan Gray, Brian McDermott & Ben Cunningham, Jessie Buckley, Louis Walsh & Brendan O'Connor, Red Hurley [27]
14 June 2008 Jack Charlton & John Aldridge, Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh, Victoria Smurfit, George Lee, Eddie Hobbs & David McWilliams [28]
21 June 2008 Boyzone, Jade Goody, Terry O'Quinn, Gerald Kean, Bazil Ashmawy & Ivan Yates [29]
28 June 2008 Peter Kelly, Phil Coulter & Geraldine Branagan, Bill O'Herlihy, Liam Brady, Johnny Giles & Eamonn Dunphy, Robert O'Neill [30]
5 July 2008 Enda Kenny, Sonia O'Sullivan, Darren Sutherland & Eileen O'Keeffe, Cherie Blair [31]
12 July 2008 Bibi Baskin, Jennifer Maguire & Evelyn Cusack, Johnny Murtagh & Orla Murtagh, Larry Gogan, Lawrence McKeown, Mary Doyle & Raymond McCartney [32]
19 July 2008 Anne Doyle, Curtis Stigers, Walter Swift, John Waters, Moya Brennan [33]

Series 5[edit]

Date Guests Link
20 June 2009 George Lee, Marti Pellow, Amanda Brunker, Claudia Carroll & Marisa Mackle, The Duckworth Lewis Method, Tim O'Rourke, & Michael O'Brien[disambiguation needed] [34]
27 June 2009 Monica Leech, Keith Duffy & Rasher, Michelle Heaton, The Gandhis, Michael and Bernadette Jacobs, Valerie Cox [35]
4 July 2009 Amy Huberman, Duke Special, Ardal O'Hanlon, Honor Blackman, Brian Crowley [36]
11 July 2009 Hilda Fay, Clelia Murphy & Ciara O'Callaghan, La Troupe de Mademoiselle Clairette, John Spillane, Steve Collins & Paul Williams, Sophie Ellis Bextor [37]
18 July 2009 Pat Shortt, Maxi, Patrick Collison, Wallis Bird, Pat Spillane, Fiona Looney & Marty Morrissey, Kevin Doyle [38]
25 July 2009 Joe Duffy, Brush Shiels, Bob Carley, Doc Savage & Clint Velour, Lucy Kennedy, Barry McGuigan, Sean Gallagher, Alan Shortt & Jack Sheedy, The High Kings, Ray D'Arcy, Dáithí Ó Sé & Current and Past Roses of Tralee [39]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "The Team". RTÉ. Accessed 19 June 2009.
  2. ^ "The Duckworth Lewis Method make live debut". Hot Press. 2009-06-18. Retrieved 2009-06-18. 
  3. ^ "Webchat with Miriam O'Callaghan". RTÉ. 13 July 2007. Retrieved 2009-06-19. [dead link]
  4. ^ Mary Leland (17 July 2005). "The importance of being earnest on RTÉ". The Irish Independent. Retrieved 2009-06-19. 
  5. ^ "Weekend chat shows score well this summer". The Irish Independent. 28 July 2005. Retrieved 2009-06-19. 
  6. ^ "TV's Miriam is on top form". The Evening Herald. 24 June 2008. Retrieved 2009-06-19. 
  7. ^ Lorna Nolan (15 May 2009). "Miriam's chat show secures a comeback". The Evening Herald. Retrieved 2009-06-19. 
  8. ^ "Miriam Archive". RTÉ. Retrieved 2009-06-19. [dead link]
  9. ^ "Miriam's Saturday night guests revealed". RTÉ. 19 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-19. 
  10. ^ "Miriam returns to Saturday night for fifth summer stint". Irish Independent. 2009-06-05. Retrieved 2009-06-18. 
  11. ^ "Miriam O'Callaghan: It's different for girls". Irish Independent. 2009-06-14. Retrieved 2009-06-18. 
  12. ^ Caroline O’Doherty (10 June 2009). "Miriam to pull a double shift on RTÉ airwaves". The Irish Examiner. Retrieved 2009-06-19. 
  13. ^ "Miriam convinces politics’ hottest property George to make RTÉ comeback". Evening Herald. 2009-06-18. Retrieved 2009-06-18. 
  14. ^ "Miriam's final show pulls in 422k viewers". Evening Herald. 2009-07-29. Retrieved 2009-08-13. 
  15. ^ "'I'm not 50 just yet, but who cares anyway?'". Evening Herald. 10 February 2010. Retrieved 15 February 2010. 
  16. ^ http://www.rte.ie/tv/miriam/
  17. ^ https://twitter.com/SaturdayMiriam/with_replies
  18. ^ "June 16, 2007". RTÉ. 16 June 2007. Retrieved 2009-06-20. [dead link]
  19. ^ "June 23, 2007". RTÉ. 23 June 2007. Retrieved 2009-06-20. [dead link]
  20. ^ "June 30, 2007". RTÉ. 30 June 2007. Retrieved 2009-06-20. [dead link]
  21. ^ "July 7, 2007". RTÉ. 7 July 2007. Retrieved 2009-06-20. [dead link]
  22. ^ "July 14, 2007". RTÉ. 14 July 2007. Retrieved 2009-06-20. [dead link]
  23. ^ "July 21, 2007". RTÉ. 21 July 2007. Retrieved 2009-06-20. [dead link]
  24. ^ "July 28, 2007". RTÉ. 28 July 2007. Retrieved 2009-06-20. [dead link]
  25. ^ "August 4, 2007". RTÉ. 4 August 2007. Retrieved 2009-06-20. [dead link]
  26. ^ "500,000 viewers per night watch RTÉ". RTÉ. 23 July 2008. Retrieved 2009-06-20. 
  27. ^ "June 7, 2008". RTÉ. 7 June 2008. Retrieved 2009-06-20. [dead link]
  28. ^ "June 14, 2008". RTÉ. 14 June 2008. Retrieved 2009-06-20. [dead link]
  29. ^ "June 21, 2008". RTÉ. 21 June 2008. Retrieved 2009-06-20. [dead link]
  30. ^ "June 28, 2008". RTÉ. 28 June 2008. Archived from the original on January 2009. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  31. ^ "July 5, 2008". RTÉ. 5 July 2008. Retrieved 2009-06-20. [dead link]
  32. ^ "July 17, 2008". RTÉ. 17 July 2008. Retrieved 2009-06-20. [dead link]
  33. ^ "July 19, 2008". RTÉ. 19 July 2008. Retrieved 2009-06-20. [dead link]
  34. ^ "20 June 2009". RTÉ. 20 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-28. [dead link]
  35. ^ "27 June 2009". RTÉ. 27 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-29. [dead link]
  36. ^ "July 4, 2009". RTÉ. 4 July 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-06. [dead link]
  37. ^ "July 11, 2009". RTÉ. 11 July 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-13. [dead link]
  38. ^ "July 18, 2009". RTÉ. 18 July 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-20. [dead link]
  39. ^ "July 25, 2009". RTÉ. 25 July 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-29. [dead link]

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