Television

No Scandal

No Scandal

What can RTE1 be thinking of broadcasting a dispute between Cork footballers and hurlers and their County Board in the Scannal! series. Where or what was the scandal? Good to see Waterford man Liam Cahill, An Fear Rua, get in his eurosworth when he suggested that Cork players didn’t want a manager who had previously...
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Waterford Stars

Waterford Stars

Wasn’t it wonderful to see two young stars Nathan Carey and Evan O’Hanlon from the Richie Hayes Stage School take part in the opening sequence of Willy Wonka with the song Pure Imagination on the Late Late Toy Show. What a surprise from Ryan Tubridy and what an honour for the two lads. Both are also in the Olympia...
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TV Review

TV Review

X-Factor Dancer From John Player Tops in Waterford, as part of the dancers assembled by Ger Liam Molumby, to appearing in four dance sequences of the X-Factor with Cher, Wagner, Paige and One Direction. That’s the achievement for Majella Louise Fitzgerald who graduated from Leicester College of Performing Arts and...
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TV Review

TV Review

The Event Both C4 and RTE2 are showing the latest hopeful hit from the US – The Event – and there is media hype and chatter to suggest it will be as big as Lost but I don’t think so. It won’t even make The Fringe numbers. It is billed as mystery thriller sci-fi. The hero is Jason Ritter as Seán Walker, a video games...
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TV Review

TV Review

Wannabes Rule ITV have secured the services of Simon Cowell for the next three years for the X-Factor, Britain’s Got Talent and US versions to be re-broadcast as well. Now that’s good news as these programmes top the current ratings with nearly 13 million viewers. Eastenders comes next with less than 10 million and...
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TV Review

TV Review

Valerie Maguire Featured on the last episode of the excellent RTE1 series Rescue 117 was horse-woman Valerie Maguire, daughter of the popular taxi-driver Jimmy Maguire. Valerie had a bad fall from her horse in an inaccessible place and had to be rescued by helicopter. Once again, the cool clean hero Peter McKenzie...
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TV Review

TV Review

Lord Sugar Old grizzly chops is back with the BBC version of The Apprentice and Sir Alan is now Lord Sugar. The wannabes in suits seem a bit more bitchy and bossy like the first bloke to be eliminated in a dodgy sausage making contest. I almost expected to hear a plumy voice say no humans were poisoned in the making...
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Reviews: Mad About the Musicals

Reviews: Mad About the Musicals

Michael Courtney’s Mad About the Musicals returned to The Theatre Royal to delight an audience who love their songs from the shows and this five piece act with backing tracks delivered that punch of there being no business like show business. Alan Bowles charmed with Reviewing the Situation from Oliver! And the three...
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TV Review

TV Review

Emperor Wonderful to see Waterford band O Emperor on the Late Late Show recently to launch their exciting new CD. Could this be the big Waterford breakthrough that rock and roll Waterford has been a long time waiting for. Great sound and lots to like about this band who are going places quickly. Vanessa Great to see...
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TV review

TV review

Peter McKenzie Brown I hope you are enjoying the RTE1 programme Rescue 117 featuring the Waterford based Irish helicopter rescue service. It is well filmed and edited with a fine sense of urgency and excitement. Once again the pilot Peter McKenzie Brown comes across as cool as a cucumber and confident in his ability...
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TV Review

TV Review

Liam Butler Great to see Carrick-on-Suir performer Liam Butler play a serious comedy feed in Pat Shortt’s Scooby dubious cop comedy, Mattie. Liam got a running gag out of a Tourette’s syndrome – an involuntary disorder where people cannot help blurting out rude words or phrases. Liam kept saying Pigs in a Garda...
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