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Let's Get Together this New Year with RT

31/12/2023

Catch The Late Late NYE Show, Dancing with the Stars, The Tommy Tiernan Show, Operation Transformation, First Dates Ireland, and Room to Improve

Plus, brand-new documentaries on Sin ad O'Connor, Dolores Keane, and new series Inside Penneys

Kick back with RT One, RT 2 and RT Player this New Year with an exciting slate of upcoming programming to keep viewers entertained into the first month of 2024 and beyond.

On New Year's Eve on RT One, Dolores@70 at 8.30pm is a feature length special docu-music programme recreating the magic and mystery of the music of Dolores Keane and the Keane family, drawing from the deep and rich well of music that lies within the walls of the original family home of Carragh Cottage. Mrs Brown's Boys New Year, New Mammy airs at 9.40pm, where Mrs Brown and the gang start the New Year by attempting a tough new health and fitness regime.

Top off your New Year's Eve party with host Patrick Kielty and a star-studded line-up for The Late Late NYE Show at 10:15pm on RT One and RT Player. Guests include Midge Ure, Maverick Sabre, Wheatus, The Tumbling Paddies, Niamh Kavanagh, Gear id Farrelly, Allie Sherlock, the RT Concert Orchestra, Carl Mullan, Winnie Ama, Camille O'Sullivan, Gerry Leonard, Jame Martin, Paddy Jenkins, Simone Kirby, Fia Moon and many more surprises on the night. Patrick will then hand over to Anna Geary at Dublin Castle for the New Year's Eve Countdown Concert featuring Picture This.

On Wednesday, January 3rd, RT One, 8.30pm, five brand-new leaders from all over the country take on a health and wellness plan with the aim of resetting and kick-starting a new chapter in their lives in Operation Transformation. The series is once again presented by Kathryn Thomas, who will be on hand as always to encourage the leaders and those taking part from home every step of the way.

First Dates Ireland is back on Thursday January 4th, RT 2, with a double date, an unmarried dairy farmer, and a life coach among this year's new batch of hopefuls embarking on a quest to find true love. The Tommy Tiernan Show kicks off on Saturday, January 6th, at 9.40pm on RT One, with the master of improvisation thriving on the adrenaline of no preparation ahead of meeting his guests in what will be the eighth series of the hugely popular chat show. With this inquisitive and articulate host, every conversation has the potential for great honesty and insight, humour, and sometimes freewheeling wildness.

Tommy on Saturday will be followed on Sunday 7th by the brand-new series of Dancing with the Stars, live on RT One and RT Player from 6.30pm. Hosted by Jennifer Zamparelli and Doireann Garrihy, the 11 celebrities taking on the challenge this year are Eileen Dunne, Rosanna Davison, David Whelan, Blu Hydrangea, Miriam Mullins, Laura Fox, Shane Quigley Murphy, Davy Russell, Katja Mia, Rory Cowan, and Jason Smyth. Audiences can settle in for 11 weeks of Sunday evening glitz and glamour from the hit series, culminating in the grand final on March 17th.

Also on Sunday 7th, a brand-new series of Room to Improve kicks off at 9.35pm. First stop for Dermot Bannon and Claire Irwin this season is Urlingford, Co Kilkenny, where Gr inne Murphy and Ivan Williams have been dreaming about renovating Ivan's forefather's old farmhouse for many years. This season features builds of different shapes and sizes, with varying budgets, grants and tight deadlines.

With contributions from David Holmes, Christy Moore, Imelda May, Don Letts, BP Fallon and many more, Sin ad, airing January 8th, RT One at 9.35pm, reflects on the late Sine d O'Connor's influence on Irish life and on people throughout her life. Using a wealth of unique archive footage from RT and international sources, it features an Ireland Sin ad both fought against and strove for. From Pope John Paul arriving in Ireland, to Charles Haughey and Gay Byrne, and to the struggle for Irish women's right to travel' Sin ad's magical body of work provides the soundtrack to it.

On January 9th, at 7pm on RT One, High Road Low Road pairs top celebrities and sends them off to popular holiday destinations, city break favourites and far-flung places for an unforgettable adventure of discovery, culture and fun. First up this season are Anna Daly and James Kavanagh, who head off to popular hotspot Lanzarote for a sunny break. The Christmas aftermath on Carrigstown continues into 2024 on Fair City, with Fergal exacting the ultimate revenge on Dean, and Hughie punishing Bob for wronging him.

Inside Penneys, starting January 9th on RT One at 8.30pm, is a six-part series that takes us behind the scenes of the iconic Irish brand, starting where it all began - in Penneys on Mary Street in Dublin.

On RT Player, boxsets with all episodes of Yellowstone, The O.C. and The West Wing are now available, along with the addition of new movies including Irish favourites Brooklyn, The Wind that Shakes the Barley, Intermission and Breakfast on Pluto. New series drops throughout January on RT Player include Bloodlands series 2, Payback, For Her Sins, Royal Flying Doctors Service, Screw, Dopesick, and The Curse.

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