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Non-Scripted Programming


Dancing with the Stars

Dancing with the Stars is an Irish reality television series, airing on RTÉ One that started on 8 January 2017, and is hosted by Jennifer Zamparelli and Doireann Garrihy. The show is based on the original UK version, Strictly Come Dancing and is part of the Dancing with the Stars franchise.


Home of the Year

Championing creativity, individuality and clever design, Home of the Year features homeowners around Ireland who have done something special to the place they call home. Over 8 weeks, 21 homes compete for the Home of the Year title. Making the tough decisions are our three expert judges.


The Ultimate Irish Playlist 

The Ultimate Irish Playlist is a celebration of the greatest Irish hits of all time. Presented
by Tracy Clifford - Ruth Anne and Dave Fanning make up the expert music panel.  
The Ultimate Irish Playlist is a celebration of the greatest Irish hits of all time. This show will
count down the songs that define Irish music and culture. Following a nationwide campaign,
the 2FM listeners have had the final say and over 100,000 votes were received.  
Filmed in The Helix in Dublin, artists will perform a playlist decided by the audience as host,
Tracy Clifford counts down the top twenty songs, discusses the impact they’ve had on Irish
culture and interviews the acts performing, be them original artists performing their own
tracks or contemporary artists performing unique tributes.  
Will it be U2? The Cranberries? Sinéad O’Connor? Or Christy Moore? This fast-paced music
feast will have lots of intrigue as the audience waits, wonders and guesses what song is
voted the number one on The Ultimate Irish Playlist.

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Soundtrack to my Life

Soundtrack to My Life, presented by Nicky Byrne, is a brand new music series on RTÉ One. Each episode will see top Irish musicians collaborate with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra to create a unique playlist of songs that mean the most to them and reveal the stories behind their choices. The series kicked off on New Year’s Eve 2020 with a special night of music and chat with one of Ireland’s greatest bands, Kodaline. Additional episodes will air later in 2021. Artists will perform some of their greatest hits. They will also invite special guests along to perform songs that have influenced the band in their career and life. All of this will be backed by the incredible sound of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. A night of unique performances was delivered as we said good bye to 2020 and welcomed in 2021.

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Last Singer Standing

A brand new singing game show format, Last Singer Standing requires contestants to bring tactics, as well as singing talent, as they battle it out against one another in a bid to make it to the grand final and win €25,000, hitting screens this autumn on RTÉOne, our host Nicky Byrne is joined by our expert Pop Panel Nadine Coyle, former NSYNC member Joey Fatone, and Samantha Mumba. 


Bernard's Working Comics

Bernard’s Working Comics premiered on RTÉ2, a three part series that saw comedian Bernard O'Shea convince witty workers with ordinary day jobs to step out of their workplace and onto the stage to perform stand-up comedy.


Dancing with the Stars: 'Putting on the Glitz'

A look back at the most memorable moments of Dancing with the Stars from astounding dance routines to epic failures and from crazy costumes to the famous Dessie Swim, presented by Nicky Byrne and Jennifer Zamparelli. DWTS has produced so many magical, memorable and sometimes downright funny moments and this one-hour special episode will look back and celebrate all the sparkle and smiles it has brought to the nation. The show was presented by Nicky and Jen and features past celebrity dancers, some of our pro dancers and our three judges. They took a trip down memory lane and look at some of the highlights from the past 4 series


Songs from an Empty Room

The one-off live music extravaganza saw artists come together across the country in support of Minding Creative Minds and the Association of Irish Stage Technicians (AIST) Hardship Fund. Songs from An Empty Room featured over two hours of musical performances, broadcast into homes from much-loved venues around the country, including The Olympia Theatre in Dublin, Cyprus Avenue in Cork, Dolan's in Limerick, INEC in Killarney and Galway’s Roisin Dubh.


O'Casey In The Estate

The two-part RTÉ documentary series O'Casey In The Estate brought the classic play The Plough and the Stars home to East Wall, and a community who inspired the original characters.  Sean O’Casey gave a voice to this marginalised community 100 years ago, a community who today feel they have no voice at a national level. Throughout their journey into this classic Irish text, they discover that they have more in common with their fellow East Wall resident Sean O’Casey’s characters than they ever imagined.


Marty and Bernards Big Adventure

Marty Morrissey and Bernard O'Shea have decided to go on a mission to find out what the Modern Man of the 21st Century is all about. which sees them test out their survival skills and look into the idea of the modern man. ... Marty's eyes were opened to the joys of a facial while in New York.

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Celebrity Home of the Year

Championing creativity, individuality and clever design, Home of the Year features Irish Celebrities from around Ireland who have done something special to the place they call home. Making the tough decisions are our three expert judges.


Can’t Stop Dancing

Blathnaid Treacy goes behind the scenes on the latest series of Dancing with the Stars. The presenter gets the low down from the judges, the professional dancers and the stars as well as catching all the latest gossip.

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Say Yes to the Dress

Ireland's most famous wedding planner Peter Kelly a.k.a. Franc presents the first Irish version of international reality hit series Say Yes to the Dress. ... The format is an Irish spin off from the hugely popular American series. The ten part series was filmed in a new couture section of Vows bridal store based in Blarney Business Park in Cork, stocked with stunning dresses from all over the world. The series shows the progress of individual sales associates, managers, and fitters at the store, along with profiling brides as they search for the perfect wedding dress.


Dragons Den

Budding entrepreneurs get three minutes to pitch their business ideas to five multimillionaires who are willing to invest their own cash to kick-start the businesses in the original "Shark Tank." After each pitch, the Dragons have the opportunity to ask questions about the venture. The entrepreneurs don't always have to answer, but of course what they choose not to address could very well affect the outcome. The pitch is over when each of the Dragons has declared,"I'm out." Hosted by Richard Curran.


The Voice of Ireland

The Voice of Ireland is the Irish edition of the international TV franchise The Voice, a reality singing competition created by media tycoon John de Mol. The series employs a panel of four coaches who critique the artists' performances and guide their teams of selected artists through the remainder of the season.


Celebrity MasterChef Ireland

Celebrity MasterChef Ireland was a celebrity twist on the hit TV cooking competition the programme that puts a spotlight on how well or how badly Irish celebrities cook food.


What Are You Eating?

Through-out this series Philip Boucher-Hayes looks at  our daily diets; how we consume food and how we process food in modern Ireland and looks forward to the future of food and asks how can we feed the projected global population of 11 billion people in 2050.Veganism, Fish, Heart Healthy Eating, Treats, Food Waste and the Store Cupboard (spices, flavourings and condiments).


MasterChef Ireland

MasterChef Ireland is television cooking competition based on the international format created by Franc Roddam. Sixteen contestants compete for the title of MasterChef Ireland.


Celebrity Apprentice Ireland

Celebrity Apprentice Ireland is an Irish reality television series, in which a group of Irish celebrities compete for the chance to win €25,000 for their chosen charity.


Tested on Humans

“Tested On Humans” factual entertainment series, in which our three brave human guinea pigs put themselves forward for experiments based on the human body, from the brain and the skin to the most obscure internal organs. Science experts will conduct the tests that aim to find answers to important and silly questions and test the limits of the human body. (2 x 60 for RTE 2)


Undercover NI

A factual docu-series is a BBC NI programme. The investigative series lifts the lid on Northern Ireland's criminal underbelly.


The Apprentice

The Apprentice was an Irish reality television series, in which a group of aspiring young businessmen and women compete for the chance to win a job as "apprentice" to Bill Cullen, an Irish businessman.


Peak Performance

“Peak Performance” a riveting educational series exploring the great Irish sporting heritage whilst making science exciting and accessible to a broad audience. We profile the sporting legend unlocking the mysteries behind their greatness through the prism of science. The innovative series educates and entertains audiences on the science of the body, through their favourite sporting heroes. (6 x 30 factual series) funded by BAI for Eir Sports.


Bressie’s Teenage Kicks

Niall Breslin, aka Bressie, is on a mission.  He’s formed a band with five teenagers from different communities in Limerick city.  He wants to help Calvin, Nathan, Damien, Sherisse and Kelsey express themselves through music. It hasn’t been easy keeping everyone on track – there’s been break ups, walk outs and warnings.  In less than six weeks time, the group will record their first ever EP in Windmill Lane Studios and then play their first gig in Limerick’s premier music venue, Dolan’s.


Get the Numbers Write

“Get The Numbers, Write”. This is an adult literacy series, which takes five learners and helps them improve their literacy skills. 3 x 1 hour factual series funded by the BAI for TV3


Meet the McDonaghs

Meet the McDonaghs, lay bare the lives of The Voice of Ireland runner up, Kelly McDonagh Mongan and her family. 21-year old Kelly invites the audience in to her new home in Galway. A new spot for her new trailer isn’t Kelly’s only news, as she reveals she’s expecting her second baby and still hoping for a big break in her singing career.


Along Home Shores

“Along Home Shores” Bobby Kerr takes Irish audiences on the definitive voyage of discovery through Irish waterways, exploring lesser-spotted Ireland, through its culture, heritage and the experience of the communities who have made Irish waterways their home. He educates, entertains and unlocks incredible insights into Ireland’s culture, heritage and experience in this epic documentary series. (6 x 30 factual series) funded by BAI for UTV Ireland.


Fame: The Musical

Fame: The Musical is a singing and dance contest in Ireland, produced by Screentime ShinAwiL for RTÉ. The audition and Fame Bootcamp stages were filmed around Ireland and in London. The shows aim was to find actors for the parts of "Nick" and "Serena" for the highly successful stage production of Fame.


Charity Lord of the Rings

Charity Lords of the Ring is an Irish reality television competition, broadcast on RTÉ One. Presented by Lucy Kennedy and ex-boxer Barry McGuigan, the four-part series follows ten personalities compete for their charity of choice, in the field of boxing.


You’re a Star

You're a Star was a singing contest in Ireland, similar to The X Factor in the United Kingdom and American Idol in the USA. Created in 2002, it was shown weekly on RTÉ One over the winter months of each year. The winner each year represented Ireland in the renowned international singing competition Eurovision.


Charity You're a Star

Charity You're a Star (initially known as You're a Star Charity Special) is a talent contest created by Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ), in which various Irish celebrities sang to raise money for the charity of their choice. The show was aired live from Dublin City University's theatre, The Helix.

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The original casting reality show that started the global love affair with talent shows. The Irish series was the first entertainment series to sit on Sunday evenings on RTE One. It is still the show responsible for the fastest selling single in Irish music history. The show peaked at 62% share.


Aslan: Made in Dublin

The rock documentary about one of Ireland's best kept secrets Aslan. The documentary switches between live footage of the band performing at Dublin's Vicar St. and interviews with the band members themselves. It documents the rise of the band until their implosion amid the pressures of success and a growing drug addiction of their ever charismatic front man. It deals with the "One off charity gig" that sparked the re-emergence of the band that still go strong today.

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