That Summer schedule in full.
Creedon’s Cities: John Creedon travels to Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway to “meet the people that make each city so special and find out more about their hometowns”.
Martin & Paul’s Surf’n’Turf, chefs Martin Shanahan and Paul Flynn “travel to eight seaside locations in Ireland, source local produce and create a signature dish for the area in 24 hours”.
Chaplin: The Waterville Picture tells “the story of the screen icon’s love for the Kerry town”.
The Science Squad presented by Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin, Kathriona Devereux and Jonathan McCrea and will “bring Irish viewers up to date with the latest developments in Irish scientific research across a wide range of sectors”.
Documentaries and factual programmes include Labour’s Way, Ireland outside the Euro? (hmm), Cracking Crime and Truckers and Faster, Higher, Stronger, which is part of RTÉ’s Science Week.
The Big Money Game returns with two new presenters Brian Ormond and Sinéad Kennedy.
And our favourite? For Fair City fans there will be “a wedding, an engagement, an injured child and teenage heartbreak this Summer”.
Glen Killane, MD, RTÉ Television, sez: ““There is so much to look forward to and the entertainment won’t just be confined to the various sports arenas, with the return of firm favourites like the Rose of Tralee, Saturday Night with Miriam and For One Night Only.
“If we can get some decent weather and some good results in Poland, London and in Croke Park, it just might be the tonic we all need in these difficult times.”