Staying In Tomorrow?


Siobhan McSweeney as Sister Michael in Derry Girls

On The Ray D’Arcy Show.

Reyna Connery writes:

Derry Girls star Siobhan McSweeney will join Ray on the couch to chat about her role as the hilarious and iconic Sister Michael…

Kym Marsh will join Ray to discuss her upcoming role in ELF – A Christmas Spectacular at the 3Arena…

RTÉ rugby panellists Bernard Jackman and Stephen Ferris will lineout in studio with Ray to tackle the latest updates from Japan ahead of Ireland’s opening game…..

Welsh author, singer, songwriter and BBC Radio 2 DJ Cerys Matthews from Catatonia will be joining Ray. She’ll be talking about her latest venture into cookery books…

Wedding planners to the stars, Tara Fay and Bruce Russell join Ray to tell him all about their latest TV project….

*starts modes*

The Ray D’Arcy Show on RTÉ One at 9.55pm.

Pic: Channel 4

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13 thoughts on “Staying In Tomorrow?

    1. Steph Pinker

      … because Nitrite-free crispy bacon is ‘the only one in Europe’ and it’s available on BS, that’s why; it’s subliminal.

    2. Steph Pinker

      Oops! Sorry Cú, it was only an ad that appeared on my screen – I thought it was the running order for the Ray D’Arcy show for the next season…

      1. Cú Chulainn

        The shameless girls have gone and been replaced by a memory chip, I can’t even work out what it’s for, and vw cars.. it’s starting to become a hobby, seeing what comes next..

  1. McVitty

    How is this show being compared with Father Ted? It was made by girls for girls. You could tell 2mins into the pilot that the director was 15 in 1994 and had probably lived in London since ~2000 and the premise of the show was a sentimental trip with an unhealthy amount of revisionism and inversion baked into mindless self indulgence.

    At least RTE aren’t funding it. The way they treated the English character (and the only re-occurring male character) was just appalling. They called him gay and when he said he wasn’t, they called him a homophobe…that’s about the most honest moment in the show.

    And is there is something funny about the idea of a group of teenage school girls dry humping an adult age school teacher? Good heavens….

    1. V

      Rotten Tomatoes gives it 98% (S1 100% S2 96% btw)
      In fairness, maybe Season 3 will bring it down to reach your opinion Mac

      But between now and then – so far it’s won;
      2018 : IFTAs for Best Comedy and Best Writer Comedy/ Soap
      British Screenwriters Award for best comedy on Telly
      British Comedy Guide Award for best new TV sitcom
      2019 : Royal Television Society Award for best scripted comedy

      Netflix have picked it up, so who knows what’s next. Or what the benchmarks are for testing the quality of a TV comedy; longevity? Ratings? Earnings? Awards? Views Hits and likes? Repeated and more successes for Lisa McGee?

      I don’t know so my guess, just based on the standardised ratings of both Rotten Toms and IMBD, along with the IFTAs now
      It must be alright, and Lisa McGee is no fluke

      Made for Girls by Girls
      Well, in that case so Mac

      Hon’ de Mná

      BTW My favourite character is the Granda Joe (Ian McElihenny), particularly the relationship between his character and Gerry (Tommy Tiernan)
      Neither actors seem to be having performance issues with a woman writer’s words in their mouths

      And big shout out to the late Dolores O’ Riordan too

      1. Spaghetti Hoop

        Well said V.
        It’s a well-written and produced comedy of teen-age mishaps. But indeed, what really keeps me watching is that constant disapproval directed from Granda to Gerry you describe – it’s done so well in a muttering-under-the-breath way and subtly hilarious.

        1. V

          Maybe Mac didn’t recognise McElihenny or Tiernan as playing male characters in the show?

          Or maybe he thought he was watching something else?

          Or maybe I’m confused; that the English Cousin is the only re-occurring male character makes me think we’re all taking about something else entirely

  2. Slightly Bemused

    None of that line-up would tempt me, but I do have to say that Cerys Matthews is an incredible singer, with a phenomenal voice!

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