The weekend’s TV: Saoirse Ronan meets Graham Norton
Plus: The Late Late Show Valentine’s Special and wall-to-wall Winter Olympics
Ryan Tubridy hosts The Late Late Show Valentine’s Special, Friday on RTÉ One. Photograph: Andres Poveda
The Late Late Show Valentine’s Special
Friday, 9.35pm, RTÉ One
The Late Late Show Valentine’s Special gets ‘crazy in love’ with 1980s popstars T'Pau, a queen of country and some Young Offenders. Host Ryan Tubridy will be talking to Alex Murphy, Chris Walley, Hilary Rose and PJ Gallagher, stars of The Young Offenders, which made its Irish debut this Thursday.
1980s pop diva Sinitta will be performing, and will join Ryan for a chat about her own search for love, having recently appeared on Celebrity First Dates. Comedian and broadcaster Doireann Garrihy, country singer Philomena Begley and presenter Eoghan McDermott will be doling out some advice to singletons in the audience. Viewers will also hear older couples explaining how they kept their love alive and what it means to stick with each other through thick and thin.
Dancing With the Stars contestant Rob Heffernan and his wife Marian will test young couples on how much they know about each other, and there will be music from T’Pau and Mike Denver.
The Graham Norton Show
Friday, 22.35pm, BBC One
Norton’s guests this week include Saoirse Ronan, Oscar-nominated for her role in Lady Bird, as well as Erin McCormack and Debra Messing, who are reunited in the new series of Will and Grace, and Rob Beckett, comedian and host of All Together Now. There will also be music from Keala Settle, who performs the Oscar-nominated This is Me from The Greatest Showman.
Seeing Allred is the timely documentary about the notorious women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred. Filmakers Sophie Sartain and Roberta Grossman follow Allred as she represents some of comedian Bill Cosby’s accusers and supports clients such as Summer Zervos, the Apprentice contestant who accused Donald Trump of unwanted sexual advances.
The documentary examines the attorney’s divisive reputation; for some she is a determined warrior, a lightning rod of righteousness and justice, for others she is a hardened publicity seeker.
Winter Olympics – Today at the Games
Saturday, 7pm, BBC2
Clare Balding presents highlights of the opening day’s action from the 23rd staging of the Games, which takes place in PyeongChang, South Korea. Events throughout the day will include women’s cross-country skiing and men’s short track speed skating, as well as figure skating and mixed doubles curling.
Coverage of the Games will start at 6am on BBC2 and continue throughout the day.
The Ray D’Arcy Show
Saturday, 10.05pm, RTÉ One
Katie Price will be telling D’Arcy about her visit to the UK parliament this week where she urged MPs to make online abuse a specific criminal offence, and about the ‘horrific’ trolling of her son Harvey on social media. She will also discuss her shock at her mother’s recent diagnosis with an incurable lung condition, and whether she’s pleased or perturbed by turning 40 this year.
GAA legends Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh and Seán Óg Ó hAilpín will be talking about their friendship and admiration for each other over the years. Comedian David McSavage will discuss his new show A Terrible Want and how he battled addiction.
A Waterford bullock – named Ray D’Arcy – will also make an appearance. The two-month-old Hereford cross was delivered while The Ray D’Arcy Show played in the background. He is to be auctioned this Saturday, and all funds raised will go to the Alzheimer Society of Ireland.