The Brendan Grace Show

The Brendan Grace Show is an Irish variety show presented by Brendan Grace.[1] The studio-based show aired on Friday nights between 29 October and 10 December 1982.

The Brendan Grace Show
GenreLight entertainment
Presented byBrendan Grace
StarringDaddy Cool and the Lollipops
Gypsy
Country of originIreland
Original languageEnglish
No. of series1
No. of episodes6
Production
Production locationsStudio 1, RTÉ Television Centre, Donnybrook, Dublin 4
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time50 minutes
DistributorRTÉ
Release
Original networkRTÉ One
Original release29 October (1982-10-29) –
10 December 1982 (1982-12-10)

FormatEdit

The Brendan Grace Show featured comedy routines and sketches by Brendan Grace as well as special celebrity guests. The music was provided by special musical guests as well as the show's house band, Daddy Cool and the Lollipops. The dance group Gypsy made regular appearances throughout the series.

ProgrammingEdit

Series 1: 1982Edit

Show Date Special guests
1. 29 October Joe Lynch and Anna McGoldrick.
2. 5 November Joe Lynch and Anna McGoldrick.
3. 12 November Seán Dowd and Rose Tynan.
4. 19 November Helen Jordan and Glen Curtin.
5. 3 December Mr. Pussy, Eileen Reid, Susan McCann, Charlie Byrne, Rose Tynan and Paul Malone.
6. 10 December Sheeba, Kim Newport, Tony Kenny.

ProductionEdit

The Brendan Grace Show was broadcast live from Studio 1 in the RTÉ Television Centre at Donnybrook, Dublin 4. As RTÉ's biggest at the time, the studio held 120 audience members. There was no show broadcast on 26 November 1982 due to the general election.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "TV Tonight", The Irish Times, 29 October 1982