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Adam King, Mrs Brown's Boys, Tommy Tiernan front RTÉ's seasonal schedule

Brand new specials top the line-up for a magical Christmas on RTÉ this year.
Brendan O'Carroll as Agnes in Mrs Brown's Boys (Photo: Alan Peebles)

Brendan O'Carroll as Agnes in Mrs Brown's Boys (Photo: Alan Peebles)

Neasa Cumiskey

RTÉ have revealed that their exciting seasonal schedule will be jam-packed with unmissable Irish entertainment from the likes of Tommy Tiernan, Mrs Brown’s Boys, and Adam King.

Brand new specials top the line-up for a magical Christmas on RTÉ this year, with the Mrs Brown’s Boys gang returning for two more seasonal specials, airing Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.

The festive episodes will see Agnes recruited to the church choir and Buster getting creative when a Christmas tree shortage breaks out.

Brendan O'Carroll in Mrs Brown's Boys

Brendan O'Carroll in Mrs Brown's Boys

Comedian Oliver Callan will round off the year with some much-needed laughs in Callan Kicks the Year 2021, reviewing stories that captured the nation’s attention from the Tokyo Olympics to the Suez Canal.

And Toy Show hero Adam King fronts his own new festive animated series on RTÉjr, Adam Saves Christmas, featuring the voice of Ryan Tubridy as Santa Claus.

With laugh out loud celebrity pranks and nail-biting studio games, RTÉ One’s Big Night In with Dermot Whelan and Doireann Garrihy In is one of the biggest Christmas presents on the schedule for Irish families this Christmas.

Tommy Tiernan is back with a one-off special this December full of craic and plenty of surprises while music lovers can expect to see artists and presenters Loah and Una Healy return to the iconic Round Room of the Mansion House in the Heart of Dublin to reprise a very special Christmas edition of The Heart of Saturday Night.

The 2 Johnnies are set to present RTÉ’s New Year's Eve Countdown Show live from Dublin Castle with guests from the world of sport and entertainment.

Chart-topping band Picture This will ring in the New Year in front of a crowd of 5,000 people.

The 2 Johnnies. Photo by Ruth Medjber

The 2 Johnnies. Photo by Ruth Medjber

As for Christmas Day entertainment, RTÉ will be showing films for all the family with screenings of Dr Seuss’ The Grinch, Abominable, and The Secret Life of Pets 2, while older viewers can sit back and enjoy Bohemian Rhapsody just after 10pm.

And as always, Joe Duffy will present his legendary Christmas eve special from the RTÉ Radio Centre while over on 2FM, listeners can enjoy an hour long special with Jenny Greene and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.


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