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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Television

This month
March 2023
# On the box
RTÉ and Virgin Media to show all 48 Rugby World Cup matches live
The Irish broadcasters have secured TV rights for this year’s tournament.
Last year
# TV Watch
RTÉ's Monday Night Live will end this month to clear the way for a new Katie Hannon-fronted show
Upfront with Katie Hannon will air in January.
Love Island final airs tonight as show hits 12.1 million streams on Virgin Media Player
Among the final contestants is Irishman Dami Hope who has coupled up with Indiyah Pollack.
# Neighbours
Neighbours comes to an end next week and RTÉ will stream classic episodes to mark the occasion
The series finale will air this Friday on the UK’s Channel 5, and on RTE next Wednesday.
# Britain
British Tory MPs divided over Channel 4 privatisation as plans could face revolt
Father of the House Peter Bottomley told the PA news agency the House of Lords will take out any clause that privatises the network.
# Marina Ovsyannikova
Russian state TV employee fined for anti-war protest on live news show
Marina Ovsyannikova walked into the Channel One studio with a poster saying ‘no war’ and ‘Russians against the war’.
All time
# Complaints
'In the name of all that is divine': Viewers complain to RTÉ about 'frustrating' Player service
One viewer described the Player as “annoying, frustrating and useless”.
# filum
Here's every film on RTÉ, TG4 and Virgin today and tomorrow
Pass the remote.
# punk rock
Former Sex Pistols win legal battle against Johnny Rotten
The punk group’s former drummer Paul Cook and guitarist Steve Jones sued the band’s ex-singer to allow their songs to be used in a TV drama.
# on your screen
New schedule of RTÉ documentaries on the Tuam babies, Sean Quinn and the killing of Fr Niall Molloy
RTÉ said its factual content producers excelled despite a challenging year for production.
# entertainment
A gangland series, a new Sally Rooney drama and a karaoke gameshow: RTÉ's new season announced
RTÉ launched its new season, promising a focus on championing new Irish talent.
# Your Say
Poll: What have you tuned into more - Love Island or the Olympics?
Who will win gold in the battle of summer television?
# pivottttttttt
The Friends reunion airs today - here's what you need to know
Could fans *be* any more excited?
# Television
Toy Show and Varadkar's Patrick's Day address most-watched RTÉ broadcasts last year
Normal People is up there too.
# telly
Spending the day on the couch? Here's every film on RTÉ and Virgin today
You’ve a lot of choice.
# pandemic effects
Insurance companies ‘put up roadblocks’ to funding for film and TV industry, committee hears
Desiree Finnegan, chief executive of Screen Ireland, said the Covid-19 pandemic has affected every part of the industry.
# TV licence
'Broken' TV licence system costing €50 million per year, RTÉ tells Oireachtas committee
The committee also heard of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the media industry.
# hollywood big time
Paul Mescal misses out on his Emmy as Watchmen, Schitt's Creek and Succession clean up
It came on a strange night for the Emmys that were conducted remotely for the first time.
# Reality TV
Keeping Up with the Kardashians to end after final season next year
Kim Kardashian made the announcement on Instagram this evening.
# carrigstown
Fair City set to return to TV screens next month
Production on the show stopped in March due to the coronavirus.
# Controversial
Quiz: Do you remember the details of these controversial TV moments?
Won’t somebody please think of the children?
# Hector anseo
Hector Ó hEochagáin: 'The day of fathers not doing a tap in the house is ending - we're different dads now'
Hector has been chatting to drivers in Nepal, Mary Lou McDonald – but not Tony Holohan – for a philosophical TV programme about lockdown.
# Chat Shows
Sofa Watch: Pierce Brosnan on the Late Late and Niall Horan singing for Graham Norton
The best clips from the US late night shows, and the low-down on the Late Late and Graham lineups.
# TV
RTÉ received 37 informal complaints about first two episodes of Normal People
The episodes were broadcast last Tuesday night on RTÉ 1.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you started any new TV series recently?
Bingeing anything on Netflix? Catching up on shows you’ve missed?
# Let's Get Quizzical
Quiz: How well do you remember these characters from classic Irish TV shows?
Do you know your Dinny from your Miley?
# sit back and relax
Here are some Christmas-themed movies and shows available to watch on streaming services
This will save you from boredom over the festive season.
# Reality TV
Caroline Flack quits new Love Island series after assault charge
Flack is due in court next week.
Government was only told of RTÉ cuts plan this morning - Simon Coveney
Fianna Fáil deputy leader Dara Calleary told the Tánaiste that “Good media is dying on the vine while you whistle by the graveyard”.
# TV and radio
Michael Collins, Ireland's elderly and female-led stories will be explored through BAI funding
There has been an increase in the amount of funding awarded to female-led projects.
# Emmys
Game of Thrones wins top drama Emmy as Fleabag dominates comedy awards
Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who also created the series, won the award for outstanding writing in a comedy series.
# Jessi Combs
MythBusters star killed during attempt to break 824km/h land-speed record
39-year-old Jessi Combs appeared in 12 episodes of the show.
# Apology
US television presenter apologises after comparing black colleague to a gorilla
“I said something yesterday that was inconsiderate, it was inappropriate, and I hurt people,” anchor Alex Housden said.
# fanny flutters
Irish eyes could be smiling after tonight's Love Island, so here's your guide to the final
Maura Higgins and Greg O’Shea both have a chance of winning.
# tv picks
What to watch on TV tonight: Friday
This is the telly everyone will be talking about tomorrow.
# tv picks
What to watch on TV tonight: Wednesday
This is the telly everyone will be talking about tomorrow.
# tv picks
What to watch on TV tonight: Monday
This is the telly everyone will be talking about tomorrow.
# tv picks
What to watch on TV this weekend
This is the telly everyone will be talking about.
# tv picks
What to watch on TV tonight: Friday
This is the telly everyone will be talking about.
# tv picks
What to watch on TV tonight: Thursday
This is the telly everyone will be talking about.