“[New RTÉ One controller] Adrian Lynch took an interest in it when he took over and he’s pushed it.” The pilot show will focus on the story of Susie Long, the Kilkenny cancer sufferer whose letter to Liveline sparked a national debate about healthcare for cancer patients.Duffy will also be taking a look back at the events of what he describes as a “dramatic” day in his studio – when a woman called in with the reg plate of a van belonging to two men who she said had scammed her elderly neighbours out of €10,000.
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IT’S A PROJECT he’s been pitching to RTÉ bosses for years – taking Liveline to TV. Joe Duffy’s new show – Call Back – is set for broadcast late this autumn: the pilot’s already in the can, and five more will be put together in the coming months.
And he had some interesting things to say about those contentious time rules from the BAI, governing referendum broadcasts.
Back when the internet was first becoming mainstream, I had a temp job in an internet café.
“It’s basically going back, taking up stories that were big over the years on Liveline.
The veteran broadcaster also talked us through his daily routine for Liveline, and how the show responds to breaking news stories, during a wide-ranging phone chat.
Even Barney’s sidekick is a potential menace online if you haven’t good parental controls installed — he’s called BJ in case you didn’t know.
Carol Ann Duffy, the Glasgow born poet who achieved the rare double of critical and popular acclaim, smashed through a glass ceiling yesterday by becoming the first woman Poet Laureate.
I wonder what the nice gentleman who jammed the coins into the disk drive is doing now — and even the more tech-savvy ones were prone to clicking on every ad and opening dozens of pages at a time.