RTÉ summer Schedule
RTÉ Television have announced there summer schedule. RTÉ Two lead the way with a sporting summer, including the Olympic Games, Euro 2012 and The GAA Championships. RTÉ One will air entertainment events such as Eurovision and The Rose of Tralee. RTÉ One will provide a new set of lifestyle programming including Creedon's Cities, Martin & Paul's Surf n Turf, Labours Way: A History of the Labour Party and Life & Debt. Returning series include Saturday Night with Miriam, From Here to Maternity and For One Night Only.
RTÉ will provide a full summer of sport on their High Definition channel RTÉ TWO HD. Starting with the Champions League Final between Bayern Munic and Chelsea. The return of the Sunday Game for coverage and analysis of the GAA Championships. RTÉ will broadcast 31 games from both the Hurling and Football championship. RTÉ retain exclusive rights to Euro 2012, coverage of the European Athletics Championships and the Olympic Games. RTÉ will also cover key festivals on the Horse Racing Calendar.
Sporting documentaries include London Calling 2012, follows Ireland's top athletes as they prepare for the biggest event of their careers. Live coverage of the Irish Open, Airtricity League, MNS, RDS Horse Show and Greyhound Racing.
Jedward return to Eurovision and Daithí O'Sé returns to Tralee. The Late Late Show turns 50 as Gay Byrne, Pat Kenny and Ryan Turbrity host a special Late Late Show. The Eight series of Saturday Night With Miriam returns to RTÉ One, Gay Bryne returns for One Night Only. The Big Money Show returns with new presenters Brian Ormond and Sinéad Kennedy.
Craig Doyle will remain Live during Euro 2012 with post match chat and special guests.
Documentaries include Labour's Way, a history of the Labour Party, which was found 100 years ago this year. In Ireland outside the Euro? explores the consequences if Ireland left the Euro. As part of Science Week and with the Summer that is in it RTÉ explore performance enhancement techniques in sport in Faster, Higher, Stronger? Life & Debt explores family life with people who are facing difficult financial challenges. The History of RTÉ will be present by John Bowman as part of RTÉ's TV50 celebrations. Cracking Crime returns with a set of new crimes that have shocked the country. Truckers will explore the lives of Ireland's Lorry drivers and Chaplin: The Waterville Picture will tell the story of Charlie Chaplin's love of the town of Waterville in Co. Kerry.
Glen Killane, MD, RTÉ Television, said: "RTE Television's core purpose is to provide the Irish public with the very best in home-grown and international television programming. We are delighted that we can bring Irish sports fans an unrivalled array of national and international sports action this summer, for free and in HD. There is so much to look forward to and the entertainment won't just be confined to the various sports arenas, with the return of firm favourites like the Rose of Tralee, Saturday Night with Miriam and For One Night Only. If we can get some decent weather and some good results in Poland, London and in Croke Park, it just might be the tonic we all need in these difficult times.'