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RTÉ Radio One Summer Schedule

7 new shows will appear on Radio 1 this summer. Pantisocracy, The Reading List, Dave Fanning's Story of Irish Rock, That Baz Thing, Sure T'was Better, Don't Quote Me, Simply Folk, Simply Country, Sisters Doing it for Themselves, Second Captians, Funny Girl, Colm O'Regan Wants a Word are just a few of the weekly programmes airing on Radio 1 this summer.

Pantibliss return for a second run of her weekly topical comedy series, Pantisocracy, guests include Cait O’Riordan and Fiachna O’Braonain. The Reading List with John Kelly sees the Lyric FM presenter return to Radio 1. John will examine books that we know but may not have read from authors such as Truman Capote and James Baldwin.

2FM presenter Dave Fanning will take a look at Irish rock music in ‘Dave Fanning’s Story of Irish Rock’, a subjective journey through the music of this island. Starting in the late 60s to today's latest bands.

Sky presenter Baz Ashmawy returns to Radio 1 on Wednesday nights with ‘That Baz Thing’ an interactive chat show using social media.

Will Hanafin returns to Radio 1 with ‘Sure T’was Better’, on Thursday nights. Will and his panel take us through the RTÉ Radio archive from the 70s looking at how our attitudes have changed from our views on sex, race, religion, politics and more.

Regular Never Mind The Buzzcocks panelist Sean Hughes comes back with comedy panel show ‘Don’t Quote Me’, from 10.30pm on Thursdays. Expect comedic input from Fiona Looney, Andrew Maxwell, Eleanor Tiernan and more across seven weeks this summer.

Singer Ruth Smith presents ‘Simply Folk’ on Saturday nights from 10pm, while Robert Mizzell takes the Saturday night reins, with ‘Simply Country’.

Women musicians are celebrated in ‘Sisters Doing It for Themselves’ presented by Lilian Smith and Sandy Harsch, remembering the forgotten heroines of pop, folk, rock and more from the last fifty years.

Echo Island presenters Derek Mooney and Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh join forces on Saturday mornings from 10am, with lively chat and entertainment with a mix of guests to brighten up your morning.

‘Second Captains’ will be setting you up for the day on Sunday mornings from 10am for lively sports banter.

Katherine Lynch presents ‘Funny Girl’ later in the summer. Host Katherine Lynch explores the secrets and tips of writing comedy for stage, radio & screen with Stefanie Preissner, Brona C. Titley and Alison Spittle.

To mark National Heritage Week (August 21st to 25th), Manchán Magan can be heard weeknights at 10pm in this documentary style series, as he takes us on a journey showing us an Ireland we might not know with his encyclopedic knowledge of our beautiful island and its natural heritage.

‘Colm O’Regan Wants A Word’ makes its comeback this August Bank Holiday Monday exploring the state of parenting and childhood in Ireland today with friends Tara Flynn, Paul Tylack and other special guests.

Head of RTÉ Radio 1, Tom McGuire said; ‘The new shows on RTÉ Radio 1 this summer showcase new voices and familiar ones in a new guise. The schedule also reflects the best of independent production alongside some new in-house series. I hope that ‘live’ or online Radio 1 can keep you company this summer.’