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Off Topic => The Pub => Arts and Entertainment => Topic started by: pcolbeck on November 04, 2019, 09:23:01 pm

Title: R.I.P Gay Byrne
Post by: pcolbeck on November 04, 2019, 09:23:01 pm
Might not mean much to most people in the UK but anyone who is Irish or has Irish connections will be saddened that Gay Byrne has died at the grand old age of 85.

Here's your man introducing a very amature Boyzone back in in 1993 in their first TV appearance.

https://www.rte.ie/archives/exhibitions/1862-before-fame/470840-1st-boyzone-appearance-on-tv/
Title: Re: R.I.P Gay Byrne
Post by: Mr Larrington on November 05, 2019, 12:26:04 pm
Was he the chap who got skewered alive by Stephen Fry when the subject of religion reared its ugly head?
Title: Re: R.I.P Gay Byrne
Post by: Séamas M. on November 05, 2019, 01:29:12 pm
Mr. Fry sent a very generous tribute to RTE.

https://twitter.com/dalton_caroline/status/1191431962776539137?s=21

Title: Re: R.I.P Gay Byrne
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on November 05, 2019, 07:43:58 pm
It’s hard to describe the impact of Gay Byrne’s show. I lived in Dublin during the 80s. His show discussed things that had never been openly talked about in Ireland - every social issue you can think of, at a time of intense change.

I hope you can read this and that it doesn’t end up behind a paywall:

https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/tv-radio-web/gay-byrne-the-right-man-at-the-right-time-for-irish-society-1.4072170