Author Topic: R.I.P Gay Byrne  (Read 273 times)

R.I.P Gay Byrne
« 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/
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: R.I.P Gay Byrne
« Reply #1 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?
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Re: R.I.P Gay Byrne
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2019, 01:29:12 pm »
What's this bottom line for anyway?

Re: R.I.P Gay Byrne
« Reply #3 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