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Fanning returns to TV

New Friday Night Music Programme Announced for RTE

The Hot Press Newsdesk, 01 Nov 2002

Dave Fanning is to front a new television show on Network 2. The show, which is independently produced, will go to air on Friday nights, and is called The Last Broadcast. The title is taken from the Doves’ album of the same name, but it fits also with the programme’s scheduled time, occupying as it does the 11.30pm to 1am slot.

"The programme will be a bit like crazy paving," Fanning told Hot Press, "with a lot of different elements stuck together – but I think it’s gonna be good."

The first show will run on Friday November8, and will feature a ten minute interview with Robbie Williams in a ‘One on One’ section that will regularly comprise interviews with major artists.

Other ten-minute sections of the show include ‘Backstage’, with interviews and other footage generated in a backstage environment; ‘4 or 5 Live’, which will offer a number of live tracks; and ‘Profile’, in which Fanning takes a look at the career of a specific artist or band.

The show will also feature a classic Irish video, in amongst a plethora of current videos that will provide the backbone of the content.

In the wake of the return of No Disco, it brings the music content of the RTE schedule up to a higher level that we’ve seen for some time. "It’s 90 minutes on a Friday night, which is great," Fanning added. "If we can get the Sunday morning repeat, then we’ll be laughing."

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