Broadcaster Gerry Kelly gets personal in new TV series with guests including Eamonn Holmes, Charlie Lawson and Brian Kennedy

Broadcast legend Gerry Kelly returns with a 10-part weekly series of personal interviews with some of Northern Ireland’s leading entertainers, musicians and journalists.
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Conversations with Gerry Kelly begins on Monday, January 29 at 9pm on Sky 181, Virgin 159 and NVTV Freeview Channel 7 – as well as with catch up on YouTube. Each Monday for 10 weeks, a different guest will speak with Gerry revealing stories of hardship, persistence and success.

In this first show in the series, Gerry’s guest is former UTV colleague and national broadcaster, Eamonn Holmes. In a frank and open conversation, nothing is left unsaid. From his costly court battles with the Inland Revenue to his outspoken condemnation of the Philip Schofield scandal and his own failing health, Eamonn holds nothing back. In a remarkably candid and honest interview, Eamonn re-assess his life and explores what the future might hold.

Other guests in subsequent weeks include Coronation Street star Charlie Lawson, renowned musicians Phil Coulter, Brian Kennedy, Frances Black and Barbara Dickson.

Conversations with Gerry Kelly is a 10-part weekly series of personal interviews with some of Northern Ireland’s leading entertainers, musicians and journalists.Conversations with Gerry Kelly is a 10-part weekly series of personal interviews with some of Northern Ireland’s leading entertainers, musicians and journalists.
Conversations with Gerry Kelly is a 10-part weekly series of personal interviews with some of Northern Ireland’s leading entertainers, musicians and journalists.

Comedians Jimmy Cricket and Gene Fitzpatrick each share stories of determination and overcoming adversity to create their careers. Journalists Ivan Little and the BBC’s William Crawley give fascinating, thought-provoking interviews on their lives and work.

Once again, Gerry and the highly experienced production team from Havelock Street Productions join forces with students from Belfast Metropolitan College.

In 2022, the students and former UTV staffers worked together to product Tonight With Gerry Kelly – a traditional chat show format with multiple guests each night, filmed in front of a live audience.

That show, as well as the new Conversations with Gerry Kelly, provides the young people with a real opportunity to gather vital industry experience and production credits that would help them get into work once they’d finished their courses.

Eamonn Holmes will open up about his failing health in the new series of Conversations with Gerry Kelly which starts on Monday, January 29.Eamonn Holmes will open up about his failing health in the new series of Conversations with Gerry Kelly which starts on Monday, January 29.
Eamonn Holmes will open up about his failing health in the new series of Conversations with Gerry Kelly which starts on Monday, January 29.

Gerry began his career in 1979, working on UTV news and went on to work on a range of other programmes including Kelly’s People and Kelly on the Road but was best known for his hugely popular Kelly Show which ran from 1989-2005. He has also presented radio programmes on BBC.

This new show delves into the personal and professional lives of each guest as Gerry brings out the best with his relaxed interviewing style and wit and charm always allowing his guests to speak, giving them time and space to reveal their stories.

Executive producer Michael McAdam, who is also managing director at Movie House Cinemas, said: “We believe these interviews are so good, that we’ve decided to air them free of charge on our Movie House cinema screens. Customers can book tickets online or come in and collect them for the first two programmes in the series.”

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To watch Conversations with Gerry Kelly go to Sky 181, Virgin 159, NVTV Channel 7 Freeview and with links to YouTube on the website at https://kellytonight.com.

In addition, the shows will be broadcast at Movie House Cinemas at Cityside and Coleraine in the afternoon starting on Monday, January 29. Tickets for the programme featuring Eamonn Holmes are now available at moviehouse.co.uk.