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Vinny Hurrell and Cate Conway to serve up some fun with new teatime show

Updated: Apr 21, 2023

Vinny Hurrell and Cate Conway are all set to co-present a new teatime show on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Sounds.
Vinny Hurrell and Cate Conway are all set to co-present a new teatime show on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Sounds.

 

Teatime is getting a reboot on BBC Radio Ulster as Vinny Hurrell and Cate Conway come together to kickstart evenings on the station.

 

Vinny and Cate will be inviting listeners to take some ‘me’ time at teatime and indulge in 90 minutes of fun and fabulosity. The pair will be will shaking off the day every Monday – Thursday from 6pm with a sparkling mix of top tunes, chat and entertaining interviews with a range of famous names.

 


Vinny says: “I can’t wait to get the programme up and running, it’s going to be brilliant craic. We’ve pretty much been given a blank canvas  and we’re planning to bring plenty of colour and chaos to early evenings on BBC Radio Ulster -  and Cate is the perfect partner in crime. It’ll be more a case of winding each other up than any winding down for the evening.”

 

Cate says: “This is going to be so much fun. Developing this programme with Vinny has been an absolute blast and I hope listeners will come and join us for some giggles and gossip. I love meeting new people and getting to know them, so there will be chat and conversation with celebrities and the like. And we have a bit of a free reign over the music, so expect some pure pop bangers to get your evenings underway.”



Vinny Hurrell and Cate Conway are all set to co-present a new teatime show on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Sounds.
Vinny Hurrell and Cate Conway are all set to co-present a new teatime show on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Sounds

 

The new programme is part of a wider refresh of BBC Radio Ulster’s evening and weekend schedule.

 

Specialist music programmes remain at the heart of the evening-time schedule.

 

Ralph McLean will now present his popular music shows Monday to Wednesday from 8-10pm. The Late Show With Eve Blair will be extended to two hours, broadcasting from 10pm-midnight every Monday to Thursday.

 

The regular Irish language programme Blas will move to a new 7.30-8pm slot each Monday to Thursday. And Blas Ceoil will now have a Thursday evening slot between 8-9pm.

 


The Ticket, with Kathy Clugston, will have a new Friday afternoon slot between 3-4pm, helping listeners plan their weekend. It will include news and information about what’s happening in the world of arts and entertainment, reviews, previews and guest interviews.

 

Weekend listening on BBC Radio Ulster will get properly underway on Friday evenings with a new line-up of great music programmes and well-known presenters.

 

Across The Line Introducing with Gemma Bradley moves to a new early evening slot each Friday between 6pm-7pm. And there’ll be more brilliantly curated music from Stephen McCauley in a brand new three hour programme from 7-10pm that will feature new music from local and international acts and live performances. Friday nights will then reach a perfect musical conclusion with The Mickey Bradley Record Show from 10pm to midnight.

 


Many of the music programmes throughout the week will be produced from BBC Foyle.

 

Saturday With John Toal is extended by an hour, broadcasting from 11am-1pm on Saturdays. Phil Taggart’s high-energy House Party will have a new slot on Saturday evenings from 6-8pm, followed by Folk Club with Lynette Fay, 8-10pm.

 

Morning Service each Sunday morning will now begin at 10am and will be followed by Thought for the Week, an edited compilation of reflections from Thought for the Day, presented by Audrey Carville.  


Countryside, with Nicola Weir, builds on the success of Farming Matters, revelling in all things rural and Northern Ireland’s great outdoors and moves to a new Sunday afternoon slot between 2-3pm. And it will be followed by The Culture Café from 3-4pm with Marie Louise Muir and guests.

 


Emma Dunseith, Head of Content Production, BBC Northern Ireland, said:


“This new programme schedule showcases the quality and diversity of what we do. It’s about us being there for listeners at different times of the day and week and reflecting what’s going on in their lives as well. There will be much to enjoy and many great programmes to look forward to. And we’re so pleased to be doing all of this with a super-talented cast of presenters.”

 

The new schedule will launch from Monday 24 April.


The full refreshed schedule is as follows:

 

Monday-Friday 

 

6.30 – 9am

Good Morning Ulster

 

9-10.30am

The Nolan Show

 

10.30am-12noon

The Connor Phillips Show

 

12noon-1.30pm

Talkback

 

1.30-3pm

The Hugo Duncan Show

 

3-4pm

The Lynette Fay Show

 

4-6pm

Evening Extra

 

6-7.30pm

Vinny & Cate

 

7.30-8pm

Blas

 

8-10pm

The Ralph McLean Show (Mondays and Tuesdays)

Ralph McClean Country (Wednesdays)


8-9pm

Blas Ceoil  (Thursdays only)


9.55-10pm

Wah Yan Jee Sing (Wednesdays only)

 

10pm-Midnight

The Late Show With Eve Blair

 

Friday afternoon/evening

 

3pm-4pm

The Ticket

 

4-6pm

Evening Extra

 

6-7pm

Across the Line Introducing

 

7-10pm

The Stephen McCauley Show

 

10pm-Midnight

The Mickey Bradley Record Show

 

Saturday

 

6.45-7am

Farmgate

 

7am-8am

Kerry McLean

 

8am-9am

Your Place And Mine 

 

9-10am

Gardeners’ Corner

 

10am-11am

On Your Behalf

 

11am-1pm

Saturday With John Toal

 

1-2pm

New documentaries, drama and comedy slot

 

2-6pm

Sportsound

 

6-8pm

The House Party With Phil Taggart 


8-10pm

Folk Club With Lynette Fay

 

10pm-Midnight

Saturday Club With John Bennett

 

Sunday

 

7-8am

Kerry McLean

 

8.30-10am

Sunday Sequence

 

10-10.45am

Morning Service 10.45-11amThought for the Week


11am-1pm

Sunday With Steven Rainey

 

1-2pm

Sunday With Brian D’Arcy

 

2-3pm

Countryside

 

3-4pm

The Culture Café

 

4-5pm

Music slot

 

5-6pm

Sounds Sacred

 

6-6.30pm

Kintra

 

6.30-7pm

BBC Sounds slot

 

7-9pm

Classical Connections With John Toal

 

9-10pm

Jazz Club With Walter Love

 

10-Midnight

Sunday Club With John Bennett

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