Patrick Kielty



It's that time of year once again - a brand new year upon us, and with it a brand new decade. Time to put last year behind us, and make a fresh start - making resolutions to change things for the better

So what are your New Year's resolutions for 2010? Perhaps you are going to get to the gym more often, eat a more healthy diet, explore more of the world, change your career, or finally propose to your partner. We know they are hard to keep, but if you don't start the new year the way you mean to go on it'll never happen!

Patrick Kielty brings you a full two hours of New Year's Resolutions - what better way to encourage you to stick to a new year's promise than by letting the nation know your plans!

Let Patrick know your New Year's Resolutions by emailing, or you can text them to 88291 (texts are charged at your standard message rate).


Cheeky banter, great tunes and a guest or two popping in for a quick chat.

Denise Van Outen, Plus Mr Burton And Mr Steer From Educating Yorkshire20140816

Patrick takes over Saturday mornings for the next three weeks and welcomes Denise Van Outen to the studio.

Denise is bringing a new one-woman musical play, Some Girl I Used To Know, to London's West End.

In the story, which Denise co-wrote with Terry Ronald, her character Stephanie Canworth has it all; a successful career, supportive husband and she's a media darling. But it takes just one Facebook poke from a former love and the memories come flooding back. Songs from the 80s and 90s accompany Stephanie's journey down memory lane in this intimate, funny and warm story about life and love, with Denise performing cover versions of torch songs by Soft Cell and Culture Club, among others.

Denise Van Outen's Broadway and West End performances include Tell Me on a Sunday, Chicago, Rent: Remixed and Legally Blonde, and her television roles include Mary in Hotel Babylon, Michaela in The Empress' New Clothes, Leigh Jackson in two series of Babes in the Wood and Kim Blakeney in two series of Where the Heart Is. She was runner-up in the 2013 Strictly Come Dancing.

As the award winning production team return to Thornhill Community Academy in Dewsbury to catch up with all the pupils and teachers and visit on results day, Patrick invites Mr Burton & Mr Steer from Educating Yorkshire to talk about the experience and the way the school has changed.

Best known as the only human in the hugely popular Rainbow, Geoffrey Hayes is also a main character in the recently released Z Cars DVDs. He will be describing his perfect weekend.

Kelly Holmes and Steven Knight20140823

Kelly Holmes and Steven Knight20140823

Dame Kelly Holmes is celebrating the 10 year anniversary of her Double Gold from Athens, by opening her own cafe in her hometown in Kent.

Multi-talented Steven Knight is an oscar nominated director, writer and producer and is the man behind Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Peaky Blinders, Stephen Frear's Dirty Pretty Things and David Cronenberg's Eastern Promises. His latest film Locke has been described as one of the most nail biting thrillers of the year.

BAFTA winning comedy actress Rebecca Front will be telling Patrick about her perfect weekend.

Rebecca is best known for her work in The Thick Of It, Lewis, Death Comes to Pemberley, Knowing Me Knowing You and Outnumbered.

She has also just published Curious - an autobiographical collection of stories in which we learn, among other things, why a Mexican wave is a symbol of oppression, how to navigate a conversational cul-de-sac with a French vegan train driver and why keeping a pet rabbit on a lead is perfectly normal.

Another BAFTA winner Daniel Rigby also pops in to tell Patrick about the new series of Big School.

Suranne Jones, Alistair Mcgowan And The Shires20140830

As the new series of Scott and Bailey is about to hit our screens, leading actress and co-creator Suranne Jones joins Patrick from Manchester to talk about new characters and storylines from Sally Wainwright (Happy Valley, Last Tango in Halifax).

Actor and impressionist Alistair McGowan is joining his wife, actress Charlotte Page, on stage in London's West End to perform Sincerely Noel, a personally selected medley of songs and poems by Noel Coward.

Ricky Ross, most recently seen performing at the closing ceremony for the Commonwealth Games with his band Deacon Blue, will talk Patrick through his perfect weekend.

The Shires are a brilliant new band, tipped for great things in their native UK and across the Atlantic.