Following on from the recent online success on the RTE player, RTE are delighted to bring ‘The Couch’ to RTE One television in the form of a one-off special on Thursday 14 January at 10.15pm

New talent Yvonne Tiernan brings a refreshing approach to a conversation series that captures women’s ability to engage in an open exchange of stories, intimacies, life lessons and wisdom. Surprisingly frank and honest, The Couch deals with the universal themes of life with well-known Irish and international women. Guests include businesswoman and perfumier Jo Malone, comedian writer and actress Sharon Horgan, broadcaster and journalist Maia Dunphy and model and agent Celia Holman Lee.

A long-time fan of interview shows, Yvonne wanted to make a chat show with a difference, one that provides a forum for women to talk about the challenges they face on a daily basis:

“I’m a Mum, a Wife, a Sister, a Daughter and a Friend too and I know I don’t have all of the answers. So, I am interested in finding out how other women are dealing with the same challenges. I want ‘The Couch’ to represent the conversations us women are having everyday so as you can imagine there are lots of tears and laughter on set. As a big fan of old school interview shows this whole experience is a kind of dream come true for me and I hope it’s the beginning of a whole new chapter in my career.”

Produced by David Power and Directed by Anna Rodgers.

Yvonne Tiernan is Executive Producer for The Couch Productions Ltd.

Note to Editors:

*** The Couch was originally screened on the RTÉ player as a six part series ***

Yvonne Tiernan Biog

Initiating her career at the Factory Studios Dublin Yvonne then moved to Warner Music Ireland finally opening her own management offices MCMA at the The Factory studios where she managed numerous Irish and International acts. She has also worked as a Talent Scout for BMG Records and as the Music Editor at VIP Magazine. Yvonne worked for over a decade with The Chieftains running their Irish Management office while also touring the world with them as lead vocalist. Having studied opera at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Yvonne has sung with The Chieftains, The Commitments & Abbaesque to name a few and currently sings with her new contemporary country band ‘The Black Berries’ based in Galway. For the last 10 years Yvonne was Manager to her husband, stand-up Comedian Tommy Tiernan, and executive producer of his many DVDs. Her first appearance on TV was as presenter of the first series of RTÉ travel show ‘No Frontiers’. A six 6 part series of The Couch was broadcast in the Autumn of 2015 on the RTE Player. Born in Dublin Yvonne now lives in Galway with her husband Tommy and their three children, Isobel (8), Louis (7) & Theo (3).


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