Anything Goes (Irish TV series)

Anything Goes was a "youth oriented" television series of Ireland's public broadcaster Raidió Teilifís Éireann. It first aired on 4 October 1980 and was on the RTÉ1 channel. It lasted for six seasons and finished in 1986.

Anything Goes
Opening Credits for "Anything Goes"
Presented byMary FitzGerald
Dave Heffernan
Aonghus McAnally
Kathy Parke
Country of originIreland
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons6
Production company(s)Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ)
Original networkRTÉ One
Original release4 October 1980 
Related shows2Phat, A Scare at Bedtime, Dustin's Daily News, Echo Island, Jo Maxi, The Den (Ireland), The Podge and Rodge Show


The presenters of the show were Mary FitzGerald, Dave Heffernan, Aonghus McAnally, and Kathy Parke.[1]

Anything Goes's audience was aimed at children and teenagers. The content of the programme included music, visits from public figures, competitions, filmed items, and cartoons. There was also coverage of news and current issues relevant to children.

A popular aspect of the series was an arts and crafts "Make and Do" segment where presenter Mary FitzGerald demonstrated simple cooking and crafts.

The interviewees who appeared on the show included Roald Dahl, David Attenborough, Bono, Adam Ant and Toyah Wilcox[2].

Musical acts

The bands that appeared on "Anything Goes" included: In Tua Nua, The Atrix, The Babysnakes, The Crack, Cruella De Ville, The End, Soon, G Squad, Tokyo Olympics, Driveshaft, Porcelyn Tears, The Sussed, The Stars of Heaven, and Montage[3].


  1. "RTE Archives: 'Anything Goes' presenters". StillsLibrary. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  2. "RTE: Making do when Anything Goes wrong". Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  3. "The Fanning Sessions Archive: Anything Goes". Retrieved April 18, 2018.

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