Extra! Extra! Read All About It!
- For the catchphrase, see Newspaper extra.
|Extra! Extra! Read All About It!|
|Written by||Morgan Jones|
Lise Ann McLaughlin
|Country of origin||Ireland|
|No. of series||1|
|No. of episodes||8|
|Production location(s)||Studio 1, RTÉ Television Centre, Donnybrook, Dublin 4, Ireland|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original network||RTÉ 1|
|Original release||3 November –|
22 December 1993
The show was notable for its negative reception. Writing in the Connacht Sentinel, journalist Declan Tierney gave the programme a negative review: "to say that this is a pathetic attempt at comedy is being kind to "Extra! Extra! Read All About It!" and stated "the only indication that it is a comedy comes from the canned laughter, which is over-done and often goes on for so long that it is impossible to hear the start of the next sentence". Writer Colm Tóibín stated Extra! Extra! was "probably the worst programme RTÉ has ever shown". Extra! Extra! was later included in an Irish Independent list of the worst Irish TV programmes.
The name of the show comes from the phrase "Extra! Extra! Read all about it!" formerly used by street news vendors to sell newspaper extras.