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Monday 18 December 2017

Where are they now? RTE hunts for Live Mike stars of '81

DO you recognise your grinning self in these snaps from 1981?

RTE wants to track down these outspoken Dublin schoolchildren who were interviewed for The Live Mike series back in the day.

The children, who would now be in their 30s, were interviewed by Twink for the show about their views on a variety of different topics.

In this particular episode, the girls and boys in a primary school in the capital were asked by the panto star what they thought about love. The children, aged around eight or nine years old, provided cheeky and comical answers.

Now RTE programmers want to identify the individuals and find out how they have changed, as part of their TV50 celebrations.

A representative for RTE said that the production crew travelled around a number of schools as part of the series in the early 1980s.

"We know it was a primary school in Dublin and the year was 1981. But we don't know which school exactly and we don't know the kids' names," she said. "It would be really interesting to find out where they are now and also see what their thoughts are on love especially with Valentine's Day coming up."

The Live Mike, presented by Mike Murphy, ran for several years from its first broadcast in 1979.

The programme was a compilation of discussions, comedic inputs and a candid camera set-up of unsuspecting members of the public.

Anyone who recognises themselves or their friends is asked to click on the Twitter feed @RTETV50 or the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/RTETV50 or contact the Herald at the address below.

clairemurphy@herald.ie

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