Dave Fanning

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    Sunday 29th March

    Director Kenneth Branagh

    Director Kenneth Branagh on his new movie Cinderella.

    Star Wars Rebels Artist Kilian Plunkett

    Star Wars Rebels Artist Kilian Plunkett talks about creating Star Wars characters

    History and the Movies

    Donal Fallon of the Come Here to Me Blog looks at how Hollywood treats history.

    What's on over Easter

    Festival fanatic Mark Graham gives his round-up of What's On over Easter

    Saturday 28th March

    Movies with Rory Cashin

    State.ie Movie Reviewer Rory Cashin on new releases Cinderella, Get Hard, Wild Tales

    Can you Teach Adults New Tricks?

    Swim Ireland Education Officer Sharon Treacy and Paul Boylan Driving Instructor

    Buried Treasure with Dan Hegarty

    2fm DJ Dan Hegarty on his new book Buried Treasure: Overlooked, Forgotten and Uncrowded Albums.

    Scriptwriting for TV

    Carmel Callan from RTE's Fair City and Peter McKenna from TV3's Red Rock

    Saturday 21st March

    Movies and DVDs

    Movie Critic Paul Whitington gives a run down of what's new out at the cinema and on DVD this week.

    Depeche Mode

    Music Critic John Meagher is here to look back at the best selling album from Depeche Mode 'Violator' which was released 25 years ago this month and has since become a classic album.

    Road to the Rising

    For one day only, O'Connell Street will be transported back to the year 1915, the year before the Easter Rising happened. The event is called Road to the Rising and you can get involved in recreating the atmosphere of Dublin back then. Goretti Slavin explains what it's all about.

    Australian Soaps

    This week marks the 30th anniversary of the Australian soap Neighbours but it's not the only Aussie soap to have been a massive hit internationally. What is the secret to their success and why have so many former stars hit the big time after leaving these soaps? Fiona Flynn, TV Editor with Entertainment.ie fills us in.

    Only Child -v- Big Family

    What is it like growing up in a big family or as an only child? If you come from one of those family situations, it's impossible to understand what life is like for someone who comes from the opposite. Breda Brown is one of six children and Aleesha Tully is an only child. They share what life is like for them.

    Sunday 15th March

    The Ides of March

    Ronan Casey, author of Medium Sized Town Fairly Big Story, has the meaning behind many of the cliches and phrases we use daily.

    Turning Into Your Mother

    Lucy Kennedy, presenter, Triona McCarthy, beauty columnist, and Claire Micks discuss their mothers, being mothers, and how they have become just like their mothers.

    Modern Trad

    Dave is joined in studio by Ellen Cranitch from RTE lyric fm's Grace Notes programme and Jim Lockhart from the Horslips to discuss Irish music in today's world.

    Saturday 14th March

    Movies, DVD's and one's to watch

    Sue Murphy has the latest movies, DVD's and one's to watch on the big and small screen this weekend.

    Weird Celebrity Obsessions

    From Sarah Brightman's dream trip to space to Amanda Seyfried's collection of taxidermied animals, Sarah McIntyre from RTE TEN has the latest and weirdest obsessions from celebrities.

    The man behind Obama's bowl of Shamrock

    Dave spoke with Peter Martin from Kerry. He is responsible for growing the presidential bowl of Shamrock that will be handed over from Enda Kenny to Barack Obama this week.

    Face Shaving for Women

    Aisling McDermott, beauty writer with The Irish Times, spoke to Dave about the latest beauty trend for women, shaving their faces.

    Sunday 8th March

    Hotpress 900th edition

    Celebrating 900 editions of Irish music magazine Hotpress with Niall Stokes and Stuart Clark

    The 2116Vision project

    Director Alan Gilsenan calling for submissions to the 2116Vision project in association with RTÉ 2. http://2116vision.ie/

    Patrick’s Day T-Shirts

    Kevin Westley on his plan to buy up St Patrick’s Day T-Shirts that he considers offensive.

    The Slow Movement

    Ambassador for The Slow Movement, Carl Honore talks to Dave about Slow TV and the philosophy of The Slow Movement.

    Saturday 7th March

    Movies and DVDs

    Brian Lloyd has been checking out this weeks new release movies.

    iPhone Picture on a Billboard

    Millions of people take photos every single day of the year but what happens when the right person stumbles across a photo you took and they want to use it? It happened to a Cork man called Brendan Ó Sé and right not, a photograph he took is on billboards all around the world.

    How to Cope With Getting Fired

    Allison Keating, a psychologist with a Masters in Work and Organisational Psychology and Gillian Knight, Managing Director of Kala Management Solutions offer some advice on how to deal with getting fired.

    Mary Portas

    Before she became Mary Queen of Shops on the BBC or even Mary Portas on Channel 4's Mary Portas: Secret Shopper, she was Mary Newton and she's now written a book called 'Shop Girl: A Memoir' which tells the story of her early years growing up in 1960s and 70s Britain in a large Irish family.

    Sunday 1st March

    Emer O’ Toole

    Author of Girls Will Be Girls Emer O’ Toole on what it means to “act like a girl”.

    TV Binge-watching

    TV binge-watching. On the weekend when House of Cards Season 3 is released, Mike Sheridan and Sue Murphy share their experiences!

    How to Make a Movie

    Irish film producers Ed Guiney of Element Pictures and Garret Daly of Mixed Bag Media talk about the business of making movies.

    Dave Fanning

    Dave Fanning brings you a mix of interviews, newspaper reviews, movies and music from 10am to midday every Saturday and Sunday on 2fm.

    Saturday 28th February

    Movies and DVDs

    Movie Reviewer Rory Cashin tells us about what's new out at the movies and on DVD this week.

    Electric Picnic Trailer Park

    Calling all designers, illustrators, archtiects...anybody with a creative edge who thinks they can overhaul a caravan, paint it up, transform it into a stage or a bar or a meditation pod. Trailer Park Curator Hugo Jellett tells you how you can apply to be a part of it.

    Going Grey

    Why is it such a big deal for younger women to show they have grey hair? Journalist Catherine Cleary and author Mia Gallagher discuss women going grey early.

    Harley Davidson Send-Off

    Funeral Director and Manager Peter Maguire tells us how bikers can take the ultimate road trip on the highway to heaven...or hell...in the Harley Davidson hearse.

    Leonard Nimoy

    Actor Leonard Nimoy, better known to people worldwide as Mr Spock, has died, age 83. Tim Hannigan and John Byrne talk to us about the life and career of Leonard, from his role in Star Trek to his involvement in literature and music.

    Sunday 22nd February

    St Patrick's Day Unlocked

    This year Happenings have teamed up with Dublin City Council to host a drink-free zone for St. Parick's day. The event will take place in Meeting House Square and Niall Byrne filled Dave in on what people can expect at the event. www.happenings.ie

    The Oscars

    Ahead of tonight's Oscars ceremony Dave talks to Amanda Fennelly about the nominees.

    Sound of Music 50 years

    Sinead Mooney and Dave talk about The Sound of Music.

    Inflatable pub

    What about a pub in your very own back garden? Donegal woman Catriona Mulhern has come up with a solution...an inflatable pop-up pub.

    Cowboys and Indies: The Epic History of the Music Industry

    Dave talks to Gareth Murphy author of 'Cowboys and Indies: The Epic History of the Music Industry'.

    Dave Fanning

    Dave Fanning brings you a mix of interviews, newspaper reviews, movies and music from 10 am to mid-day every Sunday

    Saturday 21st February

    Movies and DVDs

    Paul Whitington tells us about what is new out in the Cinema and on DVD this week.

    Musicians and Their Food

    Here to look at musicians and their food requests are Journalist Tanya Sweeney and Caterer Sharon Fitzpatrick of Fitzers Catering, who has been fulfilling requests and feeding musicians at festivals for years.

    No Phones Allowed

    The Old Spot pub in Dublin are offering their clients 20% off Sunday lunch if they can stay off their phones for the duration of their meal. Pub Manager Conor Kavanagh tells us how it works.

    Pam St. Clement

    Pam St Clement, is in to chat with us about her new autobiography, 'The End of an Earring.'

    Sunday 15th February

    YouTube 10 years old

    John Kennedy joined Dave to talk about the beginings of YouTube and how it has grown over the last ten years.

    Shane Kelly

    Cinematographer Shane Kelly talks to Dave about his work on the Oscar nominated film 'Boyhood'.

    House exchange

    Travel tournalist Tadgh Peavoy was in studio to talk about house swapping and house sitting as a holiday option. We heard from Deirdre Veldon about her experience house swapping with a family in Sweden.

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