with Anthony Thuillier - lots of Irish interest in just-announced BAFTA nominees, Season 6 of Game of Thrones will be released in April, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un depicted as a baby on cover of New Yorker
with Abie Philbin Bowman - Irish actress Caitriona Balfe wins People's Choice Award in LA for her role in tv fantasy series 'Outlander', Saoirse Ronan speaks out about lack of good roles for young female actors, to mark first anniversary of attacks on Charlie Hebdo offices French literary writings on tolerance are being translated and made free online
with Alan Corr - Paddy Breathnach and Mark O'Halloran's movie "Viva" makes the shortlist for Best Foreign Language Oscar, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" breaks record for biggest opening at Irish box office, first track 'Lazarus' released from David Bowie's forthcoming album "Blackstar"
with Alan Corr - Minister announces additional funding of €5m for Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht, Michael Jackson "Thriller" first album to sell 30 million copies in the US, frontman with Cork band Stump Mick Lynch passes away
with Abie Philbin Bowman - the band Eagles of Death Metal to return to play in Paris, a new season of House of Cards announced, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" wins plaudits for being more female-friendly but some fans angry that some characters have been left out
with Alan Corr - London Film Critics Circle cause a storm on social media when they nominate Irish film talent in Best British categories, early reviews for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" seem positive