Arena With Seán Rocks

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    Book Review - Julian Barnes

    Theo Dorgan reviews 'Levels of Life' by Julian Barnes which commemorates his late wife Pat who passed away in 2008. The Publishers are Jonathan Cape.

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    Classic Movie - Passport to Pimlico

    Darryl Jones discusses this week's Classic Movie 'Passport to Pimlico' from 1949 with Seán Rocks. The film is an Ealing comedy starring Stanley Holloway, Barbara Murray and Margaret Rutherford.

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    Melissa Kavanagh

    RTE Junior was launched on Monday April 15th and young adults have been a feature of the radio schedule across the week. 17-year-old Poet and Writer Melissa Kavanagh joins Seán Rocks and reads her poems 'Sellout', 'Gorgeous' and 'Freedom is Fashionably Late'. www.rte.ie for more information.

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    Arena's Creative Writing Course - New Planet Cabaret

    Elaine Harrington reads her contribution to Arena's Creative Writing Course 'Heaven Is Mine' The closing date for April's prompt is Midnight on Sunday April 28th. The maximum word count is 700 on any topic to arena@rte.ie

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    Live Music - We Cut Corners

    Dublin Duo We Cut Corners perform 'Go Easy' and 'Wallflowers' live in studio with interview by Seán Rocks. The band perform at the Meteor Camden Crawl Festival over the May Bank Holiday Weekend in Dublin - www.camdencrawldublin.com.

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    42nd Hennessy Literary Awards

    The Hennessy Literary Awards honour New Irish Writing . Chairman Ciaran Carty reveals this year's winners: John O'Donnell for Emerging Fiction, Jessica Traynor for Emerging Poetry and Ruth Quinlan for First Fiction. Jessica Traynor was the Overall Winner.

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    Comedian Fred Cooke

    Comedian Fred Cooke joins Seán Rocks. Fred plays Dublin's Vicar Street on Saturday April 20th - www.ticketmaster.ie.

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    Book - 'Fever' by Mary Beth Keane

    Mary Beth Keane on her book 'Fever' which is about 'Typhoid Mary', the woman who was accused of spreading typhoid in early 20th century New York. The Publishers are Simon and Schuster.

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    Classic Movie: Where Eagles Dare.

    The 1968 War film starring Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood and Mary Ure and directed by Brian G Hutton. Harvey O'Brien join Sean Rocks

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