Monday 22nd April

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.

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.

Friday 19th April

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.

Thursday 18th April

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.

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

Tuesday 16th April

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.

Comedian Fred Cooke

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

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.

Book: Clandestino: In Search of Manu Chao

Jim Carroll on the book 'Clandestino: In Search of Manu Chao' by Peter Culshaw which is Published by Serpent's Tail.

Monday 15th April

Book review: Life After Life

Life After Life is the latest offering from Kate Atkinson, She is the author of eight novels - four belong to a sort of crime series but the one she is best known for is probably her first, Behind the Scenes at the Museum. It won the 1995 Whitbread award. Eithne Shortall reviews. Published by Double Day.



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