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    Special features


    Nighthawks Arts Collective

    Nighthawks Arts Collective live in studio with Dublin band Buffalo Sunn, poets Kevin Graham and Alvy Carragher, singers/musicians Melanie Horsnell, Shane O''Fearghail, Clara Rose, Shane Hennessy, Death In The Sickroom and the writings of Stephen Kennedy

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    Psychopaths in fiction

    Declan Burke and Mary McGill discuss the most memorable psychopaths in literature and film

    Selections include:  Oliver Ryan from the book "Unravelling Oliver" by Liz Nugent, Achilles from Homer's "Iliad", Vee Parker in the tv series "Orange Is The New Black", Frank Underwood in the tv series "House of Cards", Tom Ripley from "The Talented Mr Ripley" by Patricia Highsmith, Amy Dunne from the novel "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn, Freddie Montgomery from "The Book of Evidence" by John Banville, the Joker from the Batman film "The Dark Knight", Lou Ford from "The Killer Inside Me" by Jim Thompson and Hannibal Lecter, the creation of Thomas Harris


    Gaiety School of Acting graduates

    2014 graduating students from the Gaiety School of Acting perform live in studio, with their tutor Roger Gregg and the Bee Loud Glade Collective

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    (for copyright reasons this programme is not available to download as a podcast)


    Mortality and the arts

    a look at the the types of artistic expression people take comfort in as they age. And are their particular works we can turn to to help us face our own mortality? Panelists include the poet Nuala Ní Chonchúir, playwright Shaun Dunne, author Michele Forbes and music broadcaster Bernard Clarke


    Sheila Pratschke

    Sheila Pratschke on being appointed The Chair Designate of The Arts Council.


    Limerick City of Culture

    Mike Fitzpatrick, Interim Head of Limerick City of Culture joins Seán Rocks -


    Sonya Kelly

    Sonya Kelly reads her piece 'On the Side'. Sonya's show 'Care' is at Dublin's Project Arts Centre from Thursday February 20th.


    TV - Amber

    Jane Gogan, Head of Drama for RTE Television on the RTE Television series 'Amber' and viewers reactions to the ending.


    Camilla Hammerich

    Camilla Hammerich, the woman behind the TV series Borgen and The Bridge will give a talk this Thursday 23rd January at 3.30pm as part of this year's Digital Biscuit event. For tickets and more information, log on to

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