Special features

Friday 17th April

"Twin Peaks", past...and future?

Tony Tracy looks back 25 years at what made the tv series “Twin Peaks” such a phenomenon and wonders if the new updated version will happen

Friday 10th April

Daredevil on Netflix

Dave Hendrick reports on latest Marvel character to hit television screens - Daredevil, exclusively on Netflix

Monday 6th April

Celebrating the 'Road To The Rising'

Celebrating Irish culture in 1915 in a two-hour special with musicians, poets, actors and writers celebrating this momentous period in Irish history Live music:  "Róisín Dubh" performed by RTÉ Concert Orchestra / ...

Wednesday 25th March

Dublin International Game Music Festival

Composer Eimear Noone, producer of the first Dublin International Game Music Festival at The Convention Centre Dublin, celebrating musical composition in video games Full details:  http://idigmusicfest.com 

Tuesday 17th March

St Patrick's Day special

A panel discuss what it means to be Irish and how we’ve expressed this through our art and culture; what are the words, the songs, the images, that speak to ...

Thursday 12th March

Terry Pratchett RIP

Professor Darryl Jones pays tribute to the fantasy writer Terry Pratchett who died today

Monday 16th February


Daily arts and popular culture show.  Tonight's show was recorded in front of a live audience at Farmleigh House, at the invitation of writer-in-residence Theo Dorgan

Friday 13th February

US Ambassador's 'Creative Minds' series with Ben Folds

Kevin O’Malley, the American Ambassador to Ireland launches his initiative ‘Creative Minds' series whereby prominent American artists from various disciplines will share their experiences with an Irish audience. Tonight's guest ...

Tuesday 27th January

Tallaght Hospital, therapy and the arts

Music therapist Dr Hilary Moss and composer Ian Wilson explain how the National Centre for Arts & Health in Tallaght Hospital uses arts therapy to treat patients diagnosed with stroke, dementia ...

Friday 2nd January

'Hero Hour' and poetry

During the LINGO spoken word festival last October, 'Hero Hour' invited six well-known Irish personalities to discuss their favourite poem and explain what it means to them Senator David Norris - "Fern Hill" by Dylan Thomas  ...



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Presenter: Seán Rocks


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