on Friday's show.....Alice McDermott chats about the turn-of-the-century Irish Brooklyn she portrays in her latest novel "The Ninth Hour", Carl Austin looks at why "The Wire" was such a ground-breaking tv series and reviews of the latest albums from Jack White, George Ezra and Lissie
Declan Burke reviews 'Shall we gather at the River' by Peter Murphy with Seán Rocks. The book tells the story of an evangelical DJ broadcasting his beliefs to small town Ireland. The Publishers are Faber.
Evelyn O'Rourke reports on 'Focal Point' - a new play by Manchán Magan at Dublin's Project Arts Centre. Directed by Mikel Murfi, the play sets out to explore the issues surrounding the Irish Language in the English speaking Ireland of today - www.projectartscentre.ie.
Tony Tracy discusses tonight's Classic Movie 'Bad Day at Black Rock' with Seán Rocks. The film is a western starring Spencer Tracy. Made in 1955, and shot in the searing heat of the Sierra Nevada, it was directed by John Sturges. However, it is no ordinary Western but actually a deeply political film in support of a liberal America.