Arena With Seán Rocks

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    on Wednesday's programme..........Abie Philbin Bowman talks to American stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan, the programme takes a look at a new film about James Joyce featuring the music of John McCormack, chat with the author Sebastian Barry about his latest novel “The Temporary Gentleman”, a preview of the forthcoming tv series "Fargo" and acclaimed film-maker Josh Oppenheimer talks about his documentary "The Act Of Killing".

    Arena Monday 4 March 2013

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    Arena Monday 4th March 2013

    Daily arts and popular culture show.

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    Tim Crouch

    This month, actor and writer Tim Crouch will on stage of the Peacock in Dublin with two shows - I Malvolio and I Peaseblossom which put Shakespeare's minor characters centre stage

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    Stag's Leap

    Sharon Olds became the first woman to win the TS Eliot prize for poetry. Her collection is called Stag's Leap and we asked Nuala Ní Chonchúir to read it

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    Irene Buckley

    Last night saw the opening of the 24th annual Cork French Film Festival. One of the gala events at this year's festival is a screening of Carl Dreyer's The Passion of Joan of Arc which will include a live performance on the night of a specially composed score by Irene Buckley.

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    Classic Movie Pandora and the Flying Dutchman

    Our classic movie this evening is an over-the-top melodrama which features the after-life, bull-fighting and the talents of Ava Gardner and James Mason. It's the choice of Ruth Barton.

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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