Arena Tuesday 3 September 2013

coming up on Friday's show, with Kay Sheehy.....the critical and audience hit "Humans" returns to tv for a second series, a review of "Holding", the debut novel by Graham Norton and the latest albums from Madness, Declan O'Rourke and Joan As Policewoman

coming up on Monday's show....a discussion around "The Bible In Music: A Dictionary of Songs, Works and More", a guide to the variety of artists through the centuries who have, one way or another, interpreted the sacred scripture in song



Daily arts and popular culture show.

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood talking to Evelyn O'Rourke. Atwood's latest book is called MaddAddam is published by Bloomsbury. Margaret Atwood is in Dublin for the Mountains to Sea Festival dlrBook Festival.

Bjork at Electric Picnic

Bjork performed at the Electric Picnic over the weekend and Sinead Mooney was there to check it out for Arena.

Women on Television

Things are changing for women on TV, from Tyne Daly to Tina Fey, from Borgen to The Bridge, female characters have - we have come a long way since the desert where only Roseanne and The Golden Girls were the only oases. Edel Coffey joins me now choose her highlights in this brave new female world.

Noelle Brown - 'PostScript'

Born in Ireland in the 1960s and given up for adoption 8 weeks later, Noelle Brown spent years trying to learn about her birth mother.She has now co-written a play about her struggles with state bureaucracy and a church and society that would rather forget the past.



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