Arena Tuesday 3 September 2013

on Friday's show....the 80th anniversary of the Daphne du Maurier novel "Rebecca", Adrian Dunbar directs "The Wasteland", in association with the TS Eliot Foundation and the latest albums from The Stunning, The Fratellis and The Decemberists

on bank holiday Monday's show....the weather has long been a topic of fascination for Irish people, particularly recently when the 'beast from the east' hit our shores, and on today's show we take a look at how extreme weather takes a central role in literature, music and film



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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