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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 Wednesday 20 November 2013


    Arena Wednesday 20th November 2013

    Daily arts and popular culture show.


    Sonya Kelly & New Planet Cabaret

    Actor Sonya Kelly with her essay to pre-publicise Arena's collection of new Irish writing 'New Planet Cabaret'. The book will be launched at The Gutter Bookshop in Dublin on Friday November 22nd. All proceeds from the sale of the book go to the Writers in Schools Project which is run by Poetry Ireland.


    Book Review - Margaret Drabble

    Mary McGill reviews 'The Pure Gold Baby' by Margaret Drabble which is Published by Canongate. The book is about a promising young academic who becomes pregnant by a married Professor.


    Peter Landesman - Parkland

    Evelyn O'Rourke with Peter Landesman, Director of the new film 'Parkland' which is released in Ireland on Friday November 22nd.


    Frank McGuinness

    Frank McGuinness reads his poem 'The Herring Gutters' at this year's Dublin Book Festival. Arena will broadcast a Public Interview with Frank McGuinness on Friday 29th November.


    Arena Wednesday 20th November 2013 - Full Programme

    Abie Philbin Bowman with Arts News, Stanley Tucci on his role as Caesar Flickerman in 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire', Sonya Kelly on Arena's New Planet Cabaret, A review of 'The Pure Gold Baby' by Margaret Drabble, Evelyn O'Rourke with Peter Landesman, Director of 'Parkland', Frank McGuinness reads his poem 'The Herring Gutters' and Donal Ryan reads from his book 'The Thing About December'.

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Lean
      Composer: The National
      Performer(s): The National
      Album: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [Deluxe Edition], Universal-Island, B00GLYK7E8
      Duration: 0:04:28
    • Title: My Love Lies in the Ground
      Composer: Dirk Powell
      Performer(s): Dirk Powell
      Album: Time Again, Rounder Select, 8216105192
      Duration: 0:03:14
    • Title: Set me on Fire
      Composer: Bella Ferraro
      Performer(s): Bella Ferraro
      Album: Set me on Fire, Sony Music Entertainment, B00AI4ANZA
      Duration: 0:03:17

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