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Daily arts and popular culture show.
Alan Corr of RTE Ten with tonight's Arts and Entertainment News.
Alan Corr with the cast of The Hobbit - Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Orlando Bloom and Evangeline Lily.
Sophie Gorman and Joe Griffin review this week's new film releases - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Far out isn't Far Enough and The Patience Stone.
Christine Dwyer Hickey on her new book The House on Parkgate Street & Other Dublin Stories (Publishers New island).
Poet Sarah Maria Griffin with her love letter to Irish Christmasses past.
Matt Cardle on life after X-Factor and his new album 'Porcelain'.
Alan Corr with extended Arts and Entertainment News including interviews with the cast of The Hobbit, reviews of the films The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Far Out Isn't Far Enough and The Patience Stone, Christine Dwyer Hickey on her book 'The House on Parkgate Street and Other Dublin Stories' and Poet Sarah Maria Griffin.