Arena Friday 31 January 2014

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.

The Invisible Woman

The Invisible Woman

“The Invisible Woman,” adapted from Claire Tomalin’s 1990 biography, is the true story of Dickens’s longtime clandestine affair with Nelly Ternan, who was 27 years his junior. They met in 1857 when Nelly, 18, was appearing in the Collins play “The Frozen Deep,” whose production Dickens oversaw. Dickens at the time was 45.

“The Invisible Woman,”  was directed by and stars Ralph Fiennes who talks to Sean from a London studio.


Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah

South African Comedian, Trevor Noah first came to International Attention when he was publically endorsed by Eddie Izzard.

Noah makes his Vicar Street debut tonight, with his award-winning one-man show, ‘The Racist’.

Abie Philbin Bowman is in studio to tell us more



Album Reviews

Album Reviews

This week albums are an eclectic mix –

Broken Bells with their latest collaboration ‘After the Disco’,

Indie rockers Augustines with their self-titled 2nd album

and finally Bombay Bicycle Club with their fourth album in five years called ‘So Long, See You Tomorrow’.....

And with their verdicts, Sean is joined by Sinéad Ní Mhordha and Niall Byrne....



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