Arena Monday 17 February 2014

coming up on Friday's show.....films for review include the "The Magnificent Seven" protecting the underdog, a childhood friendship put in danger by irritating adults in "Little Men" and Irish troops battling mercenaries in the Congo during "The Siege of Jadotville" and the latest albums from David Bowie's back catalogue, Billy Bragg and Warpaint

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Brenda Fricker Interview - A Long Way From Home

Brenda Fricker Interview - A Long Way From Home

Evelyn O'Rourke interviews Brenda Fricker on her new film A Long Way From Home.

The film features Jame Fox, Natalie Dormer and Paul Nicholls and centres on a couple who realise their dream of retiring to the South of France. Their life changes dramatically however, when they meet another, younger couple.

 

Emma Brockes Interview - She Left Me The Gun

Emma Brockes Interview - She Left Me The Gun

Emma Brockes’ memoir, She Left Me The Gun, has just been published in paperback. It tells the story of Emma’s late mother’s secret life and her re-invention as she tries to leave that life behind. Emma joins Evelyn O'Rourke from New York.

 

Book Review - Hanif Kureshi: The Last Word

Book Review - Hanif Kureshi: The Last Word

Evelyn O'Rourke is joined in studio by Paul Whittington to review Hanif Kureshi's The Last Word.

Kureishi’s latest novel ‘The Last Word’ centres on a celebrated Anglo-Indian writer, Mamoon Azam, and his biographer’s attempts to chart his life, which proves more than a little problematic.

Classic Movie 'The Long Good Friday'

Classic Movie 'The Long Good Friday'

Evelyn O'Rourke is joined by Darryl Jones to chat about this week's Classic Movie 'The Long Good Friday'. It's a film about a ruthless East End gang lord called Harold Shand who is at a point in his life where he is trying to become a legitimate businessman.

This 1980 movie is considered to be Bob Hoskins break through role.

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