Arena With Seán Rocks

    Monday - Friday 7-8pm

    on Friday's show....1950's superstar Tab Hunter describes a life lived in secret, at the GAZE LGBT Film Festival, - 20 rare episodes of Hancocks Half-Hour recreated at Happy Days Enniskillen Beckett Festival and the latest albums from Lianne la Havas, The Maccabees and Albert Hammond Junior

    on Monday's show....our public interview with actor John C Reilly filled the Town Hall Theatre in Galway during the recent Film Fleadh. You can hear the stories he shared about a life in film on tonight's show

    Arena Friday 21 February 2014

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    Arena

    Daily arts and popular culture show presented by Evely O'Rourke.

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    The Vortex

    Noel Coward's 1924 play 'The Vortex' centres around a socialite mother's difficult relationship with her drug-addicted son. Set against a backdrop of the roaring 1920s, it is currently showing at the Gate Theatre in Dublin. Sophie Gorman joins Evelyn with her review. www.gatetheatre.ie

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    Andrew Maxwell

    Abie talks to Andrew Maxwell ahead of his new nationwide tour

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    True Detectives Essay

    From Starsky and Hutch, Cagney and Lacey, television has always found a place in its scheduling heart for buddy detective pairs.But a new series on Sky Atlantic is breaking this cosy mould. Starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaghy, Cole and Heart appeal to Edel Coffey's pessimistic side.as she explains..

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    The Pike: Gabriele d'Annunzio

    Lucy Hughes-Hallett has written about his life and the result is her prize-winning book, The Pike: Gabriele d'Annunzio, Poet, Seducer and Preacher of War, and she tells Evelyn about it. Published by Forth Estate

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    Album Reviews: Beck, St. Vincent and Wild Beasts

    Tonight Evelyn is joined by Rachel Breslin and John Meagher. They have been listening to the latest from Saint Vincent, Wild Beasts and Beck

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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