Arena With Seán Rocks

Arena With Seán Rocks

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Email: arena@rte.ie

Arena Thursday 27 February 2014

coming up on Friday's show.....Grammy winner and long-time Leonard Cohen collaborator, Sharon Robinson, "To Hell In A Handbag", a little-known background story to Wilde's comedy classic The Importance of Being Earnest and the latest albums from Britney Spears, De La Soul and Frank Ocean

Arena

Arena

On tonight’s Arena we review the films The Book Thief, Nymphomanic Vol 1 & 2 and Non-Stop, and Abie Philbin Bowman looks at the work of British satirist Chris Morris, including a rare appearance with the late Peter Cook...

Movie Reviews

Movie Reviews

Brian Lloyd and Edel Coffey are in studio to review three of the latest releases: Nymphomaniac Vol 1 & 2; The Book Thief; and Non-Stop.

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Document and Eyewitness: An Intimate History of Rough Trade

Document and Eyewitness: An Intimate History of Rough Trade

Jim Carroll has been reading Neil Taylor’s book Document and Eyewitness: An Intimate History of Rough Trade who worked with bands like The Smiths, The Strokes, The Libertines.

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Satirist Chris Morris is Returning to our Screens

Satirist Chris Morris is Returning to our Screens

Christopher Morris is an English satirist, writer, director, actor, voice actor, and producer, known for his black humour, surrealism and controversial subject matter. He has been hailed for his "uncompromising, moralistic drive" by the Brish Film Institute. His tendency to avoid the media spotlight has seen him become one of the more enigmatic figures in British comedy.

He burst onto the airwaves in the 1990s with his satirical news shows ‘On the Hour’ and ‘The Day Today’. His breakthrough was a radio show called ‘On the Hour’ – which was a satirical news programme.

He is returning to our screens next Saturday Mar 1, at 10.00 p.m. on BBC2 as part of Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle.

Abie Philbin Bowman reports.

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The Birth of Rock and Roll

The Birth of Rock and Roll

Now continuing our series looking at the social and political movements that made the music of the era, we come to very American phenomenon, the birth of rock'n’roll…..

And to guide us through it, we’re joined by Ollie Cole

Music Played on the Show

19:21

Title: Alternative Ulster

Performer(s): Stiff Little Fingers

Album: Inflammable Material

Duration: 2:56

19:26

Title: What Difference Does It Make

Composer: Marr/morrissey

Performer(s): The Smiths

Album: The Smiths

Duration: 4:02

19:31

Title: Common People

Performer(s): Pulp

Album: Hits

Duration: 4:20

00:00

Title: That's All Right

Performer(s): Elvis Presley

Album: The 50 Greatest Hits

Duration: 2:09

00:00

Title: Rock Around The Clock

Performer(s): Bill Haley & His Comets

Album: Rock Around the Clock

Duration: 2:25

00:00

Title: Rocket 88

Composer: Jackie Brenston

Performer(s): Jackie Brenston And The Delta Cats

Duration: 1:00

00:00

Title: My Daddy Rocks

Composer: UNKNOWN

Performer(s): Trixie Smith

Duration: 1:00

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