Arena Thursday 27 February 2014

coming up on Friday's show....a special on "Fermata: Writings Inspired by Music", a new anthology which explores the connection between music and the written word...Fairytale of New York, Hofstetter's Serenade and Blueberry Hill - just some of the hits which have provided inspiration for poets and writers through the decades

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Would you like to be in the audience for our special Christmas programme on Tuesday the 20th of December at 6.30pm? The Army No. 1 Band will be joined by soprano Mairead Buicke and members of the New Dublin Voices Choir for some lovely seasonal music.  To apply for tickets to this recording just email by Monday 19th December with your full name, address and number of tickets required to arena@rte.ie 

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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

Alternative Ulster

Alternative Ulster

Stiff Little Fingers

2:56

What Difference Does It Make

What Difference Does It Make

The Smiths

4:02

Common People

Common People

Pulp

4:20

That's All Right

That's All Right

Elvis Presley

2:09

Rock Around The Clock

Rock Around The Clock

Bill Haley & His Comets

2:25

Rocket 88

Rocket 88

Jackie Brenston And The Delta Cats

1:00

My Daddy Rocks

My Daddy Rocks

Trixie Smith

1:00

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