Arena With Seán Rocks

Arena With Seán Rocks

Monday - Friday 7-8pm

Email: arena@rte.ie

Arena Thursday 27 February 2014

coming up on Thursday's show....Dermot Bolger writes about seafaring life in Wexford and wartime Portugal in his latest novel "The Lonely Sea and Sky", innovative and improvisational jazz musicians come together for "Roamer" night and film reviews include Eddie and Patsy wreaking havoc in "Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie", Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart negotiate the world of international espionage in "Central Intelligence" and dealing with horrific memories and our mortality in "No Home Movie"

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.

Keywords

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.

Keywords

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.

Keywords

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

Twitter

Facebook

Contact the Show

Email: arena@rte.ie

Twitter: @RTEArena

Text: 51551

Schedule

Ways to Listen

Radio
Mobile
Internet
Radio Player
Podcasts
TV