Arena With Seán Rocks

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    on Wednesday's show, presented by Evelyn O'Rourke.....an interesting take on the standard music biography, Neil Young charts his life based around the various cars he has driven in "A Memoir of Life and Cars" and if you're planning to curl up for hours on the sofa over Christmas there's recommendations for the best in crime novels, what to watch on television and a few alternatives to the traditional Christmas songs

    Arena Thursday 27 February 2014

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    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...

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    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

    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

    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

    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

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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    Music Played on the Show

    • 19:21
      Title: Alternative Ulster
      Performer(s): Stiff Little Fingers
      Performer(s): Stiff Little Fingers
      Album: Inflammable Material
      Duration: 2:56
    • 19:26
      Title: What Difference Does It Make
      Performer(s): The Smiths
      Performer(s): The Smiths
      Album: The Smiths
      Duration: 4:02
    • 19:31
      Title: Common People
      Performer(s): Pulp
      Performer(s): Pulp
      Album: Hits
      Duration: 4:20
    • Title: That's All Right
      Performer(s): Elvis Presley
      Performer(s): Elvis Presley
      Album: The 50 Greatest Hits
      Duration: 2:09
    • Title: Rock Around The Clock
      Performer(s): Bill Haley & His Comets
      Performer(s): Bill Haley & His Comets
      Album: Rock Around the Clock
      Duration: 2:25
    • Title: Rocket 88
      Composer: Jackie Brenston
      Performer(s): Jackie Brenston And The Delta Cats
      Performer(s): Jackie Brenston And The Delta Cats
      Album: Chess
      Duration: 1:00
    • Title: My Daddy Rocks
      Composer: Unknown
      Performer(s): Trixie Smith
      Performer(s): Trixie Smith
      Duration: 1:00

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