Arena With Seán Rocks

    Monday - Friday 7-8pm

    On Monday's show..... Abie Philbin Bowman joins us with the latest Arts News; Sean will be speaking to Abi Morgan, writer of the new film Suffragette; and Jack Furness, director of short opera Hansel and Gretel, which is part of the 64th Wexford Festival of Opera.

    Arena Wednesday 13 August 2014


    Death of Lauren Bacall

    The death of legendary actress Lauren Bacall was announced today. Ruth Barton, lecturer in Film Studies at Trinity College Dublin, is in studio to discuss her film career.

    Hawk - Live in Studio

    London-based band "Hawk" are live in studio.

    Peter Fallon

    Peter Fallon reads "A Winter Wound" from his latest collection "Strong My Love"

    Books - Latest Fiction

    Edel Coffey looks at the latest popular fiction just published or about to be published. Her list includes:

    Roisin Meaney’s After the Wedding is published by Hachette books

    If You Were Me by Sheila O’ Flanagan is published by Headline

    The Blazing World from Siri Hustvedt has been longlisted for the Man Booker prize this year…and is published by Simon & Schuster

    Ciara Geraghty’s Now That I’ve Found You is published by Hachette Books.

    A debut novel from the English journalist Cáitlin Moran called How to Build a Girl, is published by Ebury Press.

    A couple of books now that haven’t been published yet:

    Each and Every One by Rachael English will be published by Orion Books on the 11th of September.

    Finally then is the latest novel from one of the doyennes of Irish popular fiction Cathy Kelly, it’s called It Started with Paris and is available on 9th October from Orion Books 


    A Fistful of Dollars - 50 Years On

    50 Years ago a film was released in Italy which gave birth to a new genre of film-making.

    Starring Clint Eastwood, Sergio Leone’s ‘A Fistful of Dollars’ was the first of the so-called Spaghetti Westerns. Brian Lloyd was in studio.

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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