Arena Monday 18 August 2014
on Friday's show....the 80th anniversary of the Daphne du Maurier novel "Rebecca", Adrian Dunbar directs "The Wasteland", in association with the TS Eliot Foundation and the latest albums from The Stunning, The Fratellis and The Decemberists
on bank holiday Monday's show....the weather has long been a topic of fascination for Irish people, particularly recently when the 'beast from the east' hit our shores, and on today's show we take a look at how extreme weather takes a central role in literature, music and film
Book: J by Howard Jacobson
Howard Jacobson is a Man Booker prize-winning British author and journalist. He is best known for writing comic novels that often revolve around the dilemmas of British Jewish characters.
His books include The Mighty Walzer (1999), winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize; Kalooki Nights (2006), longlisted for the Man Booker Prize; and The Finkler Question (2010), winner of the Man Booker Prize.
His most recent, J, is longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014.
Since winning ‘So You Think You’re Funny’, two years ago at the Edinburgh Fringe, Irish actress Aisling Bea has become a big hit on the comedy circuit.
She’s performing at the Comedy Tent at this year’s Electric Picnic at 4.30 p.m. on Sunday. Full details on all the acts at electricpicnic.ie
Earlier she spoke to Abie Philbin Bowman......