1 July: Tonight at 10pm, a programme remembering the playful, serious, multi-talented Belfast playwright Stewart Parker, who died at only 47, 25 years ago this year. Vincent Woods is joined by Marilynn Richtarik, author of the recently published Stewart Parker: A Life (Oxford University Press); poet Gerald Dawe, co-editor of two collections of Parker's critical and cultural writing including, with Maria Johnston, High Pop, a collection of Stewart Parker's music columns for the Irish Times; Lynne Parker, artistic director of Rough Magic, and the playwright's niece; John Farleigh, Parker's friend, and director of the Stewart Parker Trust; and recipients of the Trust's playwriting awards, Nancy Harris and Paul Mercier. With extracts from Parker's plays read by actors Owen Roe and Eleanor Methven.
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