Brian van Reet joined the US army at the age of 20 and served as a tank crewman during the Iraq War. His debut novel is a cracking read set in Iraq in 2003 as three crewmen come under attack in a Humvee and are captured by Islamist militia
Acclaimed double bass player and professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London, Chi-Chi Nwanoku OBE spoke to Ryan Tubridy about the extraordinary and poignant story of how her Irish mother met her Nigerian father in the 1950's.
McMafia is a new drama on BBC featuring a rich Russian family living in London. The series is based on a book written by Misha Glenny in 2008 but which he says is still very relevant with so many Russian oligarchs buying property and settling there