on Thursday's show.....a round-up of the latest in crime fiction, singer Cormac O’Caoimh and reviews of the latest film releases including a gentler Nicholas Cage in "Joe", Gael Garcia Bernal documentary "Who Is Dayani Cristal?" and the re-boot of the mythical "Hercules"
We began our city break slot last week in Lisbon and we now turn in the direction of Amsterdam. Karen Creed joined Sean in studio with her take on the city and Alice Burke spoke to Sean from the city itself.
For years, a group of around 50 rowdy, aging alcoholics had plagued a park in east Amsterdam, annoying other park-goers with noise, litter & occasional harassment. The Rainbow Foundation Group tries to make it as easy as possible (for alcoholics) to live their lives & that they make as little as possible nuisances to the environment they are living in. It’s a win-win situation for community & the alcoholics. Joining John from Amsterdam is Chulah Berkowitz of the Rainbow Group & Vincent who is on the scheme.
Andrew Graham Dixon of B.B.C.'s arts programme talks about the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, which is re-opening today. Andrew presents, "The High Art of the Low Countries," on B.B.C. 4; http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01rszrr And Harm Luykx of Met Éireann and Joe O'Shea talk about the city of Amsterdam as a tourist destination.
Live stimulating mix of news, interviews, reports and discussion. Interview: Marian talks to Tony Heffernan - author of, "From Merrion Square to Merrion Street" - about his career and experience of life in politics as - among other things, assistant government press secretary. Andrew Graham Dixon of B.B.C.'s arts programme talks about the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, which is re-opening today. Andrew presents, "The High Art of the Low Countries," on B.B.C. 4; http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01rszrr Tanya Vorobjova speaks to Marian about her micro-pig, which was given to her as a present by her husband and has now taken over the second floor ...
Neil's next guest is an Irishwoman working & living in Holland, who, a few years ago, came to learn things about her family past which would shock & shaked her to the core. Jacqueline Nolan joins us from a studio in Amsterdam.
These are our three finalists from over 550 entrants to the John Murray Show/Saturday Night Show emerging music competition. Chanele McGuinness, Gary Showbiz and The New Transmission will battle it out in our live Studio 8 final on the John Murray Show on Thursday, May 29th for that coveted slot on the Saturday Night Show on May 31st.
In Amsterdam anti-social families who persistently behave badly & intimidate their neighbours face being moved out of their local authority home & into caravans in isolated parts of the city, which are being called 'scum villages', with only mimimal services & constant police supervision. On the line to Kathryn is Irish journalist, Isabel Conway.