On tonight’s Arena we talk to comedian Ashling Bee ahead of her performance at Electric Picnic and we interview Booker Prize Winner Howard Jacobson about his new novel “J”, presented by Evelyn O'Rourke
Back in 1994, a British film called 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' was released on the big screen. With a budget of just a couple of million pounds sterling, this story of a bumbling bachelor trying to find love went on to break box office records
Post-apocalyptic drama from Australian writer/director David Michod, The Rover; the star-studded third instalment in The Expendables series; and Hector and the Search for Happiness, starring Simon Pegg. Joe Griffin and Eithne Shorthall have been to see them.
We’ll be catching up with honorary Cork man and Oscar winning producer David Puttnam Also as this week marked the anniversary of the Miami Showband massacre, we’ll be hearing from one of the surviving band members; Stephen Travers about his memories of that night, about questions unanswered and about his life since then. And we’ll have live music from Clannad’s Moya Brennan and her daughter Aisling Jarvis. Aisling is just about to release her own album ‘A Handful of Bad Ideas’ on the 1st of September
coming up on Friday's show....an interview with acclaimed poet Philip Schultz, a look at the comic partnership between Peter Cook and Dudley Moore and reviews of the latest albums from Sharon Van Etten, Neil Young and Sam Smith
A public interview with the film director Ken Loach in the Irish Film Institute (IFI) where he discusses his latest film 'Jimmy's Hall', working in Ireland and how his political beliefs have influenced his work.