on Tuesday's show...Ireland's Artists Without Borders perform in solidarity with refugees caught in limbo in France, Deirdre Kinahan's play "Wild Sky" explores how Irish society functioned in the run-up to 1916, the Citizens Anthem explained and one of Ireland's most respected film-makers and now the subject of a major restrospective at the IFI, Cathal Black
on Monday's show...quirky, idiosyncratic and always interesting film director Charlie Kaufman, where following your grand passion can lead you, ideas explored in Catherine Dunne's novel "The Years That Followed" and a stunning reminder of the glories of Irish architecture in photo book "Lost Ireland: 1860 - 1960"
Louise Manifold and Katherine Waugh explain the concept behind the artistic/film-making initiative ‘Wild Screen’, a weekend of art films which have been inspired by the Connemara/west of Ireland landscape Full details: www.wildscreenireland.com
On Thursday's show... Justin McGregor & Brogen Hayes join Sean to review three new films The Program, The Lobster and Pan, a new prequel to JM Barrie’s classic children’s tale Peter Pan. Marlon James takes some time out to chat about winning the Man Booker prize for his novel A Brief History of 7 Killings, and lots more on Arena, Radio 1 at 7pm.
On tonight's programme... Sean speaks to Irish writer John Banville who is due to be presented with the inaugural Imagine Crime Writing Award, in memory of Raymond Chandler, who had strong links to Waterford city. RTÉ's chorus master Mark Hindley joins Sean to talk about Friday's performance of Mahler’s giant 2nd Symphony – also known as the Ressurection . We hear an essay by Lia Mills, and Donald Teskey and Nathan Drake join Sean in studio for more chat and fun. Join us at 7pm on Radio 1.