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    The John Murray Show and Saturday Night Show are jointly running a music competition - click here for full details.  Emerging musicians are invited to send in their music to the John Murray Show by email.The John Murray Show decides on a shortlist of the 20 best acts.A panel of experts will reduce the field from 20 to six.

    These six are all played (pre-recorded) on the John Murray Show in a semi-final on Friday, May 16, where the top three are decided by a panel on that show.

    The final three then play live in Studio 8 in the John Murray Show final on Thursday, May 29.The overall winner plays again on the Saturday Night Show on Saturday, May 31. Please ensure the soloist and/or band members are available for these key dates.

    The John Murray Show Thursday 17 October 2013

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    The John Murray Show with Miriam

    A lively mix of entertainment, human interest and lifestyle features with Miriam O'Callaghan.

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    Vicky Pryce

    Vicky Pryce has been at the heart of one of the biggest political scandals in recent years, gripping the public with a cast of people and story lines rivalling the most riveting of soap operas. Vicky had broken every glass ceiling in economics and her husband, Chris Huhne had just landed a job as a British Cabinet Minister, Vicky spoke to Miriam this morning.

    Vicky Pryce's book 'Prisonomics, Behind Bars in Britain's Failing Prisons' is published by Biteback Publishing and costs €20 approximately.

    Vicky Pryce pictured above.

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    The story of Philomena Lee

    In 1952 an eighteen year old Philomena Lee was sent to a convent for young unmarried mothers in Roscrea, County Tipperary. Philomena gave birth to a boy called Anthony and when he was three years old he was taken from Philomena and sold for adoption. Both mother and son went to extraordinary attempts to find each other, and now it features in a new movie with Judi Dench playing Philomena while Steve Coogan plays journalist Martin Sixsmith. Martin Sixsmith spoke to Miriam from London.

    The Story of Philomena Lee, Judi Dench & Steve Coogan pictured above in the making of the film.

    If you require a CD copy of this programme please e-mail tapes@rte.ie or click here for RTÉ Archives sales form. Transfer fees and terms and conditions apply.

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Take Me To Church
      Composer: Hozier
      Performer(s): Hozier
      Performer(s): Hozier
      Album: Take Me To Church - EP
      Duration: 0:04:17

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