19 October 2004
The Film: A Home at the End of the World
We begin tonight with the new Colin Farrell film, 'A Home at the End of the World'. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Cunningham, Farrell plays Bobby, a sexually ambiguous young man who relates fairly and evenly to Jonathan, his former childhood friend, and to Clare the mother of his child. 'A Home at the End of the World' opens nationwide this week.

David Norris, Katie Moylan and Brian Trench discuss 'A Home at the End of the World'

The Play: Trad
Mark Doherty's first full length stage play, 'Trad', was one of the big hits of this year's Dublin Theatre Festival. It's a surreal comedy involving a 100-year-old man called Thomas - and his father. Thomas has a 70-year-old secret, dating back to a night of passion with Mary, which resulted in the very thing his Da is looking for.

The Panel discusses 'Trad'

The Book: Revolutions
'Revolutions' is the first novel from Lory Manrique Hyland. Set in 1950s Cuba and 1980s Miami it deals, not only with the drama of the revolution itself, but also with how the very fabric of life is affected by emigration and exile. Revolutions, by Lory Manrique Hyland is published by Sitric Books in paperback, and costs €9.99.

The Panel discusses Lory Manrique Hyyland's 'Revolutions'

The Festival: The Guinness Cork Jazz Festival
The Guinness Cork Jazz Festival is one of the biggest events in the social calendar, attracting 40,000 people who come for the atmosphere and the music. This year 1,000 musicians from 25 countries will be in Cork, and headline acts include The Mingus Big Band, Jimmy Smith, Kenny Garret and Terence Blanchard. Never any doubt about the quality of the star attractions - but not every jazz fan is necessarily a fan of Cork. The Guinness Jazz Festival is on in Cork this weekend, and tickets are already heavily booked.

The Panel discusses the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival

The Performance: Babatunde Lea Quartet
Babatunde Lea is one of the great names of Afro Caribbean Jazz. He brings a huge energy to his percussion playing, and leads his Quartet at gigs in Bray tomorrow and in Dublin on Thursday night, after which he'll be in Cork for the Jazz Festival.

Watch the performance

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