23 November 2004
The Film: Enduring Love
'Enduring Love' is a new movie from Roger Michell based on a very highly regarded novel by Ian McEwan. It stars Samantha Morton, Daniel Craig and Rhys Ifans in a tale of love, fate, obsession and a hot air balloon. The two leading men meet when they are involved in an attempted rescue in which another man dies. Craig's character Joe becomes obsessed with the accident, while Ifan's character Jed becomes obsessed with Joe. And all on a day when everything had began so perfectly.

Fiona Looney, Sally Anne O'Reilly and Tony O'Dalaigh discuss 'Enduring Love'

The Show: Orfeo ed Euridice
'Orfeo ed Euridice' is Opera Ireland's new production of Christoph Gluck's take on one of the great tales of Greek Mythology. Orpheus was a famous musician and singer who really could charm the birds from the trees. He became even more famous however when he set off on the mother of all rescue missions - to bring his dead wife Euridice back from Hades. The choreography in this production is by David Bolger, and in the role of Orfeo - the Italian counter tenor Flavio Oliver. The roles of Euridice and Amore are sung by Ailish Tynan and Daire Halpin, and 'Orfeo ed Euridice' runs at the Gaiety this Thursday and Saturday night, starting at 7.30pm.

The Panel discusses 'Orfeo ed Euridice'

The Film: The Halo Effect
'The Halo Effect' is the latest feature film from Lance Daly and stars Stephen Rea as Fatso. It is the story of a decent man struggling hard to keep his Dublin chip shop in business, while at the same time trying to control his gambling addiction. And as if life isn't tough enough between his employees and his customers he finds himself surrounded by a rare collection of misfits, eejits and thugs.

The Panel discusses 'The Halo Effect'

The Book: Herotown
From Listowel, County Kerry, Bryan MacMahon was a writer who somehow managed to bridge the gap between the literary and the oral traditions. Now, seven years after his death, his last novel, 'Herotown', has just been published by Brandon. It is the story of Peter Mulrooney, 40-years-old and 40-years- young, as he teeters, as we all do, on the edge of fulfilment.

The Panel discusses Bryan MacMahon's 'Herotown'

The Performance: Trio Turner
The Trio Turner have been playing French Chamber music for nearly 10 years now. They are touring Ireland at present as part of Music Network's autumn season, finishing this Friday in Limerick, and Saturday at Dublin Castle. Here with the 'Modere' from Ravel's 'Sonatine' are Isabelle Perrin, Philippe Pierlot and Sabine Toutain, the Trio Turner.

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