28 September 2010
The Guests

This week's guests are producer Bill Hughes, National Women's Council director Susan McKay and novelist and playwright Declan Hughes.

The Film: Made In Dagenham

Directed by Nigel Cole (best known for Calendar Girls), Made In Dagenham tells the story of a strike by female machinists at the Ford plant in Dagenham in 1968. It stars Sally Hawkins and Rosamund Pike, with support from Bob Hoskins and Miranda Richardson.

The TV Drama: Love/Hate

Written by Stuart Carolan, Love/Hate is a new RTE TV series set in what the media refers to as gangland Dublin. Robert Sheehan plays Darren Tracey who returns from hiding out in Spain to celebrate his brother's release from prison, but things soon go wrong.

The Book: The Twin

In this year's winner of the Dublin Impac prize, Helmer lives with his elderly father on a remote farm in the Dutch countryside since the death, years ago, of his twin brother forced him to return to look after both parent and farm. Not much happens for Helmer until the dead brother's former fiancé shows up with her teenage son.

The Exhibition: Stephen McKenna

Now on at the Kerlin Gallery, the new exhibition of paintings by Stephen McKenna travels from Dublin via Berlin to Istanbul through cityscapes which sometimes seem more about geometry and light than they are about the actual character of the places themselves.

The Performance: the Crash Ensemble

This Saturday, the Crash Ensemble perform as part of a concert at the Irish Museum of Modern Art entitled "That the Night Come", a programme which includes singers Dawn Upshaw and Iarla ó Lionáird. Here with music from John Zorn's "Paran" - from Crash Ensemble - Malachy Robinson, Kate Ellis and Deirdre O'Leary.

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