RTÉ One, Friday, 8.30pm
The Works

Thursday 5th December, 10.45pm, RTÉ One

Art critic and lecturer Declan Long interviews James Hanley (pictured) about Decade, a retrospective of his portrait paintings at the Luan Gallery, Athlone. www.jameshanley.net

At 77, Bruce Dern is tipped for an Oscar for his role in Nebraska, where he plays an ornery old man on a wild goose chase (with his son, played by Will Forte, in resigned tow). Alexander Payne (Sideways, The Descendants) directs, and novelist Peter Murphy and arts journalist/broadcaster Sinéad Gleeson review. www.nebraskamovie.com

Sinéad Gleeson goes to see the 56th World Press Photo Exhibition, annual showcase of the best international photojournalism, back in Dublin - at The chq Building - for the first time in almost ten years. www.worldpressphoto.org

Scott Turow talks to John Kelly about his new novel Identical, set amongst the Greek immigrant community in Chicago where the murder of a young woman in 1982. www.scottturow.com

Ahead of their gig at St Ann's Church, Dublin on 6th Dec, The Voice Squad sing The Banks of the Bann on The Works tonight.

And we preview Sea-Change, the new exhibition of delicate sea urchins and other forms by sculptor Rachel Joynt now at the RHA, Dublin. www.racheljoynt.com / www.rhagallery.ie

Image credit: Flash Back by Sarah Eva Manson appears during the film review courtesy of The Copper House Gallery. www.thecopperhousegallery.com

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