RTÉ One, Friday, 8.30pm
The Works

Thursday 19th December, 10.45pm, RTÉ One

Photo taken by Gareth Averill
© Gareth Averill

In our final show of 2013, The Works pays tribute to musician and songwriter Phil Chevron (pictured). John Kelly interviews Phil's fellow Radiators from Space - Steve Rapid, Pete Holidai and Cáit O'Riordan - as well as Gavin Friday and Eamon Carr.

Peter Murphy meets Australian author Hannah Kent whose debut novel, Burial Rites, is inspired by the true story of Agnes Magnúsdóttir, condemned to death for the murder of her lover in northern Iceland in 1829. www.hannahkentauthor.com

THEATREclub, the company that introduced us to Heroin in 2010 and The Family in 2012, is back with HISTORY, final part of the trilogy, at Project Arts Centre, Dublin. Writer/director Grace Dyas talks to The Works. www.theatreclub.ie / www.projectartscentre.ie

English artist George Shaw shows The Works around his exhibition, Neither My Arse Nor My Elbow, at The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin. The poignant, semi-realist paintings are inspired by the Coventry suburb where he grew up in the 1970s, whether it's a piece of waste ground or the nearby forest (of Arden, no less). www.douglashydegallery.com

Manchester band PINS play us out with the track, Waiting for the End, and look out for a teaser of US jazz pianist, Ahmad Jamal, who plays Vicar St, Dublin on 24th January. www.wearepins.tumblr.com / www.ahmadjamal.net

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