The Works Presents returns on Tuesday 6th March with a new series in which John Kelly meets key figures from the worlds of film, literature, music, theatre and the visual arts.
In the first episode of the new series, Kelly meets author Roddy Doyle, acclaimed author of the Barrytown Trilogy (The Commitments, The Snapper and The Van) and a Booker Peize winner in 1993 for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha.
Since the publication of The Commitments in 1987, Doyle has been one of Ireland's most beloved and enduring novelists for adults and young readers alike, with diversions into television, theatre and film. Above all else, his compelling portrayal of the resilience of working class people facing up to life’s challenges is always faithful to his readers' lived experience.
In a programme peppered with clips and quotes from the popular movies of his works. Roddy talks to John about his recent book Smile, inspired by an off the cuff remark by his teacher that stayed with him for life.
Other guests in this new series include pianist John O’Conor, animator and filmmaker Nora Twomey, contemporary visual artist Colin Davidson and novelist Eimear McBride.
The Works Presents: Roddy Doyle, RTÉ One, Tuesday 6th March at 11.10pm - watch some classic episodes of The Works Presents here via RTÉ Player.