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Friday 13th October

Album reviews

Simon Maher and Jackie Fox review “Masseduction” from St. Vincent; “Colors” from Beck; and “Carry Fire” from Robert Plant

“Manderley Forever – The Life of Daphne du Maurier” by Tatiana de Rosnay

Author Tatiana de Rosnay talks about her latest book “Manderley Forever – The Life of Daphne du Maurier” which explores the life of the best-selling author of the novels “Rebecca”, “My Cousin Rachel” and the short story, “The Birds” (published by Allen & Unwin)

'Breath' by Nigel Rolfe at the Green on Red Gallery

Performance artist, Nigel Rolfe talks about his latest exhibition 'Breath' at the Green on Red Gallery which is showing a group of paintings created in the open air at places or sites along the East Coast

Thursday 12th October

Essay: Arriving Late

John Doran with an essay about arriving late

Review: “King of the Castle” by Eugene McCabe

David Keane reviews “King of the Castle” by Eugene McCabe at the Dublin Theatre Festival

“Why Can't Everything Just Stay the Same?' by Stefanie Preissner

Stefanie Preissner talks about her book “Why Can't Everything Just Stay the Same? (And Other Things I Shout When I Can't Cope)” in which she looks at the ways in which her life has changed (published by Hachette Ireland)

Film Reviews

Stephen Boyd and Arlene Hunt review 'The Snowman', 'The Party' and 'It's Not Yet Dark'.

Wednesday 11th October

Review: “The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye” by David Lagercrantz, continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series

Arlene Hunt reviews “The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye” by David Lagercrantz, continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series (published by MacLehose)

William Crozier: The Edge of the Landscape

Seán Kissane, curator at IMMA, on the exhibition 'William Crozier: The Edge of the Landscape'

Mary McGill previews “Mindhunter”

Mary McGill previews the Netflix series “Mindhunter”, which follows the real-life development of the FBI’s forays into criminal profiling in the late 1970s

Tuesday 10th October

“Frederic William Burton: For the Love of Art”

Dr Marie Bourke, curator of “Frederic William Burton: For the Love of Art”, talks all about the exhibition at The National Gallery of Ireland

'Dubliners', two one-act operas by Andrew Synnott and Arthur Riordan

Andrew Synnott and Arthur Riordan talk about 'Dubliners', two one-act operas, 'Counterparts' & 'The Boarding House', from Joyce’s 'Dubliners', which will have its world premiere at Wexford Festival Opera

Kristin Scott Thomas and Cherry Jones on 'The Party'

Actresses Kristin Scott Thomas and Cherry Jones talk about their latest film, 'The Party' by Sally Potter, which centres around three couples and old friends who gather to celebrate one of them getting a big promotion

Monday 9th October

Rita Duffy's exhibition, “Alternate Truth”

Artist Rita Duffy talks about her exhibition, “Alternate Truth”, which opens at The Hunt Museum on 13 October

Three books on money with Yvonne Nolan

Three books on money with Yvonne Nolan: “The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists” by Robert Tressell, “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald and “The Glorious Heresies” by Lisa McInerney

“The Sparsholt Affair” by Alan Hollinghurst

Author Alan Hollinghurst talks about his latest book “The Sparsholt Affair”, which looks at the intimate relationships of a group of friends, starting in 1940s Oxford (published by Picador)

Douglas Booth talks to Kay Sheehy about “Loving Vincent'

Actor Douglas Booth talks to Kay Sheehy about “Loving Vincent”, a fully-painted feature film on the life of Vincent van Gogh

Friday 6th October

Album reviews

Róisín Dwyer and John Meagher review 'As You Were' from Liam Gallagher; 'Leave Me Breathless' from 'Ane Brun' and 'Fatherland' from Kele Okereke.

Review: 'The Red-Haired Woman' by Orhan Pamuk

Seán McKenna reviews 'The Red-Haired Woman' by Orhan Pamuk, which explores the relationship between a well-digger and his young apprentice (published by Faber & Faber)

Review: 'Tribes' by Nina Raine at the Gate Theatre

Susanne Colleary reviews 'Tribes' by Nina Raine at the Gate Theatre as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival.

Thursday 5th October

“The Wardrobe Mistress” by Patrick McGrath

Patrick McGrath talks about his latest book “The Wardrobe Mistress”, which is set in the theatre during the bleak aftermath of World War II in London (published by Hutchinson London)

Film Reviews

Hilary White and Sarah Taaffe Maguire review 'Blade Runner 2049', 'The Mountain Between Us' and 'The Glass Castle'.

Wednesday 4th October

Francisco Goya’s The Disasters of War

Jill Unkel, Curator of the Western Collections at the Chester Beatty Library on Francisco Goya’s The Disasters of War exhibition.

The Muse of Yeats Festival

Joseph M Hassett is one of the speakers at The Muse of Yeats Festival on Saturday the 7th of October at Rossnaree House.

Review: 'Woyzeck in Winter' at the Dublin Theatre Festival

Sophie Gorman reviews 'Woyzeck in Winter', adapted and directed by Conall Morrison, at the Dublin Theatre Festival

Tuesday 3rd October

Review: 'The Girl from Venice' by Martin Cruz Smith

Declan Burke reviews 'The Girl from Venice' by Martin Cruz Smith, a World War II love story set in occupied Venice (published by Simon & Schuster).

Review: “The Second Violinist” at the Dublin Theatre Festival

Niall Morris reviews “The Second Violinist”, written by Enda Walsh with score by Donnacha Dennehy, at the Dublin Theatre Festival.

The History of Blade Runner

Chris Wasser looks at the 35-year history of Blade Runner.

Monday 2nd October

Le Galaxie and BARQ on putting their own spin on classic film scores

Michael Pope of Le Galaxie and Stephen McHale of BARQ talk about their reimagining of the Apocalypse Now and Pulp Fiction soundtracks for the Smithwicks Soundtrack Series

'The Bitter Game' by Keith A. Wallace at the Dublin Theatre Festival

Keith A. Wallace talks about his drama, 'The Bitter Game' which is about police injustice against young black men in the US – it’s getting its European premiere at the Dublin Theatre Festival.

Dublin Theatre Festival 2017 reviews

David Keane reviews 'On Blueberry Hill' by Sebastian Barry and 'Melt' by Shane Mac an Bhaird, and Sophie Gorman reviews 'Nora' adapted by Belinda McKeon in collaboration with Annie Ryan, all running at the Dublin Theatre Festival.

Friday 29th September

Album reviews

Anna Carey and Eamon Sweeney review 'Younger Now' from Miley Cyrus, 'I Tell A Fly' from Benjamin Clementine and 'OK' from Otherkin

'Motherland' by Ramona S Diaz at the IFI Documentary Festival 2017

American film maker Ramona S Diaz talks about the subject of her documentary 'Motherland'

Dublin Theatre Festival 2017 reviews

Sophie Gorman reviews 'The Suppliant Women' by David Greig, 'The Sin Eaters' by ANU Productions and 'Hamnet' by Dead Centre, all running at the Dublin Theatre Festival

Thursday 28th September

'Insidious Intent' by Val McDermid

Val McDermid talks about her latest crime thriller 'Insidious Intent' (published by Little Brown)

Film reviews

Sorcha Kenny and Simon Maher review 'Goodbye Christopher Robin', 'Daphne' and 'Home Again'

Wednesday 27th September

Review: 'Some Fantastic Place: My Life In and Out of Squeeze' by Chris Difford

Róisín Dwyer reviews 'Some Fantastic Place: My Life In and Out of Squeeze' by Chris Difford (published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson)

A profile of AA Milne

Gráinne Clear with a profile of the writer AA Milne

Review: 'Autumn' by Karl Ove Knausgaard

Kay Sheehy reviews 'Autumn' by Karl Ove Knausgaard (published by Harvill Secker)

Tuesday 26th September

Review: 'The Word Is Murder' by Anthony Horowitz

Declan Burke reviews 'The Word Is Murder' by Anthony Horowitz (published by Century)

Review: 'Mercy On Me' by Reinhard Kleist

Peter Murphy reviews 'Mercy On Me' by Reinhard Kleist, a graphic novel based on the life of Nick Cave (published by Self Made Hero)

'Selected Stories' by Éilís Ní Dhuibhne

Éilís Ní Dhuibhne talks about 'Selected Stories', her latest collection of short stories (published by Dalkey Archive Press)

Preview: season 9 of Curb Your Enthusiasm

Alan Corr previews the new series of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'

Monday 25th September

Review: 'Plum' by Hollie McNish

Doireann Ní Ghríofa reviews 'Plum', a new collection of poetry by Hollie McNish

'Black Dahlia, Red Rose' by Piu Eatwell

Piu Eatwell talks about going back to investigate the famous murder in Los Angeles in 1947 of 22-year old Elizabeth Short for her novel 'Black Dahlia, Red Rose' (published by Coronet)

'First Time Ever' by Peggy Seeger

Folk singer and activist Peggy Seeger chats about her memoir 'First Time Ever' (published by Faber & Faber)

Thursday 21st September

Album reviews

Aoife Barry and Neil Doherty review 'Roll With The Punches' from Van Morrison, 'Ununiform' from Tricky and 'Wonderful Wonderful' from The Killers

Preview: 'Gaga: Five Foot Two', a documentary on Netflix

Arlene Hunt previews 'Gaga: Five Foot Two', a documentary about Lady Gaga which comes to Netflix tomorrow

Film reviews

Arlene Hunt and Justin MacGregor review 'Maze', 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' and 'Borg/McEnroe'

Wednesday 20th September

'Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect', a documentary by Mark Noonan

Mark Noonan talks about his film 'Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect'

'Horse Fair' by Rachael Hegarty

Rachael Hegarty reads 'Horse Fair' from her debut collection 'Flight Paths Over Finglas' (published by Salmon Poetry)

Review: 'A Legacy of Spies' by John le Carré

Declan Burke reviews 'A Legacy of Spies' by John le Carré (published by Penguin)

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