coming up on Monday's show....a garda station in an Irish border village at the end of the 1950's is the setting for the Shane Connaughton novel "Married Quarters", the atmospheric folk music of Maria Kelly live in session and Gerard Manley Hopkins and five nuns are shipwrecked - it sounds like the start of a joke but it's actually the premise of the comic novel "The Hopkins Conundrum" by Simon Edge
Poet and MC Stephen James Smith reads his poem 'Prozac Positivity'. Stephen performs at the Knockanstockan Festival in County Wicklow on Saturday July 27th and the Tread Softly Festival in Sligo on Sunday July 28th. His website is www.stephenjamessmith.com.
Ruth Barton discusses this week's Classic Movie 'The Private Life of Henry VIII' from 1933 starring Charles Laughton with Seán Rocks. The film can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-OVnZuEXhM.