Arena Thursday 5 September 2013

coming up on Thursday's show....the tensions between the confines of a prison cell and the unlimited scope of the imagination, themes explored by Burhan Sonmez in his novel "Istanbul Istanbul", Caoimhín O’Rahilly and Cormac Begley in session and films for review include a slavery uprising in America's antelbellum South in "The Birth Of A Nation", troubled teens and supernatural killers in "I Am Not A Serial Killer" and "Office Christmas Party" mayhem for the season that's in it

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Arena

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About Time

The new Richard Curtis rom-com, About Time, which stars Domhnall Gleeson and Rachel Mc Adams and, the decidedly non-rom-com Riddick the latest offering from Vin Diesel. Simon Maher and Edel Coffey gave their thoughts on the film.

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Hannah Kent - Burial Rites

Australian writer Hannah Kent's debut novel Burial Rites is set in the harsh world of 19th century Iceland. Based on real events, it's the story of Agnes Magnúsdottír. Hannah Kent joined Sean live in studio.

KLF - Jim Carroll

Jim Carroll has been reading about this 1990s band in a new book is called The KLF: Chaos, Magic and the Band Who Burned A Million Pounds and is written by John Higgs.Before we get to the burning of one million pounds - place the KLF in their 1990s musical context

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This Is A True Heart

This Is A True Heart

Julia Holter

3:24

Justified And Ancient

Justified And Ancient

The Klf Feat Tammy Wynette

3:35

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