Arena Tuesday 4 August 2020

On Monday's Arena with Seán Rocks, an Arena special on the RTÉ Short Story Competition announcing the 2020 winner. Seán's guests are judges, Vincent Woods, Madeline Keane, Danielle McLoughlin along with writers Nuala O'Connor and Thomas Morris, 

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Harlots

Harlots

Harlots begins on BBC Two at 9pm on Wednesday night. Our very own Paula Shields joins Kay Sheehy in studio reviewing the period drama set in 1760s London. Harlots is inspired by the book, The Covent Garden Ladies. Lesley Manville and Samantha Morton star as rivals in the brothel business.

Literary city break Istanbul

Literary city break Istanbul

Margaret Robson continues our Summer literary city break series. This week we're off to Istanbul. Margaret's Istanbul novel choices are The Eunuch of Stamboul, The Museum of Innocence and The Architects' Apprentice.

Where to begin with  Elliott Smith's music

Where to begin with Elliott Smith's music

Journalist Aoife Barry explains where to start with the music of American singer and songwriter Elliott Smith. He was a favorite amongst critics, musicians and music aficionados, through his brief but highly productive career.

Music Played on the Show

Smiling

Smiling

Alanis Morissette

4:00

Istanbul (Not Constantinople)

Istanbul (Not Constantinople)

They Might Be Giants

2:35

Between The Bars

Between The Bars

Elliott Smith (Vocals, Guitar)

2:19

Waltz #2 (X)

Waltz #2 (X)

Elliott Smith (Vocals, Guitar)

1:30

Son Of Sam

Son Of Sam

Elliott Smith (Vocals, Guitar)

1:30

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