Arena Friday 8 January 2021

On Friday's Arena with Seán Rocks, album reviews, Russell T. Davis discusses 'It's A Sin' which premieres on Channel 4 tonight And Jody Allen Randolph discusses poet Eavan Boland's 'The Historians' winner of the Costa poetry award and shortlisted for the Costa book of the year.  

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Beckett at the Everyman

How It Is - the last full-length novel by Samuel Beckett that Gare St Lazare has been turning into three extraordinary productions since 2015. Artistic director Judy Hegarty Lovett and actor / writer Conor Lovett discuss How it is - it will be streamed live at 8pm on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th January.

Album reviews

The last surviving brother from the three Bee Gees, Barry Gibb, enlists some equally legendary stars, including Dolly Parton to reinvent Bee Gees classics with the album, Greenfields, the debut solo album from Aaron Frazer from Durand Jones and Mike Rosenberg, otherwise known as Passenger, brings us his 13th studio album.

Trust crime novel

Trust is the new novel from Australian crime writer, Chris Hammer. Declan Burke reviews the writer's third novel which is published by Wildfire.

Music Played on the Show

Words

Words

Bee Gees

3:31

How Can You Mend A Broken Heart

How Can You Mend A Broken Heart

Barry Gibb Featuring Sheryl Crow

2:00

If I Got It Your Love Brough It)

If I Got It Your Love Brough It)

Aaron Frazer

1:30

Have Mercy

Have Mercy

Aaron Frazer

2:00

London In The Spring

London In The Spring

Passenger

2:00

A Song For The Drunk And Broken Hearted

A Song For The Drunk And Broken Hearted

Passenger

2:00

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