Arena Tuesday 12 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.
Where to Begin - Norah Hoult
This year's recipient of the Seamus Heaney fellowship at Queens University, Belfast is Louise Kennedy. She delves into the fascinating work of Irish writer Norah Hoult. From 'Poor Women!' (1928) to 'Nine Years is a Long Time' (1938) and 'There Were No Windows' (1944).
Director Steven Benedict discusses François Truffaut. The French director who is the father of the Nouvelle Vague school of film making also boasted such ground breaking directors as Jean Luc Goddard, Claude Chabrol, Eric Rohmer, Jacques Rivette, Louis Malle Agnes Varda and others.
The Dark Room
Sam Blake is best known for the hugely successful Cat Connolly series of crime novels. 'The Dark Room' is another thriller focusing on a female film producer and her documentary maker husband, who flee to rural Cork from London, when the subject of his latest documentary is found burned to death.