Arena Wednesday 17 February 2021

On Monday's Arena with Seán Rocks, debut author Raven Leilani discusses her bestselling novel 'Luster', multi-instrumentalist Cormac Begley and violinist Colm Mac An Iomaire on Barróg La Fhéile Phádraig a huge St. Patrick's Day Trad set pre-recorded at Whelans And musicians Emma Langford and Dana Masters with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. 

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Bloodlands

Bloodlands

Bloodlands, a new four-part TV drama, on BBC One. It stars James Nesbitt as Tom Brannick, a Belfast detective whose own past comes back to haunt him when a car is pulled from Strangford Lough. Henn Gannon reviews.

The Sopranos

The Sopranos

A new book Off the 'Back of a Truck' is for fans of the Sopranos. It's a compilation of essays looking at the series from a variety of angles. It is written and edited by Nick Braccia, himself a writer director and producer. Tiller Press.

Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen

The Oscar winner and Turner Prize winner will take part in a special interview at this year's Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival. His five-film anthology, Small Axe, reflected the Black British experience from the late 1960s to the early 1980s. Moving between the political and the personal, the stories illuminate a part of recent British history that remains relatively untold. His online talk with Mark O'Halloran will be available on March 5th at 7pm. Details on diff.ie 

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Woke Up This Morning

Woke Up This Morning

Alabama 3

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