In studio with Ryan is screen writer and director Neasa Hardiman who has been nominated for an IFTA for her directing of the hugely successful and popular BBC series Happy Valley – the second series of which will be broadcast on RTE tonight.
When you hear about OCD, you might think of people obsessing over cleanliness and hygiene. But a neurotic cycle of obsession and compulsion can feed on any subject matter. For Rose Bretecher it was always sexuality. Rose is a 30-year-old writer with OCD. When she was 15 years old she started experiencing obsessive explicit thoughts.
PURE: A Memoir by Rose Bretecher is available now in paperback and is published by Unbound. For more information log on to OCDIreland.org
Ahead of the release of "On Chesil Beach", Saoirse Ronan dropped in to studio to talk to Ryan about her first ten years in the film industry, which has seen her garner rave reviews, a Golden Globe win and three Academy Award nominations!