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DOCUMENTARY ON ONE: An open verdict When Gardai entered a holiday bungalow on Mayo's Northwest coast in April 2014, they found a scene of desperation and solitude. Scattered amongst the rubbish lay the body of Marsha Mehran, 36. Marsha, an Iranian born author, set her debut novel 'Pomegranate Soup' in Mayo which became an international best seller with translation into 15 languages.
JAZZ ON THE BAY Jazz singer Melanie O'Reilly drops in to Feinsteins at the Nikko in San Francisco to meet the owner - Singer, pianist, arranger, composer & music archivist, Michael Feinstein - "The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook" who is a multi-platinum-selling, 2 -time Emmy and five-time Grammy-nominated recording artist and has received international recognition for his commitment to celebrating America's popular song and preserving its legacy for the next generation.
RICHARD HARRIS REVISITED: THE JOE JACKSON TAPES (Repeat) In 1987 Joe Jackson's first interview with Richard Harris was published in an Irish magazine as a cover story with this headline: 'Richard Harris as you never saw or heard him before.' Joe Jackson suggests "the same is true, but even more so" of his two-part programme, Richard Harris Re-vistited: The Joe Jackson Tapes.
NATURE ON ONE: IRELAND’S WILD PEOPLE People have their passions. Some of us like football, some become obsessed with music, cooking or vintage cars, but what inspires someone to devote their lives to wildlife? Following on from Colin Stafford Johnson's 10-part radio documentary series 'Nature on One', broadcast in 2013, in this second series, 'Ireland's Wild People', Colin meets those wildlife enthusiasts and experts who have spent a lifetime trying to learn about and protect our natural heritage.
DRAMA ON ONE WALKING THE ROAD by Dermot Bolger A labourer turned literary debutante, Frank Ledwidge lost his life late in the Great War, and the pathos of his passing preserves his early work in the amber of the might-have-been. Dermot Bolger’s lyrical biopic of the proletarian poet predates the current fashion for 1914 by many years, and […]
IN SESSION Danny O'Reilly, frontman from The Coronas, hosts a special night of music in Studio 8 for In Session on RTÉ Radio 1. Surrounded by his own band, brilliant duo Hudson Taylor, singer Róisín Ó and the superb Mick Flannery, Danny brings us some wonderful music and chat, and gives us a real insight into the life of his band and that of a working musician. As well as showcasing the musicians, he also collaborates with them to give us something really special and perfect for that late night listen.
THE RONAN COLLINS SHOW Listeners' choices, old favourites, plus the best of the new as well as many musical surprises.
ARTS TONIGHT The RIA series 'Art and Architecture of Ireland - Volume 5' : 20th Century published for the RIA and the Paul Mellon Centre by Yale University Press with its editors Catherine Marshall and Peter Murray. Contributions also by artist Martin Gale, arts officer Muireann Ní Chonaill, writers and scholars Linda King and Brenda Moore McCann
BOOK ON ONE This weeks Book on One is Jernigan by David Gates.
NATURE ON ONE: IRELAND’S WILD PEOPLE When she was just eight years old, Zoe Devlin was handed a magnifying glass and shown an Irish orchid by a family friend, leading to a lifelong love of Ireland's wild flowers. Some 60 years later, in 2009, her hobby spurred her to create her own website which lead to two books 'Wildflowers of Ireland - A Personal Record' (2011) and 'The Wildflowers of Ireland - A Field Guide' (2014). Zoe has an infectious love for these small delicate plants often overlooked in Irish landscapes.