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DOCUMENTARY ON ONE: For the Love of Star Wars For the Love of Star Wars Matthew O'Brien has been counting down to Thursday 17th December 2015 for over a year now. That's the day when the new movie in the epic Star Wars saga - The Force Awakens - opens in cinemas worldwide. Matthew has been hooked on Star Wars since he was four years old. He has an enormous collection of memorabilia, can recite each scene verbatim and claims that he thinks of the movies as his Bible. In this documentary, Matthew invites us into his world; the passionate, committed and curious world of a serious Star Wars fan.
CÉILÍ HOUSE This Saturday’s programme is the final night of the All Ireland Senior Céilí Band Competition recorded at the fleadh in Sligo. Great excitement as the new Kings of Céilí are crowned out of fourteen bands from the four provinces , the US and Britain.
THE HISTORY SHOW In this special programme on the history of Irish sport, Myles Dungan is joined by Paul Rouse, author of the book ‘Sport and Ireland’ and renowned sport scholars Mike Cronin and Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh. This programme will explore the varied and often surprising history of sporting pastimes on this island, ranging from medieval times to the recent past.
ARENA As a singer/songwriter, Marc Carroll has flown under the radar for many years but garnered a loyal and devoted following. He has always been drawn musically to the voice of the outsider, distinct and unique voices that, as he says, 'refreshed your soul'. His own career has taken him from punk, to rock and on to a solo career where he honed his own sound which prompted one critic to say "..a soul full of The Byrds and The Buzzcocks...he could move to Nashville and become a millionaire". He's live in session on Arena today so you have a chance to decide for yourself whether that statement is on the money.
ARENA U2's 'iNnocence + eXperience' tour arrived home to Dublin last night and on today's show we get the critical verdict. It's been almost five years since people last saw them in concert so has it been worth the wait? U2 wanted iNnocence + eXperience to be not just a rock concert, it was to be an 'experience' in the full sense of the word - does it fulfill their concept
THE LATE DEBATE Fergal Keane presents live debate and analysis of all the news and political stories of the day, including coverage of today's events in the Oireachtas
THE RONAN COLLINS SHOW Listeners' choices, old favourites, plus the best of the new as well as many musical surprises.