Ra­dio Week

The picks of the best of this week’s ra­dio

The Irish Mail on Sunday - TV Week - - YOUR MOVIE PLANNER -

EN­TER­TAIN­MENT Sun­day Sport SUN­DAY, 2PM, RTÉ RA­DIO 1 Pre­sented by Dar­ren Fre­hill and John Mur­ray, the show in­cludes cov­er­age of the Le­in­ster Hurling Cham­pi­onship, English Premier League re­ports and up­dates and plenty of golf, in­clud­ing the Por­tu­gal Open, Play­ers Cham­pi­onship, Ir­ish Am­a­teur Open plus the rest of the day’s sports news. Eve­lyn Grant’s Weekend Drive SUN­DAY, 4PM, RTÉ LYRIC FM Some of the world’s best mu­sic played by the world’s finest mu­si­cians, fa­mil­iar favourites and new re­leases, plus news and traf­fic up­dates. Ceol Binn ó na Beanna WED­NES­DAY, 7PM, RTÉ RnaG Neansaí Ní Chois­dealbha brings us a trad con­cert recorded live at the Ceard­lann Ear­raigh mu­sic school and fes­ti­val in Cel­bridge, Co. Kil­dare, in early April. Mu­si­cians we will hear in­clude Dó­nal McCague, James Har­vey, Edel Fox, Neill Byrne, Johnny Óg Con­nolly, Conal Ó Gráda, Caoimhín Ó Fearghail, Ju­nior Davey and Pádraig McGovern. Bob Har­ris Coun­try THURS­DAY, 7PM, BBC RA­DIO 2 Bob Del­e­vante is a graphic de­signer and a record pro­ducer, and has a voice that sounds a lot like Buddy Holly. A ma­jor player on the Nashville mu­sic scene, he joins Bob Har­ris this evening to give us a live ses­sion of tracks from his lat­est al­bum, Val­ley Of Days. The John Cree­don Show MON­DAY-FRI­DAY, 8PM, RTÉ RA­DIO 1 John presents a mix of con­tem­po­rary, Ir­ish and in­ter­na­tional tracks, as well as a sprin­kling of clas­sics, to take you on a melodic jour­ney into the evening. Seascapes FRI­DAY, 10.30PM, RTÉ RA­DIO 1 Dis­tin­guished au­thor, poet, cor­re­spon­dent and play­wright Der­mot Bol­ger is in con­ver­sa­tion with Mar­cus Con­naughton on Seascapes this week about his book, The Lonely Sea and Sky, based on a res­cue by the MV Ker­logue in 1943 whose crew risked their lives to save 168 Ger­man sub­mariners.

FAC­TUAL

The His­tory Show SUN­DAY, 6PM, RTÉ RA­DIO 1)))) This special pro­gramme marks the cen­te­nary of the birth of Pres­i­dent John F. Kennedy, with con­trib­u­tors in­clud­ing for­mer US Am­bas­sador to the UN, Sa­man­tha Power. One To One TUES­DAY, 9.30AM, BBC RA­DIO 4 Would you want to know, from ge­netic test­ing, if you were likely to suc­cumb to a se­ri­ous ill­ness? Jane Hill, whose fa­ther and un­cle had Parkin­son’s dis­ease, and John Jennings, who could in­herit a rare form of early-on­set Alzheimer’s, share their wor­ries.

DRAMA

Life At Ab­so­lute Zero SUN­DAY, 7.45PM, BBC RA­DIO 4 In this con­tin­u­ing se­ries of comic tales by Lynne Truss, set in a wind-blasted coastal town, we hear about the emo­tional tri­an­gle of Jim, the for­mer Mrs Jim and the present in­cum­bent.

Edel Fox is just one of the mu­si­cal con­trib­u­tors on Ceol Binn ó na Beanna

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