ENTERTAINMENT Scéal Aniar
MONDAY, 9.15AM, RTÉ RnaG Scéal Aniar will be broadcast live from Camus in Connemara, where summer college Spleodar is celebrating 20 years. The college started with just 40 students, now they have 1,600 students attending their courses. Today, Fionnuala Uí Neachtain will be speaking to the teachers there, to the mná tí who host the students, to students and to the local community.
The Nicky Byrne Show
MONDAY-FRIDAY, 10AM, RTÉ 2FM Nicky Byrne and Jenny Greene bring you the best mix of music, all-star interviews, chat and entertainment.
Believe Me MONDAY-FRIDAY, 12.30AM, BBC RADIO 4
All this week, Eddie Izzard will be reading from his memoir of his challenge-filled life. Eddie starts with an account of his happy childhood, which came to an abrupt end when Eddie came home from school to heartbreaking news.
The Late Date
THURSDAY,11PM, RTÉ RADIO 1 The perfect musical end to the day with Cathal Murray and featuring the Book on One at 11.20, The Van by Roddy Doyle read by the author.
MONDAY-FRIDAY, 1.45PM, RTÉ RADIO 1 Joe Duffy is currently enjoying TV success with his Liveline Callback show, which follows up on some of the most fascinating stories from this radio programme, which still manages to surprise and entertain on a daily basis.
Doc on One: Are You Tony Sheridan?
SUNDAY, 7PM, RTÉ RADIO 1 Tony Sheridan, a guitarist, singer and songwriter was the star on the Beatles’ first commercial recording – they were his backing band. Tony is a man who has been at every crossroads of rock and roll and for the last number of years has lived in a remote village in northern Germany – far from high-energy Hamburg where once he was a star and where his name is featured at the ‘Beatles-Platz’ memorial. Most people think of Tony as the man who first recorded with the Beatles and who played with them during their seminal time in Hamburg at the start of the Sixties. But, as this documentary shows, there is far more than that to the story of Tony Sheridan.
Science Stories WEDNESDAY, 9PM, BBC RADIO 4
Maths and physics have played as big a part in the structure of plants and animals as evolution, according to the late scholar D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson. In this programme, we hear about the maths that links sunflower seed heads, cattle horns and snail shells.
Cartlann na gConallach
THURSDAY, 3.30PM, RTÉ RnaG In this summer series, Damien Ó Dónaill brings us some wonderful material from the Donegal archives of Raidió na Gaeltachta. The renowned musician and composer Proinsias Ó Maonaigh died in 2006, and we’ll hear some of the coverage of that sad event in today’s show. We’ll also hear an extract from the series Ó Chéidh go Céidh with Séamus Mac Géidigh when he visited various piers around the county, this time in Teelin in South Donegal. We’ll also hear about the threat to Dónall Ó Cnáimhsí that he would lose his job over public comments he made about the Gaeltacht Bill, and we’ll find out how Aodh Mac Claifeartaigh earned his first pound.
Spleodar college students enjoying their time in the Connemara Gaeltacht