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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.

FACTUAL Live­line

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

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