Irish rugby in apartheid in South Africa, street art in Dublin, the return of Johnny Giles

R na G, 10 a.m.

Archival recordings showcasing the poetic skills of Aran Islanders from the 1950s and 1960s – and songs about an unfinished road.

Beauty and rhythms

RTÉ Jr, 2 p.m.

Shireen Langan spends an afternoon at the movies, playing live games, plus all the classics from the children’s movie soundtrack.

Art / Rage

TV news, 9 p.m.

Patricia Baker walks the streets of Dublin with artist and activist Will St Leger to explore the evolution of street art in Ireland.

SUNDAY

The dead key

TV news, 7 a.m.

A repeat of Alan Meaney and Jason Gill’s contemporary spy thriller in 2020, taken from the Newstalk drama archives.

Documentary on One

RTÉ 1, 6 p.m.

Crossing the Line: The story of the 1981 Irish tour of South Africa, undertaken during the height of apartheid, by some of the players and staff involved. Opening of season 35 (!) Of the longtime documentary slot.

The lyrical function

FM lyrics, 6 p.m.

In Conversation with Guy Barker: Jon Tolansky interviews trumpeter, composer and jazz performer Guy Barker about his extensive career in Part 2 of a two-part series.

The rolling wave

RTÉ 1, 9 p.m.

Visit of the Ceoltóir course students at Ballyfermot Higher Education College to see the brand new instruments made by their first group of harp students.

MONDAY

Aistí ón Aer

R na G, 4:10 p.m.

New radio essays on the concept and significance of place, including a short story by Colin Ryan of Australia, an essay on Tajikistan by American writer Quinton Beck, as well as work by Gearóidín Nic Cárthaigh, Grace Neville and Eoin McEvoy.

Arena

RTÉ 1, 7 p.m.

Lorna McLaughlin of trad / American fusionists The Henry Girls is in the studio; poet John Fitzgerald talks about his first collection, The Time Being, published by Gallery Press.

TUESDAY

Dublin alt-poppers Cowboy X: 2006 Studio 8 session revisited, Tuesday 10 p.m., 2FM

Fiction in the convent and on the campus

UCC 98.3FM, 5 p.m.

A series featuring authors reading and interviewing at UCC, as well as performances and lectures from the Friary Bar’s weekly fiction night – Tadhg Coakley reads at Mardyke Sports Ground.

Arena

RTÉ 1, 7 p.m.

Writer John Connolly talks about his new novel, The Nameless Ones.

The alternative

2FM, 10 p.m.

Another double dive into the archives of RTÉ sessions with Dan Hegarty: a 1995 Fanning Session from Dublin Junkster’s outfit and a 2006 Studio 8 session by the Cowboy X alt-poppers.

WEDNESDAY

Tar Liom go dtí an Choill

R na G, 1:30 p.m.

Róisín Sheehy visits poet Eibhlís Carcione in Cork and former Green Party leader Rev Trevor Sargent at Lake Ballyscanlon in County Waterford.

Arena

RTÉ 1, 7 p.m.

London-based writer Christy Lefteri talks about her new novel, Songbirds, ahead of the West Cork Literary Festival.

THURSDAY

The Stephen McCauley Show

BBC Radio Ulster, 7:30 p.m.

Mr Jukes (aka Jack Steadman of the Bombay Bicycle Club) and London rapper Barney Artist perform live, while life-long musician from NI Rigsy sits in the presenter chair for McCauley all week.

The alternative

2FM, 10 p.m.

Dan Hegarty presents tracks from emerging British post-punk Dry Cleaning, performed live for the BBC’s 6Music Festival earlier this year.

FRIDAY

Arena

RTÉ 1, 7 p.m.

Actor Mikel Murfi talks about a solo play at MiddleTown, touring outdoor locations across Ireland.

The lyrical concert

FM lyrics, 7 p.m.

Paul Herriott presents other highlights from the West Cork International Chamber Music Festival 2021, as originally broadcast live by the Bantry event.

Two halves

RTÉ Jr, 7 p.m.

Young pundits Jack and Harry review Euro 2020 – and they are joined by Johnny Giles, a young actor from the broadcast.


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