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4:07 The Sunday Feature: Roddy Doyle at the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival 2012

Brian Edwards chairs a lively session at this annual literary event with one of Ireland’s best-known contemporary authors.  Roddy Doyle is the author of nine novels including: Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha (1993), for which he won the 1993 Booker Prize; The Commitments (1987) which was adapted into the BAFTA award-winning film of the same name; the 2011 short story collection Bullfighting; and Rory & Ita (2002), a memoir of his parents. He has written five books for children and has contributed to a variety of publications including The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, Metro Eireann and several anthologies. Doyle’s plays include Brownbread, as well as a co-adaptation of The Woman who Walked into Doors and a reworked version of The Playboy of the Western World. He also wrote the screenplays for The Snapper, The Van, Family and When Brendan Met Trudy.

5:12 Spiritual Outlook

Our regular catch up with the world of religion, spirituality, faith and ethics – presented by Justin Gregory and Sonia Yee, alternating with a series from the BBC's World Service programme, Heart and Soul.

5:36 Blue Smoke

The Birth of New Zealand Pop

6:06 Te Ahi Kaa

Exploring issues and events from a tangata whenua perspective (RNZ)

7:06 One in Five

The issues and experience of disability. (RNZ)

7:30 The Strand

A glimpse into the  world of art, writing and books (BBC)