Sunday 4 'til 8 for Sunday 15 July 2012
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)