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Oonagh Murphy: ‘I grew up doing musical theatre so I’m not allergic in the same way that other people are’
Oonagh Murphy: On My Culture Radar
  • Culture
  • September 21, 2019, 05:00

Current favourite book The last book that stayed with me is This is London by Ben Judah. He interviews hundreds of people from different demographics(...)

Sinéad O’Connor performing Nothing Compares 2 U on The Late Late Show on Friday. Photograph: RTÉ

To initiate its 58th series, the Late Late Show began not with that familiar drum roll but a wailing siren. When it did strike up, the theme tune had(...)

The back and forth of falling in love ... Tobias Menzies and Aisling Bea. Photograph: Channel 4

It’s a very hard thing to do, to write about mental health issues with humour. There are so many possible missteps, especially during a heightened “ca(...)

Autumn TV: ones to watch

The shows are listed in alphabetical order. Previews by Peter Crawley, Laura Slattery, Hannah J Davies, Phil Harrison, Luke Holland, Ellen E Jones and(...)

Dragons’ Den: Touker Suleyman, Sara Davies, Deborah Meaden, Tej Lalvani and Peter Jones

Good news everybody! I have found some investors interested in that kooky business idea you have – insert whatever frippery you want here: a social ne(...)

Irish comedian Aisling Bea plays Áine, the fluently sardonic, kohl-eyed protagonist of This Way Up

When we first meet Áine, the fluently sardonic, kohl-eyed protagonist of This Way Up (Channel 4, Thursday, 10pm), her life has been recently turned up(...)

Alison Spittle: ‘I keep telling myself I don’t have the time for a nervous breakdown at the moment.’

Comedian Alison Spittle has two shows at Dublin Fringe 2019: a debut of her first play Starlet (September 17th-22nd) and the premiere of her new (...)

Comedians James Acaster and Ed Gamble are the brains behind the Off Menu podcast

Aside from true crime, comedy and food have to be two of the most popular podcast genres. Comedians James Acaster and Ed Gamble had the genius idea of(...)

Sasha Hamrogue (left) and Venetia Quick, hosts of the podcast  ‘Grief Encounters’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

“It’s like you’re in a different club,” muses broadcaster Venetia Quick over a cup of coffee. “You might have friends for 40 years and then suddenly y(...)

“I’m a big narcissist. I’m in every scene.” Amy Huberman during filming of Finding Joy. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

At a south Dublin hotel dozens of people are dancing and having fake fun for a bunch of television cameras. This is part of a fictional awards ceremon(...)

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