What to watch on TV this week

You’ll have a tough job finding much worth watching on the regular networks this evening — perhaps this double bill of repeats from Game of Thronesseason two will keep you entertained.

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Theatre director Sophie Hunter, pictured here with her husband, Benedict Cumberbatch.Picture: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Image

Phaedra is set to join the (Go)dots

Sophie Hunter directs a rarely-seen work by Benjamin Britten that provides a link to major influences on Beckett, writes Padraic Killeen

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A question of taste - Sarah O’Connor

UTV Ireland reporter Sarah O’Connor is from Banteer in north Cork. Her education includes arts, journalism and criminology.

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Paul Hollywood’s recipe for success

PAUL HOLLYWOOD is stripping off his leathers as he settles down to discuss the forthcoming sixth series of The Great British Bake Off.

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Song of the Sea: Seven steps to the big screen

A new exhibition shows the huge amount of work needed to get Song of the Sea from basic idea to Oscar-nominated film. Richard Fitzpatrick looks at the major stages in the eight-year process

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From idea to publication: Ensure you have the write stuff for your book

After just going through the difficult process herself, Jo Kerrigan traces a book’s journey from pub idea to publication.

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Patrick James is proving he’s got the voice to succeed

Dealing with weight and sexuality were the easy bits. Now Patrick James aims to show he can sustain a career in the music business after his TV talent show success, writes Ed Power.

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VIDEO: Live at St Luke’s: Take me to church for music in Cork

A revamped church in St Lukes is hosting Cork’s answer to Other Voices. Don O’Mahony spoke to the organisers.

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Kodaline had a slow climb to reach the top

Hard graft and a realistic outlook on the music business have helped keep Kodaline on an upward trajectory, writes Ed Power

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Delamere has an easy crossover from stage to studio

His love of Cork audiences will see comedian Neil Delamere record his upcoming live DVD at the city’s Everyman theatre, writes Richard Fitzpatrick

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Jedward and Tara are ‘great friends’

Sharknado actress TARA REID is such great friends with pop duo JEDWARD that the Irish twins have introduced her to their granny.

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Meet the real Maura Derrane, tv’s daytime queen

We welcome her into our homes every weekday afternoon courtesy of RTÉ’s Today show. But what’s Maura Derrane really like? Vickie Maye reports.

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VIDEO: A look behind the scenes of Once

It’s ran in the West End, Broadway, and even Korea. As the award-winning Once opens in Dublin, John Meagher takes a look behind the scenes — and chats to Glen Hansard about seeing his real-life relationship on stage.

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Movie reviews: Inside Out, You’re Ugly Too, The Legend of Barney Thompson

Inside Out *****
You’re Ugly Too ***
The Legend of Barney Thompson ***

 

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Theatre review: Lessness

An Taibhdhearc, Galway

*****

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Children’s books

Alfie In The Bath
by Debi Gliori
(Bloomsbury, €13.85)

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