New Irish Short Stories

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AR01The Crippled Man2011080220150908 (BBC7)

From the book 'New Irish Short Stories' we celebrate the work of three internationally celebrated masters of the form; William Trevor, Roddy Doyle and Dermot Bolger.

The collection celebrates the range and calibre of Irish storytelling - conjuring a wealth of emotions and taking a look at the beauty of Ireland as it passes through a turbulent time - its eye always on the future.

'The Crippled Man' by William Trevor read by Stephen Rea:

William Trevor was born in Mitchelstown, county Cork in 1928.

He had won the Whitbread Prize three times and the Hawthornden Award once and has been nominated five times for the booker prize, most recently for his novel Love and Summer.

Stephen Rea: Nominated for a 'Best Actor' Academy Award for his performance in The Crying Game, Stephen Rea, remains one of the most versatile and gifted actors of our generation.

His numerous film credits include: Interview with a Vampire, End of the Affair, V for Vendetta, The Butcher Boy and Copenhagen.

He most recently appeared as the chilling character Gatehouse in the BBC 2 series The Shadowline.

'Animals' by Roddy Doyle read by Brendan Gleeson

Roddy Doyle is the author of nine novels, including The Commitments, Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, which won the Booker Prize, and The Dead Republic.

He has written several books for children as well as pieces for the stage, screen and television.

His most recent book is Bullfighting , a collection of stories.

Brendan Gleeson: At the age of 34 Brendan Glesson embarked on his film career playing Mel Gibson's right hand man in the Oscar Winning Braveheart.

Since then he has acted in more than 30 films, including Michael Collins, Cold Mountain, 28 Days Later, Troy, Kingdom of Heaven, In Bruges and The Village.

Younger audiences know him as Hogwarts professor Mad-Eye Moody from Harry Potter.

He most recently played Sergeant Gerry Boyle in The Guard, which premiered at the 2011 Galway film festival.

'Winter' by Dermot Bolger read by Dearbhla Molloy

Dermot Bolger is a novelist, poet and publisher, whose ten novels include The Family on Paradise Pier, The Journey Home, The Woman's Daughter and A second Life.

Dearbhla Molloy is a highly credited actress on both stage and screen.

Dearbhla played Gertrude to Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet, in the West End for The RSC, and was nominated for a Tony Award for her role in Brian Friel's Dancing at Lughnasa.

Alongside her amazing theatre credits Dearbhla has appeared in Waking the Dead, Foyle's War, Midsomer Murders and New Tricks.

New Irish Short Stories were produced / directed by Laura Conway.

Two men painting a crippled man's house begin to realise something is amiss.

By William Trevor. Two men painting a man's house begin to realise something is amiss.

William Trevor was born in Mitchelstown, county Cork in 1928. He had won the Whitbread Prize three times and the Hawthornden Award once and has been nominated five times for the booker prize, most recently for his novel Love and Summer.

Stephen Rea: Nominated for a 'Best Actor' Academy Award for his performance in The Crying Game, Stephen Rea, remains one of the most versatile and gifted actors of our generation. His numerous film credits include: Interview with a Vampire, End of the Affair, V for Vendetta, The Butcher Boy and Copenhagen. He most recently appeared as the chilling character Gatehouse in the BBC 2 series The Shadowline.

AR01The Crippled Man20110802

From the book 'New Irish Short Stories' we celebrate the work of three internationally celebrated masters of the form; William Trevor, Roddy Doyle and Dermot Bolger.

The collection celebrates the range and calibre of Irish storytelling - conjuring a wealth of emotions and taking a look at the beauty of Ireland as it passes through a turbulent time - its eye always on the future.

'The Crippled Man' by William Trevor read by Stephen Rea:

William Trevor was born in Mitchelstown, county Cork in 1928.

He had won the Whitbread Prize three times and the Hawthornden Award once and has been nominated five times for the booker prize, most recently for his novel Love and Summer.

Stephen Rea: Nominated for a 'Best Actor' Academy Award for his performance in The Crying Game, Stephen Rea, remains one of the most versatile and gifted actors of our generation.

His numerous film credits include: Interview with a Vampire, End of the Affair, V for Vendetta, The Butcher Boy and Copenhagen.

He most recently appeared as the chilling character Gatehouse in the BBC 2 series The Shadowline.

'Animals' by Roddy Doyle read by Brendan Gleeson

Roddy Doyle is the author of nine novels, including The Commitments, Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, which won the Booker Prize, and The Dead Republic.

He has written several books for children as well as pieces for the stage, screen and television.

His most recent book is Bullfighting , a collection of stories.

Brendan Gleeson: At the age of 34 Brendan Glesson embarked on his film career playing Mel Gibson's right hand man in the Oscar Winning Braveheart.

Since then he has acted in more than 30 films, including Michael Collins, Cold Mountain, 28 Days Later, Troy, Kingdom of Heaven, In Bruges and The Village.

Younger audiences know him as Hogwarts professor Mad-Eye Moody from Harry Potter.

He most recently played Sergeant Gerry Boyle in The Guard, which premiered at the 2011 Galway film festival.

'Winter' by Dermot Bolger read by Dearbhla Molloy

Dermot Bolger is a novelist, poet and publisher, whose ten novels include The Family on Paradise Pier, The Journey Home, The Woman's Daughter and A second Life.

Dearbhla Molloy is a highly credited actress on both stage and screen.

Dearbhla played Gertrude to Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet, in the West End for The RSC, and was nominated for a Tony Award for her role in Brian Friel's Dancing at Lughnasa.

Alongside her amazing theatre credits Dearbhla has appeared in Waking the Dead, Foyle's War, Midsomer Murders and New Tricks.

New Irish Short Stories were produced / directed by Laura Conway.

Two men painting a crippled man's house begin to realise something is amiss.

AR02Animals2011080320150909 (BBC7)

From the book 'New Irish Short Stories' we celebrate the work of three internationally celebrated masters of the form; William Trevor, Roddy Doyle and Dermot Bolger.

The collection celebrates the range and calibre of Irish storytelling - conjuring a wealth of emotions and taking a look at the beauty of Ireland as it passes through a turbulent time - its eye always on the future.

'The Crippled Man' by William Trevor read by Stephen Rea:

William Trevor was born in Mitchelstown, county Cork in 1928.

He had won the Whitbread Prize three times and the Hawthornden Award once and has been nominated five times for the booker prize, most recently for his novel Love and Summer.

Stephen Rea: Nominated for a 'Best Actor' Academy Award for his performance in The Crying Game, Stephen Rea, remains one of the most versatile and gifted actors of our generation.

His numerous film credits include: Interview with a Vampire, End of the Affair, V for Vendetta, The Butcher Boy and Copenhagen.

He most recently appeared as the chilling character Gatehouse in the BBC 2 series The Shadowline.

'Animals' by Roddy Doyle read by Brendan Gleeson

Roddy Doyle is the author of nine novels, including The Commitments, Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, which won the Booker Prize, and The Dead Republic.

He has written several books for children as well as pieces for the stage, screen and television.

His most recent book is Bullfighting , a collection of stories.

Brendan Gleeson: At the age of 34 Brendan Glesson embarked on his film career playing Mel Gibson's right hand man in the Oscar Winning Braveheart.

Since then he has acted in more than 30 films, including Michael Collins, Cold Mountain, 28 Days Later, Troy, Kingdom of Heaven, In Bruges and The Village.

Younger audiences know him as Hogwarts professor Mad-Eye Moody from Harry Potter.

He most recently played Sergeant Gerry Boyle in The Guard, which premiered at the 2011 Galway film festival.

'Winter' by Dermot Bolger read by Dearbhla Molloy

Dermot Bolger is a novelist, poet and publisher, whose ten novels include The Family on Paradise Pier, The Journey Home, The Woman's Daughter and A second Life.

Dearbhla Molloy is a highly credited actress on both stage and screen.

Dearbhla played Gertrude to Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet, in the West End for The RSC, and was nominated for a Tony Award for her role in Brian Friel's Dancing at Lughnasa.

Alongside her amazing theatre credits Dearbhla has appeared in Waking the Dead, Foyle's War, Midsomer Murders and New Tricks.

New Irish Short Stories were produced / directed by Laura Conway.

Family pet history according to George.

By Roddy Doyle. As George walks his latest dog, he remembers the family's pet history.

Roddy Doyle is the author of nine novels, including The Commitments, Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, which won the Booker Prize, and The Dead Republic. He has written several books for children as well as pieces for the stage, screen and television. His most recent book is Bullfighting , a collection of stories.

Brendan Gleeson: At the age of 34 Brendan Glesson embarked on his film career playing Mel Gibson's right hand man in the Oscar Winning Braveheart. Since then he has acted in more than 30 films, including Michael Collins, Cold Mountain, 28 Days Later, Troy, Kingdom of Heaven, In Bruges and The Village. Younger audiences know him as Hogwarts professor Mad-Eye Moody from Harry Potter. He most recently played Sergeant Gerry Boyle in The Guard, which premiered at the 2011 Galway film festival.

AR02Animals20110803

From the book 'New Irish Short Stories' we celebrate the work of three internationally celebrated masters of the form; William Trevor, Roddy Doyle and Dermot Bolger.

The collection celebrates the range and calibre of Irish storytelling - conjuring a wealth of emotions and taking a look at the beauty of Ireland as it passes through a turbulent time - its eye always on the future.

'The Crippled Man' by William Trevor read by Stephen Rea:

William Trevor was born in Mitchelstown, county Cork in 1928.

He had won the Whitbread Prize three times and the Hawthornden Award once and has been nominated five times for the booker prize, most recently for his novel Love and Summer.

Stephen Rea: Nominated for a 'Best Actor' Academy Award for his performance in The Crying Game, Stephen Rea, remains one of the most versatile and gifted actors of our generation.

His numerous film credits include: Interview with a Vampire, End of the Affair, V for Vendetta, The Butcher Boy and Copenhagen.

He most recently appeared as the chilling character Gatehouse in the BBC 2 series The Shadowline.

'Animals' by Roddy Doyle read by Brendan Gleeson

Roddy Doyle is the author of nine novels, including The Commitments, Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, which won the Booker Prize, and The Dead Republic.

He has written several books for children as well as pieces for the stage, screen and television.

His most recent book is Bullfighting , a collection of stories.

Brendan Gleeson: At the age of 34 Brendan Glesson embarked on his film career playing Mel Gibson's right hand man in the Oscar Winning Braveheart.

Since then he has acted in more than 30 films, including Michael Collins, Cold Mountain, 28 Days Later, Troy, Kingdom of Heaven, In Bruges and The Village.

Younger audiences know him as Hogwarts professor Mad-Eye Moody from Harry Potter.

He most recently played Sergeant Gerry Boyle in The Guard, which premiered at the 2011 Galway film festival.

'Winter' by Dermot Bolger read by Dearbhla Molloy

Dermot Bolger is a novelist, poet and publisher, whose ten novels include The Family on Paradise Pier, The Journey Home, The Woman's Daughter and A second Life.

Dearbhla Molloy is a highly credited actress on both stage and screen.

Dearbhla played Gertrude to Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet, in the West End for The RSC, and was nominated for a Tony Award for her role in Brian Friel's Dancing at Lughnasa.

Alongside her amazing theatre credits Dearbhla has appeared in Waking the Dead, Foyle's War, Midsomer Murders and New Tricks.

New Irish Short Stories were produced / directed by Laura Conway.

Family pet history according to George.

AR03 LASTWinter20110804

From the book 'New Irish Short Stories' we celebrate the work of three internationally celebrated masters of the form; William Trevor, Roddy Doyle and Dermot Bolger.

The collection celebrates the range and calibre of Irish storytelling - conjuring a wealth of emotions and taking a look at the beauty of Ireland as it passes through a turbulent time - its eye always on the future.

'The Crippled Man' by William Trevor read by Stephen Rea:

William Trevor was born in Mitchelstown, county Cork in 1928.

He had won the Whitbread Prize three times and the Hawthornden Award once and has been nominated five times for the booker prize, most recently for his novel Love and Summer.

Stephen Rea: Nominated for a 'Best Actor' Academy Award for his performance in The Crying Game, Stephen Rea, remains one of the most versatile and gifted actors of our generation.

His numerous film credits include: Interview with a Vampire, End of the Affair, V for Vendetta, The Butcher Boy and Copenhagen.

He most recently appeared as the chilling character Gatehouse in the BBC 2 series The Shadowline.

'Animals' by Roddy Doyle read by Brendan Gleeson

Roddy Doyle is the author of nine novels, including The Commitments, Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, which won the Booker Prize, and The Dead Republic.

He has written several books for children as well as pieces for the stage, screen and television.

His most recent book is Bullfighting , a collection of stories.

Brendan Gleeson: At the age of 34 Brendan Glesson embarked on his film career playing Mel Gibson's right hand man in the Oscar Winning Braveheart.

Since then he has acted in more than 30 films, including Michael Collins, Cold Mountain, 28 Days Later, Troy, Kingdom of Heaven, In Bruges and The Village.

Younger audiences know him as Hogwarts professor Mad-Eye Moody from Harry Potter.

He most recently played Sergeant Gerry Boyle in The Guard, which premiered at the 2011 Galway film festival.

'Winter' by Dermot Bolger read by Dearbhla Molloy

Dermot Bolger is a novelist, poet and publisher, whose ten novels include The Family on Paradise Pier, The Journey Home, The Woman's Daughter and A second Life.

Dearbhla Molloy is a highly credited actress on both stage and screen.

Dearbhla played Gertrude to Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet, in the West End for The RSC, and was nominated for a Tony Award for her role in Brian Friel's Dancing at Lughnasa.

Alongside her amazing theatre credits Dearbhla has appeared in Waking the Dead, Foyle's War, Midsomer Murders and New Tricks.

New Irish Short Stories were produced / directed by Laura Conway.

Glanmire Wood finally belongs to Eva - but at what price?

AR03 LASTWinter20110804

From the book 'New Irish Short Stories' we celebrate the work of three internationally celebrated masters of the form; William Trevor, Roddy Doyle and Dermot Bolger.

The collection celebrates the range and calibre of Irish storytelling - conjuring a wealth of emotions and taking a look at the beauty of Ireland as it passes through a turbulent time - its eye always on the future.

'The Crippled Man' by William Trevor read by Stephen Rea:

William Trevor was born in Mitchelstown, county Cork in 1928.

He had won the Whitbread Prize three times and the Hawthornden Award once and has been nominated five times for the booker prize, most recently for his novel Love and Summer.

Stephen Rea: Nominated for a 'Best Actor' Academy Award for his performance in The Crying Game, Stephen Rea, remains one of the most versatile and gifted actors of our generation.

His numerous film credits include: Interview with a Vampire, End of the Affair, V for Vendetta, The Butcher Boy and Copenhagen.

He most recently appeared as the chilling character Gatehouse in the BBC 2 series The Shadowline.

'Animals' by Roddy Doyle read by Brendan Gleeson

Roddy Doyle is the author of nine novels, including The Commitments, Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, which won the Booker Prize, and The Dead Republic.

He has written several books for children as well as pieces for the stage, screen and television.

His most recent book is Bullfighting , a collection of stories.

Brendan Gleeson: At the age of 34 Brendan Glesson embarked on his film career playing Mel Gibson's right hand man in the Oscar Winning Braveheart.

Since then he has acted in more than 30 films, including Michael Collins, Cold Mountain, 28 Days Later, Troy, Kingdom of Heaven, In Bruges and The Village.

Younger audiences know him as Hogwarts professor Mad-Eye Moody from Harry Potter.

He most recently played Sergeant Gerry Boyle in The Guard, which premiered at the 2011 Galway film festival.

'Winter' by Dermot Bolger read by Dearbhla Molloy

Dermot Bolger is a novelist, poet and publisher, whose ten novels include The Family on Paradise Pier, The Journey Home, The Woman's Daughter and A second Life.

Dearbhla Molloy is a highly credited actress on both stage and screen.

Dearbhla played Gertrude to Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet, in the West End for The RSC, and was nominated for a Tony Award for her role in Brian Friel's Dancing at Lughnasa.

Alongside her amazing theatre credits Dearbhla has appeared in Waking the Dead, Foyle's War, Midsomer Murders and New Tricks.

New Irish Short Stories were produced / directed by Laura Conway.

Glanmire Wood finally belongs to Eva - but at what price?