Programme Archive

The Dead Key
A contemporary spy thriller and tale of family loyalty.
Reverberations Poetry Series
Reverberations Series 2
Six of Ireland’s foremost female poets and spoken word artists speak about their work and perform a poem.
Independent’s Day
A 10 part series exploring the role of Irish independent record labels in a much changed musical landscape.
The Vampires of Killaspleen
‘The Vampires of Killaspleen’ is a comedy set in the fictional Irish village of Killaspleen, which concerns the escapades of Paddy Drake, patriarch of a small family of vampires who have been living quietly and in relative peace with the neighbours for up to a century. That peace is disturbed by the arrival of a slow witted American who comes to inform Paddy of an inheritance, and by a mysterious spate of attempted neck bitings which trouble the village. Hilarious plot twists and complications abound as Paddy sets about unravelling the mystery while trying to hold at bay the new local Ban Garda and the neighbour who passionately hates him. The play innovatively transplants traditional elements of the vampire story to both a rural Irish setting and the contemporary world, producing a story which is both suspenseful and entertaining.
'Redemption’ is set the Irish village of Kilthumper. Against the backdrop of impending emigration, depopulation and financial hardships, it tells the story of one small rural GAA club and its fight for survival. If they lose their next match, Kiltumper’s football team will drop to Intermediate status, and the club’s tiny faithful fear they won’t …
The Time Before The Tarn
In a near future, Mark; a shy coder for the UROK Corporation is obsessed by the TV show ‘The Tarn’. Mark’s world is capsized by the enigmatic Jane, a co-worker who challenges his reality. But Jane is not all that she seems.
Reposing at Home
What would you do if you heard your name called out on the death notices? Would you be curious to see what ‘the other you’ was like?  In this poignant and gently humorous radio drama, a father and daughter bring healing and growth to their strained relationship.  Ben and Chrissy Doyle seems to have resigned …
Will the threads of our lives begin to unravel once the secrets we have buttoned up are revealed. Two very different women are making a journey to a button shop. Marian is attempting a rare solo visit to town for buttons for a reluctantly knitted cardigan. Katie is running late for her first day selling …
Pod Only Knows - a series about podcasts
Pod Only Knows
Pod Only Knows is a 6 part series looking at the phenomenon of podcasts.  With the abundance of smartphones, the popularity of podcasts has exploded in the last few years.  The series will look behind the scenes at some of the most popular and fascinating Irish and international podcasts available.  The shows featured will be …
Reverberations Poetry Series
Six of Ireland’s foremost poets and spoken word artists speak about their work, and perform a poem inspired by a particular soundscape in a unique location. Produced by Alan Meaney. Please listen on headphones if you can.  Series 2 of Reverberations can be listened to here. Starting Monday October 9th at 6pm on RTE Radio …