Friday, December 11, 2009

Fintan O Higgins on the radio

This week's guest will be remembered by regular readers as the beyoncé propositioning poet (watch the vid here) who also once wrote for that show of all shows, "Fair City" (It is strongly rumoured that he was responsible for the unforgettably touching scene where Harry and Delores are putting baby Jessica's clothes away after her death, handled with beautiful sensitivity). He has also written for Emmerdale, has an impressive cv of scriptwriting work done both in theatre and television, and has published several of his award winning poems. He has taken the interesting theme of "The context of Poetry" and works as a freelance dramaturge.
He is bringing a first to the show in that we are going to read a piece from one of his scripts, as in - act it, as in - bring it to life, as in - give ye all a great laugh of a Sunday listening to my pathetic attempt at acting. He'll also be reading some of his great poems and giving us some interesting insights into the world of scriptwriting as well as his views on the context of poetry. Don't forget it's now going to be on at the new, more humane, bat time of 4pm... link on the right to Liffey Sound, and as I said before, for you unco-ordinated bloggers, there'll always still be the aul recording... which you can pick up anytime, until then - take it easy...

7 comments:

Totalfeckineejit said...

A freelance wha?

Niamh B said...

http://www.google.ie

Totalfeckineejit said...

Might give it a go, Mrs Niamh, it's got to be safer than googling G strings. But I'm guessing dramaturge is an amalgamation of Drama,Turd and purge, or, more likely, drama and turgid.Therefore Fintan is a hitman who goes undercover and assassinates (purges), with a concealed poison-tipped fountain pen ,anybody found writing boring drama. Am I right,or am I right?
Sure is a recession busting occupation anyways.Can't wait to hear all about it on Sunday.

Titus said...

Currently plotting what I can do with the children so that I can listen.
Well, listen and actually get a chance to hear something, obviously.

Niamh B said...

Yes TFE - a failsafe kinda career choice - dramating whenever the urge hits...
Titus, get them to listen too! I'm sure any child of yours is culturally aware and will be enthralled with a solid hour of Irish poetry and chat... or else - eh - leave them with that nice shop owner in the village!! as i say there's always the podcast type thing if it doesn't work out for ya!

Uiscebot said...

That was a very interesting show. Your questions are always good, they aren't pandering at all. I like your straight shooting!

Niamh B said...

Thanks Uisce, I do my best...