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Maeve Binchy

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The Maeve Binchy Season - Maeve Binchy and Myles Dungan in Public InterviewDrama on One

Drama On One

In 2002 Maeve decided to channel her inner Sinatra and, after two years of retirement, emerged triumphantly in this public interview with Myles Dungan.

1hr 37mins

31 Aug 2021

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The Maeve Binchy Season - Tia Maria by Maeve Binchy

Drama On One

First broadcast in 2007 and recorded in Galway during the Film Fleadh. Maria returns to Ireland for the first time since leaving in 1976, aged 17. There is one unresolved issue to settle - if possible. Her nephew Fergal is detailed as her chauffeur. After a rocky start, they embark on a road trip from Dublin to Galway.

1hr 1min

31 Aug 2021

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The Maeve Binchy Season - Infancy by Maeve Binchy

Drama On One

First broadcast in 2005 as part of a 'Seven Ages of Man' series. This the story of baby Fintan, an infant savant, who understands everything, but has a problem communicating.

27mins

31 Aug 2021

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Fiona reads Maeve Binchy

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Name: Fiona  Reading: Circle of Friends, Maeve Binchy   Why did you want to read this? This is one of the most comforting books I've ever read. It reminds me of my mum; years after she had passed away, I found this on a bookshelf and it opened up a whole new world of books for me. Maeve Binchy has been described as a quiet feminist in the past, and while some of the narratives in this book are a bit catholic guilt'ish and archaic, when I think of it being published and how sex, bodies, and women's roles are fleshed out into stories, Binchy did a lot for Irish women. For me reading it is like going home, and thinking about my mum.   How did you record yourself? I have one of those short attention spans now. It took me three sittings to record this, the first time, sitting at my desk staring out the window. The second and third time in my bed, with coffee surrounded by smoke because I have an addiction to burning Palo Santo.

45mins

24 Mar 2021

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Ep 246 Maeve Binchy's 'Quiet Feminism' & Katie Jane Hughes

The Women's Podcast

Feminism might not be something often associated with Maeve Binchy's writing, but looking back on her work now it's so obviously there. Ahead of the Echoes festival in her honour this weekend - in her hometown of Dalkey, Co Dublin - Róisín Ingle and Henrietta McKervey discuss the writer's 'quiet feminism'.Later, we bring you an interview Róisín did with the makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes at the Brown Thomas Style Summit last week. And if that sounds like your bag, stay tuned for details on how to be in with a chance of some tickets to upcoming events in the month-long series.Produced by Róisín Ingle and Jennifer Ryan

44mins

4 Oct 2018

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In the Wings - Rattlebag interview with Maeve Binchy

Drama On One

From the Rattlebag archive 2004 Maeve Binchy, in conversation with Myles Dungan

38mins

30 Jul 2017

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Women and Words - Maeve Binchy

Athena Media - Podcast Directory

Episode 5 of Women and Words - Maeve Binchy. Maeve Binchy is one of Ireland's best loved literary exports. Her work is a popular best-seller across the world and has been transferred to both television and cinema. Yet Maeve Binchy sees herself as an extremely moral author driven by a celebration of friendship, love and values like loyalty and compassion. Maeve reflects on her life and the basic disciplines of 'write every day' rather than waiting for inspiration or the 'right time'.

28mins

25 Feb 2009

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Women and Words - Maeve Binchy

Athena Media - Radio Podcasts

Episode 5 of Women and Words - Maeve Binchy. Maeve Binchy is one of Ireland's best loved literary exports. Her work is a popular best-seller across the world and has been transferred to both television and cinema. Yet Maeve Binchy sees herself as an extremely moral author driven by a celebration of friendship, love and values like loyalty and compassion. Maeve reflects on her life and the basic disciplines of 'write every day' rather than waiting for inspiration or the 'right time'.

28mins

25 Feb 2009

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Maeve Binchy

Desert Island Discs: Archive 1986-1991

The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is novelist Maeve Binchy. During her Catholic childhood in a small Irish village, she nurtured an ambition, not just to lead a life of religious devotion, but to become a saint. Later on, she aspired to the legal profession, where her horizons stretched far beyond barristers and briefs to, at the very least, Chief Justice of Ireland. But it was ultimately as a writer that Maeve Binchy achieved enormous success, with novels like Light a Penny Candle and many others making her name as one of the most successful popular authors of her time. She'll be talking to Sue Lawley about her childhood in Ireland, the loss of her religious faith and her ultimate success as an author of popular fiction.[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs] Favourite track: The Brendan Theme by Liam O'FlynnBook: Teach Yourself BridgeLuxury: Photograph album

37mins

10 Jun 1990