The Voice
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Geoff Hill chats to Belfast born Kathy Clugston, owner of one of radio’s ‘poshest’ and most recognisable voices. Kathy’s voice can be heard regularly on BBC Radio 4, Radio 4 Extra, World Service and as the ‘Posh Radio 4 Lady’ … read more

January Blues
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This month Ian Sansom explores why the start of a new year can often leave us feeling despair. January can be a desolate month. In the immortal words of the Soul II Soul dancefloor classic, ‘back to life, back to … read more

A Woman of Substance
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Glamour. Some people have it, some don’t but eminent gynaecologist and obstetrician Samina Mahsud Dornan has it in spades. The stepmother of one Jamie Dornan, star of The Fall and not short in the glamour stakes himself, arrives in the … read more

Breaking News
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When working in children’s telly, it helps if you remain in touch with your inner kid. The best presenters in the business, from John Noakes to Floella Benjamin, always have. Fermanagh born Rachel Horne (37) who began her stellar rise … read more

Premier Poet
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Discussing poet Michael Longley’s tenure from 2007 to 2010 as Ireland Professor of Poetry, we agree the title is grand and therefore rather nice. “Sounds important, doesn’t it?”, the great man says with a smile. We agree the next, deserved … read more

Falling For The Girl
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Fans were thrilled to learn The Fall would return for a third, and final, chilling outing in the autumn. So was actress Niamh McGrady (31) who plays cop Danielle Ferrington. “Of course, nobody but nobody knows where the story will … read more

ONE FOR THE ROAD
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Jane Hardy chats to Belfast hack Jim McDowell, fresh from scooping a lifetime achievement award at this year’s CIPR Awards. Jim McDowell can be funny, rude and serious rather like the tabloid he has edited for 25 years. He’s also … read more

FACE OFF
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Jim Neilly reviews Stephen Ferris’s autobiography Man And Ball.    Committed and uncompromising: that’s how Stephen Ferris played rugby and his autobiography pulls no punches. Man and Ball provides an insight into the career of one of Ulster’s greatest players … read more

‘Tis The Season
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This month Ian Sansom explores why Christmas is not always a season to be jolly.    The weather has been unseasonably mild and there is as yet no sign of snow. We were still picking tomatoes in our veg patch … read more

Hard News
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Jane Hardy chats to BBC World News anchor Annita McVeigh.  Newsreading is a serious business. We rely on people like BBC World News’ Northern Irish-born anchor Annita McVeigh not only to get it right but sometimes to sweeten the pill … read more

Here Comes The Sun
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Jane Hardy talks to BBC Northern Ireland weather forecaster Cecilia Daly. BBC Northern Ireland weather forecaster Cecilia Daly (43) sweeps into the Harlem Cafe like a warm front exuding energy. Fresh from the early shift, which necessitated getting up at … read more

Red Carpet Glamour
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Jane Hardy chats to Joan Burney Keatings about her successful career with Cinemagic and her family life. There’s a distinct sense of ‘Lights, camera, action!’ when you meet Joan Burney Keatings MBE. The director of Cinemagic, Northern Ireland’s established and … read more