The chefs are in Paraparaumu on the Kapiti Coast of New Zealand’s north island cooking for descendants of All Black rugby legend Dave Gallaher. For cooking inspiration the chefs dive for a crayfish starter, get their hands on the king of fish and discover a chicken and apple paradise.
With just days to go until the historic abortion referendum in the Republic, we speak to activists on both sides of the argument in Dublin and analyse the latest polls and the mood on the street with political commentators Mary Minihan and Kevin Doyle. We discuss the implications of the DUP leader's description of nationalism as 'narrow' and 'exclusive' and speak to the Secretary of State Karen Bradley about Brexit after her visit to the border.
Playwright Pearse Elliott joins Pamela with the star of his new play at the Lyric Theatre which has been likened to the West Belfast Sopranos. Also in the studio are Nala the Racoon Dog and Phoenix the fox and their owners who run an animal rescue centre on the North Coast. Rita's at the Portadown Regatta plus Belfast singer-songwriter Michael Kerr performs a song from his new EP.
Chefs Paul Rankin and Nick Nairn are in Palmerston North in the north island cooking for descendants of William Ferguson Massey. On their food travels the chefs encounter some slippery eels, visit a free-range pork farm and learn a thing or two about lavender.
Amid the power sharing impasse, we examine the implications of a High Court ruling that a decision by a civil servant to approve a controversial incinerator on the outskirts of north Belfast was unlawful. Also, the Victims Commissioner Judith Thompson is in the studio to discuss the government's consultation on proposals to deal with the legacy of the Troubles. And we've an in-depth interview with the first northern unionist elected to the Senate in Dublin.
Music legend Daniel O'Donnell chats to Pamela and performs live in the studio. Belfast man Michael Conlon talks about representing Northern Ireland in The Big Walk, plus Rita joins the cavalcade at a Newcastle primary school for a special cause.
In this episode of Up Close, Sharon O'Neill investigates the historic sex abuse scandals hitting the world of football.