Pamela chats to Martin Kemp and Milton Jones who are starring in the Peter Pan panto arena tour coming to Belfast and meets regimental mascot Brian Boru X the Irish wolfhound. Rita checks out the local street art scene plus there's music from Cliona Hagan & Johnny Brady.
In the final episode, the excitement builds as the time approaches for the international choirs to take to the stage to compete for the Festival’s top prize.
In the first programme from our new studio, we speak to representatives of the five main parties about the continuing stalemate at Stormont and sound them out on reports that the EU is considering the use of technology to avoid a hard border. Business broadcaster Jamie Delargy and the President of the Londonderry Chamber of Commerce analyse how the continuing Brexit uncertainty is affecting business and society generally and Fine Gael Senator Neal Richmond gives his view from Dublin. Also, our Political Editor Ken Reid is back to give his take on the political headlines along side Allison Morris and Sam McBride.
In the first episode of his new eight-part series Joe Mahon spends a dark October night on the fixed weir at Toome on the Lower Bann, where the fishermen hope to intercept the silver eels on their migration to the Sargasso Sea across the Atlantic. He also encounters the much misunderstood Lough Neagh Fly and makes a wish at the famous Pin Tree at the ancient monastic settlement of Ardboe.
Pamela Ballantine is joined by the stars of the Good Vibrations stage show, UTV’s political editor Ken Reid who has returned to work after a battle with cancer. Rita finds all about Hans Sloane, who has a festival dedicated to him in his homeplace of Killyleagh in Co Down and is credited for inventing milk chocolate, plus there's chat and a performance from soprano Margaret Keys.
Last minute rehearsals for the Gala Concert are underway in the Guildhall and the organising team has taken up residence in St Columb’s Hall in time to get the school’s competition off the ground.
In the final episode of the series, Joe examines how cutting-edge technology is being used to help civil engineers and designers plan with even greater efficiency and safety.
Pamela chats to Jimmy Osmond and Belfast actor Ciarán Hinds, Rita meets a young artist from Londonderry who's opening her first solo exhibition - plus there's music from country singer James Lynas.