This week we examine the shock decision by former SDLP leader Mark Durkan to stand as a Fine Gael candidate in the upcoming European elections with our Political Editor and team of expert commentators. Amid speculation that the DUP and hard line Brexiteers might soften their stance on the backstop, Tracey Magee brings us the latest from Westminster. Following the announcement that funding is being made available for outstanding legacy inquest cases we are joined by the Victims' Commissioner Judith Thompson, former Vice Chair of the Policing Board Denis Bradley and Professor Louise Mallinder from Queen's University.
Pamela catches up with the cast and writer of Derry Girls ahead of series two, Rita finds out why the stars of Emmerdale have been filming in Belfast and musician and former Commodores singer Skyler Jett is in the studio. Music from Nigel Connell and Laura Colgan singing Shallow from A Star is Born.
Take a trip down memory lane with Julian Simmons and his famous friends as they recall their memories of what life was like growing up in Northern Ireland. This week it’s holiday time with Olivia Nash, Paddy Houlihan of Mrs Brown’s Boys, and radio presenters Stephen Clements and Cate Conway.
This week we've interviews with Mairead McGuinness, Vice-President of the European Parliament, DUP MEP Diane Dodds and Chair of the Westminster Brexit Committee Hilary Benn following the announcement that Labour could back a second EU referendum. A special report examines the use of anti-terror powers at ports and concerns about what impact Brexit might have on journeys in the Common Travel Area. With Sinn Féin and the SDLP at loggerheads over a border poll we speak to Colum Eastwood and Martina Anderson.
Country music star Derek Ryan is in the studio and there's an exclusive premiere of his new music video. Rocky Horror Show stars Ben Adams and Joanne Clifton are also guests and Rita gets up close with the impressive 'Gaia' installation at W5.
Take a trip down memory lane with Julian Simmons and his famous friends as they recall what life was like growing up in Northern Ireland. This week, it’s family life and back to school with Pamela Ballantine, Nuala McKeever and Danny O'Carroll of Mrs Brown’s Boys fame.
Has politics failed policing on the question of legacy? This week's show has an exclusive interview with the Chief Constable almost twenty years after the Patten Report. Ahead of a summer of change at the very top George Hamilton, the Policing Board Chair and the Police Ombudsman share their thoughts on the outstanding challenges facing policing here. Plus, a Leave voting Co. Down businessman tells the programme that the UK would be better staying in the EU rather than crashing out without a deal.
Pamela chats to Kenneth Branagh about playing William Shakespeare in his new film All Is True, plus UTV's Julian Simmons is in studio talking about his new show Rewind, Rita goes for a walk along Comber Greenway and learns about the history of the area plus there's music from Niamh Kavanagh.