As the battle lines are drawn ahead of the Westminster election, we speak to senior representatives of the five main parties about Brexit and electoral pacts. In the first of our interviews with party leaders, Naomi Long tells us why she's running as a candidate again in East Belfast. Plus, there's analysis of the London headlines from Kevin Maguire and Andrew Pierce.
Joe is presented with yet more choices of traditional Lough Erne transport - a clinker-built boat, a racing cot or a rush-bundle raft!
TV chef Jean Christophe Novelli tells Pamela what it's like being on the run in Celebrity Hunted and movie critic Brian Henry Martin recommends good Halloween films. Rita gets seasonal by making a pumpkin pie, plus there's music from singer, songwriter NAD.
As Boris Johnson loses a House of Commons vote to hold a General Election on December 12th, we have the latest analysis from Westminster and reaction from DUP MP Emma-Little Pengelly and Sinn Féin MP Elisha McCallion. The next leader of the UUP tells us why he's standing by his decision to rule out an electoral pact with the DUP. Plus, a special report examines how the Brexit deal is being viewed within the unionist and loyalist community. Fresh from her party conference, there's an in-depth interview with the DUP leader Arlene Foster.
Joe gets a lightning tour of the lough around Enniskillen and meets some scary, but friendly, creatures in the dark lanes of Aughakillymaude.
Pamela gets a guide to modern Irish manners from hotelier Noel Cunningham and two of Northern Ireland's top Women Footballers Julie Nelson and Demi Vance chat about their chances ahead of their next round of Euro Qualifiers. Rita finds out about the challenges of running Belfast’s Cathedral as it marks a special milestone, plus there’s music from local duo Saint Sister.
Business people who worked throughout the Troubles remember what it was like to compete against the bombs and violence as businesses across Northern Ireland struggled to survive.
Prominent hoteliers, retailers, and publicans talk about bombs, bomb scares, and receiving death threats, and we hear from Howard Hastings about the Europa’s infamous past as ‘the most bombed hotel in the world’.
Sharon O'Neill examines the dissident republican threat still hanging over Northern Ireland.
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