As the Coronavirus crisis deepens, we've an in-depth interview with the Health Minister on the expected cancellation of medical appointments and procedures as resources are focused on containing the spread of the infection. Ken Reid examines what impact Covid-19 will have on Budget 2020. Plus, there's a special report on the barriers women face trying to break into political and public life.
September: The Gregg family are taking part in the Calf Fair in Dungannon, while Jack Smyth is off seeling some of his Suffolk ram lambs. The Hodges are dealing with unwanted visitors in the beehives.
Former Ulster and Ireland captain, and true rugby legend Rory Best talks about his career, retirement, and his new book. Diona Doherty, star of the TV series Soft Border Patrol, tells Pamela about the new season, and Rita gets on her bike for charity. Plus music from brilliant singer, songwriter DANI.
As coronavirus spreads globally, just how prepared is Northern Ireland to deal with an outbreak ? We have expert views on the Executive's plans for the virus to move beyond the containment phase. Plus, we examine what damage Covid-19 is doing to tourism and industry here. With the UK and the EU seemingly miles apart on key issues, we speak to Hilary Benn about the first day of talks to try and secure a trade deal.
August: The farmers look after the cattle end enjoy a tractor run, while young James masters the milking parlour technology
Pamela chats to Britain's Best Home Cook winner Suzie Arbuthnot, playwright Tom Rowntree-Finlay and Sadie Devine aka Tina Leggs Tantrum about bringing the Belfast Ma character to the stage, Rita meets the Ulster Elks cheerleaders plus there's music from Brand New Friend.
Eamonn Mallie meets Derry Girls writer Lisa McGee