On this week's podcast news editor Siobhan Cronin chats to actress and author Carol Drinkwater. Most recognisable as Helen Herriott in that iconic TV series All Creatures Great and Small, these days Carol is a best-selling author and lives in the south of France.
Carol is a regular visitor to Bantry for the West Cork Literary Festival and she chats to us about her fantastic career, sexual abuse in Hollywood and life in France after lockdown.
We also have music from teacher Rachel O'Donovan from Glandore who has been making a name for herself with her lockdown piano versions of dance and pop music favourites, including everyone from Shakira to Harry Styles and Avicii to Nirvana.
This week Rachael set herself a new challenge and has recorded a super version of the classic theme to All Creatures Great and Small. To hear more from Rachael, follow her on Twitter @RachaelODonovan.
Plus Siobhan is joined by Niall O'Driscoll to review this week's Southern Star.
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