The Guts by Roddy Doyle

bookshelves: radio-4, britain-ireland, dublin, series, fradio, amusing, music, families, published-2013, spring-2014, midlife-crisis, medical-eew, religion, roman-catholic, lifestyles-deathstyles, lit-richer

Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners
Read from January 31 to April 28, 2014

 

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Description: Twenty six years on and we are back in Dublin with Jimmy Rabbitte, the ex-manager of The Commitments. Jimmy is now 47, married to Aoife and has 4 kids. Life has been rather good since we last met him, keeping a foot in the music industry and doing well during the boom. However, life is about to change for them all as Jimmy has just discovered he is ill. This is a story about friendship and family, about facing death and opting for life and maybe, just maybe, realising you can still live the dream.

Who needs an excuse to play van Morrison anyway! And this one. My significant other and I loved listening to this.

Going To Hell was performed by More Than Conquerors.
Adapted by Peter Sheridan
Producer: Gemma McMullan
Directed by: Eoin O’Callaghan.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b041v063

4* The Commitments
3* The Snapper
3* The Guts
WL The Van
1* Bullfighting: Stories