Mariella Frostrup visits Dublin for an in-depth conversation with Roddy Doyle, winner of the 1993 Booker Prize. His latest novel The Dead Republic completes a historical trilogy telling the story of Henry Smart, a former IRA member forced to leave Ireland and flee to America. Doyle talks about his approach to twentieth-century Irish history, and takes Mariella to the GPO, scene of the 1916 Easter Uprising, to explain how this bloody stand-off left its mark on his work.

Producer: Thomas Morris.

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