Radio review

Radio at its most raw and shocking

5th February, 2011

Radio at its most raw and shocking

Some programmes on edgy topics are shocking for their viscerality, their extremity, their starkness. Documentary On One: The Age of Attraction (RTE Radio 1), which profiled a pair of Australian paedophiles, jarred differently with the senses – its two subjects were utterly banal individuals, neither fitting the well-worn stereotype of the Fr Brendan Smyth-esque bogeyman figure.

Tom, a sad-sounding twentysomething, started feeling attracted to children when he was in...

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