Appetite for Distraction

Our pick of this week’s best podcasts, TV shows and home entertainment

Aidan Higgins at home in 2010. Picture: Provision


Where Would You Like the Bullet?

Tuesday, 11.30pm, RTÉ One

This one-off special tells the story of the remarkable life and works of Celbridge-born writer Aidan Higgins. Educated at Clongowes Wood, Higgins’ first and best-known novel, entitled Langrishe, Go Down (1966), is about three Big House Catholic sisters in 1930s Kildare. Higgins lived in numerous countries and produced a stream of novels with international themes such as Balcony of Europe and Bornholm Night Ferry as well as three autobiographies. Higgins died aged 88 in Kinsale, Co Cork in 2015. EK