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Belinda Davids On Playing Whitney Houston20180313

Belinda Davids tells Janice about making a career out of being Whitney Houston.

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Belinda Davids tells Janice about playing Whitney in The Greatest Love of All - The Whitney Houston Show ahead of it coming to Glasgow. And as part of the Glasgow International Comedy Festival, we hear about A Different Drum - a Scottish play about finding your joy, and a litte bit about drumming with actor Libby McCarthur and writer David Cosgrove. We also discover how storybooks can be a great way to broach important topics with children with writers Ruby Lovell and Tom Morgan Jones whose current books tackle messages of diversity and anxiety.

In the second hour Janice drafts in this week's Tuesday Reviewers, Alan Bissett, Hannah McGill and Pasquale Iannone to give their verdict on SMILF, a new American comedy series, Suede frontman Brett Anderson's memoir Coal Black Mornings and Kim Wilde's latest album Here Come the Aliens.

Brett Anderson, Plus Film Reviews Of Ready Player One, Journeyman And Isle Of Dogs20180329

Grant Stott tunes into what's current in film, TV, arts, theatre and music across Scotland

Tuning into what's current in film, TV, arts, theatre and music across Scotland

Brett Anderson of Suede talks to Grant about his memoir, Coal Black Mornings.

Film review day: Ready Player One, Journeyman and Isle of Dogs are under discussion with critics Siobhan Synnot and Graeme Virtue

Grant talks to the award winning Scottish director of new film The Islands and the Whales, Mike Day. The film follows the tensions between the people of the Faroe Islands, for whom whale-hunting is a way of life, and the environmental activists who arrive on the islands to stop them.

Donald McLellan, who has photographed Stephen Fry, Billy Connolly, Ewan McGregor, Alan Cumming, Sir Ian McKellen and more has, on turning 50 and finding an old school photograph from his 2nd Year in High School, gone back and photographed his classmates from that photo. He discusses with Grant his forthcoming exhibition at Mallaig Heritage Centre, My Class at 50.

Film Review Day With Grant Stott: Peter Rabbit, Mary Magdalene And Tomb Raider20180315

Grant Stott tunes into what's current in film, TV, arts, theatre and music across Scotland

Tuning into what's current in film, TV, arts, theatre and music across Scotland

It's film review day with Grant Stott and three of this week's big cinema releases, Peter Rabbit, Mary Magdalene and Tomb Raider are up for discussion with critics Eddie Harrison and Davina Catt.

ITV's Corfu-set hit family drama The Durrells returns to our screens this weekend; writer Simon Nye and cast members Callum Woodhouse (Leslie) and Daisy Waterstone (Margo) discuss the third series of sunshine-drenched stories based on the memoirs of Gerald Durrell.

Edinburgh International Festival Director Fergus Linehan talks to Grant about what's in store for EIF 2018.

We hear from Samantha Spiro and Kevin Bishop about a new West End production of Oscar Wilde's Lady Windermere's Fan which will be broadcast live in cinemas across the nation next week. The cast also includes Jennifer Saunders as Lady Berwick, returning to the stage for the first time in twenty years.

Film Review Day With Grant Stott: Unsane, The Third Murder And Westwood20180322

Grant Stott finds out about the latest cinematic releases.

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It's film review day and we'll be looking at Stephen Soderbergh's 'Unsane', Japanese courtroom thriller 'The Third Murder' and 'Westwood' - the documentary exploring the life of one of Britain's most iconic designers.

Writer Asne Seierstad will be talking to Grant about her new book 'Two Sisters', which tells the story of a family torn apart when two teenage girls left Oslo for Syria in October 2013.

We'll be joined by Vance Joy ahead of his gig in Glasgow.

Peter Laws will also be on hand to tell us about his new book 'The Frighteners'.

Gary Numan In Conversation; Des Clarke On Sport Relief; James Dean Bradfield With Nicola Meighan20180321

Grant Stott is backstage with Gary Numan at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh.

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Des Clarke tells Grant about his Triathlon challenge for Sport Relief which sees him learning to ride a bike, learning to drive a car, and learning to swim... in Loch Ness! He also talks about the projects he's supporting with the money he raises.

We hear Grant's in-depth conversation backstage at the Assembly Rooms with Gary Numan when they talked about Gary's Asperger's Syndrome which makes it difficult for him to interact socially, his love for his wife and children, his new album, his feelings about the resurgence of vinyl, his depress

Nicola Meighan is in conversation with James Dean Bradfield of the Manic Street Preachers, talking about their new album, the tour and imagining the band as the Welsh Blondie!

Jamie MacDougall, Elinor Bron and Sir Thomas Allen talk about Scottish Opera's new production of Ariadne Auf Naxos, the circus training involved, the reception from the audience, and Elinor's 80th birthday and her transition from actor to Scottish Opera.

Grace Wilson talks about her comic memoir Saving Grace, about her time as a struggling artist living and working in London, and her perspective on the comic and graphic novel communities in Glasgow and Edinburgh, and her contributions to 404 Ink.

Irvine Welsh At Hibs Stadium; Torvill And Dean; Neville Staple And Stranger Cole20180328

Grant Stott catches up with Irvine Welsh at Hibs Stadium to talk about Dead Men's Trousers

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Irvine Welsh and Grant meet up at Hibs Stadium on Easter Road to talk about Dead Men's Trousers, their shared love of football and much more

Grant talks to Neville Staple of The Specials and Fun Boy Three, and legendary Jamaican Ska performer Stranger Cole, ahead of their double-headline tour which is bringing them to Glasgow with Sugary Staple, and we hear songs from Neville's current album, including duets with his wife Sugary.

Ice skating legends Torvill and Dean talk about the Dancing on Ice tour, the Winter Olympics, the Dancing on Ice TV show and more.

We hear about one man show Captain Amazing from director intern Tess Monro and actor Nicholas Ralph.

Iwd2018: Investigative Reporter Stacey Dooley, Director Lynne Ramsey And Film Review Day20180308

Grant Stott talks to investigative reporter Stacey Dooley on International Women's Day.

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On International Women's Day we'll talk to BBC Three's intrepid investigative reporter, Stacey Dooley, about her book On the Front Line with the Women Who Fight Back, which pulls together stories Stacey has gathered over the last decade as she's filmed with women across the globe.

Thursday is of course film review day and today the hot new releases up for discussion by our critics are You Were Never Really Here, Gringo and Mom and Dad.

Swiss director Petra Volpe discusses her new film The Divine Order. It tells the story of Nora, who lives in a chocolate-box pretty village, and who controversially organises the other women in the village to strike as part of the movement in Switzerland that led to women finally securing the right to vote in 1971.

And we hear about a new musical comedy set in a Bingo hall. Bingo! is brought to us by award winning and renowned theatre companies Grid Iron and Stellar Quines and it is written by Johnny McKnight and Anita Vettese. Our guests are writer Anita Vettese, director Jemima Levick and cast member Barbara Rafferty.

John Gordon Sinclair New Scottish Comedy And Author Ron Butlin20180402

Janice Forsyth tunes into what's current in film, TV, arts, theatre and music in Scotland.

Tuning into what's current in film, TV, arts, theatre and music across Scotland

Still Game's Greg Hemphill has created a new ghost-hunting drama for BBC Scotland - Long Night at Blackstone: one of the stars of the show, Scottish Actor, John Gordon Sinclair, (who plays a 'psychic side-kick' called Pat Tomorrow) tells Janice all about it.

She will also have the inside track on Score: A Film Music Documentary which covers everything from Star Wars to Jaws via James Bond!

Ahead of her gig at Glasgow's Old Fruitmarket, Kim Wilde discusses her new album Here Come The Aliens....

And, in the first of a series of features showcasing new comedy on BBC Radio Scotland, you can hear 'Reply To All' by Keiron Nicholson.

All that and poet, playwright and novelist, Ron Butlin discusses a new reissue of his critically acclaimed book, 'The Sound of My Voice' - described by Irvine Welsh as 'one of the classic post-war Scottish novels. It's simply a roaring success on all levels; it's a genius piece of fiction.'.

John Gordon Sinclair, Kim Wilde and Author Ron Butlin20180402

Janice talks to John Gordon Sinclair about 'comedy-horror', Long Night at Blackstone!

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Still Game's Greg Hemphill has created a new ghost-hunting drama for BBC Scotland - Long Night at Blackstone: one of the stars of the show, Scottish Actor, John Gordon Sinclair, (who plays a 'psychic side-kick' called Pat Tomorrow) tells Janice all about it.

She will also have the inside track on Score: A Film Music Documentary which covers everything from Star Wars to Jaws via James Bond!

Ahead of her gig at Glasgow's Old Fruitmarket, Kim Wilde discusses her new album Here Come The Aliens....

And, in the first of a series of features showcasing new comedy on BBC Radio Scotland, you can hear 'Reply To All' by Keiron Nicholson.

All that and poet, playwright and novelist, Ron Butlin discusses a new reissue of his critically acclaimed book, 'The Sound of My Voice' - described by Irvine Welsh as 'one of the classic post-war Scottish novels. It's simply a roaring success on all levels; it's a genius piece of fiction.'.

Jon Fratelli Live Session; Lake Of Stars Festival, Malawi Meets Scotland; Sxsw Live From Austin, Texas; Sandfest20180314
Lisa Stansfield, Andy Parsons And James Krishna-floyd20180319

Singer, songwriter and actress Lisa Stansfield discusses her career and new single.

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Lisa Stansfield, the Northern powerhouse vocalist and songwriter, looks back over her career and discusses her new single 'Billionaire' - the first official single from her highly anticipated forthcoming album 'Deeper'.

Janice will also have a special report on the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh...and hear from actor JAMES KRISHNA FLOYD who plays the leading role of Dr Gabriel Varma in the second series of ITVs THE GOOD KARMA HOSPITAL.

All that and cracking comedy from the brilliant Andy Parsons who is out on tour with 'a joke-rich rallying call for a better Britain' - we'll hear all about it.

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Michelle Shocked, Mitch Benn And Paul Young20180305

Michelle Shocked previews her upcoming 'Mercury Rising' Tour.

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Michelle Shocked is returning to the UK with her Mercury Rising Tour - she will be performing tracks from her three Mercury albums - Short, Sharp, Shocked, Captain Swing, and Arkansas Traveler - Janice Forsyth will hear all about it.

Multi-media artist and academic John Walter will discuss his show, Shonky: The Aesthetics of Awkwardness which opens at the Dundee Contemporary Arts on March the 10th.

Janice will also hear from one of the country's leading 'musical satirists' - writer, performer and broadcaster, Mitch Benn - he is traveling the UK with his guitar for his I'm Still Here Tour - creating laughter wherever he goes!

All that and Los Pacaminos - originally formed as an opportunity to indulge their shared passion of the Border, Tex-Mex and Americana music that the members of the band love, they got together in London back in November 1992, as an antidote to the bleak English winter!

They are fronted by one of the UK's finest and best loved vocalists - Paul Young - who will be on hand to tell us all about their new tour which is coming our way..

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Ruth Jones, Limmy, plus film review hour20180405

Ruth Jones (Stella, Gavin and Stacey) talks to Grant about her debut novel Never Greener.

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Ruth Jones, award-winning writer and star of Stella and Gavin & Stacy, discusses her debut novel Never Greener. Set in Edinburgh it follows a woman meeting an old flame and having to make an impossible decision.

Legendary soul singer Alexander O'Neal drops into the studio ahead of his Glasgow show.

Grant also chats to comedian Limmy, AKA Brian Limond, about Limmy's Homemade Show, his new rough and ready comedy programme shot at home and around Glasgow.

And new cinema releases Ghost Stories, Death Wish and A Quiet Place are up for review by critics Nigel Floyd and Alistair Harkness.

Sarah Darling, Scots Comedians Down Under And The Pieman Cometh20180312

Janice Forsyth in conversation with rising country music star Sarah Darling.

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Rising country music star Sarah Darling has announced her biggest UK headline tour to date which includes a night at Glasgow's Oran Mor. Originally from Iowa, she has performed on the Grand Ole Opry over 80 times! She will be talking to Janice Forsyth about her career and performing songs live in the studio.

Janice will also have a special report from three 'Scottish Comedians Down Under' - Leo Kearse, Gary Little and Paul Sneddon - all discussing their varied experience of touring Australia!

From Crime fighter to million copy crime writer: former Police Woman Clare Mackintosh discusses her third novel, Let Me Lie. Her mind-bogglingly clever psychological thriller, I Let You Go, came out in 2015 and has been a global bestseller!!

All that and The Pieman Cometh: A Cautionary Football Tale: from Bryan Jackson and David Belcher. Directed by Frank Miller, the play is a comedy about the addiction and insanity of Scottish Football - we'll hear all about it.

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Shift, Jenny Saville And Rupaul's Drag Race20180327

Janice Forsyth hears about new National Theatre of Scotland production SHIFT.

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Director Simon Sharkey tells Janice Forsyth about new National Theatre of Scotland production SHIFT: a site specific work with a cast of over 100 locals, performed at the Summerlee Museum of Industrial life in Coatbridge.

Claire Sweeney and Tom Chambers talk about appearing in Gershwin musical Crazy For You.

In On the Record, Bobby Bluebell tells Nicola Meighan the story of The Bluebell's hit Young At Heart.

Plus the Tuesday Review: Andrea McKinnon, Doug Johnstone and Jan Patience discuss BBC One Agatha Christie adaptation Ordeal By Innocence; the Jenny Saville exhibition at the National Galleries of Scotland, and the start of season 10 of RuPaul's Drag Race.

Spring Awakening, Gerda Stevenson, Plus Reviews Of Irvine Welsh And George Ezra20180320

Janice Forsyth hears about Gerda Stevenson's written tribute to the women of Scotland.

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Author Helen McClory tells Janice about her new short story collection Mayhem and Death, and why she finds Jeff Goldblum a source of writing inspiration.

Gerda Stevenson has written a book, Quines, which features poems in tribute to women of Scotland. She's also written the libretto for a new opera, a modern take on Coleridge's epic The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

Students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland have joined forces with the Dundee Rep to stage coming of age rock musical Spring Awakening. Janice speaks to three of the cast.

And in the Tuesday Review, Morven Cunningham of Leith Late, journalist and musician Barry Gordon and comedian Liam Withnail review new BBC One drama Come Home, Irvine Welsh's new book Dead Men's Trousers, and George Ezra's album Staying at Tamara's.

Still Game With Ford Kiernan And Greg Hemphill; Book Group - A Wrinkle In Time With Jenny Colgan And Catrina Rose; Zed Penguin20180307

Grant Stott talks to Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill about the new series of Still Game.

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Grant Stott talks to Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill about the new series of Still Game

Our Book Group Jenny Colgan and Catrina Rose talk about A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle ahead of the new film's release.

Former Belle and Sebastian co-founder Stuart David talks about his new novel Peacock's Alibi and the new Looper album.

Megan Airlie talks about her new song After Winter, which is our Single of the Week.

We hear about a new Burlesque show featuring show tunes and professional dancers Du Burlesque.

The Beatstalkers, Moray Hunter And Kris Berry Live In Session20180409

Janice Forsyth is with one of Scotland's first pop stars, Davie Lennox of The Beatstalkers

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Ahead of the release of a new book entitled THE BEATSTALKERS: Scotland's Number 1 Beat Group Janice Forsyth talks to one of Scotland's first-ever pop stars: frontman Davie Lennox - to track their rise to fame, working with David Bowie, and others and how they famously caused a riot(!) in 1965 when 7,000 fans turned up for a free concert in Glasgow's George Square!

She also has live music and conversation with Kris Berry - a rootsy artist whose music brings together such varied styles as New Orleans jazz, country, and R&B, as well as sounds from her native Caribbean.

And, in the second of our series of features showcasing new comedy on BBC Radio Scotland, you can hear 'Weekend Survivalist' by Colin McLaren who will be on hand to discuss it alongside one of the actors featured - the brilliant Scottish comedian, writer and performer, Moray Hunter.

All that and a brand new Single of The Week!

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Wes Anderson, The Shires And Henry Normal20180326

Janice Forsyth tunes into what's current in film, TV, arts, theatre and music in Scotland.

Tuning into what's current in film, TV, arts, theatre and music across Scotland

With Grant Stott20180307

Grant Stott tunes into what's current in film, TV, arts, theatre and music across Scotland

With Grant Stott20180308
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With Grant Stott20180405

Grant Stott tunes into what's current in film, TV, arts, theatre and music across Scotland

Tuning into what's current in film, TV, arts, theatre and music across Scotland

With Grant Stott20180411

Grant Stott tunes into what's current in film, TV, arts, theatre and music across Scotland

Tuning into what's current in film, TV, arts, theatre and music across Scotland

With Grant Stott20180412

Grant Stott tunes into what's current in film, TV, arts, theatre and music across Scotland

Tuning into what's current in film, TV, arts, theatre and music across Scotland

with Grant Stott. Roseanne and US TV in the Trump era, Jersey Boys the musical, My Dad Wrote a Porno20180404

Grant Stott talks to Jamie Morton, the creator of hit podcast My Dad Wrote a Porno.

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Our Book Group this week consists of author Jonathan Whitelaw and Edinburgh Bookshop proprietor Marie Moser. They've been reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. It's been made into a movie, but is it a book worth reading?

My Dad Wrote a Porno. That's the name of the famous podcast by Jamie Morton about his dad who wrote a porno which has been given the live stage show treatment. He speaks to Grant ahead of his gig at the Edinburgh Playhouse.

Alice Merton's very catchy first ever single No Roots is massive across Europe. She tells Grant how she's enjoying the success.

Jersey Boys the musical is on at the King's Theatre in Glasgow, they come in to tell Grant about performing the famous story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

BBC correspondent Peter Bowes, American historian Jennifer Wells and UK based TV critic Gavia Baker-Whitelaw discuss the revival of Roseanne after 21 years and the way American scriptwriters have tackled the Trump Presidency in spin-off and reboots of shows such as The Good Fight and Will and Grace.

Nicola Meighan is On the Record with King Creosote, talking about the story behind his song Bats in the Attic.

With Janice Forsyth20180306

Edinburgh songwriter Kirsty Law tells Janice about her new album - Young Night Thought - a multi-artform collaboration in which she explores our inner child.

Mick Kitson was a wannabe 80s pop star turned journalist, then a teacher. He's now written his debut novel Sal, told through the eyes of a 13 year old runaway - and its one of the most anticipated debuts of the year.

Ashley Campbell is the late Glen Campbell's daughter. She played in his band, particularly on his final Goodbye tour, after he had been diagnosed with Alzheimers. Now she has recorded her own solo album, and is touring with it, alongside performing tribute gigs to her father.

Tuesday Review: Nicola Meighan, Jonathan Whitelaw and Laura Waddell review new Alex Garland /Netflix film Annihilation, David Byrne's album American Utopia, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls Book 2, and Google's online preservation of the British Library's Harry Potter exhibition.

Janice Forsyth tunes into what's current in film, TV, arts, theatre and music in Scotland.

With Janice Forsyth20180306

Ashley Campbell tells Janice about her debut album The Lonely One.

Tuning into what's current in film, TV, arts, theatre and music across Scotland

Edinburgh songwriter Kirsty Law tells Janice about her new album - Young Night Thought - a multi-artform collaboration in which she explores our inner child.

Mick Kitson was a wannabe 80s pop star turned journalist, then a teacher. He's now written his debut novel Sal, told through the eyes of a 13 year old runaway - and its one of the most anticipated debuts of the year.

Ashley Campbell is the late Glen Campbell's daughter. She played in his band, particularly on his final Goodbye tour, after he had been diagnosed with Alzheimers. Now she has recorded her own solo album, and is touring with it, alongside performing tribute gigs to her father.

Tuesday Review: Nicola Meighan, Jonathan Whitelaw and Laura Waddell review new Alex Garland /Netflix film Annihilation, David Byrne's album American Utopia, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls Book 2, and Google's online preservation of the British Library's Harry Potter exhibition.

With Janice Forsyth20180312
With Janice Forsyth20180319
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With Janice Forsyth20180403

Janice Forsyth tunes into what's current in film, TV, arts, theatre and music in Scotland.

Tuning into what's current in film, TV, arts, theatre and music across Scotland

with Janice Forsyth20180403

Mathew de Abaitua on his new book Self and I about being Will Self's personal assistant.

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MATTHEW DE ABAITUA on his new book SELF & I about his time spent as novelist Will Self's live-in personal assistant with duties ranging from laundry, household chores to roughing up literary critics for unfavourable reviews!

PAULINE MOORE takes a trip to New Lanark to see the ARTIST TEXTILES exhibition which includes over 200 rare, vintage pieces of 20th century art in textiles and vintage fashion garments including prints of work by Salvador Dalí, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol.

LISA HALLIDAY discusses her debut novel ASYMMETRY which is partly based on her relationship with novelist Philip Roth who was forty years her senior at the time.

Curator KEVIN BROWN talks about his new Alasdair Gray exhibition at the Open Eye Gallery in Edinburgh which includes works from the acclaimed Scottish artist from 1962 to the present day.

And our Tuesday Review critics Gerry Hassan, Kirsty Logan and Paul Whitelaw give their thoughts on CH4's KISS ME FIRST, BBC Two's THE CITY & THE CITY and 1984 film THREADS about the horrifying effects of nuclear war which has been remastered for DVD.

With Janice Forsyth20180410

Janice Forsyth tunes into what's current in film, TV, arts, theatre and music in Scotland.

Tuning into what's current in film, TV, arts, theatre and music across Scotland