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Aidan Moffat And Rm Hubbert, Sunshine On Leith And The Biggest Weekend20180516

Grant Stott talks to the stars of Sunshine on Leith. Plus Aidan Moffat and RM Hubbert.

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

Grant Stott hosts two hours of conversation and music.

Ahead of BBC Music's Biggest Weekend event at Scone Palace in Perth, Grant talks to author and playwright Alan Bissett about his celebration of spoken word and rap, and to 2017 BBC2 Folk Musician of the Year, Rachel Newton, about her songwriting masterclass.

Playwright Lisa Nicoll discusses her new play Shattered, inspired by interviews with couples who have lost a child to cot death.

Singer and songwriter Jill Jackson releases a new album, inspired by her grandparents, by bandleader Benny Goodman and by childhood trips to Blackpool.

Nicola Meighan talks to musicians Aidan Moffat and RM Hubbert discuss their musical collaboration and their debut album as a duo.

And as a new production of Sunshine on Leith comes to Scotland, Grant talks to the musical's creator, Stephen Greenhorn, and to two of the stars of the show.

Avengers: Infinity War Co-director Joe Russo In Conversation With Grant Stott; Young Fathers Talk To Nicola Meighan.20180418

Grant Stott is in conversation with co-director of Avengers: Infinity War, Joe Russo.

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

Steve Ellis of Love Affair talks to Grant Stott about writing Everlasting Love, his life and career, his opinions on Scotland and his new album Boom! Bang! Twang!

Joe Russo, co-director of Avengers: Infinity Wars, is in conversation with Grant, talking about filming in Edinburgh, working with actors including Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch and Chris Pratt, his Avengers fantasy football Whatsapp group and much more.

Nicola Meighan talks to Young Fathers about their current album Cocoa Sugar, their tours of European and US festivals, their upcoming dates with Massive Attack, how they come up with ideas for their album cover art, music, art, Leith and much more.

Graeme Simsion and his wife Anne Buist talk about working together on their new book about walking the Camino Way, Two Steps Forward, which has had its film rights optioned by Ellen DeGeneres.

Grant talks to director Andrew Panton and actor Eleanor House about a new production of Passing Places, marking the 21st anniversary of this much-loved play by Stephen Greenhorn, who also wrote Sunshine on Leith.

We hear journalist Dave Howard's report from when he took to the streets of Edinburgh to find out people's reactions to the filming of Avengers: Infinity War.

Belinda Davids On Playing Whitney Houston20180313

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

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

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.

Cannes Film Festival Report, Ben Folds And Movie Review Day20180510

Live report from Cannes Film Festival, Ben Folds on his solo tour and film review day.

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

On film review day new releases How to Talk To Girls at Parties, Anon and Entebbe are reviewed by critics Alistair Harkness and Eddie Harrison.

Ben Folds of Ben Folds Five will be chatting to us about his solo tour, as it reaches Glasgow this weekend.

We'll also hear a report live from the Cannes Film Festival.

And some of the cast of Birdsong (a play adapted from the best-selling Sebastian Faulks novel) will be dropping in to tell us about the production.

Comedian Anna Morris, Singer-songwriter Callaghan And A Special Report From Record Store Day.20180423

Award-winning comedian, writer and actor Anna Morris.

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

Janice talks to award-winning character comedian Anna Morris about her critically acclaimed show Bitchelors, which is coming to Edinburgh and Glasgow, and hears from US-based British country music singer-songwriter Callaghan ahead of her Glasgow date at Oran Mor.

She will also have a report from Grant Stott on some of the special events that took place around Record Store Day and, ahead of a new theatrical cinema release, revisits a chilling lost horror classic from 1932: THE OLD DARK HOUSE from James Whale - director of FRANKENSTEIN, THE INVISIBLE MAN and THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN.

All that and a brand new Single of the Week!

Don't miss it!

Dara \u00d3 Briain, Doug Johnstone And The Glasgow Women's Library20180522

Janice talks to Dara O Briain, and celebrating the Glasgow Women's Library.

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

Dara Ó Briain chats to Janice about his new touring show ahead of two dates in Glasgow this week.

Scottish Dance Theatre's Artistic Director Fleur Darkin discusses her new work Velvet Petal which is inspired by the life-cycle of a monarch butterfly and Robert Mapplethorpe's polaroids.

Author Doug Johnstone speaks about his new crime novel Fault Lines - set in an alternate Edinburgh where a volcano has appeared in the Firth of Forth.

Glasgow Women's Library has been nominated for Museum of the Year 2018. Founder Adele Patrick tells Janice about the significance of such an award and Gayle Anderson explains how she came to fall head over heels in love with the place when she went there to write a feature.
Tuesday Review sees critics Anne Ellis, Gayle Anderson and Doug Johnstone review BBC Two's King Lear, the new James Bay album Electric Light and Reinventing the Old Masters, an exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art from Raqib Shaw.

Deadpool 2 Review, The Magic Numbers And Evita20180517

Deadpool 2 review, The Magic Numbers' new album, and the cast of Evita.

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

New movie releases Deadpool 2, Filmworker and Jeune Femme are reviewed by Ian Hoey and Graeme Virtue.

Grant talks to The Magic Numbers about their new album, Outsiders, and their forthcoming Edinburgh gig.

Author Lydia Syson talks about her new book, Mr Peacock's Possessions, the story of one of her ancestors, Englishman Tom Bell who 140 years ago settled an uninhabited pacific island with his family in 1878. They lived there for 30 years, six hundred miles north of New Zealand, in the middle of the pacific, where he brought up ten children with his wife, until they were evacuated during the First World War.

And the brilliant musical Evita is currently playing in Glasgow; cast members join Grant for a chat about the Tim Rice/ Sir Andrew Lloyd-Webber classic.

Derren Brown Joins Grant20180530

Grant chats to the master of magic and mind manipulation, Derren Brown.

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

Don Mclean; Roddy Woomble On Best Scottish Poems 2017 And Live Session - Blossoms20180509

Grant Stott is in conversation with singer-songwriter Don McLean.

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

Grant chats to American songwriter Don Mclean ahead of his gigs in Glasgow and Edinburgh next week.

Mancunian band Blossoms tell Grant about their second album Cool Like You.

Idlewild frontman Roddy Woomble performs music in our Edinburgh studio and talks about guest editing the 2017 edition of the Scottish Poetry Library's online anthology of the year's 20 Best Scottish Poems.

Michael McCabe, the producer of Wicked and Helen Woolf who plays Glinda come in to talk about the hit musical opening at Edinburgh's Playhouse.

Young author Laurie Canciani tells Grant about her debut novel, The Insomnia Museum.

Amy Conway talks to Grant ahead of the Aberdeen performance of her play Amy Conway's Super Awesome World which is part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival. It uses the prism of video games to explore depression and what it's like to fight it by inviting the audience to face difficult questions and go on quests for sparks of joy.

Douglas Day Stewart, John Newman And Kirsty Logan20180417

Janice Forsyth talks to Douglas Day Stewart, screenwriter of An Officer and a Gentleman.

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

Douglas Day Stewart based his screenplay for An Officer and a Gentleman on his own experiences at naval college. Janice talks to him as a musical based on the film goes on tour across the UK.

Writer Kirsty Logan will be telling Janice about her new book The Gloaming, billed as an enchanting queer mermaid love story.

Singer John Newman explains why the title of his new single, Fire In Me, sums up his current attitude to music.

Former children's book editor turned author Ele Fountain will be talking about her debut novel Boy 87, which follows the plight of a child refugee.

Plus the Tuesday Review: critics Heath Sheridan, Gayle Anderson and Kelly Apter review a new BBC adaptation of Wilkie Collins's The Woman in White, new Netflix offering The Alienist, and a compilation album, Johnny Cash - Forever Words, in which contemporary musicians put the singer's poems to music.

Elaine C Smith And Kay Mellor On Fat Friends: The Musical, Film Review Day And A Look Ahead To Record Store Day.20180419

Elaine C Smith and Kay Mellor, film review day and a look ahead to Record Store Day.

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

New film releases The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Funny Cow and The Leisure Seeker are up for review by Ian Hoey and Pasquale Iannone.

Actors Elaine C. Smith and Natasha Hamilton and writer Kay Mellor discuss Fat Friends: The Musical, based on the hit tv drama and currently touring Scotland.

To look ahead to Record Store Day, Grant will be talking to The Undertones' lead guitarist Damian O'Neill as the band re-releases The Undertones - Singles, a 13 x 7" vinyl box set featuring every single released by the band between 1978 and 1983. And he'll be bringing in some of his own treasured pieces of vinyl and asking listeners to share their own great record shop finds.

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.

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

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'.

Film Review Day, Plus Actors Robert Powell And Liza Goddard20180531

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

New releases Book Club, My Friend Dahmer and That Summer are up for review by our critics Siobhan Synnot and Jamie Dunn.

Actors Robert Powell and Liza Goddard will be in studio with Grant to talk about starring in a new thriller Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain, about a retired Holmes, pressed back into service for one more case. It's touring the UK at the moment.

And director Nora Twomey talks about working with Angelina Jolie on the Oscar-nominated animation The Breadwinner, a film about a young girl who dresses as a boy to be able to help her family survive Taliban-ruled Kabul in Afghanistan circa 2001.

Film Review Day, Plus Crime Writer Mark Billingham On His Latest Novel20180614

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

Film critics Eddie Harrison and Alison Rowat review the week's latest releases, including Rupert Everett's debut as a director, The Happy Prince, which focuses on the final days of Oscar Wilde's life, as he lies dying in exile and destitution in Europe.

They'll also give their verdict on another debut, Ari Aster's Hereditary, a supernatural thriller which many critics are saying is the most shocking film you'll see this year.

And is the reboot of cult cop comedy Super Troopers up to the standard of the 2001 original, or simply outdated fare?

Crime writer Mark Billingham will also join Grant to talk about his latest novel, The Killing Habit.

Theatre-maker Graham Eatough discusses his National Theatre of Scotland production The Reason I Jump, a one-of-a-kind memoir which explores how an autistic mind works.

And we'll be behind the scenes at the Artists at Work exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery, which showcases works by members of staff from across the entire organisation: gallery attendants, conservators, retail team members and volunteers.

Film Review Day: Avengers Infinity War, Plus Gaz Coombes, Justin Currie And Curtis Sittenfeld20180426

The long-awaited new Avengers film is up for review, plus Gaz Coombes and Justin Currie.

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

Film review day: Avengers: Infinity War, Beast and The Deminer are reviewed by critics Alison Rowat and Ross MacLean.

American author Curtis Sittenfeld, author of five best-selling novels, has been shortlisted for the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award, the richest prize for a single story in the English language. The winner will be announced tonight and Curtis will be talking to Grant about how it feels to be shortlisted for the prize with what is her very first collection of short stories, You Think It, I'll Say It.

Gaz Coombes, formerly of Supergrass, talks to Grant about his new solo album and his forthcoming Glasgow gig.

And Del Amitri's Justin Currie will join Grant to look ahead to a very special gig that's happening this weekend. Songs in the Round will feature Ricky Ross, Justin Currie, Karine Polwart and Gary Clark, all banding together in support of an organisation called Playlist for Life which aims to use music to help those suffering with Dementia.

Fred Macaulay, The Creditors Plus Film Review Day20180503

Fred MacAulay talks to Grant about 30 years in the comedy business, plus film review day.

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

New movies Tully, I Feel Pretty and Mary and the Witch's Flower are reviewed by critics Siobhan Synnot and Nathanael Smith.

Comedian Fred MacAulay talks to Grant about his '30 Years On' tour, looking back on his journey from Financial Accountant to star of the UK comedy scene and countless Edinburgh Fringe shows.

Starring Chloe Sevigny and Steve Buscemi, new film Lean on Pete is an adaptation of the novel by Willy Vlautin. Charley, a teen living with his single father, finds work caring for an aging racehorse named Lean On Pete. When he learns Pete is bound for slaughter, the two embark on an odyssey across the new American frontier in search of a place to call home. We'll hear from director Andrew Haigh.

Grant hears about a new production at The Royal Lyceum in Edinburgh- an adaptation of August Strindberg's brilliant tragicomedy, The Creditors, which is making its Scottish debut this week in the Capital.

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.

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

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.

Grant Stott With Actor Mark Bonnar And Rock Group Ash20180523

Grant Stott hosts and features actor Mark Bonnar and Northern Irish rock group Ash.

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

Grant Stott hosts two hours of conversation and music.
Actor Mark Bonnar joins Grant to talk about his role as a behavioural scientist in Channel 4's psychological thriller Humans.
Northern Irish rock group Ash discuss their new album, Islands.
Hip-hop artist Dave Hook discusses his debut album as solo artist Solareye.
Crime writer Emma Salisbury talks about her two series of novels - a crime procedural set in Salford; and a murky gangland saga set in the underworld of Edinburgh.
Plus a live session of songs written by some of Scotland's leading musicians, in collaboration with people serving a prison sentence.

Iain Stirling on Love Island, Tony Hadley talks about his album, and Daniel Meade session and interview20180613

Grant gets Love Island gossip from Iain Stirling, and Tony Hadley talks about his album.

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

Writer and journalist Claire Bell wrote her memoir/reportage book Lost Where We Belong: Trying to escape apartheid's shadows as she criss-crossed South Africa in a quest to try and make sense of her white identity. Claire discusses her book and her upcoming event at Borders Book Festival: Trying to Escape Apartheid's Shadow.

Comedian Iain Stirling talks about narrating the current series of Love Island on ITV2, his podcast and what he's doing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year.

Daniel Meade talks about his album When Was The Last Time to Grant in the Edinburgh studio, in which every song started out as a letter written to himself to deal with the anxiety, depression and adjustment which has come with his sobriety, and performs a live session with Scott Forsyth.

Former Spandau Ballet frontman Tony Hadley, talks about his new album 'Talking To The Moon'. The album sees Tony team up with Peter Cox and Richard Drummie of Go West, as well as Toby Gad, the man behind John Legend's 'All Of Me' and Beyonce's 'If I Was A Boy'.

Sting talks to Janice Forsyth about his musical The Last Ship and performs a song from the show.

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

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

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.

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

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.

Jason Manford; Benjamin Zephaniah; Live Music From Blanco White20180502

Grant Stott talks to Jason Manford about his comedy tour, Muddle Class, coming to Scotland

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

Karen Dunbar and Gerry Mulgrew talk about the World Premier of Martin McCormick's absurdist play Ma, Pa and the Little Mouths.

Poet Benjamin Zephaniah discusses his autobiography - The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah, the Windrush controversy, and more.

Blanco White performs a live music session in the Edinburgh studio with Grant.

Jason Manford talks about his Muddle Class tour which is coming to Edinburgh's Playhouse and Glasgow's Armadillo. Grant teaches him how to do a Glaswegian accent properly.

Siobhan Synnot talks to Ian Hart ahead of the screening of Modern Life is Rubbish at Edinburgh's Cameo.

UWS Lecturer and Deacon Blue keyboard player Jim Prime, former head of the Royal Conservatoire of Music in Scotland John Wallace, West Lothian student Abby Gornall and journalist Jane Bradley give their opinion on the potential impact of cuts to music tuition in some schools.

Jimmy Webb Live In Session And A Sergio Leone Retrospective20180507

Janice Forsyth has live music and conversation with the legendary Jimmy Webb.

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

Ahead of his appearance at The Mitchell Theatre in Glasgow, Janice Forsyth has live music and conversation with Legendary American songwriter Jimmy Webb - the man responsible for McArthur Park, By the Time I Get To Phoenix and Wichita Lineman!

JUDGE CRAIG MITCHELL will discuss the inspirational documentary 'Skid Row Marathon' - an inspiring story following the Los Angeles Superior Court Judge, over a period of 4 years as he coaches a long-distance running club from the Midnight Mission on LA's infamous Skid Row.

She will also talk to London-based Author Luke Tredget about his new book Kismet - which explores how 'technology shapes our romantic lives': the obsession with a perfect match, and what it means to settle.

Later in the show, to tie in with the comprehensive Sergio Leone retrospective at the Filmhouse in Edinburgh, Pasquale Iannone will look back over the late great Director's illustrious career - which encompasses many iconic, influential classics that are still truly awe-inspiring on the big screen.

All that and a brand new Single of The Week from Cuddly Shark!

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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!

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.'.

Jon Fratelli Live Session; Lake Of Stars Festival, Malawi Meets Scotland; Sxsw Live From Austin, Texas; Sandfest20180314
Jonathan Pie; Chief Executive Of Edinburgh Festival Fringe Shona Mccarthy; Matthew Bourne20180606

Grant talks to Jonathan Pie creator Tom Walker and Matthew Bourne talks about Cinderella.

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

As the programme for the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe is announced, the Fringe's Chief Executive joins Grant in the studio to reveal this year's line-up and highlights.

Cutting edge choreographer Matthew Bourne discusses his hit dance production of Cinderella, which sets the familiar fairy tale in London during the Blitz.

Our June Book Group read is The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde's only novel. First published in 1890, the book is a moral tale of youth, beauty and corruption, and on its initial publication it received savage reviews and public condemnation. Does it still have the power to shock today?

Author Alex Wheatle discusses his latest book - Home Boys - which is inspired by the years he spent in a brutal children's home in the 1980s.

And Radio Scotland's own Theresa Talbot reviews Planes, Trains and Automobiles - a new exhibition at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery which explores the evolution of our transport network and the ways in which photographers have documented popular forms of travel.

Jonathan Pie creator Tom Walker talks about his upcoming Scottish gigs in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness.

Judie Tzuke, Beverley Craven And Julia Fordham Talk To Grant About Collaborating On An Album And Uk Tour20180411

Matt Czuchry and Emily VanCamp talk about new NBC hospital drama The Resident.

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

Grant Stott is in conversation with Judie Tzuke, Beverley Craven and Julia Fordham - three of Britain's biggest selling female artists of all time ahead of their collaboration on a new song and upcoming album and Woman to Woman UK tour which brings them to Edinburgh's Queen's Hall and Glasgow's Oran Mor in November. The triumvirate talk about their individual experiences of past successes and revitalising their careers, and Grant shares a very funny confession with Julia Fordham, and receives a surprising and lovely response...

Debbie McPhail explores the Art of Glass, talking to artists and curators at the new exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland.

We hear about a new adaptation of BAFTA award winning Jeff Pope's Cilla the Musical from its star Victoria Jones.

Matt Czuchry and Emily VanCamp talk about new NBC hospital drama The Resident.

Grant discusses the prevalence and success of TV hospital dramas in recent decades and reflects on why the format is such a popular one.

Kane Power, Andrea Baker And The Tuesday Review20180508

Opera singer Andrea Baker tells Janice about her new album.

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

Puppeteer Shona Reppe and her Australian collaborators Rosemary Myers and and Christine Johnston tell Janice about their reimagining of Russian folk tale Baba Yaga for the Imaginate Children's festival.

Author Christopher Wakline tells Janice about his new novel Escape and Evasion,about a city banker who steals money, but then gives it away, Robin Hood style, inspired in part by the author's own experiences working in the City.

Actor Kane Power talks about creating his one man show Mental, about his experiences of growing up with and caring for his mother, who has bipolar disorder. It's on in Glasgow as part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival.

Opera singer Andrea Baker gives Janice a preview of her new album, Sing Sistah Sing celebrating the African American female voice.

Plus the Tuesday Review: Peter Ross, Jane Graham and Andrea Baker review the final season of Scandi-drama The Bridge, new Netflix thriller Safe, and Channel 4 feminist comedy Riot Girls.

Kylie Minogue, Chris McQueer and the Tuesday Review20180612

Kylie Minogue talks to Janice about visiting Nashville to record her new album Golden.

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

Kylie Minogue talks to Janice about her album Golden, making videos and going on tour.

Chris McQueer, a rising star of Scottish writing and spoken word, talks about his new novella, Leathered, featuring a prison guard who picks a fight with Kim Jong Un.

Neil Cossar on his book The Day I Was There - Bob Dylan, in which fans, friends and colleagues tell their stories of seeing, knowing and working with Bob Dylan.

Tuesday Review: Peter Ross, Amy Taylor and Kelly Apter review Snatches - Moments From Women's Lives - a series of 15 minute monologues, written and performed by exciting female actors and playwrights, and curated by Vicky Featherstone. Plus the revival of Queer Eye by Netflix, and Johnny Marr's third solo album Call the Comet.

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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Long Day's Journey Into Night, Rose Tremain, Glasgow Empire20180416

Janice Forsyth with multi prize-winning novelist Rose Tremain.

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LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT by EUGENE O'NEILL - Long regarded as one of the greatest American dramas of the 20th century, it's being staged at the CITIZENS THEATRE: Actors, Sam Phillips and Bríd Ní Neachtain will tell Janice all about it.

We will also have a special report on The (Legendary ) Glasgow Empire, and hear from Annie Barrows the co- author of a novel that has inspired a new film opening in cinemas this week - THE GUERNSEY LITERARY and POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY'

Janice also talks to Multi-prizewinning novelist Rose Tremain about her new memoir Rosie - the first work of non-fiction from one of our best-loved and bestselling authors.

And in the third of our series of features showcasing new comedy on BBC Radio Scotland, you can hear 'Drivetime' by Maryam Hamidi

All that and a brand new Single of The Week!

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Maggie O Farrell, Angela Barnes And Una Healy Live In Session20180430

Janice Forsyth talks to Maggie O Farrell and hears from comic Angela Barnes.

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Janice Forsyth speaks to best-selling author Maggie O Farrell about her latest book, I AM, I AM, I AM: SEVENTEEN BRUSHES WITH DEATH.

She also has live music and conversation with Una Healy: her new single 'Never See Me Cry' out this Friday and the former Saturdays singer is embarking on her first-ever solo tour this summer that will see her play King Tuts on June 19th.

Ahead of her Scottish tour dates for her show FORTITUDE, brilliant stand-up Comedian Angela Barnes (BBC R4's The News Quiz, Mock the Week, host of Newsjack on BBC R4Extra) will be on hand to provide some cracking comedy.

Actor KEN O HARA will also be in the studio to discuss THE PRICE OF A FISH SUPPER - a sharp unsentimental story of a washed-up ex-fisherman with an alcohol problem: it's also an honest and thought provoking portrayal of the demise of the local fishing industry in Ayrshire and its going on tour to some coastal towns in Scotland.

All that and a brand new Single of The Week from the brilliant Logan's Close.

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Malachy Tallack, Britain's Best Home Cook, And A Modern Take On Macbeth20180501

Malachy Tallack tells Janice about his debut novel.

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Travel writer and singer Malachy Tallack tells Janice about his Shetland-set debut novel, The Valley at the Centre of the World.

Jennifer Palmieri was Director of Communications for Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election campaign. Her book Dear Madam President, is an imagined letter to the first female president of the USA.

Academic Marisa De Andrade, producer Sean Kerwin and actor Belle Jones teamed up for a research project exploring whether creativity can be seen as a measure of wellbeing. Out of their collaboration emerged not just research, but a hip hop track. They tell Janice about the song Dear Human.

And in the Tuesday Review, Yasmin Sulaiman, Phil Miller and Hannah McGill have been reading Jo Nesbo's modern take on Macbeth - set in a 1970s police department; Ability, a BBC Radio 4 sitcom starring Lee Ridley, aka Lost Voice Guy, and new BBC One food show Britain's Best Home Cook.

Marian Keyes, Hera Lindsay Bird And The Tuesday Review20180529

Janice Forsyth with Marian Keyes and poet Hera Lindsay Bird.

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Aerial artist Sarah Bebe Holmes tells Janice about her new show, combining theatre, circus and dance. It's called Egg, and is inspired by her real experiences of donating an egg for her best friend to have a child.

New Zealand poet Hera Lindsay Bird has gained a cult following for her writing about sex, emotion and Monica from Friends. She's performing at three events in Scotland this week.

Marian Keyes is in Glasgow to talk about her latest novel The Break, and using writing a way of exploring personal issues.

Plus the Tuesday Review: Neil Cooper, Jenny Niven and Hannah McGill review Nothing Like A Dame, a documentary that puts Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Eileen Atkins, Dame Judi Dench and Dame Joan Plowright round a table and films their chat. Love is Dead, the third album from Chvurches, the Glasgow synth-pop trio now based in New York, and War Light, the new novel from Michael Ondaatje, returning to some of the themes he explored in The English Patient.

Michael Morpurgo, Phil Daniels And Film Review Day20180412

Grant Stott talks to writer Michael Morpurgo and actor Phil Daniels.

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New movies Rampage, Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts and Custody are reviewed by critics Wendy Lloyd and Paul Gallagher.

Best -selling author of War Horse, Michael Morpurgo, discusses his new book, The Flamingo Boy, and how he drew on his family's own experiences to tell the story of Lorenzo, a young autistic boy who lives on his parents' farm in the South of France among the salt flats and the flamingos. It's 1942 and Lorenzo's world is about to be turned upside down as the Germans come and take the town.

Star of Quadrophenia and Eastenders, Phil Daniels, talks to Grant about performing the dual role in Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, a stage adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic that's touring the UK and in Edinburgh at the moment.

We hear about Cathy, a play that takes the 1966 Ken Loach classic film Cathy Come Home and updates it to reflect modern concerns about homelessness in the UK today. It's at the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow next week.

And forensic anthropologist Professor Dame Sue Black, who has advised crime writers like Val McDermid about their plots, has now written a book of her own, a memoir called All That Remains: A Life in Death. She'll be talking to Grant about telling her experiences and stories in her own words.

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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Nicola Meighan Stands In20180605

Nicola Meighan reviews Bill Clinton's new thriller, and celebrates 80 years of The Beano.

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Bill Clinton (yes that Bill Clinton) has written a novel! The President is Missing is a thriller co-authored by the former President, and American crime author James Patterson. The Afternoon Show has asked Scottish crime writer Stuart Macbride to be on standby and speed read it for us: he'll tell Nicola if it's any good, and talk about his own new book, The Blood Road.

Dr Peter Lovatt is a dance psychologist. The former professional dancer turned academic is coming to Edinburgh and Glasgow with his Boogie on the Brain tour, which combines a science lecture with a two hour dance class.

After 20 years of campaigning, fundraising and planning, Kirkcudbright Galleries open next weekend. Nicola hears the story of how a dedicated group of people worked to secure a permanent place for art in a town with a rich art history.

And in the Tuesday Review: Gayle Anderson, Jonathan Whitelaw and Fiona Shepherd review the return of Poldark for its fourth series, and No Shame, the new album from Lily Allen. Plus Bash Street's Back at the McMenace - Dundee's McManus Galleries celebrate 80 years of the Beano. Alongside the review we hear from Editor in Chief Mike Stirling, and curator Carly Cooper.

Nieves, Victoria Crowe, Ac Weir And Tuesday Review20180515

Glasgow band Nieves perform live and talk about their debut album Exist and Expire.

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Glasgow band Nieves play live in session, and talk about their debut album Exist and Expire.

Artist Victoria Crowe tells Janice about her career as a portrait painter, and the people she has painted, including RD Laing and Sir Peter Higgs, as an exhibition of her work opens at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

Raymond Weir tells the extraordinary story of discovering his father A C Weir's talent for music, and helping him record an album of his songs at the age of 77.

Author, publisher and presenter James Crawford talks about his major new BBC Scotland TV series Scotland From The Sky which takes the viewer on an aerial trip across Scotland.

For this week's Tuesday Review, James Crawford and Halina Rifai review the second series of C4's The Handmaid's Tale, the Artic Monkey's album Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino, plus the Museum of the Moon in Glasgow's Mackintosh Queen's Cross church, and the reopening for 2018 of Jupiter Artland.

Nile Rodgers On Curating A Festival In Glasgow; Hillary Clinton's Former Director Of Communications To On Her New Book.20180425

Nile Rodgers tells Janice Forsyth about curating a festival in Glasgow's Kelvingrove Park.

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Nile Rodgers tells Janice Forsyth about curating the Fiesta x Fold Festival in Kelvingrove Park, and why he's looking forward to coming back to Glasgow to perform at the festival with Chic, and the acts he's chosen to perform including Earth Wind and Fire, The Pointer Sisters, Huey Morgan and more, and with Candi Staton performing at the afterparty.

Brian Traynor and Ricky Scoular of Barras Art and Design talk to Grant Stott about organising the Fiesta x Fold Festival in Kelvingrove Park.

Former White House Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri talks about her book Dear Madam President, which is an empowering letter to the first woman president, and all women working to succeed.

Salley Vickers talks about her novel The Librarian.

Our reporter Laurence Cook takes a trip to some of the interesting exhibitions going on at this year's Glasgow International festival.

Susan Mansfield gives us an overview of the festival live in the studio.

Spoken word performer Billy Letford and Empress MC perform live in the studio ahead of Neu! Reekie!'s April Splash event in their new venue, The Old Dr Bells Baths in Leith.

Nile Rodgers On Curating Fiesta X Fold Festival In Glasgow20180425

Nile Rodgers tells Grant Stott about curating a festival in Glasgow's Kelvingrove Park.

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Nile Rodgers tells Janice Forsyth about curating the Fiesta x Fold Festival in Kelvingrove Park, and why he's looking forward to coming back to Glasgow to perform at the festival with Chic, and the acts he's chosen to perform including Earth Wind and Fire, The Pointer Sisters, Huey Morgan and more, and with Candi Staton performing at the afterparty.

Brian Traynor and Ricky Scoular of Barras Art and Design talk to Grant Stott about organising the Fiesta x Fold Festival in Kelvingrove Park.

Salley Vickers talks about her novel The Librarian.

Our reporter Laurence Cook takes a trip to some of the interesting exhibitions going on at this year's Glasgow International festival.

Susan Mansfield gives us an overview of the festival live in the studio.

Spoken word performer Billy Letford and Empress MC perform live in the studio ahead of Neu! Reekie!'s April Splash event in their new venue, The Old Dr Bells Baths in Leith.

Co-founder of Neu! Reekie! and poet Michael Pedersen brings us a report about Scottish artists' connection to Berlin.

Nina Nesbitt, Sarah Pinborough And Donald Mowatt20180521

Janice Forsyth has live music and conversation with singer and songwriter Nina Nesbitt.

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On Monday, ahead of her Scottish Tour date in Edinburgh, the celebrated Edinburgh-born singer-songwriter, Nina Nesbitt, will be talking about her career and performing songs live in the studio.

Janice will also have a brand new single of the week from four piece Indie outfit Altinak, a special report on the Pitlochry Festival Theatre in Perthshire and hear from Donald Mowat: an award winning make up designer, who is appearing at a Make-up Masterclass with BAFTA Scotland (today) at The Corinthian Club, Glasgow.

All that and award-winning YA and adult novelist Sarah Pinborough will be on hand to discuss her new book - the psychological suspense novel Cross Her Heart.

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Rick Astley, Colonel Mustard And The Dijon 5 And Author Paula Mclain20180618

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

Rick Astley is Back!

He will be talking to Janice about his career and discussing both his latest single - Listen Tomorrow - and new album Beautiful Life (out July 20th)

We'll have a brand new single of the week and the bestselling historical fiction author of The Paris Wife, Paula McLain will be discussing her new novel, LOVE AND RUIN which explores the passionate love story of Ernest Hemingway and his wife Martha Gellhorn, to whom he dedicated For Whom the Bell Tolls, set against the backdrop of the impending Second World War.,

The fabulous Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5 will be in the studio too - one of the founders of the ever-growing 'Yellow Movement' - a music collective spreading a positive message of peace, love, and understanding over the last 10 years! They will discuss the new release of Peace, Love and Mustard - a fan-favourite and affectionately known as the band's theme song. Its release marks the start of an incredible year for these fun-loving genre-hoppers!

All that and 'The White Stag Adventure, written by Rennie McOwan - a favourite novel of children in the 1980's, it has been in constant print since it was first published over 30 years ago. It was adapted into a BBC Radio Scotland play and a recording of this, together with an annotated script and cast list, have been discovered by the author's family in his archives. It is the only known recording to have survived

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Ricky Ross Stand In20180620

Ricky Ross 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

Ricky Ross Stands In20180621

Ricky Ross 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

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 and 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.

Simon Mayo, Glasgow Garden Festival And The Tuesday Review20180424

Janice Forsyth talks to Simon Mayo and remembers the 1988 Glasgow Garden Festival.

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Simon Mayo has written a historical novel Mad Blood Stirring, inspired by his stumbling across an amazing "footnote of history".

Playwright Frances Poet tells Janice about her play Gut - exploring questions about who you can trust with that most precious of things: your children.

Reporter Paul English visits the Mitchell Library as they hold drop-in sessions to remember the 1988 Glasgow Garden Festival.

Screenwriter Abi Morgan talks about her new BBC1 drama The Split, about a mother and daughter firm of divorce lawyers.

And in the Tuesday Review, critics Sophie Good, Amy Taylor and Jonathan Whitelaw give their thoughts on The Split, new podcast Sandra, starring Ethan Hawke and Kristen Wiig, and the touring production of War Horse, currently at Edinburgh's Festival Theatre.

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.

Stephen Tompkinson, Nigel Havers And Denis Lawson20180410

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 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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The Biggest Weekend20180524

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

The Biggest Weekend: Emeli Sande And Eddi Reader Talk To Grant, Plus Film Review Day20180524

Emeli Sande and Eddi Reader discuss performing at the BBC's The Biggest Weekend festival.

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Emeli Sande and Eddi Reader, both performing at The Biggest Weekend in Perthshire, will talk to Grant about taking part in this UK-wide, two day BBC Music event- and journalist Nicola Meigan will be giving Grant live updates from behind the scenes at Scone Palace as the site is prepared for the festival, happening there on Friday and Saturday.

Thursdays are, of course, film review day and new releases Solo: A Star Wars Story, On Chesil Beach, and Edie are up for review by our critics Stephen Carty and Pasquale Iannone.

The Edinburgh International Film Festival launches its 2018 programme this morning and Artistic Director Mark Adams will be talking us through the line up.

We'll also be looking ahead to the Italian Film Festival, starting today in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee, which showcases the best in Italian cinema with a selection drawn from the past twelve months.

The Rezillos, Nick Lowe And The Cats Awards20180611

Music and conversation with The Rezillos and Nick Lowe.

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FAY FIFE and EUGENE REYNOLDS from THE REZILLOS look back over their career and discuss their upcoming live appearance at Summerhall in Edinburgh (on Sun the 24th of June) It's part of 10 days of outdoor live music and events being staged in partnership with the National Museum of Scotland to coincide with the launch of a new exhibition - RIP IT UP: THE STORY OF SCOTTISH POP.

Janice will also discuss the new DVD release of a classic early film in the wave of racially progressive dramas of the 1950s and 60s: Joseph L. Mankiewicz's No Way Out - an electrifying film-noir about a doctor whose ethics are put to the test when he comes into conflict with a racist criminal.

She will also have a special report on a very unusual musical which will be staged at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe. "The Mould That Changed the World" which traces the life and work of Alexander Fleming, the Scottish physician and microbiologist who discovered penicillin and shared a Nobel prize award. (Ahead of the Fringe, the play will have its Scottish premiere on the 13th of June, at the National Museum of Scotland.)

After 3, Columnist and theatre critic Joyce McMillan talks about the Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland and we'll have a brand new single of the week!

All that and 'The Jesus of Cool' rocks again! Legendary singer- songwriter and producer Nick Lowe will be discussing the release of his first new music in five years! A four-song EP featuring two new Lowe originals, plus covers of songs popularised by Dionne Warwick ("Heartbreaker") and Cliff Richard ("Travellin' Light").

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Tim Key, Film Review Day And Heidi Talbot Live In Session20180607

Comedian Tim Key, it's film review day and Heidi Talbot is live in session.

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

New releases Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, The Boy Downstairs and McQueen are up for review by our critics Nigel Floyd and Davina Catt.

Comedian Tim Key phones Grant to talk about his show, Megadate, which he's bringing to Scotland next week.

Singer songwriter Heidi Talbot is live in session talking about her current tour, the first time she and her husband, the musician and producer John McCusker, have ever toured together.

And we look ahead to the Processions event, happening all across Scotland at the weekend to mark a century since British women over the age of 30 gained the vote.

Titanic: The Musical, Lee Thompson From Madness And Author Dj Taylor.20180528

Janice Forsyth talks to the director of Titanic: The Musical, Thom Southerland.

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

Titanic: The Musical - is coming to Glasgow's Kings Theatre (from tonight!) and then at Edinburgh's Playhouse - Director Thom Southerland will tell Janice all about it.

Lee Thompson - the mercurial Saxophonist from Madness looks back over his career and discusses a new film about his personal journey with the band - One Man's Madness.

Janice will also have a brand new single of the week and Author DJ Taylor discusses his new book- Rock And Roll Is Life' - The True Story Of The Helium Kids By One Who Was There. (A Novel!)

All that and live music and conversation with Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter, Harry Harris.

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

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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.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

MATTHEW DE ABAITUA on his new book SELF and 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 and THE CITY and 1984 film THREADS about the horrifying effects of nuclear war which has been remastered for DVD.

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

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

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

MATTHEW DE ABAITUA on his new book SELF and 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 and THE CITY and 1984 film THREADS about the horrifying effects of nuclear war which has been remastered for DVD.

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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

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Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter Dan Willson, aka 'Withered Hand', is live in session.

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Writer and broadcaster, Andrew Collins, discusses the new updated edition of his official biography on Singer-songwriter Billy Bragg - Still Suitable For Miners: tracing his life, family and career at close range from Barking to the present day. This 20th anniversary edition has been updated to include the rise of Corbyn, the unfolding of Brexit, Billy's reclamation of skiffle and his overtures into Americana.

Scotland's International Crime Writing Festival BLOODY SCOTLAND takes place in Stirling from 21st-23rd Sept this year - the line-up has just been announced, and we'll hear from one of the founders of the festival - Tartan Noir crime novelist and screenwriter, Lin Anderson.

Janice will also discuss the new DVD release of the classic Spencer Tracy film, Inherit the Wind, which tackles the creationism vs. evolution debate and also operates as a searing critique of McCarthyism. Inherit the Wind was nominated for multiple Academy Awards, and is rightfully recognised as one of the most entertaining, and provocative films of its era.

The bestselling author of Soldier Spy, former MI5 officer Tom Marcus, will be on hand to discuss his debut novel, Capture or Kill and Janice will also have a brand new single of the week.

All that and ahead of his appearance at the RIP IT UP FESTIVAL, we have live music and conversation with Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter, Dan Willson - better known by his stage name 'Withered Hand.'

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New wave singer-songwriter Wreckless Eric discusses his career, latest tour and new single

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On Monday, ahead of his upcoming Scottish Tour dates in Edinburgh and Glasgow, Legendary new wave singer song-writer, Wreckless Eric looks back over his career, discusses his latest album and new single 'Gateway To Europe.'

Janice will also have a special discussion on the The Ingleby Gallery in Edinburgh - which is moving to new premises: opening on the 12th of May with a Callum Innes exhibition.

She will also have a brand new single of the week and cracking comedy from the brilliant Joe Bor - Winner of Jewish Comedian Of The Year, Joe is a sharp and energetic observational comedian - he is bringing his touring show to Scotland - we'll hear all about it.