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20210510Janice Forsyth tunes into the best of Scottish arts, entertainment and music.

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

20210511Janice Forsyth tunes into the best of Scottish arts, entertainment and music.

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

20210512Grant Stott tunes into the best of Scottish arts, entertainment and music.

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

20210513Grant Stott tunes into the best of Scottish arts, entertainment and music.

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

20210514Weekend tunes and news of what's on around Scotland with Nicola Meighan.

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

20210517Janice Forsyth tunes into the best of Scottish arts, entertainment and music.

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

20210518Janice Forsyth tunes into the best of Scottish arts, entertainment and music.

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

20210519Grant Stott tunes into the best of Scottish arts, entertainment and music.

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

20210520Grant Stott tunes into the best of Scottish arts, entertainment and music.

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

20210521Weekend tunes and news of what's on around Scotland with Nicola Meighan.

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

All That Glitters, Katty Kay and Emerald Fennell20210416

All That Glitters is a new Bake-Off style reality show searching for Britain's next jewellery star. Nicola talks to judge Solange Azagury-Partridge, and participant Dan Musselwhite.

Writer Jane Graham discusses The Beauty of Living Twice, the new memoir by Sharon Stone, revealing how a stroke in 2001 affected her life and career.

BBC World News journalist Katty Kay tells Nicola about why she's hoping to inspire confidence in teenage girls, and how they can inspire us.

Nicola talks to the now BAFTA-winning Emerald Fennell, director of new film Promising Young Woman.

And brothers Fionn and Toby Watts talk about their horror film Playhouse, the first film ever to be created and made entirely in Caithness.

Nicola Meighan talks to BAFTA winner Emerald Fennell, and discusses Sharon Stone's memoir

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

BAFTAs and Distance Remaining20210412Writer Stewart Melton, director Caitlin Skinner, and actor Dolina Maclennan tell Janice about DISTANCE REMAINING – a new theatre work that's going on a virtual tour from mid-April- mid May. It's written in response to the pandemic, following a delivery driver, an OAP, and a bored teenager as they all grapple with a journey they each have to make in April of 2020

Siobhan Synnot will be giving us all the news from yesterday's BAFTA Film Awards

Janice will also hear how the Royal Scottish Academy has taken its 195th annual exhibition online

Author Helen McClory will be chatting about her novel Bitterhall - a story about flatshares, haunting and the power of objects

Dave Hook from Stanley Odd will be talking about their new album Stay Odd

And the Single of the Week is Games I Play by Inverness singer Katie Gregson Macleod

Janice Forsyth tunes into the best of Scottish arts, entertainment and music.

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

Bill Forsyth, Clare Grogan and Alex Norton on Gregory's Girl at 4020210423

Writer and director Bill Forsyth, joins Nicola Meighan and actors Clare Grogan and Alex Norton to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of iconic Scottish film Gregory’s Girl and to chat about the impact this film has had not just on its stars but on the wider public. Our listeners will join in with their special memories of this much loved film.

Edith Bowman will give her view on the enduring success of Gregory’s Girl and why it has struck a chord with so many as well as the influences on films made today.

Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow will be playing host to a free light show that will run for seven nights from Friday, illuminating the hotel’s clocktower on Hope Street with spectacular archive imagery documenting the vibrant history of the hotel and the city from the building of Central Station.

Gregory's Girl at 40 with Bill Forsyth, Clare Grogan, Alex Norton and Edith Bowman

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

Bill Paterson, Nitin Sawhney And Film Reviews20210408Bill Paterson talks about narrating a new audiobook; Hurricane Hutch's Top 10 Ships of the Clyde which is Captain Robin Hutchison's memoir and social history of life on the Clyde.

Nitin Sawhney tells Grant about his new album Immigrants, the follow up to his acclaimed 1999 release Beyond Skin, celebrating immigrants across the world.

Anna Welander has another selection of listener submissions to BBC Radio Scotland's Upload.

And in the Film Review Hour, Chris Fyvie and Wendy Lloyd share their thoughts on: Sound of Metal, the Oscar and BAFTA nominated film starring Riz Ahmed as a metal drummer who loses his hearing, Palm Springs which is a revamped Groundhog Day about a couple stuck in a time loop and Concrete Cowboy, a coming of age drama starring Idris Elba about a teen sent to live with his estranged father in Philadelphia, in a community of black urban cowboys.

Grant talks to Nitin Sawhney about his new album Immigrants.

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

Charles Mackesy And Boo Hewerdine20210401Grant Stott hears from Charlie Mackesy, artist and author of The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse, which has sent positive messages to the nation through lockdown. The book has sold over 1.4 million copies and spent 55 weeks on the Sunday Times Bestsellers List top ten.

Boo Hewerdine tells Grant about his new compilation album which he's releasing in his 60th year

Anna Welander brings the latest offerings from BBC UPLOAD with an April Fool's Theme

Film Critics Amber Wilkinson + Eddie Harrison give their thoughts on:

Minari , a tender and sweeping film about what roots us, Minari follows a Korean-American family that moves to an Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream.

The Mauritanian, Directed by Kevin Macdonald and based on the NY Times best-selling memoir "Guantánamo Diary" by Mohamedou Ould Slah

And - Chaos Walking, starring Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley

Artist and author of The Boy, the Mole. the Fox and the Horse - Charlie Mackesy

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

Chris Riddell On Hitchhiker's Guide, Plus The Week's Film Reviews20210422Chris Riddell tells Grant about illustrating a new edition of Douglas Adams' classic The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, to celebrate its 42nd anniversary.

Danny Huston talks about his film The Last Photograph, set against the backdrop of the Lockerbie bombing.

Plus Glasgow singer kitti on her new single, and how photography has helped patients in Tayside.

And in this week's film reviews, Ross Maclean and Hannah McGill share their thoughts on The Last Photograph, plus expectation-bending indie flick Black Bear, and Steelers, a documentary about a gay rugby club.

Grant Stott talks to Chris Riddell about illustrating Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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

Comedian Laura Lexx And Author Gwendoline Riley20210419Janice will be chatting to award winning comedian, writer and actor Laura Lexx who had a busy first lockdown when her Twitter thread about football manager Jurgen Klopp became a book. Laura will be talking about her debut UK tour including The Stand venues in Glasgow and Edinburgh, but due to Covid restrictions Laura will be appearing online via a stream.

Author Ely Percy tells Janice about their coming-of-age novel Duck Feet, set in the mid-noughties in Renfrew and Paisley.

Cult favourites, joyful and genre-hopping Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5 have a new album out - The Difficult Number 2 and band members John McAlinden & David John Blair will be telling Janice all about it as well as their plans for summer gigs pending Covid 19 restrictions.

My Phantoms was chosen as a book to look out for this year by the Guardian, Observer, Daily Mail, Independent, the New Statesman, and also by one of our Tuesday Review team, writer and artist Rose Ruane. Author of My Phantoms, Gwendoline Riley will be joining Janice to chat about her novel.

Our Single of the Week comes from Blue Violet who are Anglo-Scottish duo Sam and Sarah Gotley

Janice chats to comedian Laura Lexx and author Gwendoline Riley on her novel My Phantoms.

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

Film Review Day: The Old Man and the Gun, Sorry to Bother You and Tulip Fever20181206Thursday is film review day and this week Robert Redford's last ever film before retiring, The Old Man and the Gun, raucous workplace comedy Sorry to Bother You and the long- awaited Tulip Fever, starring Alicia Vikander and Judi Dench, are up for review by Paul Gallagher and Allan Hunter.

We celebrate 30 years of the Improverts, Edinburgh University's improvised comedy troupe, whose alumni include Mitch Benn, Jenny Colgan and Miles Jupp.

And since Christmas is coming in fast, we’ve decided to look at three different theatrical takes on A Christmas Carol. We’ll be hearing about the Citz’ version, as well as the RSNO’s take on the tale, which is coming to the Usher Hall. Plus we have an interview with Simon Callow, whose own production of a Christmas Carol will be broadcast in various cinemas around the country.

Film review day: The Old Man and the Gun, Sorry to Bother You and Tulip Fever.

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

Gary Kemp, Fergus Linehan on the Edinburgh International Festival, Tuesday Review20210413

Crime writer and graphic novelist Robbie Morrison talks about his debut crime fiction novel Edge of the Grave

Our Tuesday Review critics Rose Ruane, Andrew Meehan and Anne Ellis dissect Aidan Turner’s portrayal of Leonardo Da Vinci in new Amazon series Leonardo, Kate Winslet’s role as an embattled detective in highly anticipated Sky Atlantic series Mare of Easttown, and the new Channel 4 series starring the Gleeson Brothers, Frank of Ireland.

Gary Kemp, the songwriting talent behind Spandau Ballet hits such as Gold, Through the Barricades and True talks about his new solo album

Fergus Linehan, Artistic Director of the Edinburgh International Festival, talks about the plans for outside performances for audiences this year.

Scotsman journalist Brian Ferguson contextualises Fergus Linehan's statement about the Edinburgh Festival and talks about concerns raised by Edinburgh Fringe venue organisers about the potential for the Fringe Festival to take place this year.

Janice Forsyth talks to Spandau Ballet songwriter Gary Kemp about his new solo album.

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

Harry Potter stage show and Tuesday Review20181204Music promoter and Radio Presenter Craig Gornall gives the lowdown on some of Scotland's most exciting new music.
Jamie Ballard, Franc Ashman and Thomas Aldridge from the cast of London’s Harry Potter and The Cursed Child stage production discuss the pressure and pleasure of playing such well-loved JK Rowling characters.
Joel Cox finds out about Scotland’s only remaining Wurlitzer Organ which is situated at Pollokshaws Burgh Hall on the south side of Glasgow where the Scottish Cinema Organ Trust run monthly concerts to transport audiences back to the era of the silent movie.
And in Tuesday Review; Boo Paterson and Natasha Raskin Sharp and give their opinion on La Clique Noel Part Deux, BBC Four’s Barbra Streisand documentary and Kate Bush book of lyrics How To Be Invisible.

The cast of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child chat about the production.

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

Line of Duty Series 6, plus Film Review Hour including Promising Young Woman20210415

The twists and turns of Line of Duty Series 6 are up for discussion with TV critic Scott Bryan.

2020 Booker prize winner for Shuggie Bain, author Douglas Stuart talks to Grant Stott as the book is released in paperback.

On hiatus from their day jobs, Editors’ frontman Tom Smith and erstwhile Razorlight drummer Andy Burrows join Grant to talk about the release of their second collaborative album Only Smith And Burrows Is Good Enough, including a play of the new single.

And in our regular film hour Grant will be discussing new releases Promising Young Woman, starring an Oscar nominated Carey Mulligan, David Attenborough documentary The Year Earth Changed and Japanese language drama True Mothers with Siobhan Synnot and Stephen Carty.

Line of Duty's enduring popularity is discussed with TV critic Scott Bryan

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

Marti Pellow, Tracey Thorn and How To Discover Your Local Area.20210406Marti Pellow joins Janice Forsyth to talk about his new album, Stargazer.

Janice also speaks to singer and songwriter Tracey Thorn about female friendship and about sexism in the music business, the subjects of her new book My Rock ‘n' Roll Friend.

As Government messaging changes from ‘stay at home' to ‘stay local', architect Niall Murphy and archaeologist John Atkinson give tips on how to discover buildings and landmarks in your local area.

Plus in Tuesday Review, Kirsty Logan, Neil Cooper and Kiaz Trepte discuss ITV's new thriller Too Close, Radio 4's paranormal investigation The Battersea Poltergeist, and Sitting, a drama set in a portrait painter's studio which is written by – and stars - BAFTA-winning actress Katherine Parkinson.

Janice Forsyth talks to Marti Pellow and to singer-songwriter Tracey Thorn.

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

Nfts. Goodby Mr Mackenzie And Artist Casper White20210331Grant finds out what NFTs (non-fungible tokens) are and why they are big news in the art world.

Scottish furniture makers present their craft in the Adjust/Adapt online exhibition.

Novelist Suzanne Snow talks about her latest book, The Garden of Little Rose, and explains why the romantic novel is still so popular.

Martin Metcalfe and Rona Scobie from Goodbye Mr Mackenzie tell Grant about the band's new live album and DVD.

Writer Damian Barr is Paul English's guest in this week's Getting to Know You.

And artist Casper White on how he's taken inspiration from Tiktok and Twitter for his paintings through lockdown.

Goodbye Mr Mackenzie, Damian Barr, and a beginner's guide to NFTs.

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

Peter McAleese and director David Whitney on Killing Escobar; Movie Reviews20210429

Thursday is International Dance Day and so Grant will be hearing from Scottish Ballet who have two new dance films to celebrate International Dance Day.

Jim McAteer talks about his new single The Everything Thing, which he wrote after he was personally challenged by Grant Stott.

Killing Escobar is a new BBC Scotland documentary that tells the incredible true story of Scottish mercenary Peter McAleese, who was hired to kill the Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar in 1989. Grant talks to Peter and the documentary director David Whitney about the incredible events which took place and how they personally effected Peter.

And as it’s Thursday, film reviewers Ali Harkness and Raisah Ahmed will be sharing their thoughts on three new releases – Nomadland starring Frances McDormand; Truman and Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation; and Without Remorse, based on the 1993 novel of the same name by Tom Clancy.

Grant reviews Nomadland, Without Remorse and Truman & Tennessee on movie review day

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

The challenges facing theatres, plus forensic anthropologist Professor Dame Sue Black and author Maggie Shipstead20210503

Today Janice looks at the challenges facing theatres across the country as they try to make preparations for re-opening, with physical distancing restrictions still in place.

World-renowned forensic anthropologist Professor Dame Sue Black and celebrated Scottish artist Ken Currie will be talking about Ken’s portrait of Sue that is being shown for the first time at the National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh- and how it all sprang from a conversation they had when they were both guests on a BBC Radio programme.

American author Maggie Shipstead is live from LA as she talks about her brand new novel, Great Circle, which spans Prohibition-era Montana, the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, New Zealand, wartime London, and modern-day Los Angeles to tell the story of a daredevil female aviator’s doomed attempt to fly a complete circle around the world.

We’ll have another Upload update featuring the work listeners have sent in to us- and Janice will be announcing a brand new single of the week!

The challenges facing theatres as they prepare for re-opening.

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

The Fratellis, Maggie O'farrell And First Stage Studios In Leith20210405On Monday Janice will be joined by Jon Fratelli from The Fratellis to talk about the band's latest album – HALF DRUNK UNDER A FULL MOON, fifteen years after their landmark debut Costello Music.

With First Stage Studios in Leith up and running on a new production for Amazon Prime, Brian Ferguson from The Scotsman and Belle Doyle from the Association of Film and Television Practitioners discuss the impact of this new facility for the capital and for freelancers across Scotland.

There's another chance to hear Janice's brilliant interview with novelist Maggie O'Farrell whose latest novel Hamnet has just been published in paperback and which has recently been given another award, this time from America - The National Book Critics Circle Award. Maggie joins only 4 British novelists who have won this prize in the past 20 years

And our Single of the Week is from Glasgow singer songwriter Rhona Stevens.

Janice hears about The Fratellis's new album and chats to novelist Maggie O'Farrell.

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

Tom Odell, Susie Mccabe And Conrad Khan.20210407Brit and Ivor Novello award winning singer songwriter Tom Odell opens up about the mental health problems which inform his upcoming album Monsters

We meet BAFTA rising star nominee, star of The Huntsman and Peaky Blinders newcomer Conrad Khan.

Writer and broadcaster Alison Craig tells Grant all about the final part of her trilogy of novels which began with New Beginnings at the Birdie and Bramble, co-hosting the What's the Chat podcast, and about an exciting upcoming film collaboration.

Paul English is Getting to Know comedian Susie McCabe in our weekly personal challenge

Ken McCluskey tells Grant about a cover version of Todd Rundgren's Blinded by the Light from 1991 The McCluskey Brothers discovered and donated to the Tiny Changes charity.

Brit and Ivor Novello award winning singer Tom Odell is in conversation with Grant

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

V&A in Dundee, paramedic sitcom Bloods, and prison-break drama Intergalactic20210430

Nicola Meighan is at the V&A in Dundee for a preview of Night Fever: Designing Club Culture.

Plus Nicola hears about two new TV shows. Jane Horrocks and Samson Kayo discuss their paramedic sitcom Bloods and writer Julie Gearey and actor Sharon Duncan Brewster talk about new prison break drama set in 2143, Intergalactic.

Nicola Meighan at the V&A in Dundee for a preview of Night Fever: Designing Club Culture.

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