Afternoon Show With Grant Stott, The [Radio Scotland]


20200506Jayde Adams talks about her ‘couch cabaret’ streamed weekly across social media.
Another chance to hear Grant's fabulous interview with Rick Astley who chats about his latest album Beautiful Life and performs exclusive acoustic tracks.
In Make A Difference; Justina Murray from Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs tells us how they’re making a difference to families all over Scotland.
Karen Bartke aka Officer Karen in Scot Squad joins Grant to talk about her love of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, which she has re-read for our monthly book group.
We have more Shelf Indulgence from BBC Radio Scotland’s own Bryan Burnett.
Cartoonist Jamie-Max Caldwell describes drawing for the NHS as an act of gratitude.
And Grant hears from the city choir celebrating their 10th anniversary in lockdown.

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

20200507Remember Double Bills?

With everybody staying at home these days and spending a lot of time in front of the TV, one film of an evening might not be enough. The obvious thing to do is work your way through a franchise or boxset but what about films that compliment each other while not actually being directly connected? Grant Stott talks to Regular Afternoon Show Arts critic Ian Hoey about The Double Bill; from the historical aspect to the way they developed and how they were a very big thing up until 'relatively' recently.

He will also offer his recommendations and suggestions for programming your own!

Grant will also be hosting our Streaming Film Review Hour: we’ll hear about critically acclaimed ‘Romantic Comedy’ - musician-turned-filmmaker Elizabeth Sankey, assisted by critics, actors and other directors explores the history of the genre in her insightful debut - the past, present and future of romantic comedies.

He will also discuss the horror film Reborn – a spooky story about a girl who is brought back to life by electro-kinetic powers and abducted by a morgue attendant. On her 16th birthday, she escapes captivity and sets out to find her birth mother, leaving a bloody trail of those who try to get in her way!

And a contemporary classic; the hidden gem that is Midnight Run – featuring both Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin!

All that and another chance to hear Grant in an extended, conversation, with Mari Wilson (aka 'Miss Beehive') - looking back on her career, and explaining her love of Tupperware!

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

20200514The BBC Lockdown Orchestra: As part of a ten-day creative challenge for the Get Creative festival, BBC Arts and BBC Radio 3 have been asking the nation to dust off their instruments and warm up their vocal cords to join the BBC Lockdown Orchestra in a national collaborative rendition of Florence + The Machine’s 2009 anthem of hope ‘You’ve Got The Love’. The public are being invited to film and upload their performances to, where their submissions will join those of the BBC Lockdown Orchestra to create a track which will premiere across BBC Radio on Thursday 14th May, and debut as a music video on BBC Four at 8.55pm. We will preview it all and hear from some of those involved.

Celebrating 40 years since the release of their debut album ‘New Clear Days’ and their massive hit, ‘Turning Japanese,’ British New Wave band The Vapors return with a brand new album – ‘Together,’ (out 15th May) – Grant will hear all about it from frontman and main man Dave Fenton.

He will also be hosting our Streaming Film Review Hour: when we’ll hear about Becoming - an intimate documentary about former first lady Michelle Obama.

And Women Make Film: A Road Movie Through Cinema (which follows in the footsteps of Mark Cousins’ The Story of Film: An Odyssey,) to give us a guided tour of the art and craft of the movies. Using almost a thousand film extracts from thirteen decades and five continents, Cousins asks how films are made, shot and edited; how stories are shaped and how movies depict life, love, politics, humour and death, all through the compelling lens of some of the world’s greatest directors — all of them women

All that and a contemporary classic; Sofia Coppola’s brilliant and unforgettable The Virgin Suicides: a story of love and repression, sex and death, memory and longing. It is at its core a mystery: a heart-rending investigation into the impenetrable, life-altering secrets of American adolescence.

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