Five Star Makers And Breakers [Radio Scotland]

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Part 1 - Comedy2018040420180408 (RS)

Edi Stark asks what qualifies newspaper critics to judge what is funny.

Edi Stark looks at the role of newspaper critics

They've been known to turn a theatre dark, close a restaurant and empty a gallery. But also make stars overnight and sell out performances.
In this three part highly entertaining series Edi Stark opens the page on newspaper critics and asks what qualifies them to judge what's funny, what's good on the stage, on the gallery wall or served on a plate. She also hears stories from creative artists, actors, comedians, performers, chefs, directors and producers on what it is like to be at the wrong end of a review. The main focus of the first programme is on comedy and the need for critics at the biggest festival in the world.

Part 2 - Theatre And Dance2018041120180415 (RS)

Edi Stark meets Scotland's biggest-hitting theatre critics and goes to a dance premiere.

Edi Stark looks at the role of newspaper critics

Edi Stark opens the page on newspaper critics and asks what qualifies them to judge what's funny, what's good on the stage, on the gallery wall or served on a plate. She also hears stories from creative artists, actors, comedians, performers, chefs, directors and producers on what it is like to be at the wrong end of a review. Edi meets Scotland's biggest hitting theatre critics and goes to a dance premiere at the Beacon Arts Centre in Greenock with dance critic Mary Brennan.

Part 3 - Art And Food2018041820180422 (RS)

Edi speaks to artists and chefs and the critics who review their work.

Edi Stark looks at the role of newspaper critics

Edi Stark opens the page on newspaper critics and asks what qualifies them to judge what's funny, what's good on the stage, on the gallery wall or served on a plate. She also hears stories from creative artists, actors, comedians, performers, chefs, directors and producers on what it is like to be at the wrong end of a review. In the final programme Edi speaks to artists and chefs and the critics who review their work. She also asks if there is a future for newspaper critics in Scotland.