Funny Life Of..., The [Radio Scotland]

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Elaine C Smith20190517

Julia Sutherland gets up close and personal with Elaine C Smith, the iconic actor and comedian who’s been on our screens for over 35 years.

From ‘Naked Video’ to ‘City Lights’ and her most iconic role as Mary in ‘Rab C. Nesbitt’, to her latest success in BBC comedy ‘Two Doors Down’, Elaine has never stopped performing. She’s also enjoyed massive success in the theatre, working with an incredible range of actors from the original production of ‘The Steamie’ to playing Susan Boyle in ‘I Dreamed a Dream’, a musical she co-wrote.

Elaine is comedy royalty and in this episode Julia finds out some of the amazing stories from her life so far.

Julia Sutherland gets up close and personal with actor and comedian Elaine C Smith.

Julia Sutherland gets personal with some of Scotland's most fascinating comedy talents.

Elaine C Smith2019051720190518 (RS)

Julia Sutherland gets up close and personal with Elaine C Smith, the iconic actor and comedian who’s been on our screens for over 35 years.

From ‘Naked Video’ to ‘City Lights’ and her most iconic role as Mary in ‘Rab C. Nesbitt’, to her latest success in BBC comedy ‘Two Doors Down’, Elaine has never stopped performing. She’s also enjoyed massive success in the theatre, working with an incredible range of actors from the original production of ‘The Steamie’ to playing Susan Boyle in ‘I Dreamed a Dream’, a musical she co-wrote.

Elaine is comedy royalty and in this episode Julia finds out some of the amazing stories from her life so far.

Julia Sutherland gets up close and personal with actor and comedian Elaine C Smith.

Julia Sutherland gets personal with some of Scotland's most fascinating comedy talents.

Grado20190524

Julia Sutherland gets up close and personal with the mighty Grado to find out what makes Scotland’s superstar tick.

From the “tap end of Stevenson”, professional wrestler and comedy actor Grado is a particularly unique star in Scotland. He’s currently stealing the show as PC Hugh McKirdy in BBC Scotland’s ’Scot Squad’ whilst keeping his day job as one of the country’s favourite athletes. His wrestling career spans over fifteen years, winning twelve championships and the respect of thousands of passionate fans along the way.

In this episode, Julia grapples with Grado to find out how he got started, how he made it to the top and maybe a little about life away from the limelight.

Julia Sutherland gets up close and personal with wrestling star and comedy actor Grado.

Julia Sutherland gets personal with some of Scotland's most fascinating comedy talents.

01Gary Little2018012620190104 (RS)

Julia Sutherland meets comedian Gary Little for a personal and detailed look at his life, which reveals how comedy gave him a reason to reject a life dogged by crime and prison, and finally go straight.

Always the joker, and never far from trouble, Gary grew up in Maryhill and then Balarnock. His dodgy dealings started at a young age, as he would sell pirated cassette tapes to fellow primary school pupils. Despite an apprenticeship with a local butcher. buying and selling became his specialty, and he was always looking to get people a good deal, while making himself a bit of cash in the process.

However, this entrepreneurial spirit took a more criminal turn, landing him in jail more than once.

In between sentences, and after charming guests at a house party with his natural gift for storytelling, he was given an opportunity to try stand-up. During his final period inside, a sense of loss of this new potential career was the motivation he needed to turn his life around.

He now headlines clubs all over the country and has found a way to make people happy... without breaking the law!

Julia Sutherland meets comedian Gary Little for a personal and detailed look at his life.

Julia Sutherland gets personal with some of Scotland's most fascinating comedy talents.