The Janice Forsyth Show

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20171030

Janice Forsyth tunes into arts, culture and music across Scotland.

We have live music from Steve Rodgers (son of Paul Rodgers famously the vocalist in Free and Bad Company). Steve discusses following his father's footsteps into music and performs live.

An extremely timely theatre production Seraphina from conFAB's Artistic Director Rachel Jury looks at feminine power and the patriarchal system which has exploited women historically and up to the present day.

The highly anticipated second series of David Attenborough's nature documentary Blue Planet starts on Sunday night on BBC One so Janice will hear from one of the creative team.

Plus author Nicola Upson discusses Nine Lessons - the 7th book in her Josephine Tey series.

Solo artist Blue Rose Code (aka Ross Wilson) tells Janice about his new album Water of Leith.

And this week's Single of the Week is Will You Mean It from 20 year old Aberdonian Scott Wallace.

20171031

Janice Forsyth tunes into arts, culture and music across Scotland.

Glenn Tilbrook from Squeeze tells Janice about their new album The Knowledge, as the band play gigs in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Australian author Richard Flanagan tells the true story behind his new novel First Person, inspired by his own experiences as a ghostwriter to a notorious conman.

Plus Tobin Bell, star of the Saw movies, on starring in the eighth film in the franchise, Jigsaw.

Comedian Mark Nelson talks about irreverence, performing live and being upstaged by a toddler.

Andrew Meehan is a screenwriter who has just published his debut novel, One Star Awake.

And in this week's Tuesday Review, Phil Miller, Pasquale Iannone and Kristie de Garis give their thoughts on Netflix's new Margaret Atwood adaptation, Alias Grace; the Edinburgh Printmakers' 50th anniversary exhibition From Paper to Gold, and the Stereophonics album Scream Above the Sounds.

20171101

Janice Forsyth tunes into arts, culture and music across Scotland.

Novelist and son of John Le Carré, NICK HARKAWAY, talks about his new novel Gnomon.

Just as we hear the announcement that Edinburgh City Music School is under threat due to Council cutbacks, former pupil Mexican guitarist MORGAN SZYMANSKI is in town to present a programme at Edinburgh's Queens Hall for Day of the Dead, which celebrates the lives and work of Mexican, Latin American and Spanish composers including Andrés Segovia, Violeta Parra and Antonio Lauro with the City of Edinburgh Music School String Ensemble and Guitarists and Soprano Lucia Pagano. Morgan comes in to talk to Janice and perform an acoustic live session.

STEVEN PAGE was a founder member of The Barenaked Ladies until he left the band due to 'creative differences'. Ten years on from his first solo album he comes to Glasgow to perform, and he comes in to tell Janice what he's learned in his colourful career of singing, songwriting and composing.

Janice's BOOK GROUP this week features Gulliver's Travels, read by author and broadcaster VANESSA COLLINGRIDGE and comedy writer, author and award-winning performer ADAM KAY.

NEIL HANNON of The Divine Comedy fame comes in to tell us about his current tour, bringing him to Edinburgh on the 22nd of November.

KARINE POLWART - five-time winner at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards - will release her new album A Pocket Of Wind Resistance on the 17th of November. Written in collaboration with sound designer Pippa Murphy it's the musical accompaniment to Polwart's critically acclaimed theatrical debut, so Karine comes in to tell Janice all about it and Janice plays some of the music from it.

20171102

Janice Forsyth tunes into arts, culture and music across Scotland.

New releases The Killing of a Sacred Deer, 78/52 and A Bad Moms Christmas are the films reviewed by Nigel Floyd and Wendy Lloyd this week.

Monarch of the Glen: playwright Peter Arnott talks about his new stage version of Compton Mackenzie's novel, currently on at Pitlochry Festival Theatre.

Singer- songwriter Hannah Peel is live in session.

And... We'll Always Have Casablanca; Noah Isenberg talks about his new book, tracing the history of the film on its 75th anniversary.