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Janice is joined by Scottish best selling novelist Alexander McCall Smith to talk about his very busy year. Amongst other things he will publish 6 books this year, the first one being 'The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party' from the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series and the new volume of 44 Scotland Street is currently being serialised in The Scotsman newspaper. Plus Australian comedian Caroline Reid in her guise as Pam Ann, A-list air hostess to the stars, chats to Janice ahead of her appearance at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival in March.

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Janice Forsyth is joined by singer/songwriter Pete MacLeod and Creation Records founder Alan McGee to talk about the launch of new charity single 'Rolling Stone' which is also Janice's Single of the Month'. Also, interview and session from American group Band of Horses and this week's Secret Rock 'n' Roll Map visits Portsoy in Banffshire.

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Janice Forsyth is joined by acclaimed singer/songwriter Teddy Thompson to talk about his life and career and new single 'Looking For a Girl' from his new album 'Bella' plus chat with River City actor and musician Tom Urie about his album 'Sweet Home Balmaha'. This week we visit Banffshire on the Secret Rock 'n' Roll Map.

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Janice Forsyth is joined by award-winning stand-up comedian Milton Jones to talk about his forthcoming Scottish tour with his show 'The Lion Whisperer' and Australian actor Anthony LaPaglia star of TV shows Without A Trace and Frasier chats to Janice ahead of his appearance at the Glasgow Film Festival. This week the Secret Rock n Roll Map of Scotland tells the story of a Number One band who went AWOL and were found on Campbelltown!

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Hannah Gadsby discusses her new ART show. 'Nakedy Nudes' - it's about nudes. But don't worry there is plenty of well- placed cloth and fig action for the prudish at heart.

Award winning actress, Helen Griffin explains her latest play, 'Who's Afraid Of Rachel Roberts: an unashamed, sensitive look at the life of a huge talent who was also often drunk, foul-mouthed and full of spark!

We have music and conversation in Blood Ties: the Musical - A delightfully (and morbidly) hilarious chamber musical based on a true story of a 'bachelorette' weekend gone horribly wrong..

'Good Breeding'. Comedian, poet and Radio 4 Saturday Live regular, the child-free Kate Fox, asks, 'Is it wrong not to want children?'

'Jem Rolls' - The Dynamic, funny, and utterly captivating metaphor master reminds us why he is The Godfather of Scottish Performance Poetry.

The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe - a fascinating new play, reveals the woman behind the icon and explores the many questions that surround the demise of Marilyn Monroe, by imagining what she would say to us, in that cluttered bedroom made famous by a police photograph, the hour before her death!

Music and conversation from Fringe favourite and cabaret star Ali McGregor.

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Circus acts are growing in popularity at the Edinburgh Festival and internationally renowned contemporary circus companies No Fit State and Crying Out Loud tell us why the circus movement is gathering momentum.

David Peace's new book Red or Dead is about football manager, Bill Shankly. Janice hears why he's returned to football and explains why he puts Shankly in a league of his own.

Jonathon Coe joins Janice ahead of his appearance at the Book Festival to talk about his new book, Expo 58, a comic novel of the Cold War which mixes , espionage, politics and romance.

Plus music from The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra, Emma's Imagination, and songs from Avenue Q.

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Janice grasps the Edinburgh International Book Festival with both hands today as she's joined by a host of literary talent. -

Shirley Hughes and her illustrator daughter Clara Vulliamy introduce their collaborative new series Dixie O'Day.

Swedish crime-writer Arne Dahl swings by on his way to speaking at the Book Festival about his spin-chilling hits.

And poet and critic Robert Crawford talks about his passions for the cities at either end of the M8 in his appropriately named book, On Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Co-creators and directors of Scottish theatre company Grid Iron's International Festival World Premiere talk about their sci-fi site-specific masterpiece, Leaving Planet Earth.

And we'll be serving a late breakfast of one of The Traverse theatre's early morning plays - Clean with creator Sabrina Mahfouz.

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It's film review day here on The Janice Forsyth Show.

Today, Janice will be hearing from Actor, Rupert Everett who will be discussing his role as George VI in A Royal Night Out.

Regular Critics, Nigel Floyd and Alistair Harkness will share their thoughts on the film, on Pitch Perfect 2 and on the hotly anticipated Mad Max: Fury Road - Director George Miller will also be on hand to tell us all about it.

Later in the show we'll have live music from 'OK Social Club' and as The Cannes Film Festival 2015 is underway - we'll have a live report from the South of France - with all you need to know about this year's hottest films, as well as the latest news and gossip..

All that and Who Biographer, Richard Barnes discusses a brand new documentary about the Who's fifth and sixth(that's according to Roger Daltrey) members: co-managers 'Lambert and Stamp.'

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Comedy writer and director Philip Differ tells us about his one-man futuristic blend of historical drama and current political satire - MacBraveheart: The Other Scottish Play, and we'll hear a wee burst from it.

Alexandra Burke is currently performing as singer Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard at the Edinburgh Playhouse, so we give you another chance to hear her catch-up with Janice at this year's Proms in the Park.

Edi Stark sits down with Scottish artist Lachlan Goudie to talk about The Story of Scottish Art - a new four part series on BBC Two Scotland

Rock band Editors tell Janice about their fifth album In Dream, and the fall-outs, new starts and new adventures throughout their ten decades in the music business.

Edi Stark returns to catch up with Michele Dotrice and David Suchet about the one-night-only live cinema broadcast of The Importance of Being Earnest, in which they play Miss Prism and Lady Bracknell respectively.

We take a guided tour of Glasgow's music scene with The Janice Forsyth Show's reporter Nicola Meighan.

Janice turns the tables Ruth and Michael's Album Club, the website which invites guests such as Ian Rankin, Jo Caulfield and Al Murray to review an LP they've never heard before, by asking them to listen to Stealer's Wheel's self-titled album for the first time - and review it live on the show.

Our Single Of The Week is A New International with I'm your Kinda Guy and singer Biff Smith joins us on the phone.

And we have our regular Vinyl Verdict slot - this week it's a canny reference to The Importance of Being Earnest - Cat Stevens' Wild World versus Talking Heads - Wild Wild Life. Oscar Wilde - get it?

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An all-Scottish line up as Janice revisits some of the best conversations she's had this year. In the first hour TV presenter and author Ross King talks about his sequel Breaking Hollywood, written with author Shari Low. The Glasgow boy who became a household name playing a Hobbit, Billy Boyd chats and performs with his band Beecake, and Mark Millar, the Coatbridge lad who is a phenomenon in the world of comic books and film talks about his film Kingsman The Secret Service.

In the second hour Janice is in conversation with a man whose passion for music and Scottish bands knows no bounds - former record shop owner and Simple Minds manager Bruce Findlay.

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It's the first Wednesday of the month which means it's Book Group Day on the show and we continue the Sherlock fever with Arthur Conan Doyle's 2nd Holmes novel The Sign of Four. Staying with books Julia Forster tells us about her debut coming of age novel What a Way to Go and we hear about The NYCOS National Girls' Choir's CD, Only a Singing Bird.

Plus how to get into quilting... online, an immersive photographic installation called Island Drift and how to be creative with the bits and pieces that normally end up in landfill with an initiative called Remake.

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On movie Thursday, Janice Forsyth reviews Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight"; lifts the curtain on intrigue and infighting at the Bolshoi Ballet with "Bolshoi Babylon"; and explores the ethics of war through lens of the Danish director Tobias Lindholm's "A War".

Later in the programme Ruby Wax has some top tips on how to destress and "unfrazzle" yourself. Reporter Anna Welander goes backstage with the Citz's Scenic Artist Neil Haynes.

And David Bowie's friend and fomer lover and landlady, journalist Mary Finnigan, gives a personal insight into Bowie's tranformation from struggling folk singer patrolling the London clubs in search of gigs, to the moment when his Ziggy Stardust album catapulted him into the musical stratosphere.

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A special edition of the show featuring some of our best music sessions including American singer songwriter Tori Kelly who recently dueted with James Bay at the Grammys and Nashville soundtrack favourites Striking Matches. From Leeds and Stockport we have Issimo and BBC Sound of 2016 finalists Blossoms and representing some of the best Scottish talent we have Fatherson, Rose Room, Kathryn Joseph and White.

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A special edition of the show featuring some of our best music sessions including American singer songwriter Tori Kelly who recently dueted with James Bay at the Grammys and Nashville soundtrack favourites Striking Matches. From Leeds and Stockport we have Issimo and BBC Sound of 2016 finalists Blossoms and representing some of the best Scottish talent we have Fatherson, Rose Room, Kathryn Joseph and White.

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Sir Chris Hoy and Limmy talk about becoming first-time writers in this specially recorded programme featuring debut authors. Janet Ellis, Garth Greenwell and Michael Bradley are also on the bill.

Flying Fergus is the new children's book series from Sir Chris Hoy and Joanna Nadin who talk to Janice as part of the online web event Author's Live. Limmy tells Janice about his foray into literature with Daft Wee Stories, recorded as part of the Aye Write Book Festival.

Former Blue Peter presenter Janet Ellis talks about her debut novel The Butcher's Hook, Garth Greenwell talks about What Belongs to You, being described as 'a great gay novel for our times' and bassist Michael Bradley from The Undertones gets nostalgic in Teenage Kicks : My Life as an Undertone.

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Actor turned writer PK (Pauline) Lynch, best known for playing Lizzie in Trainspotting, talks about her debut novel Armadillo

Dundee songwriter Be Charlotte is live in session.

Bronwen Livingston reports on the conclusion of Divided City in Glasgow, an anti-sectarianism theatre project run by the Citizens Theatre.

Joanna Horton talks about one-off Channel 4 drama The People Next Door - about neighbours who begin to suspect the worst from the sounds they hear through the walls.

Frank Cottrell Boyce's new children's book Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth is set in Dumfries - he tells Janice why.

Plus the Tuesday Review: Jenny Niven, Rachel McCrum and Jonathan Whitelaw review season 2 of Outlander, poet and rapper Kate Tempest's first novel The Bricks That Built the Houses; and R4 documentary "The Poetic Spark".

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Actors Siobhan Redmond and Jimmy Chisholm, and writer Liz Lochhead discuss Liz's new play for Edinburgh's Royal Lyceum Theatre, Thon Man Molière, a playwright she's been fascinated by throughout her career.

Maggie O'Farrell tells Janice about her seventh novel This Must Be The Place, an epic, time-shifting, story of a marriage.

QI Elves, Andrew Hunter Murray and Anna Ptaszynski, two of the researchers behind the panel show, talk about getting their own TV programme, No Such Thing As The News.

Role Shift is a new play from Birds of Paradise Theatre company, about a sign language interpreter who finds herself caught up in the on-stage action.

Plus the Tuesday Review: Stuart Kelly, Hannah McGill and Jonathan Whitelaw review the new book from US literary great Don De Lillo, exhibition The Scottish Endarkenment at Edinburgh's Dovecot Gallery, and TV series Love, Nina, adapted by Nick Hornby and starring Helena Bonham Carter.

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1984 By Northern Ballet, The Edinburgh International Science Festival And The Demise Of Print Journalism20160330

Starring a brilliant cast: Elaine C Smith, Doon MacKichan, Arabella Weir, Jonathan Watson, Alex Norton and Sharon Rooney, Two Doors Down is a new BBC 2 sitcom about putting up with the eccentricities and expectations of the neighbours. Jonathan and Alex join Janice to talk about how this six part series grew from a successful Hogmanay pilot episode.

George Orwell's 1984 has been turned into a ballet for Northern Ballet by choreographer Jonathan Watkins; he discusses the challenge of transferring book to stage.

By 2040 there will be more robots than humans on the planet. We hear how the Edinburgh International Science Festival has commissioned a piece of theatre to help young people prepare for the reality of Artificial Intelligence in the future: Uncanny Valley by Borderline Theatre Company.

On Saturday, the last print edition of The Independent was published and now its content lives completely online. Photographer and long-time Independent contributor Colin McPherson and arts writer Mark Fisher discuss the changing landscape of journalism and how we want to consume our news.

Comedian Alistair Barrie talks about turning the material of his wife's cancer diagnosis into a successful comedy show.

And Calum McClure talks about building a career as an artist and following in the famous footsteps of his grandfather and aunt. A forthcoming exhibition brings all their work together for the very first time.

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Radio 6 Music DJ Tom Ravenscroft talks us through the Mercury Music Prize Shortlist for Album of the Year, ahead of the announcement of the winner on Friday.

Writer Philip Larkin was an avid amateur photographer. Janice looks through some of his best pictures with biographer Richard Bradford and finds out how they relate to his most famous works.

The battle of the on demand TV streaming services: on Friday 20th both Netflix and Amazon will release all episodes of their respective high-profile series, The Man in the High Castle and Marvel's Jessica Jones. Broadcaster Graeme Virtue explains how the TV landscape is changing as providers of on demand content turn producer.

Made in my Toun- we take a look at the BFI travelling archive that will soon be bringing films made locally to a town near you!

Former Janice Forsyth Show Single of the Week-ers Striking Matches play a live session.

A Review Of Blair Witch, Sequel To The Blair Witch Project, Plus Actress Sarah Solemani Talks About The New Bridget Jones Film20160915

It's movie review day on The Janice Forsyth Show: we'll discuss Blair Witch!

It's been 17 years since The Blair Witch Project, one of the most influential cult films in Hollywood history was released. A new sequel to the original horror classic will open nationwide on Friday - we'll review the film in the company of regular critics, Graeme Virtue and David Archibald.

They will also share their thoughts on this week's other big cinema releases: including The Infiltrator - starring Bryan Cranston in a real-life story of an undercover US Customs official on the trail of a Colombian drug lord, and the critically acclaimed NZ film "Hunt for The Wilderpeople" which won the Audience Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival earlier this year.

Later in the show, we'll hear about Sunny Afternoon, the hit West End musical and Winner of the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Musical. It tells the captivating tale of how one of Britain's greatest bands, The Kinks, rose to stardom, and we'll have an extended interview about this year's Take One Action Film Festival with guests including Scottish Screenwriter, Paul Laverty and Spanish Director, Iciar Bollain

All that and much more , from two o'clock on Thursday, here on BBC Radio Scotland

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Al Kennedy, Wallander's Final Series And The North Coast 500 Architecture Route20160518
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A L Kennedy discusses her new novel, Serious Sweet.

Frankenstein live screening: Royal Ballet principal dancer Steven McRae talks about dancing the role of The Creature in the brand new ballet by Liam Scarlett, streamed live from The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden to cinemas across the country tonight.

The final series of Wallander, starring Kenneth Branagh, starts at the weekend. Award- winning director Benjamin Caron talks about being at the helm as the series comes to a close.

The North Coast 500 architectural guide- architect and creator of the pocket-sized guide, Catriona Hill, guides us around the structural gems to be seen in the north of Scotland.

We preview the Perth Festival of the Arts, starting tomorrow and headlined by KT Tunstall.

And- got something to get off your chest? We hear about the Scottish Book Trusts 'Secrets and Confessions' writing competition.

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Popular philosopher Alain de Botton discusses his second novel, The Course of Love, written over two decades after his first. The book has been widely praised for its remarkably real portrayal of a relationship.

Alexander McCall Smith has commissioned young composer, Fergus Hall to compose a piece of music with the title, 'The Idea of Heat in Glasgow'. The piece will be launched in connection with McCall Smith's new book 'My Italian Bulldozer'. Both Fergus and Alexander will be joining Janice in studio.

Alexander McCall Smith stays on as Janice's Book Group convenes to discuss The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown.

Mary Poppins- the musical is gathering rave reviews in Edinburgh on its only Scottish run of the current UK tour. Zizi Strallen, playing Mary and Matt Lee, playing Bert, are in studio to talk about the magic of Mary Poppins.

The Ideal Hut Show and outdoor screenings of the films of director Murray Grigor are current highlights of the year-long Festival of Architecture 2016- we'll hear more from Murray and Neil Baxter of The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland.

And, talking of year long festivals, we'll return to our Shakespeare 400 celebrations as we hear actress Madeleine Worrall's thoughts on playing Juliet in Romeo and Juliet.

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Janice talks to Emma Kennedy, about new BBC1 Friday night sitcom The Kennedys, set in 1970s Stevenage and based on her memoir of childhood camping holidays The Tent, the Bucket and Me.

Bronwen Livingstone has a report from Rothesay Pavilion's closing festival: it's about to be refurbished and transformed into a new cultural centre for the Isle of Bute.

Playwright Peter Arnott has just published his first book, Moon Country; he talks to Janice about how writing a novel compares to writing for the stage.

Ben Fogle has just begun a lecture tour Call of the Wild, visiting theatres across the country. He discusses why stories of adventuring have become such a popular form of entertainment.

Janice talks to comedian Alan Carr, currently on TV with the sixteenth series of Chatty Man, and on the road with his stand up show.

Plus there's the Tuesday Review: critics Gareth Vile, Paul English and Graeme Virtue discuss new Squeeze Album Cradle to the Grave; BBC1 sitcom The Kennedys, and a BBC Radio 4 documentary marking what would have been John Lennon's 75th birthday.

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Alan Cumming is back in Scotland this weekend; he talks to Janice about his new book, You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams; My Life in Stories and Pictures.

Five Guys Named Moe is the centrepiece musical spectacular of Edinburgh's Christmas 2016; Janice speaks to its director Paulette Randall, MBE and associate director of the London 2012 Opening Ceremony.

We look ahead to Songs from Scotland- An Evening For Alasdair Gray: an event which will honour the esteemed Scottish writer as well as see the launch of the Alasdair Gray Musical Scholarship Trust. Jamaican reggae artist Brina, on the bill at the event, will be performing live for us.

Opera North returns to Edinburgh this weekend with their acclaimed production of Britten's opera, Billy Budd, as well as a Puccini double bill. Critic Mark Brown previews the shows for us.

The inaugural Future Artists Scotland exhibition showcases the talent emerging from Scotland's further education colleges; Janice talks to the art lecturer behind the initiative and one of the students whose work is featured.

And Bob Dickson visits the Into Film Festival, the free, annual, nationwide celebration of film for 5-19 year olds.

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Composer and performer Anna Meredith talks to Janice about her debut album, Varmints.

As the world-renowned biennial festival of contemporary art, Glasgow International, takes over the city the director of the festival Sarah McCrory and artists Claire Barclay and Lawrence Lek join Janice in the studio.

Shamim Sarif is a novelist, screenwriter and director of award-winning adaptations of her own books. Janice speaks to her as the film adaptation of her second novel, Despite the Falling Snow, starring Charles Dance and Rebecca Ferguson is about to be released.

Robert Smail's Print Works in Innerleithen is celebrating its 150th birthday. The fact that they kept a record of everything they ever printed means they have a unique archive of the life of the town. Bob Dickson went to find out more.

Edinburgh International Festival director Fergus Linehan discusses what's in store for the 2016 festival following this morning's Programme Launch.

And Janice's monthly Book Group meeting convenes to talk about We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler, recommended to them by writer Val McDermid.

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In a packed programme today...

Singer-songwriter David Roddie brings his band in for a live session.

Virtuoso horn player Alec Frank-Gemmill tells us all about horns - French and otherwise.

Anthony Horowitz will be telling us about stepping into the shoes of Ian Fleming with his new James Bond novel, Trigger Mortis.

The Droving Project took a group of artists on a walk through Galloway with a small herd of cows. The fruits of that walk are now on display in Dumfries.

Artist Marion Gardyne tells us about her new exhibition celebrating the architecture of Glasgow.

And on today's Tuesday review, our black-belt critics Nicola Meighan, Peter Ross and Yasmin Sulaiman will be giving their verdicts on Sebastian Faulk's new novel, the Sterephonics' new album, and Shane Meadow's new TV series This Is England '90.

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Janice brings you the most eclectic live music performances of all time - from Le Gateau Chocolat, the British born Nigerian opera-loving, dress-wearing musical theatre star with a law degree, classical music's new poster boy Emmanuel Vass, Irish rock band The Strypes, and we go behind the scenes with Dean Martin as he films his Christmas TV special with friends including Frank Sinatra, and we get music highlights from the rest of the Festivals' programmes from Vic Galloway and Nicola Meighan. We also hear poetry from John Osborne and Molly Naylor, theatre from Henry Naylor's Echoes, and comedy from Edinburgh Festival veterans Arthur Smith and Steve Frost, who tells us about the walking tour they're leading through their old Edinburgh Festival haunts to celebrate the Gilded Balloon venue's 30th anniversary.

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On Monday Janice Forsyth will be back in the Big Blue Tent for the third week of our festival extravaganza at the BBC's new Festival home at George Heriot's.

She'll be joined by comedian and writer Stewart Lee, legends of comedy Barry Cryer and Ronnie Golden, the French musician and composer best known for the Amelie soundtrack Yann Tiersen, the directors of the Edinburgh International Festival, Book Festival and Fringe Festival, and comedian Susan Morrison.

Billy Bragg, The Great Train Race And The Tuesday Review20151124

Janice talks to Billy Bragg ahead of his live gigs in Scotland next week.

Editor John Freeman explains how he set up a new literary anthology and persuaded writers like Dave Eggers and Haruki Murakami to contribute.

Writer Robert Dawson Scott and director Richard Baron on Firebrand Theatre's production of The Great Train Race, staged to mark the opening of the new Borders Railway.

Nicola Meighan talks to Icelandic indie pop band Of Monsters and Men.

Plus the Tuesday Review: the critics this week are Nicola Meighan, Jenny Niven and Yasmin Sulaiman; giving their thoughts on Adele's album 25; new BBC drama Capital; and Alexander McCall Smith's Chance Developments - short stories inspired by a series of vintage photographs.

Book Cover Design, Filming Trainspotting 2, And The Tuesday Review20160621

Nashville singer-songwriters Lilly Hiatt and Hannah Aldridge have teamed up to tour Scotland, they both play live in studio.

Filmmaker and reformed addict Garry Fraser talks about how he ended up working for director Danny Boyle on Trainspotting 2.

Janice hears about a new media trend, Solutions Journalism, which aims to take a different view of modern news stories.

Plus the people who want us to judge a book by its cover: Janice finds out about the role of art directors in publishing.

And the Tuesday Review: Jonathan Whitelaw, Jane Graham and Kelly Apter review the 1000th episode of Casualty, Mike Gayle's new novel The Hope Family Calendar, and Rick Astley's album 50.

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Janice Forsyth revisits conversations recorded earlier this year. She talks to The Killers' frontman Brandon Flowers in a face to face interview in Edinburgh's studio about releasing his second solo album, his career as frontman in The Killers, competing for the top spot in the album chart against The Jam's Paul Weller, touring without the band, and much more.

Janice talks to Paul Weller about his new solo album, his career in The Jam, giving up alcohol, family life and much more.

And John Lloyd talks about his book The Third QI Book of General Ignorance.

Tracey Thorn of the band Everything but the Girl, talks about her bestselling memoir, Bedsit Disco Queen, and exploring that extraordinary human activity - singing - in her new book, Naked at the Albert Hall. The interview was recorded at the Aye Write Festival in Glasgow in May.

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From writing the Belle Du Jour blog and Secret Diary of a Call Girl series of books Brooke Magnanti tells us about returning to her roots- her Ph.D. is in Forensic Pathology- to write her very first crime novel, The Turning Tide.

Tom Chambers and Charlotte Ritchie tell us all about starring in Noel Cowards Private Lives at Glasgow's Theatre Royal.

The Renfrewshire Tapestry is a community-led project to record the history of Renfrewshire in yarn - we'll find out how it's looking and who is involved.

Sean Greenhorn and Fiona Shepherd preview This Is Now, a celebration of post-punk film and video, screening at the Tramway in Glasgow as part of the Glasgow Film Festival.

Grey Gardens is an exhibition at Dundee Contemporary Arts exploring concrete in art and architecture. New Director of the DCA Beth Bate shares her love of the grey stuff.

And- she's designed individual statues for the winners of tonight's BRIT Awards; Pam Hogg talks Janice through her designs. And critic Fiona Shepherd gives us her predictions for tonight's Brit Awards.

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Chvrches, The Drifters And Michael Billington's 101 Greatest Plays20150907
Chvrches, The Drifters And Michael Billington's 101 Greatest Plays20150907

Scottish electronic band Chvrches' lead singer Lauren Mayberry chats to Janice as we announce new track 'Leave A Trace' as our Single of The Week.

American doo-wop and R&B / soul vocal group 'The Drifters' was formed in 1953 and has since had an unbelievable 65 different members! Two of the current members Michael Williams and Daniel Bowen-Smith join Janice to discuss their new album and the band's phenomenal success.

Author and arts critic Michael Billington gives us his 'Top 101 Greatest Plays' and Edinburgh based arts commentator and theatre critic Mark Fisher joins the chat.

Tesco has started selling vinyl - but is that good or bad news for UK music? Music critics Fiona Shepherd and Stewart Smith discuss the implications.

Discover Indonesia is the largest showcase of Indonesian performing arts ever presented in the UK. Janice talks to some of those involved ahead of their Glasgow date.

Poet Tessa Ransford who founded the Scottish Poetry Library in Edinburgh in 1984. We speak to some of those who knew her and discuss her lasting legacy after the sad news on Friday that she lost her battle with cancer.

Plus we have our regular Vinyl Verdict slot.

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Clare Maguire, Christine De Luca And The Tuesday Review20160607

Janice talks to author Jo Baker about her novel A Country Road, A Tree - a fictionalised account of the life of Samuel Beckett.

Edinburgh's Makar Christine de Luca and local poet Ian McDonough explain why they've worked on Edinburgh Unsung, a new online collection of poetry celebrating the city's hidden workers, including street sweepers, gas workers, lollipop men and ladies, and gardeners.

Nicola Meighan previews Inverness creative festival Xpo North, and talks to singer Clare Maguire about overcoming addiction to create her new album Stranger Things Have Happened.

Crofter-turned-filmmaker Robin Haig tells Janice about creating BAFTA winning short film Hula, starring Blythe Duff.

Plus the Tuesday Review: Nicola Meighan, Phil Miller and Paul English review new TV drama New Blood, art exhibition Surreal Encounters, and Porcelain, the memoir of bestselling DJ Moby.

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Janice speaks to author Clare Morrall about her new novel, When The Floods Came, set in a virus-ravaged, dystopian Britain.

Robbie Fraser and poet Aonghas MacNeacail talk about new film Hamish, paying tribute to Scottish cultural colossus Hamish Henderson: poet, soldier, intellectual, activist and musician.

Janice marks the 20th anniversary of the cinema release of Trainspotting, and there's live music from West Lothian 'Skindie' band, The Begbies.

Scottish theatre company Vanishing Point's latest production The Destroyed Room opens at the Tron Theatre in Glasgow this week. Director Matthew Lenton and actor Pauline Goldsmith talk uncomfortable truths.

Plus the Tuesday Review: up for discussion are China Mieville's new novella This Census Taker; new ITV drama Churchill's Secret, starring Michael Gambon, and a production of Arthur Miller's The Crucible in Edinburgh.

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The newly- announced Costa Book of the Year winner reacts with Janice to the award.

David Neilson and Chris Gascoyne, best known for their Coronation Street roles, talk about swapping small screen for stage to fulfil a long-held ambition to perform the Beckett play Endgame. They're joined by Artistic Director of The Citizens' Theatre in Glasgow, Dominic Hill.

Actor Maureen Beattie discusses her long professional association with the late W. Gordon Smith, the art and theatre critic, author and film-maker, and explains what it meant to her to present a brand new prize set up in his name to winner Robbie Bushe, who joins her in studio.

How You Gonna Live Your Dash? We hear about a play that explores those moments in a life that change its course forever.

The petition to Save Scotland's School Libraries: we find out what it is that so touched 2,600 people that they added their names to the campaign.

And- Edinburgh duo The Jellyman's Daughter has been wowing social media users with the cover version of Young American that they recorded in tribute to the late David Bowie, together with as many of their musician friends as they could pull together at short notice. They'll talk about that very special recording experience and also play live.

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Janice chats to Bastille about their return with single 'Good Grief', taken from their new album, 'Wild World'.

We hear about a new show A Bit of Bite from acclaimed youth theatre group Junction 25 which is about the role of young people in contemporary politics.

The Sinderins are in session and they chat about their new album due out later this month.

Janice talks to Cyndi Lauper about, her country album and looks forward to her gig at Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall.

Our Single of the Week is 'Attack of the Glam Soul Cheerleaders (parts 1&2) from Ette, an experimental pop project featuring Carla J Easton (lead singer of 'Teen Canteen').'

Janice's Vinyl Verdict is Up The Junction. Should we end the show with Up the Junction by Squeeze or Up The Junction by Manfred Mann?

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A chance to hear some of the best conversations and performances from musicians who have appeared on the show, plus our regular Tuesday Reviewers remind us what they thought ofTV hit The Night Manager, the Netflix documentary Amanda Knox , plus reviews of the albums of Lady Gaga and David Bowie.

Janice is in conversation with four amazing female songwriters, including twin sisters Ward Thomas in session and the iconic Cyndi Lauper - going back to one of her first musical loves in the company of friends such as Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris and Vince Gill with an album of country and rockabilly songs. And American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and Grammy-nominated producer Louise Goffin, daughter of singer Carole King and lyricist Gerry Goffin, who released her 8th album earlier this year If I'm Late.

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Mark Thomson talks about The Iliad, his final production as Artistic Director of Edinburgh's Lyceum theatre, and reflects on his thirteen years with the company.

Disco legends Shalamar talk about performing a gig in Glasgow with Alexander O'Neal and talk about the beginning of their international fame in the 70s and 80s.

David Duchovny talks about performing his own Glasgow gig, the return of the X-Files and his own personal connection to Scotland.

RM Hubbert brings his new album in to play to Janice, including collaborations with Kathryn Joseph, Emma Pollock and Martha Ffion.

Food writer and Masterchef winner Sue Lawrence talks about her new novel, set around the 19th century Tay Bridge disaster and present day.

Janice's Single of the Week is Get Up to Get Down by Edinburgh funk group James Brown is Annie. Barry Gordon comes in for a chat.

Paul Whitelaw reviews the new Olivia Coleman dark comedy TV show Flowers.

We have a Prince-themed Vinyl Verdict.

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Janice is joined by David Eagleman: THE BRAIN' by David Eagleman will be published on 5th Nov 2015 (also ties into a tv series that will air on BBC4 in January) This is the story of how your life shapes your brain, and how your brain shapes your life...

We'll also be talking about The Havana Film Festival with screenwriter Eirene Houston in Pacific Quay. The 1st Havana/Glasgow Film Festival kicked off on Friday 31st and runs until Sunday the 8th November.

Newton Faulkner will be on the show to chat about his new album and single. The album, "Human Love" will be released on the 20th November; the new single "Get Free" is available from the 13th of November - the same date he plays in Edinburgh.

Director David MacKenzie chats to Janice about the re-release of the Starred Up film music which has been reworked.

We'll have last week's single of the week "These Walls" performed live in session by Greg Pearson with another of his own songs and a cover of Lapsley's "Hurt Me."

Greg will be joined in the studio by Craig Hill who will chat about his autumn/winter tour of "Playing with my Selfie." It starts its Scottish leg on the 9th October. He plays the Beacon Arts Centre in Greenock on the 17th.

We have our Vinyl Verdict... A Bonfire Night theme this week - either The Bangles with Eternal Flame or John Parr with St Elmo's Fire. Our listeners decide...

And Janice introduces her new Single of the Week - Plume of Feathers with their track "First Date.".

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Solar Bear Theatre Company are touring with a new show called Kind of Silence, which will be accessible to deaf and hearing audiences, with a cast of deaf and hearing performers. The production uses new technology and a brand new instrument - director Danny Krass and musician Alon Ilsar tell Janice about it.

Two of the young songwriters from the Hit the Road Tour, Rhona Macfarlane and Aaron Smith perform live; and project manager Scott Kirkwood talks about the scheme designed to give young musicians experience of a professional, managed tour.

Writer Alex Marshall tells Janice about his travels around the world finding out the history of national anthems.

Janice interviews Academy Award nominated screenplay writer, director and playwright David Hare about his new memoir The Blue Touch Paper.

The Tuesday reviewers this week are Fiona Shepherd, Kirstin Innes and Hannah McGill, discussing new BBC2 Series The Ascent of Woman, The Libertines album Anthem for Doomed Youth and The Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz - the follow up to Steig Larrson's Millennium trilogy.

David Mitchell, Corinne Bailey Rae And The Cole Porter Anniversary20160511
David Mitchell, Corinne Bailey Rae And The Cole Porter Anniversary20160511

Actor David Mitchell talks about starring as William Shakespeare in Ben Elton-penned comedy Upstart Crow.

Corinne Bailey Rae joins Janice to discuss her new album The Heart Speaks in Whispers.

We celebrate the songwriting and lyrical brilliance of Cole Porter, 125 years since his birth. The Royal Scottish National Orchestra is celebrating the same milestone this year. Broadway and West End star vocalist Kim Criswell will be leading a Gala concert this weekend and takes time out from rehearsals to discuss one of the true pioneers of popular song.

Award winning sculpture garden Jupiter Artland opens its doors for its 2016 Spring Programme from Saturday, with an exciting new roster of exhibitions by internationally acclaimed artists. Janice speaks to Nicky and Robert Wilson, creators of the garden.

Acclaimed singer songwriter James Yorkston discusses his debut novel 'Three Craws'.

Writer of TV series Miranda, Bluestone 42, and My Family James Cary stops by as he tours his play The God Particle, a mixture of sci fi, romance and comedy.

Declan Welsh, Tv's Black Work And The Tuesday Review20150616

Janice Forsyth talks to screenwriter Matt Charman about his new ITV drama Black Work, starring Sheridan Smith.

Debut Edinburgh-based novelist Aly Sedgwick on her debut novel Lullaby Girl.

In the latest installment of Talking Culture, photographer David Eustace talks about his love of Casablanca.

Glasgow songwriter Declan Welsh plays live in studio.

Rachel Jury tells Janice about her new theatre piece A Thousand Kindnesses, based on real stories she has gathered about moments of humanity during conflict.

And there's the Tuesday Review: this week Kirsty Miller, Peter Ross and Kelly Apter give their verdicts on the second series of True Detective; the new album from disco pioneer Giorgio Moroder, and Judy Blume's first book for adults in 16 years.

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Deep Time- we hear about the spectacular opening event of the 2016 Edinburgh International Festival

The Shires are live in session

James Robertson talks about his new novel To Be Continued

In honour of the imminent start of Rio 2016 Janice's Book Group discusses Brazilian author Paulo Coelho's classic The Alchemist

And we delve into the Laughed Off the Page archives, where Janice talks to Chewin' the Fat and Still Game star Greg Hemphill

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Derek Fowlds, sidekick to Basil Brush, Bernard Woolley in Yes Minister, and Sgt Oscar Blaketon in Heartbeat, talks to Janice about his autobiography.

Helen Arney from Festival of the Spoken Nerd talks physics, comedy and ukuleles.

Janice finds out about the group who are driving the creation of a piece of public art in memorial to Mary Barbour, who led the 1915 Glasgow Rent Strikes.

Actor Robert Powell and writer Mike Bartlett talk about King Charles III - a play in which the Prince of Wales becomes King and finds himself in the midst of a constitutional crisis, at loggerheads with a reformist William and Kate.

Plus the Tuesday Review: critic Peter Ross, Stewart Bain from Orkney Libraries and writer Lee Randall review the new ELO album, the return of The Bridge to BBC4, and Ali Smith's book of short stories written in tribute to public libraries.

Dog Day Afternoon With Fred Macaulay, Anne Ellis, Andrea Mullaney, Bailey The Dog, Morris Heggie And More20160606
Dog Day Afternoon With Fred Macaulay, Anne Ellis, Andrea Mullaney, Bailey The Dog, Morris Heggie And More20160606

Art critic Anne Ellis talks to Fred MacAulay about his favourite Scottish painting as part of her Talking Pictures series... he's chosen the bronze bust of George Wyllie by Kenny Munro in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

Scottish alternative troubadour Dave Arcari gives us some live blues in Glasgow's Studio One.

Whitbread first novel award winner Susan Fletcher tells us about her latest work, Let Me Tell You About A Man I Knew.

Janice's Single of the Week is Rick Redbeard with The Golden Age.

The Second Hour of the show is dedicated to the contribution DOGS have made to our cultural life... Art historian Anne Ellis and film critic Andrea Mullaney join Janice for the hour, Andrea is accompanied by her dog Bailey.

Laurie Anderson's film, Heart of a Dog is showing at the Filmhouse in Edinburgh (27th - 30th June) and Dundee DCA (26th June). Anne Ellis and Andrea Mullaney watched the film for us, and will tell us all about it...

Jacki Gordon's book 'MY DOG, MY FRIEND' is a collection of short essays by various contributors was published in Sept 2014 by Hubble and Hattie. Jacki joins Janice to discuss the book as part of our special Dog Day hour of the programme.

One of the contributors to Jacki's book is Fred MacAulay. He joins Janice on the phone to read his piece: Life With Labradors and to talk about his love of dogs.

Anne Ellis and Andrea Mullaney talk about dogs in art, and which paintings best represent our four-legged friends.

Former Dandy Editor and current Oor Wullie writer Morris Heggie talks about the dogs in cartoon strips he's worked on, including Oor Wullie's dog Wee Harry, Gnasher and numerous others.

Janice's Vinyl Verdict Choice this week is Hounds of Love Kate Bush or Led Zeppelin Black Dog.

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Janice talks about the musical influence of Serge Gainsbourg with the leaders of two Scottish bands, Davie Scott of The Pearlfishers and Duglas T Stewart of BMX Bandits (who has Gainsbourg's face tattooed on his arm).

Rod Jones talks about celebrating Idlewild's 20th year together with a new single (the last from the current album), new tour, and new album.

Janice hosts the Heraldfashion.co.uk Awards on Sunday, celebrating the online world of fashion, so she'll bring one of the winners (tbc) and Maurice Golden from award partners, Zero Waste Scotland into the studio on Monday.

It's also the BAFTAs on Sunday night, so TV critic Paul Whitelaw gives us his take on them, and shares his telly recommendation, documentary Orion by Jeanie Finlay, the bizarre and tragic story of a performer who sounded so much like Elvis he could never step out from his shadow. Jeanie then joins Janice and Paul to talk about the making of the film.

Janice's Single of the Week is Wars from Eliza Shaddad.

And it's Vinyl Verdict day, so in honour of all the award ceremonies taking place on Monday, we're asking listeners to pick between The Winner Takes it All by ABBA and Everyone's a Winner by Hot Chocolate.

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On Monday Janice is joined by Jim Glennie and Saul Davies from James ahead of their gigs on BBC Radio Scotland's Quay Sessions programme, their gig at Glasgow's Hydro venue and the release of new album Girl at the End of the World

Lorraine and the Borderlands perform a live music session.

Janice is joined by director Muireann Kelly and writer and actress Catriona Lexy Campbell from Gaelic urban thriller play Shrapnel, which is being performed at the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh.

Eddi Reader joins Janice to talk about releasing her 'Best of' album.

Janice meets Gillian Johnson, one of 'the Banner Girls' - a group of women who created a banner inspired by the oral histories of the Clydebank Blitz, part of the exhibition at the Heritage Centre in Clydebank Library marking the 75th anniversary of the Clydebank Blitz.

Janice's Single of the Week is Give me all your love, by 20 year old Edinburgh musician Hugh Kelly.

Author Ruth Whippman tells us about The Pursuit of Happiness and why it's making us anxious.

Janice asks listeners to choose between Oh Happy Day by The Edwin Hawkins Singers and Happy Together by The Turtles, to play on the turntable at the end of the show.

Eddi Reader, Saul Davies And Jim Glennie From James, The Seventy-fifth Anniversary Of The Clydebank Blitz And Ruth Whippnall20160314

On Monday Janice is joined by Jim Glennie and Saul Davies from James ahead of their gigs on BBC Radio Scotland's Quay Sessions programme, their gig at Glasgow's Hydro venue and the release of new album Girl at the End of the World

Lorraine and the Borderlands perform a live music session.

Janice is joined by director Muireann Kelly and writer and actress Catriona Lexy Campbell from Gaelic urban thriller play Shrapnel, which is being performed at the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh.

Eddi Reader joins Janice to talk about releasing her 'Best of' album.

Janice meets Gillian Johnson, one of 'the Banner Girls' - a group of women who created a banner inspired by the oral histories of the Clydebank Blitz, part of the exhibition at the Heritage Centre in Clydebank Library marking the 75th anniversary of the Clydebank Blitz.

Janice's Single of the Week is Give me all your love, by 20 year old Edinburgh musician Hugh Kelly.

Author Ruth Whipnall tells us about The Pursuit of Happiness and why it's making us anxious.

Janice asks listeners to choose between Oh Happy Day by The Edwin Hawkins Singers and Happy Together by The Turtles, to play on the turntable at the end of the show.

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Janice reviews the week's big film releases with the help of critics Siobhan Synnot and Graeme Virtue.

Dexter Fletcher tells us how he came to make a film about Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards.

Victoria is a new thriller from German director Sebastian Schipper that was filmed in one continuous two-hour long take. It's a technical marvel but is it worth watching?

And Black Mountain Poets takes two con artist sisters to a poetry workshop in rural Wales. We hear from star, Alice Lowe.

As well as films there's music, theatre, and more music.

BB Diamond is a young singer making a name for herself with her great voice. She tells us about her new acid-jazz tinged single, Feeling.

The Silent Treatment is Lung Ha Theatre Company's brand new production. The plot centres around a sponsored silence but writer Douglas Maxwell hopefully won't be taking part as he tells us all about it.

And rock legend Brian Pern is the greatest musician who never was. The creators of the comic monster, Simon Day and Rhys Thomas, join us to talk bands, break-ups, and bi-polar polar bears.

Edi Stark In Conversation With Robbie Williams; Sebastian Barry; Sabrina Mahfouz; Joe Farrell On Dario Fo; Carol Ann Duffy20161017

Robbie Williams talks to Edi Stark about the pressures of fame, sobriety, life since Take That and much more in an incredibly honest and frank interview.

Irish Novelist and poet Sebastian Barry discusses his new book Days without End.

Celebrated British Egyptian playwright Sabrina Mahfouz talks about her debut poetry collection How You Might Know Me.

Scottish musician Steve Grozier is in session performing two live tracks.

JR GREEN drop in for a quick chat about their new single First Blood, which is Edi's Single of the Week.

Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy and National Poet of Wales Gillian Clarke discuss their new poetry anthology, The Map and the Clock.

Edi reflects on the legacy of the late Dario Fo with his biographer, translator of his books and co-curator of the current Edinburgh exhibitions and events intended to celebrate his 90th birthday, Professor Joe Farrell.

Edi's Vinyl Verdict choice is a Bob Dylan special, between The Times They Are A-Changin' and Subterranean Homesick Blues.

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Edi Stark talks to Nik Kershaw ahead of his latest tour.

Annie Nightingale shares stories from her 50 years as one of the top DJs in the country.

Nicola Meighan discusses a new book from music critic Jessica Hooper that takes aim at sexism in music journalism.

Daniel Abercrombie from the Scottish Storytelling Centre tells us what's on for kids over the summer.

TV critic Paul Whitelaw gives his verdict on top very different comedy shows coming to our screens soon.

And we reveal our brand new Single Of The Week.

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Edi Stark sits in for Janice Forsyth and tunes into what is happening in arts, culture and music across Scotland.

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for Janice Forsyth and tunes into what is happening in arts, culture and music across Scotland.

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Edi Stark sits in for Janice Forsyth and tunes into what is happening in arts, culture and music across Scotland.

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for Janice Forsyth and tunes into what is happening in arts, culture and music across Scotland.

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for Janice Forsyth and tunes into what is happening in arts, culture and music across Scotland.

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It's the start of Book Week Scotland and Edi Stark chats to writer Kate Mosse and discovers from writer Nicola Morgan and Scottish Book Trust CEO Marc Lambert the importance of making time to read, not just at home, but in the workplace.

Writer Christopher Brookmyre and BBC Scotland Poet in Residence Rachel McCrum explore football in fiction.

We also celebrate the life and music of Roy Orbison, as Edi talks to his youngest son Alex about his father's fabulous musical legacy. And young Irish musican Hozier, talks about life since his award winning single Take me to the church has had more than 800 million online viewings.

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

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Edi Stark sits in for Janice Forsyth and tunes into what is happening in arts, culture and music across Scotland.

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for Janice Forsyth and tunes into what is happening in arts, culture and music across Scotland.

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Yesterday, the top 10 from BBC Scotland's search for Scotland's Favourite Book was unveiled - Edi is joined by Jenny Niven from Creative Scotland; Philippa Cochrane from the Scottish Book Trust, and Professor Willy Maley from the University of Glasgow, who created the longlist for the public vote. They explain how they made their choices and discuss the value of being asked to consider favourites.

Edi talks to Jeanne Willis, who is one of the authors of four new Winnie the Pooh stories (featuring new character Penguin), created to mark 90 years since the first publication of AA Milne's classic children's books.

The Bathers play an exclusive session for the show.

Jo Clifford and Annabel Cooper talk about an upcoming LGBT intergenerational Cabaret show in Edinburgh, and workshops in Glasgow - open to all over 50s who might be interested in stepping on stage.

Photographer Larry Herman talks about his exhibition Clydeside 1974-1976, on display again for the first time in 40 years at Streel Level Photoworks in Glasgow.

Plus the Tuesday Review: Hannah McGill, James Crawford and Graeme Virtue review the new series of Black Mirror (Charlie Brooker's creepy dramas poached from Channel 4 by Netflix); Mark Cousins' collaboration with Mogwai - Atomic, which is touring Scottish cinemas; and Ali Smith's new book, Autumn, written this summer and described as the UK's first post-Brexit novel.

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Edi Stark Sits In And Talks To Joan Armatrading, Plus She Hears About The Bfi's Black Star Film Season20161019

Joan Armatrading, legendary singer-songwriter talks to Edi about her recent 235-date world tour and about the CD and DVD she's just released.

The BFI's Black Star season of films, celebrating black acting talent, will be screened across Scotland from this month until December. Edi speaks to Nigerian director Olumide Fadeyibi, whose film The Champagne Room is part of the Nollywood Nights strand, and to Syma Ahmed from the Glasgow Women's Library, which is hosting one of the strands.

Thelma and Michael: Love in the Cutting Room, broadcast tomorrow morning on BBC Radio 4, is a very moving love story in which multi award winning film director Martin Scorsese plays the role of Cupid. It tells the story of the relationship between Thelma Schoonmaker, Scorsese's long-time Oscar-winning film editor, and her husband Michael Powell, who together with Emerich Pressburger made some of the most remarkable films of the 1940s and 50s, includingThe Red Shoes. Producer Trevor Dann will be in studio.

Irish singer Lisa Hannigan, whose gorgeous vocals shimmered on Damian Rice's 2002 hit album O, is in session, showcasing tracks from her latest solo album, her third, At Swim.

Theatre: Luminate, Scotland's Creative Ageing Festival, is running throughout Scotland this month and anintriguing piece of theatre called HIM is at The Traverse in Edinburgh from tomorrow until Saturday. It's a reflection on life, stillness and the nature of ageing, starring Tim Barlow and written by Tim's long-time collaborator Sheila Hill.

And Don Paterson, twice winner of the TS Eliot Prize for poetry, talks about returning to his first love, music, with gigs in Inverness and Greenock this week with his new band, The Don Paterson Situation.

Edi Stark Sits In For The Week's Film Review: The Neon Demon, Maggie's Plan And Now You See Me 220160707
Edi Stark Sits In For The Week's Film Review: The Neon Demon, Maggie's Plan And Now You See Me 220160707

Edi Stark sits in for Janice Forsyth to review this week's hottest cinema releases; The Neon Demon, Maggie's Plan and Now You See Me 2 with film critics Alison Rowat and Chris Fyvie. Plus the unsigned artist who got booked for the Graham Norton show Bright Light Bright Light (aka Rod Thomas) drops by to chat about befriending Sir Elton John. And Edi finds out about a new exhibition from Edge Textile Artists Scotland - 'Strands of Time'. Plus interviews with Isla Fisher and Daniel Radcliffe.

Edi Stark Sits In With A Live Session From Gretchen Peters, Plus She Hears About Ken Loach Documentary Versus20160727

Grammy nominated Nashville singer-songwriter Gretchen Peters is live in session.

This year acclaimed British film director Ken Loach turned 80 in June , releases his 50th major work the Palme d'Or winning film I, Daniel Blake in October and marks Cathy Come Home's 50th anniversary in November. Edi talks to Louise Osmond, director of Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach, which screens on BBC Two on Saturday.

150 years since her birth, we celebrate author and illustrator Beatrix Potter's links with Scotland. Edi is joined by Lynne McGeachie, author of Beatrix Potter's Scotland: Her Perthshire Inspiration.

2016 is the centenary of the birth of renowned American artist Jon Schueler. For much of his life Schueler had a deep connection with Mallaig on the north west coast of the Scottish Highlands. This year his life is celebrated in a series of exhibitions of his work both in Scotland and in America and Edi talks to Magda Salveson, Schueler's widow and curator of his estate.

And we have an archive Stark Talk featuring writer Andrew O'Hagan.

Edi Stark has music from Gretchen Peters, plus she hears about a Ken Loach documentary.

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Edi Stark sits in for Janice.

Playwright David Leddy talks about his new work International Waters.

Artist Julie Brook tells Edi about her exhibition Made, Unmade at An Lanntair in Stornoway, featuring work she created in the remote Namibian desert.

Diana Vickers and Liam Tamne are appearing in The Rocky Horror Show, on stage in Edinburgh. They tell Edi about performing in the cult stage show.

Edi hears about Granite, an epic outdoor production from the National Theatre of Scotland, telling the story of Aberdeen.

Plus an exhibition in Glasgow which features the world's first published comic, and the Tuesday Review: Phil Miller and Tiffany Jenkins critique Deborah Levy's novel Hot Milk, and new BBC1 drama series Undercover.

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Glaswegian singer-songwriter, Scott McWatt performs a live music session.

Alex Rigg is an artist, craftsman, theatre maker and dancer. But he's best known for his incredible, surreal costume design for his own performances and others. As a new exhibition of his work opens at Gracefield Arts Centre in Dumfries Alex joins us along with curator, Denise Zygadlo.

Donovan and Siegel are a husband and wife artistic duo from Canada whose latest exhibition is opening next week at Edinburgh Printmakers. It's full of beautiful crafted objects and displays reflecting on the idea of text.

Our Single Of The Week is But I'm Scared from The Echo Session who join us to tell us about why this is only their second single in seven years.

The Surge festival of street theatre and performance opens at the Merchant City Festival in Glasgow later in the week. We're joined by Alan Richardson of Conflux who put the festival together along with Kevin Finnan MBE, director of dance company Motionhouse, whose dance-meets-circus performance, Block, is part of the festival.

All week Edi introduces some highlights from her series of Stark Talks. Today, it's the turn of Scottish photographer David Eustace. And, in honour of this weekend's Scottish National Airshow at East Fortune Edi's Vinyl Verdict is between Jet Airliner by The Steve Miller Band and Leaving On A Jet Plane by John Denver.

Edi Stark sits in and has an interview with photographer David Euatace.

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Edi Stark With Tom Jones And Laurence Fox20151013

American author and former Poet Laureate Rita Dove talks to Edi ahead of her Annual Poetry Society Lecture.

BBC Scotland's Poet in Residence Rachel McCrum joins Janice to discuss themes of Home and Identity.

Actor Laurence Fox, best known for his role as DS Hathaway in Lewis, talks about his move into music, and his new single 'Headlong'

10 years on from its first staging, Grid Iron are taking their site-specific show The Devil's Larder on tour around Scotland.

Sir Tom Jones has come a long way from the valleys, he is live on air with Edi to discuss his new autobiography Over The Top and Back.

And in this week's Tuesday Review Peter Ross and Nicola Meighan give their thoughts on the return of The Returned on More4, Elvis Costello's memoir Unfaithful Music and Disappearing Ink, and John Newman's second album Revolve.

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Janice Forsyth talks to classical pianist James Rhodes about his memoir, Instrumental, following his event at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Director of the Edinburgh International Book Festival Nick Barley, Children and Education Programme Director Janet Smyth, illustrator Chris Riddell, Director of the Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust Ali Bowden and journalist Lee Randall discuss the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

We hear from crime writers SJ Watson, Val McDermid and Ian Rankin.

We hear highlights from our session guests who also performed at the Edinburgh International Book Festival's Unbound events.

We hear from Scottish writer Ali Smith.

Janice announces her Single of the Week.

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Emeli Sande, Behind The Scenes Of Still Game, Henry Naylor On The Collector, Single Of The Week And Vinyl Verdict20161003

Nicola Meighan and Billy Sloan talk about Bruce Springsteen's autobiography and accompanying album.

We hear Nicola's interview with Emeli Sande from Oran Mor on Sunday, just before she performs a mini-gig for fans.

We hear about the The Collector, the first in a trilogy of plays by comedy writer turned playwright Henry Naylor which is being performed at Dundee Rep

Emma Gordon takes us on to the set of Still Game and catches up with the characters in front of and behind the camera ahead of the return of the series and stars Ford Kiernan and Jane McCarry joining Janice live in the studio on Thursday

Janice's Single of the Week is Song for the Birds by Laurence Made Me Cry. We hear from the young woman behind the single, Jo Whitby.

Janice hears about the National Theatre of Scotland's production Home/Away coming soon to The Tramway theatre in Glasgow.

And Janice's Vinyl Verdict choice for listeners is between Wicked Game by Chris Isaak and Name of the Game by ABBA.

Featuring A Review Of X-men: Apocalypse, Plus Actor Jack Reynor Discusses His Role In Sing Street20160519
Featuring A Review Of X-men: Apocalypse, Plus Actor Jack Reynor Discusses His Role In Sing Street20160519

It's film review day here on The Janice Forsyth Show: Actor, Jack Reynor will be discussing his role in the acclaimed Sing Street - a music-driven, coming-of-age love story from Once director, John Carney.

Regular Critics, Ross MacLean and Nathanael Smith will share their thoughts on the film, on Tom Hanks' new one - 'A Hologram for the King' - a comedy drama about a man in the midst of an existential crisis, and on the hotly anticipated 'X-Men: Apocalypse.'

Later in the show Jo Brand discusses her new BBC Four comedy series Going Forward, and Scottish songwriter, Gary Clark, tells us about working (with John Carney!) on the music for Sing Street and building the soundtrack up from the ground.

All that and 'Maybe I'm Doing it Wrong: The Life and Times of Randy Newman' - co-authors, David and Caroline Stafford tell us about their new biography on one of the world's most admired songwriters.

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Film Day With A Review Of Jason Bourne, Plus Director Andrew Stanton Discusses His Work On Finding Dory20160728

Edi Stark sits in for Janice Forsyth, on the day of the week when we focus on film:

Bourne is back! Matt Damon returns to his most iconic role in 'Jason Bourne' which finds the CIA's most lethal former operative drawn out of the shadows!

Regular Critics, critics Alison Row at and Siobhan Synod will share their thoughts on it and on the follow-up to Finding Nemo - Pixar's Finding Dor,y starring Ellen DeGeneres. Director Andrew Stanton and Producer Lindsey Collins will also explain how they came up with the idea for this next fishy Pixar tale! They will also review The Commune - a tense Thomas Vinterberg film set in 1970's Copenhagen, where a couple's experiment in group living reveals fault lines in their own relationship

Later in the show, in an episode of her regular series about architecture, Anne Ellis introduces the work of Scottish architect Robert Lorimer, visits the Thistle Chapel in Edinburgh in the company of Lord David Steele and the Mansfield Traquair Centre in the company of Elizabeth Cummings.

All that and, Screenwriter/director turned author Ewan Morrison talks to Edi in an archive edition of Stalk Talk

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Edi Stark sits in for Janice Forsyth and hears from Finding Dory director Andrew Stanton.

Film Day With A Review Of Suicide Squad, Plus Kelly Macdonald Discusses Her Role In Swallows And Amazons20160804

Janice Forsyth has a review of the superhero team-up film Suicide Squad.

Film Day: Ron Howard On Inferno20161013

It's film day on The Janice Forsyth Show: legendary American Film -maker, Ron Howard discusses his new thriller, Inferno. It stars Two Time Oscar Winner TOM HANKS ('Bridge Of Spies', ''Forrest Gump') and it is the third in the 'Robert Langdon' series, each directed by Howard, based on a popular thriller novel by Dan Brown.

Regular Critics, Paul Gallagher and Eddie Harrison will share their thoughts on this week's other big cinema releases, including, American Honey - an American Road Movie from British filmmaker Andrea Arnold - who will also talk about the film!

They will also discuss Storks - the new animated film from the writer of Forgetting Sarah Marshall - it's about parenthood... and corporate culture... and work-life balance!

Later in the show, we'll hear about Before the Fall, the new novel from Noah Hawley, best known as Golden Globe Award-winning creator of the TV show "Fargo," and Loudon Wainwright the III will be on hand, talking about his UK Tour in Oct and Nov and his Latest album - Haven't Got the Blues. (Yet)

All that and much more on The Janice Forsyth Show, from two o'clock on Thursday, here on BBC Radio Scotland

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Film Day: Snowden20161208

It's film day: we'll discuss Oliver Stone's much anticipated, true-life story, Snowden - the story of the former computer analyst, who 'leaked' classified information that revealed clandestine, public mass surveillance.

We'll also discuss this week's other big cinema releases, including The Birth of A Nation, which tells the remarkable story of Nat Turner - the man behind one of the most successful slave rebellions in American history, and the critically-acclaimed Life, Animated - a documentary about a young man with autism, whose family learned to use animated Disney films to communicate with him after he stopped talking.

Later in the show, we look back at the life and work of the man immortalised by the classic movie line "I am Spartacus!" The great Gladiator is about to turn Centurion: the 9th of December will see Hollywood acting legend, Kirk Douglas turn 100!

All that and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - The Christmas Show at The Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh - Actors Jess Peet, (Alice) Alan Francis, ( Duchess), and Tam Dean Burn, (The Mad Hatter) will be on hand to tell us all about it!

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Film Highlights, Rod Stewart And Gary Tank Commander20151231
Film Highlights, Rod Stewart And Gary Tank Commander20151231

Janice Forsyth shares her film highlights from across the year including reviews of Big Hero 6, The Martian and Spectre. And there's another chance to hear some of her favourite interviews including Gary Tank Commander and Rod Stewart. Poet Rachel McCrum ends her BBC residency today with a look back over her time as BBC Scotland's inaugural Poet in Residence.

The poetry residency was created in collaboration with BBC Scotland and The Scottish Poetry Library. From over 70 applicants Rachel was chosen to spend 3 months with BBC Scotland broadcasting and learning teams bringing poetry to the people and places of Scotland. The residency has taken her from poetry workshops with primary and secondary pupils run by The L.A.B to poems on themes as diverse as football with Tam and Stuart on Off the Ball to reflections on contemporary art with a personal response to The Turner Exhibition. Rachel reflects on these experiences in a one-off documentary created especially for The Janice Forsyth Show.

Film Review Day Featuring A Review Of Youth, Plus Hear From American Actor Harvey Keitel20160128

It's movie review day on The Janice Forsyth Show - Legendary American Actor, Harvey Keitel will be on hand to discuss his new film, the hotly anticipated 'Youth' - it's Oscar-winning director, Paolo Sorrentino's new comedy-drama - and stars both Harvey Keitel and Michael Caine as best friends who reflect on their lives while vacationing in the Swiss Alps.

Regular Critics, Pasquale Iannone and Stephen Carty will share their thoughts on it and on this week's other big cinema releases: including 'Spotlight' - the bookies' favourite to take best film at this year's Oscars It focuses on a piece of groundbreaking journalism that rocked the foundations of the Catholic Church in 2002, when four reporters, from the Boston Globe newspaper, ran an expose on how the church had covered up sexual abuse by more than 70 priests in the Boston area - Stanley Tucci plays the victims' lawyer Mitchell Garabedian and he will also tell us all about it

Later in the show, the highly respected writer Jon Ronson discusses The Perils of Social Media and his latest book, ' So You've Been Publicly Shamed, alongside author Helen Fitzgerald whose new book is called 'Viral'. Ahead of the dvd release of Macbeth we hear from actor Michael Fassbender and Singer-song writer James Yorkston will tell us all about his latest project - he's joined forces with Suhail Yusuf Khan, award winning sarangi player and classical singer from New Delhi and Jon Thorne, best known as jazz double bass player with electro outfit Lamb. The trio released their collaborative debut album 'Everything Sacred' earlier this month.

All that and multi-Grammy award-winning singer Jack Jones, whose wonderful voice and passionate performances continue to delight audiences around the world, previews his upcoming concerts in the UK - The dates coincide with the release of Jack's new album "Seriously Frank" celebrating 100 years of Sinatra!

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Film Review Day With A Discussion Of Where To Invade Next, Documentarian Michael Moore's Expansive And Subversive New Comedy20160609

It's film review day here on The Janice Forsyth Show.

Today, Janice will be discussing Where to Invade Next - documentarian Michael Moore's expansive, and subversive, new comedy: he plays the role of "invader," visiting a host of nations to "steal" ideas and learn how the U.S. could improve its own prospects.

Regular Critics, Paul Gallagher and Stephen Carty will share their thoughts on the film, on Mother's Day" - the latest star studded ensemble comedy from director Garry Marshall, bringing together Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson and Julia Roberts(!!) and on When Marnie Was There , from the legendary 'Studio Ghibli.'

Later in the show, Author Joe Hill (the son of legendary novelist Stephen King ) discusses his new novel, 'The Fireman', acclaimed Documentary Director, Gianfranco Rosi tells us about his remarkable new film, 'Fire At Sea' - Winner Of The Golden Bear At The 2016 Berlin Film Festival and, ahead of its release on DVD, TJ Miller discusses his role as 'Weasel' in Deadpool.

All that and the launch of the 2016 Edinburgh Book Festival!

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Film Review Day With A Review Of Freeheld, Plus An Interview With American Actor Julianne Moore20160218

It's movie review day on The Janice Forsyth Show - acclaimed American Actor, Julianne Moore will be on hand to discuss her new film, 'Freeheld' -which tells the story of Police officer Laurel Hester's fight against the Ocean County New jersey Board of Chosen Freeholders to allow her pension benefits to be transferred to her domestic partner after being diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Regular Critic, Alistair Harkness will share his thoughts on it and on the Glasgow Film Festival's Opening Gala film - The Coen Brothers's 'Hail, Caesar!' He will also give us his guide to the 'Best of the Fest'.

We will also review this week's big cinema releases in the company of Alison Rowat and Eddie Harrison: including 'Bone Tomahawk' - a gritty action-packed thriller chronicling a terrifying rescue mission in the Old West and The Finest Hours - an incredible tale of a daring sea rescue in 1952.

All that and Director John Hillcoat will tell us about his hotly anticipated, new 'heist' movie Triple 9, which stars recent BAFTA winner Kate Winslet Woody Harrelson, Casey Affleck and Aaron Paul!

And Later in the show, we'll hear from not one but two legendary Scottish Directors - ahead of the Blu ray release of Comfort and Joy we'll hear from Bill Forsyth - reflecting on his early days of the Scottish film industry and Michael Caton- Jones discusses his new film Urban Hymn.

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Film Review Day With A Review Of Grimsby, Plus Janice Hears From Isla Fisher20160225

It's movie review day on The Janice Forsyth Show - Actor, Isla Fisher discusses her role in the latest, highly anticipated, Sacha Baron Cohen film 'Grimsby' - he plays Nobby, a sweet but dim-witted English football hooligan, who reunites with his long-lost brother Sebastian (MARK STRONG), a deadly MI6 agent, to prevent a massive global terror attack and prove that behind every great spy is an embarrassing sibling!

Regular Critics, Wendy Lloyd and Nicola Balkind will share their thoughts on it and on this week's other big cinema releases: including 'The Forest' - a supernatural horror film starring 'Game of Thrones' star Natalie Dorman and crime thriller, 'Secret in Their Eyes', starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts!

Later in the show we'll have live music from 'Findlay Napier' and we'll go live to Los Angeles for a preview of this Sunday's Oscars ceremony with all you need to know about this year's hottest films, as well as the latest news and gossip..

All that and critically acclaimed author Ayelet Gundar-Goshen discusses her second novel Waking Lions.

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Film Review Day With A Review Of Midnight Special, Plus Hear From Director Jeff Nichols20160407

It's movie review day on The Janice Forsyth Show: critically acclaimed Film maker, Jeff Nichols discusses his new film, 'Midnight Special' - the tale of a dedicated father (played by Michael Shannon) on the run from the government to protect his son, who seems to have mysterious powers!

Regular Critics, Alison Rowat and Nathaniel Smith will share their thoughts on it and on this week's other big cinema releases: including the dark fantasy adventure Huntsman: Winter War -a sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman and Couple in A Hole - the story of a middle-aged couple who forgo the comforts of civilisation to live isolated inside a cave in the woods! We'll hear from the stars of the film Paul Higgins and Kate Dickie.

Later in the show, author Jenni Fagan discusses. not one but two, new books; her novel, The Sunlight Pilgrims, and a collection of poems, The Dead Queen of Bohemia and Dr David Archibald. Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of Glasgow will tell us all about the BFI's re-release of Peter Watkins' controversial BBC production, Culloden - hailed as a breakthrough when it was first broadcast in 1964, Culloden - which brilliantly reconstructs the famous battle of 1746 - stunned viewers by approaching its historical subject matter in the style of contemporary TV news coverage!

All that and the brilliant Mark Cousins will be on hand to talk about his new film, I Am Belfast.

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Film Review Day With A Review Of Ridley Scott's New Science Fiction Film, The Martian20151001

It's film review day and Janice will be hearing from Director, Justin Kurzell and actor Michael Fassbender! Both will be on hand to discuss their new take on 'The Scottish Play'- MacBeth.

Regular Critics, Paul Gallagher and Gavia Baker-Whitelaw will share their thoughts on the film, and on this week's other big cinema releases: including, The Martian - Sci-fi master Ridley Scott's new movie which stars Matt Damon as an astronaut stranded on Mars!. They will also review Robert De Niro's new film, The Intern which takes a light-hearted look at inter-generational differences in the workplace.

Later in the show we'll have a live report from The Dinard Film Festival in France and BBC Radio 6 Music's Mark Radcliffe discusses 'Music For Misfits: The Story of Indie -a new series for BBC Four.'

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Film Review Day With 'batman V Superman' Star Holly Hunter20160324

It's movie review day on The Janice Forsyth Show: Actor, Holly Hunter discusses her role in, the hotly anticipated, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice!

We'll review the film and Regular Critics, Alistair Harkness and Eddie Harrison will share their thoughts on this week's other big cinema releases: including Disney's Zootropolis, which looks set to be 2016's biggest animated movie, after it smashed Frozen's opening record at the US box office!, and My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 - Writer-actress Nia Vardalos who charmed audiences in 2002 with surprise hit "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," will be on hand to discuss the new film in which she tackles issues concerning her large and eccentric Greek family: mothering a teenager, finding time for one's spouse, and dealing with aging parents!

Later in the show, 'I Am Thomas' - a brutal comedy with songs - Collaborating with award-winning poet Simon Armitage, 'Told by an Idiot', National Theatre Scotland and Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh present 'a wildly comic and provocative piece of music theatre' - we'll hear all about it!

All that and the brilliant Ben Watt - the Former Everything But The Girl man discusses his upcoming solo album Fever Dream.

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Film Review Day With Director M Night Shyamalan20150910
Film Review Day With Director M Night Shyamalan20150910

It's film review day here on The Janice Forsyth Show and Janice will be hearing from Director, M. Night Shyamalan; he will be discussing his new horror comedy film The Visit.

Regular Critics, Nigel Floyd and Pasquale Iannone will share their thoughts on this week's other big cinema releases: including, Legend - which takes us into the secret history of the 1960's and the extraordinary events that secured the infamy of the Krays. They will also review Woody Allen's Irrational Man and Abel Ferrara's remarkable new biopic, Pasolini.

Later in the show award-winning crime writer Ann Cleeves tells us about The Moth Catcher - the seventh book in her 'Vera Stanhope' series and Film writer, Jon Melville will be on hand to tell us all about his new book on Tremors - Seeking Perfection: The Unofficial Guide to Tremors. It may be unauthorised, but it features interviews with more than 50 people involved in the films and TV series, including the creators, cast and the studio executives behind the scenes.

Al that and Sean Greenhorn, director of the Dunoon Film Festival tells us all about what in store for this years big bash!

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Film Review Day With Owen Wilson And Sir Tom Courtenay20150903

It's film review day here on The Janice Forsyth Show.

Today, Janice will be hearing from Actor, Owen Wilson who will be discussing his role in the action- thriller, No Escape.

Regular Critics, Nicola Balkind and Nathanael Smith will share their thoughts on the film, and review this week's other biggest releases: including, Dope and Me and Earl and The Dying Girl.

Later in the show we'll have live music from 'Wandering Sons' and Sir Tom Courtenay talks about his new film, 45 Years.

All that and Mark Kermode joins Janice to discuss the highlights of the Shetland 'Screenplay' Film festival.

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Film Review Day: British Director Danny Boyle Discusses New Film Steve Jobs20151112

It's movie review day on The Janice Forsyth Show - legendary British Director, Danny Boyle will be on hand to discuss his new film, the hotly anticipated drama about the late, Apple CEO, 'Steve Jobs.'

Regular Critics, Stephen Carty and Alistair Harkness will share their thoughts on it and on this week's other big cinema releases: including, carefully crafted horror, THE HALLOW which has been described as "the most heart-pounding film you'll ever see, "with a 'Fungal Research Advisor' listed in the credits", and on upcoming American-Italian drama, 'Fathers and Daughters' - directed by Gabriele Muccino and starring Russell Crowe.

Later in the show, Alex Jennings, one of the stars of 'Lady in Van', will discuss his new film, and debut novelist Sloane Crosley -talks about her book, The Clasp which centres around the search for a historic necklace stolen by Nazis in WW II.

All that and Sunset Song! Another great British Director, Terence Davies joins us to discuss the upcoming release of his new adaptation of the classic Lewis Grassic Gibbon novel, about the daughter of a Scottish farmer who comes of age in the early 1900's.

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Film Review Day: Janice Discusses Steven Spielberg's Cold War Espionage Thriller Bridge Of Spies20151126

It's movie review day on The Janice Forsyth Show - we will be discussing Steven Spielberg's Cold War espionage thriller, Bridge of Spies.

Regular Critics, Wendy Lloyd and Ross McLean will be on hand to share their thoughts on it and on this week's other big cinema releases: including, Todd Haynes' critically acclaimed, double Cannes-winning film, Carol - an aching period romance starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara - the director himself will tell us all about it! They will also discuss Black Mass - a film about real life Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger starring, Johnny Depp with Benedict Cumberbatch co-starring as his upstanding politician brother.

Later in the show author Robert Sellars discusses his latest book, 'The Secret Life of Ealing Studios: Britain's favourite film studio', Scottish Actor' David Hayman discusses the release on DVD of his classic film A Sense of Freedom and we'll hear all about Hirda - a new opera for Shetland commissioned and produced by NOISE (New Opera In Scotland Events), supported by Creative Scotland.

Film Review Day: Janice Discusses The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 220151119

Janice Forsyth tunes into what is happening in arts, culture and music across Scotland.

Film Review Day: Omid Djalili Discusses A New Documentary And Janice Hears From Wet Wet Wet20150521

Janice will be hearing from Award-winning Actor/Comedian/Executive Producer Omid Djalili ('Pirates of the Caribbean', 'Gladiator', 'Notting Hill') who will be discussing 'We Are Many' - The Untold Story Of The Biggest Protest In Human History!

Regular Critics, Paul Gallagher and Nathanael Smith will share their thoughts on the film, on The first 'Iranian Vampire Western' ever made; Ana Lily Amirpour's critically acclaimed A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, and, on the hotly anticipated new Disney film 'TOMORROWLAND: A WORLD BEYOND,' starring George Clooney. Executive Producer and co - writer, Jeff Jensen will also be on hand to tell us all about it.

Later in the show we'll hear from Wet Wet Wet - Marti Pellow and the gang will play Glasgow's SSE Hydro on March 12, 2016, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of No.1 album Picture This - they'll tell us all about it!

Pasquale Iannone will review classic American comedy Paper Moon which is coming out on Blu- ray and later, John MacLean formerly of The Beta Band, discusses his directorial debut, Slow West

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Ford Kiernan, Laurel And Hardy, Paul Whitelaw, Eddie Harrison, Ross Owens And The Muppets20151019

Janice, co-creator and star of Still Game Ford Kiernan and TV critic Paul Whitelaw discuss the enduring appeal of Laurel and Hardy, and film critic Eddie Harrison interviews Ross Owen, super fan, expert and owner of the website The Laurel and Hardy Roadshow, about why he wanted to see the comedy duo back in cinemas.

Paul Whitelaw previews The Muppets, the new Muppets TV show premiering on Sky 1, with Ford Kiernan and Janice Forsyth.

Founding member of Danny Wilson Kit Clark talks about the process of booking bands for his Dundee bar and music venue, and about some of the new talent he's discovered along the way.

Andrew Wasylyk, aka Dundee writer, producer, multi-instrumentalist and singer with The Hazey Janes, Andrew Mitchell, joins Janice live from Chicago where he's performing with Idlewild, to introduce his new solo single, Last of the Loved, which is her single of the week.

The second hour of the programme is a special tribute to the late Scottish singer known as the Bard of Dundee, The Michael Marra Family Album - A Tribute, by Demus productions. Janice Forsyth presents a tribute to the late Michael Marra who died in October 2012, known as the Bard of Dundee. Songwriter, singer, painter, poet and actor Michael's life is charted by the people who knew him best, his family. They reminisce about Michael's early years in Dundee to recording in London for a major record label to his career back home writing and recording his own brand of music fusing his love of folk and rock'n'roll, alongside his theatrical career. The programme is interspersed with archive of Michael Marra and examples of his music.

Janice Forsyth tunes into what is happening in arts, culture and music across Scotland.

From The Edinburgh Festival20150825
From The Edinburgh Festival20150826
From The Edinburgh Festival20150827
Glen Matlock, Cecelia Ahern And Sofie Hagen20161108
Glen Matlock, Cecelia Ahern And Sofie Hagen20161108

Today Janice has a great mix of books, chat, comedy, art and tele!

First up today we hear about Cecelia Ahern's 14th novel LYREBIRD.

Original Sex Pistol Glen Matlock talks to Billy Sloan exclusively ahead of AN EVENING WITH GLEN MATLOCK in Glasgow this weekend.

Danish comedian Sofie Hagen who was 2015 Fosters' Edinburgh Comedy Award Newcomer winner drops in ahead of her Aberdeen gig this weekend.

Following the ADP's (Aftermath Dislocation Principle's) critically-acclaimed appearance at Banksy's Dismaland last summer, the installation has taken to the road and is being shown across the UK at the sites of historic riots. Janice finds out more from acclaimed artists behind the work, Jimmy Cauty and Steve Lowe founder of L-13 Light Industrial Workshop, an innovative contemporary arts organisation which has supported the ADP from the beginning.

Music and we hear from Utah born singer-songwriter Wrenne who tells Janice about the huge changes she made in her life when with just $200 in her pocket she took her guitar and left the Mormon church in Utah where she'd grown up and moved to the UK to pursue music.

Plus, this week's Tuesday Review with Peter Ross, Sophie Good and Cameron Orr will feature two new BBC dramas set during and just after World War II, Stephen Poliakoff's CLOSE TO THE ENEMY and MY MOHER AND OTHER STRANGERS plus we delve into the new Queen album ON AIR - THE COMPLETE BBC SESSIONS.

All that and much more on The Janice Forsyth Show, from two o'clock on Tuesday, here on BBC Radio Scotland

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Griff Rhys Jones On His Comedy Soulmate Mel Smith, Plus A Live Session From The Katet20161005
Griff Rhys Jones On His Comedy Soulmate Mel Smith, Plus A Live Session From The Katet20161005

Griff Rhys Jones talks about working with his comedy soulmate Mel Smith, the basis for his new UK tour Jones and Smith.

Somme 100- In July this year, 100 years since The Battle of the Somme, a project started: to have, in one year, 100 showings of the landmark 1916 film, The Battle of the Somme, across the UK and internationally with live orchestral accompaniment at each screening. Amateur, youth and professional orchestras have been getting involved and the first Scottish screening is on Friday night in Falkirk. Janice talks to composer Laura Rossi and president of the Falkirk Tryst Orchestra John Paterson.

Author Neil Broadfoot talks about his new crime thriller All the Devils, which takes characters crime journalist Doug McGregor and DS Susie Drummond into the topical territory of revenge porn and explores the question of how abusers operate in plain sight.

Janice's Book Group explores the appeal of Jack Reacher in the hugely popular series by Lee Child. Have you read Killing Floor, which is how it all started? #jfbooks

We delve into this year's Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival which strives to challenge preconceived ideas about mental health through music, film, visual art, performing arts, dance, and literature - with events happening across Scotland for the month of October. The festival is bigger and bolder than ever and now in its 10th year.

And soul/funk groovers The Katet are live in session.

Guy Garvey, Michael Ball And The Tuesday Review20151110

Michael Ball, currently starring in the musical Mack and Mabel at the Playhouse in Edinburgh, joins Janice.

Guy Garvey, talks about taking a step back from the band Elbow to release his first solo album.

Singer songwriter Yvonne Lyon will be telling Janice about 'Held', a brand new album of songs written with ten people who have experienced bereavement.

And on this week's Tuesday Review our panel of critics, Phil Miller, Claire Sawers and Moira Jeffrey, will share their verdicts on the new exhibition at Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art MODERN SCOTTISH WOMEN: PAINTERS AND SCULPTORS 1885-1965. They'll also be reading "A Ghost's Story" by Lorna Gibb and BBC Three's new sitcom 'Josh' written by Josh Widdecombe

Highlights From The 2016 Edinburgh Festival20161226

Highlights of some of the best international acts featured on The Janice Forsyth Show at this year's Edinburgh Festival including The Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Australian comedian Felicity Ward and French composer and multi-instrumentalist Yann Tiersen. Also live music performances from Malawi born George Kalakusha and German Dutch Sven Ratzke with music from his David Bowie inspired show. Plus American comedian Michelle Wolfe and actress, writer and producer Annette O'Toole who was performing in the show Hamlet in Bed.

Ian Rankin, Kathryn Joseph And The Monthly Book Group20150513

Today our whole second hour will be dedicated to Ian Rankin, in our first ever Wednesday Profile. In an interview recorded with Janice at the Boswell Book Festival, Ian looks back on his career to date and, of course, his most famous creation, Inspector Rebus, the old-school cop in today's modern world.

The Scottish Album of the Year awards longlist is out and on it is a very distinctive album by singer-songwriter Kathryn Joseph, brilliantly titled 'bones you have thrown me and blood i've spilled'. She plays live in our BBC Glasgow studio.

Janice holds the inaugral meeting of our monthly book group! She's joined by comedian Susan Morrison and novelist Laura Marney. They've all been reading Mark Haddon's smash hit "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time". What did you think of it? Give us your thoughts on JaniceForsythShow@bbc.co.uk or tweet us, we're @BBCJFCulture.

And- Scottish writer and actress Fiona Geddes talks to us about the experience of writing her play about a young woman's journey of understanding while caring for her schizophrenic relative.

Ian Rankin, Two Doors Down And Music From Doghouse Roses20161121

At the start of Book Week Scotland, Janice talks to Ian Rankin about his 21st Rebus novel, Rather Be the Devil.

In Ian's honour the Vinyl Verdict this week reflects the musical tastes of John Rebus and Siobhan Clarke - the choice is between the Rolling Stones' You Can't Always Get What You Want, and the Cocteau Twins' Iceblink Luck.

Janice hears about the second series of Scottish sitcom Two Doors Down from actors Jamie Quinn and Harki Bhambra, who play Jaz and Ian.

Anne Ellis concludes her look at significant Scottish buildings in this year of Architecture, Innovation and Design. This week she speaks to Charles Jencks, and discovers how and why the Maggie's Centres, built for cancer patients and their families and friends, have become such an influential part of modern architecture.

Ventriloquist Nina Conti is on tour - she pops into the studio... possibly not empty-handed.

Glasgow acoustic duo Doghouse Roses play live in session ahead of the release of their new album.

There's a preview of Billy Sloan's interview and session with Jim Kerr of Simple Minds.

And this week's Single of the Week is Ayo by Glasgow quartet Babe.

Independence Day: Resurgence, Whisky Galore And Eiff 201620160623
Independence Day: Resurgence, Whisky Galore And Eiff 201620160623

It's film review day here on The Janice Forsyth Show and The EIFF 2016 is in full swing: acclaimed Director Gillies McKinnon, and actor Iain Robertson, will discuss Whisky Galore! - the closing film at the EIFF - a re-imagining of the classic Ealing comedy film based on the book by Compton Mackenzie.

Regular Critics, Eddie Ian Hoey and Alistair Harkness will share their thoughts on this week's big cinema releases including: Independence Day: Resurgence - two decades after the first Independence Day invasion, Earth is faced with a new extra-Solar threat. But will mankind's new space defences be enough?

They will also discuss the much anticipated, 'Elvis and Nixon,' a gripping biopic which chronicles the day in December 1970, when Elvis Presley got himself invited to the Oval Office to talk with President Richard Nixon!

Later in the show, they will be joined by Pasquale Iannone to share their thoughts on this year's EIFF and their 'Best of the Fest' picks. Ahead of the Patricia Highsmith retrospective at the EIFF, Pasquale will also look back at the cinema adaptations of her writing. One of the biggest highlights this year has been the 'In Person' event with Kim Cattrall - Perhaps best known as the sexually adventurous Samantha in Sex and the City, and for her appearances in the 1980s classics Big Trouble in Little China and Mannequin. The event was sold out but we were there and managed to record it all - you can hear what she had to say about her illustrious career later in the show.

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Irvine Welsh; David Duchovny; Bobby Bluebell And David Ross On The Rise Of The Miraculous Vespas; Steve Mason20160411

On Monday, Janice talks to Irvine Welsh about his novel The Blade Artist.

Presenter of The Story of Scottish Art and The Big Painting Challenge, Lachlan Goudie tells us about his father Alexander Goudie, who was widely known as one of Scotland's most distinguished figurative painters.

Lachlan Goudie and film maker David Bickerstaff tell us about Exhibitions on Screen which brings art exhibitions from galleries around the world to local cinemas. Lachlan is one of the contributors in the film Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse.

Wildlife conservationist and television presenter, Saba Douglas-Hamilton, chats to Janice about making a wildlife documentary and life in Kenya ahead of her Scottish tour.

The Rise of the Miraculous Vespas by David Ross is the follow up to his debut novel The Last Days of Disco, he joins Janice with Bobby Bluebell from The Bluebells who wrote the single for the fictional band.

David Duchovny talks about life as a musician ahead of his 2 date UK tour in Glasgow and London

Our Single of the Week is Alive by Steve Mason, best known as the lead singer and one of the founding members of The Beta Band.

And we'll have our Vinyl Verdict.

It's Film Review Day And Actor Rhys Ifans Discusses Under Milk Wood!20151029
It's Film Review Day And Actor Rhys Ifans Discusses Under Milk Wood!20151029

It's movie review day on The Janice Forsyth Show - we will be discussing the new cinema adaptation of the Dylan Thomas classic, Under Milk Wood - and hearing from the star of the film, Rhys Ifans!

Regular Critics, Alison Rowatt and Siobhan Synnot will share their thoughts on the film and on this week's other big cinema releases: including, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution and Iranian, award winning, documentary Tehran Taxi.

Later in the show, we'll discuss the BFI's new 'LOVE' Season and explore cinema audiences' enduring love affair with big screen romance and heartbreak.

And author, Zoe Howe will tell us all about her new biography of the late, great, Lee Brilleaux - former frontman of Dr Feelgood.

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It's Film Review Day With A Review Of Psychological Thriller The Girl On The Train20161006

It's film day on The Janice Forsyth Show: American Film - maker, Tate Taylor (who directed DreamWorks' The Help,) discusses his new adaptation of the best-selling book The Girl on The Train.

We'll review the film in the company of regular critics, Wendy Lloyd and Nigel Floyd, who will also share their thoughts on this week's other big cinema releases: including My Scientology Movie - a critically acclaimed feature documentary about Scientology written by, and starring, Louis Theroux.

They will also discuss writer-director John Michael McDonagh's buddy cop comedy, War on Everyone, starring Alexander Skarsgård.

Later in the show, legendary bassist Peter Hook discusses his new book, Substance, which tells the third, arguably the most important, and certainly the most controversial, part of his story: the New Order years. It's a no-holds-barred, comprehensive account of the band's entire history,

We'll also hear about national Poetry Day and Still Game - a full NINE YEARS after they were last on telly, Jack, Victor and the whole gang are back with a 7th series of the much loved TV show - Janice will be joined by Ford Kiernan who plays Jack, and Jane McCarry who plays Isa!

All that and much more on The Janice Forsyth Show, from two o'clock on Thursday, here on BBC Radio Scotland

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It's Film Review Day With A Review Of Star Wars: The Force Awakens20151217

It's movie review day on The Janice Forsyth Show - and a huge day for Star Wars fans: for today, will bring the release of arguably the most hotly anticipated film of the year - Star Wars: The Force Awakens!!.

Regular Critics, Nigel Floyd and Alistair Harkness will share their thoughts on it and on this week's other big cinema releases: including - 'Sisters', featuring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as a pair of middle-aged siblings finally forced to confront the realities of adulthood! They will also discuss Ron Howard's new film, 'In The Heart of The Sea' - based on the true-life tale that inspired Moby Dick.

Later in the show, writer Joris Luyendijk discusses his new book, 'Swimming With Sharks; My Journey into the World of the Bankers' - an exploration of the inner workings of banking that's "both enormously entertaining and utterly terrifying."

All that and Dylan Moran! - the Edinburgh-based Irish comedian, actor and illustrator discusses his new DVD, 'Off The Hook!'

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It's Film Review Day With A Review Of The Critically Acclaimed Captain America: Civil War20160428

It's movie review day on The Janice Forsyth Show: actors Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan discuss their roles in the critically acclaimed Captain America: Civil War - this time he has to fight his most formidable opponent yet... Iron Man!

We'll review the film in the company of regular critics, Alistair Harkness and Paul Gallagher who will also share their thoughts on this week's other big cinema releases: including Demolition -the latest film from French-Canadian director Jean-Marc Vallée - it stars Jake Gyllenhaal, as a white-collar office worker who goes off the rails after his wife dies in a car accident, and intense Holocaust drama "Son of Saul" which won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film earlier this year.

Later in the show, we'll hear about Little Windows, the first collaborative album from singer-songwriters Teddy Thompson and Kelly Jones, - its full of sparkling pop gems and sobering country ballads.

Eric Bana discusses his new film, Special Correspondents, and the brilliant Bruce Foxton - former bassist in the Jam discusses his new album Smash The Clock.

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It's Film Review Day With A Review Of Trumbo And An Interview With Star Bryan Cranston20160204

It's movie review day on The Janice Forsyth Show - acclaimed American Actor, Bryan Cranston will be on hand to discuss his new film, the hotly anticipated 'Trumbo' -which tells the story of Dalton Trumbo (played by Cranston), an Academy Award-Winning, screenwriter who was forced to work in secret during the popularity of Senator Joseph McCarthy when he was blacklisted for his apparent Communist sympathies.

Regular Critics, Nigel Floyd and Siobhan Synnot will share their thoughts on it and on this week's other big cinema releases: including 'Point Break' - a remake of the 1991 Patrick Swayze-Keanu Reeves cult classic, "surfing, bank-robbing, skydiving, actioner"; Director ERICSON CORE will also tell us all about it. They will also discuss Goosebumps - Jack Black stars in this big-screen adventure based on the best-selling Goosebumps books written by R.L. Stine

Later in the show, we'll hear all about how Dad's Army fans will get to see a 'Lost Episode' of the popular BBC television sitcom. Titled, A Stripe For Frazer, the episode will be available on the BBC Store in 'animated'(!) form. Art Historian Anne Ellis will discuss the work of artist Joseph Crawhall, as The Burrell Collection has loaned artworks to be shown for the first time in London in an exhibition entitled Joseph Crawhall: Masterworks from The Burrell Collection -a rare opportunity to see 23 of the finest works by one of the country's most accomplished yet lesser known artists.

All that and The Faces (!) - author Andy Neill, discusses his newly updated book on Rod the Mod's swash-buckling 70's rockers, 'Have Me A Real Good Time: The Faces Before During and After.'

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It's Film Review Day With Reviews Of Not One But Two New Ewan Mcgregor Films!20160421

It's movie review day on The Janice Forsyth Show: Director James Watkins discusses his new film, thriller, "Bastille Day" which stars Idris Elba as a CIA agent looking into a bombing attack in Paris.

We'll review the film with Regular Critics, Stephen Carty and Nigel Floyd who will also share their thoughts on this week's other big cinema releases: including not one but two new Ewan McGregor films - 'Miles Ahead' - Don Cheadle's long-gestating passion project about a particularly fraught period in the life of the late, Jazz Icon Miles Davis and gritty, unconventional Western, Jane Got a Gun.

Later in the show, American country music singer-songwriter, Kip Moore will be discussing his work and upcoming concert in Glasgow , and rising Scottish author Rob Ewing tells us all about his debut novel, The Last of Us!

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It's Film Review Day, Featuring A Review Of The Much-anticipated Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie!20160630

It's film review day - grab the Bolly and call the chauffeur because Ab Fab is back! Yes two of London's most wayward residents, Patsy and Eddy, are staggering onto the big screen this week in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie - we'll review the film in the company of regular critics, Nigel Floyd and Wendy Lloyd.

They will also will share their thoughts on this week's other big cinema releases including buddy comedy, Central Intelligence - part revenge fantasy, part espionage thriller, it features Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart as the central double act. Director Florian Gallenberger will tell us about his new film, 'The Colony,' - based on true events it tracks a young woman's desperate search for her abducted boyfriend; a journey that draws her into the infamous Colonia Dignidad, a sect nobody has ever escaped from!

Later in the show, we'll have a special feature on W.W. 1 Poetry, in the company of Scottish award-winning poet, novelist, journalist, broadcaster and actor, Angus Peter Campbell - looking ahead to Radio Scotland's 'First Day of the Somme' event on Saturday the 1st of July. We'll also preview the World premiere of 'Memorial Ground' by David Lang at East Neuk Festival - commissioned to mark the centenary of The Battle of the Somme.

All that and the SAY Awards!

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It's Film Review Day, Plus Elaine C Smith, Sophie Hannah And Jack Garrett20160211

It's movie review day later on The Janice Forsyth Show. Regular critics Ian Hoey and Gavia Baker-Whitelaw review the latest releases including Marvel Comics' most unconventional anti-hero Deadpool starring Ryan Reynolds, classic literature meeting horror meet in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and A Bigger Splash, a remake of La Piscine, Jacques Deray's hothouse psychosexual drama from the late 60s starring Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes.

And, later in the show, Elaine C Smith tells us about taking on the role as Miss Hannigan in a new production of the musical 'Annie' at the King's Theatre Glasgow. Author Sophie Hannah talks about her new book 'The Narrow bed'. Plus, Jack Garratt, up and coming multi-instrumentalist, singer, producer and recent winner of BBC Sound of 2016 discusses his debut album 'Phase'.

It's Film Review Day: American Director Derek Cianfrance Discusses His New Film, The Light Between Oceans20161103
It's Film Review Day: American Director Derek Cianfrance Discusses His New Film, The Light Between Oceans20161103

It's film day on The Janice Forsyth Show: American director, Derek Cianfrance discusses The Light Between Oceans, his sweeping period romance; adapted from M. L. Stedman's 2012 novel, starring Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender.

Regular Critics, Siobhan Synnot and Alison Rowat will share their thoughts on it and on this week's other big cinema releases, including, Gavin O'Connor's action thriller The Accountant,(starring Ben Affleck and Anna Kendrick) and 'A Street Cat Named Bob' which tells the moving and life-affirming true story of the unlikely friendship between a young homeless busker, James Bowen, and the stray ginger cat named Bob who changed his life!

Later in the show, Folk/Americana band, Bear's Den will be discussing their new single and tour, Damian O Neill - guitarist with the legendary Undertones looks back over his career and Director, Anthony Baxter - 'The man who challenged Donald Trump' will be discussing his follow up to You've Been Trumped - You've Been Trumped Too!

All that and much more on The Janice Forsyth Show, from two o'clock on Thursday, here on BBC Radio Scotland

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It's Film Review Day: Ewan Mcgregor Discusses His Directorial Debut, American Pastoral20161110
It's Film Review Day: Ewan Mcgregor Discusses His Directorial Debut, American Pastoral20161110

It's film day on The Janice Forsyth Show: Ewan McGregor discusses his directorial debut - an adaptation of the Philip Roth novel "American Pastoral." McGregor both stars in, and directs, this look at a family through the decades: a family who go on a journey from the American Dream to an American nightmare. It also stars Dakota Fanning and Jennifer Connelly.

Regular Critics, Stephen Carty and Gavia Baker-Whitelaw will share their thoughts on it and on this week's other big cinema releases, including, the critically- acclaimed Arrival. Starring Amy Adams, it's a science fiction film about an expert linguist employed to communicate with extra-terrestrials!

They will also discuss one of the most beloved and iconic British films of all time - a new blu-ray release of Kes -Ken Loach's quintessential portrait of working-class life in the late '60's, in Northern England.(voted in the top 10 of all time by the British Film Institute.)

And later in the show, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the release of his classic album, Boat to Bolivia, Martin Stephenson performs live in the studio and previews perhaps the biggest Martin Stephenson and the Daintees tour for years!

All that and the Dunoon Film Festival - Festival Director, Sean Greenhorn and Stanley Kubrick's Exec Producer, Jan Harlan discuss this year's big bash which includes STANLEY KUBRICK: A LIFE IN PICTURES - Jan's feature length documentary on the late great American Film-maker.

The Janice Forsyth Show, from two o'clock on Thursday, here on BBC Radio Scotland.

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It's Film Review Day: Rosamund Pike Discusses Her Starring Role In A United Kingdom.20161124
It's Film Review Day: Rosamund Pike Discusses Her Starring Role In A United Kingdom.20161124

It's film day on The Janice Forsyth Show: Rosamund Pike discusses her starring role in the gripping biographical love-story A United Kingdom which is already generating award season buzz; it's a biographical romantic drama about Prince Seretse Khama, later to become the first president of Botswana, who causes a diplomatic stir when he marries a white woman from London in the late 1940's.

Regular Critics, Ross Maclean and Nathanael Smith will share their thoughts on it and on this week's other big cinema releases, including, the critically-acclaimed Paterson - quiet, thoughtful and deeply human, Jim Jarmusch's new film and features Adam Driver as a poetry-writing bus-driver!

And you better watch out - Bad Santa 2 is coming to town - our critics will also discuss Billy Bob Thornton's new film - he stars alongside Kathy Bates and Tony Cox in this long-gestating sequel to the Christmas-themed black comedy.

Later in the show, Amy Macdonald, the Scottish born singer-songwriter, guitarist and recording artist performs live in the studio for us and previews her first UK tour in 4 years!

All that and on the 25th anniversary of his death, author Mark Blake discuss his new biography on the late great Freddie Mercury: A Kind of Magic!

The Janice Forsyth Show, from two o'clock on Thursday, here on BBC Radio Scotland.

It's Film Review Day: We Discuss Meryl Streep's New Film Florence Foster Jenkins20160505

It's movie review day on The Janice Forsyth Show: we'll discuss Florence Foster Jenkins in which Meryl Streep plays a delusional diva with a uniquely awful voice!

Regular critics, Pasquale Iannone and Siobhan Synnot will share their thoughts on it and on this week's other big cinema releases: including Tom Hiddleston's new musical biopic, I Saw The Light - which reveals the dark side of the legendary country western singer, Hank Williams, and The 7th film from director Terrence Malick (Badlands, The Thin Red Line, Tree of Life), Knight of Cups - which offers both a vision of modern life and an intensely personal experience of memory, family, and love.

Later in the show, comedian turned author, Sara Pascoe explains why she feels biology is the bottom line when it comes to understanding gender politics; she has turned from stage to page with Animal - an autobiographical journey through evolutionary and cultural history, and, ahead of it's DVD and Blu Ray release, director Lenny Abrahamson discusses Room - starring Brie Larson as a young woman, kidnapped and held for years in her captor's backyard shed. Her character has to deal with the trauma of her situation while struggling to protect the young son she bears while imprisoned!

All that and we hear from both John Barrowman and his sister Carole. The celebrity siblings have written a new novel together, Conjuror - a supernatural thriller - they'll tell us all about it!

It's Film Review Day: We'll Review David O. Russell's "joy" Starring Jennifer Lawrence20151224

It's movie review day - we'll discuss legendary director, David O. Russell's new film, "Joy" - a biographical drama featuring Oscar winning actress, Jennifer Lawrence in the lead role and also starring Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper !

Regular Critics, Siobhan Synnot and Alison Rowat will share their thoughts on it and on this week's other big cinema releases, including: 'The Danish Girl', featuring another Oscar winning actor, Eddie Redmayne; the film was inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener and tells the love story of Lili and Gerda's marriage as they navigate Lili's journey as a transgender pioneer. They will also discuss Snoopy And Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie!' Yes, Charlie Brown and Snoopy are back on the big screen again - Charles Schulz's beloved characters have been revived for their first feature film in 35 years by the creator's son and grandson. The new movie sees other familiar characters return including Charlie Brown's crush, the Little Red-Haired Girl, and Snoopy's nemesis the Red Baron!

Later in the show, legendary singer, songwriter, actress, comedian and film producer, Bette Midler discusses her new album, A Gift of Love, ' Madness sax player and co-founder, Lee Thompson delivers his own Christmas gift in the form of a new single with his Ska Orchestra, 'It May Be Winter Outside (But In My Heart It's Spring) and we look back at the career of the late great film music composer Bernard Herrmann.

All that and the Edinburgh Gay Mens Chorus provide live(!) musical accompaniment throughout the show just to sprinkle some stardust over the proceedings..'

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Its Film Review Day: We'll Review Everybody Wants Some!! And Hear From Director Richard Linklater20160512
Its Film Review Day: We'll Review Everybody Wants Some!! And Hear From Director Richard Linklater20160512

It's movie review day on The Janice Forsyth Show - Director, Richard Linklater discusses his, highly anticipated, follow up to Boyhood - 'Coming-of-Age' comedy 'Everybody Wants Some!!' - set in 1980 Texas, a college freshman (Blake Jenner) meets his new baseball team mates, an unruly group of disco-dancing, skirt-chasing partyers!

Regular Critics, Andrea Mullaney and Nicola Balkind will share their thoughts on it, and on this week's other big cinema releases: including Our Kind of Traitor - a big screen adaptation of John Le Carre's globe-trotting espionage thriller, in which Ewan McGregor and Naomie Harris star as a couple mixed up with a Russian Mafioso played by the great Stellan Skarsgård - who will also be on hand to tell us all about it!

They will also discuss the critically acclaimed Green Room - a terrifying and inventive thriller from Director Jeremy Saulnier. (Murder Party, Blue Ruin)

Later in the show we willl unveil the Longlist for this year's 'SAY Awards,' and, as The Cannes Film Festival 2016 is underway - we'll have a live report from the South of France - with all you need to know about this year's hottest films, as well as the latest news and gossip..

All that and the brilliant Laura Mvula!

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It's Film Review Day: We'll Review High-rise And Hear From Director Ben Wheatley20160317

It's movie review day on The Janice Forsyth Show. Director Ben Wheatley discusses his highly anticipated adaptation of JG Ballard's High-Rise. Tom Hiddleston stars as the sharp-suited, proto-yuppie-ish antihero, Dr Robert Laing - a young doctor who is seduced by the lifestyle of a high-rise apartment building in which the residences get more expensive the higher up you go - ranging from the basic bottom floors to the wild opulence of the penthouse!

Regular critics Ian Hoey and Ross MacLean will share their thoughts on it and on this week's other big cinema releases including Marguerite - a French comedy of manners about a shameless chanteuse with a surplus of money and a shortage of talent(!) who buys her way into the spotlight, and the critically acclaimed 'home invasion' thriller Disorder, directed by Alice Winocour. The star of the film, Matthias Schoenarts, will also be on hand to tell us all about it.

Later in the show we'll have an hour devoted to architecture(!!) and the launch of The Festival of Architecture 2016 - with Hinterland as the headline event, we'll be on-site for a walk-round covering the site: its history and reactions to it as a place and a building. We'll also explore architecture in Scotland in the company of experts Neil Baxter and Jude Barbour.

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Jackie Kay, Jed Mercurio And Jeffery Deaver20160323

Newly-crowned Scottish Makar Jackie Kay talks about her hopes and ambitions for her new role.

Line of Duty creator and writer Jed Mercurio on the return of the series that was BBC Two's most watched show of 2014.

Jeffery Deaver, American psychological thriller writer, talks about the twelfth Lincoln Rhyme novel.

A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Citizens Theatre will be performed as never before with a cast of professional Royal Shakespeare Company actors and local amateur actors. We find out how the production has taken shape plus feature a report recorded during rehearsals with the RSC and pupils from Shawlands Academy in Glasgow.

The Document Scotland photographic collective talk about their current exhibition, exploring Scottish identity post-Referendum.

And previous JF Single of the Week artist Kelvin Jones is live in session.

James Naughtie, Hacienda Classical And The John Mccusker Band Live In Session.20160420

Folk musician, record producer and composer John McCusker and his band are in session. From his days in the Battlefield Band, to now working with Mark Knopfler, Idelwild and others, John is celebrating 25 years in the business with a new album, a tour and a Radio 2 Folk Award.

James Naughtie talks about his new novel, Paris Spring, a spy thriller set in the 1960s era City of Light.

Christopher Hampson, Artistic Director of Scottish Ballet talks about their new and tradition-breaking production of Swan Lake.

New Zealand singer Marlon Williams is in town to play King Tut's tonight- he'll be talking about building his name on the other side of the world from home.

Manchester meets Glasgow: as the Hacienda Classical concert comes to Scotland for the first time, DJ Graeme Park who, together with Mike Pickering, shaped the sound of the famous 90s club, talks about blending classic dance music with a full classical orchestra, the Manchester Camerata.

And theatre: opening this week at The Tron in Glasgow is Blackout, which tells the stories of alcoholics and their road to recovery. Based entirely on interviews with recovering alcoholics (including the writer) this production is honest, brutal, uplifting and darkly comic.

Janice Forsyth At The Bbc Edinburgh Festivals With Alistair Mcgowan, Lucy Porter, Mark Watson And Others20160808

Sven Ratzke brings his David Bowie inspired show Starman to Edinburgh for the first time. He opens the show and performs for us throughout the first hour.

Alistair McGowan is bringing two shows to the Edinburgh Fringe this year. He brings his impersonations show to the Festival for the 12th time, and a new show, Erik Satie's -Faction, in which he performs several of the composer's piano pieces and his own take on Esoterik, his never-before performed articles and poems. Alistair joins Janice on the sofa for the first hour of the show, and takes to the keyboard to perform.

Henry Naylor has written for many comedy shows in his award-winning career including Alistair McGowan's Big Impression. He talks about his theatre show Angel, about Iraqi female sniper, the Angel of Kobane. Filipa Bragança performs an extract and Henry joins Janice and Alistair McGowan on the sofa for the rest of the show.

Lucy Porter talks about her new stand-up show, Consequences.

Mark Watson is bringing two shows to the Edinburgh Fringe this year, his stand-up show I'm Not Here and his Edinborolympics show. He's also hosting the new BBC Comedy Award. He joins Janice on the sofa for the second hour of the show.

Cal MacAninch is best known for starring in Holby Blue and Thusitha Jayasundera is best known for starring in Holby City. They're now performing in Matthew Wilkinson's play My Eyes Went Dark at the Fringe this year. Cal and Thusitha perform an extract for us and join Janice and Mark Watson on the sofa.

The boys from Burnistoun, Robert Florence and Iain Connell, are bringing Burnistoun Live at the Fringe to the Festival this year. They'll chat to Janice and Mark Watson on the sofa about the success of Burnistoun, and moving it from television to the stage.

Janice Forsyth Discusses Eiff 201520150625

The EIFF 2015 is in full swing - we hear from global superstar (and Crieff boy) Ewan McGregor who launched his latest project, 'Last Days In The Desert' at this year's Festival. Later in the show, Film critic Siobhan Synnot will be joined Rory Doherty to share their thoughts on this year's EIFF and their 'Best of the Fest' picks.

Janice will also be hearing from debut feature film director John MacLean formerly of The Beta Band; he will be discussing his directorial debut, 'Slow West' and Regular Critics, Eddie Harrison and Alison Rowatt will share their thoughts on the film.

They will also discuss 'The Overnight' - an alternately, racy and tender, L.A.-set comedy with 'adult themes' and 'She's Funny That Way' - a brand new film from Legendary American director Peter Bogdanovich.

Away from movies, we'll hear from singer, musician, and broadcast journalist Malka Marom who will be discussing her new book 'Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words', - which looks at seven decades of her life and art, and explores the influence of Joni's childhood, her loves and losses, acclaim and criticism, poverty and affluence, and her triumphs and tragic mistakes!

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Janice Forsyth Talks To Author Brian Limond (aka Limmy) And Reviews The Week's Movies20150806

It's film review day and, if you're a fan of blockbuster action films, tune in to hear Janice Forsyth discussing 'Fantastic Four' - a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel's original and longest-running superhero team.

She'll also hear all about the other big cinematic releases out this week including, stalker-thriller, 'The Gift" with Joel Edgerton, and 'The Diary of a Teenage Girl': a provocative 'coming-of-age' film with Kristen Wiig and Alexander Skarsgård who will be on hand to discuss the film.

And away from movies, ahead of this year's EIF, she'll hear from the movers and shakers behind Edinburgh's biggest festival fringe venues - Assembly, Pleasance Underbelly and Gilded Balloon

All that and Scottish comedian, actor and author, Brian Limond (Limmy) discusses his new book - 'Daft Wee Stories'.

That's from 2 o'clock here on BBC Radio Scotland.

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Janice Forysth Discusses The Edinburgh International Film Festival 201520150618

It's film review day here on The Janice Forsyth Show and, first up, as The Edinburgh Film Festival began last night - we discuss the opening film, The Legend of Barney Thomson with one of it's stars - Ashley Jensen!

Actress Laura Linney will also be in conversation with Janice; discussing her role as house-keeper, 'Mrs Munro' in 'Mr Holmes'.

Regular critics Ian Hoey and Stephen Carty will be on hand to discuss their picks from the EIFF 2015 programme and give us the inside track on everything that been happening movie-wise in the Capital. They will also share their thoughts on this week's other big cinematic releases including Entourage - a full-length feature film version of the hit HBO series and 'The Longest Ride' starring Scot Eastwood(that's Clint's son!) - the latest adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks novel.

Away from movies, we will discuss this year's SAY awards and hear from Judy Finnigan who will be discussing her novel I Do Not Sleep.

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Jason Issacs Talks About The Theater Of War Project, Plus Average White Band And Author Cecelia Ahearn20151125

Theatre of War- actor Jason Issacs and director Bryan Doerries talk about using ancient Greek tragedies to open up conversations about the psychological and physical wounds inflicted by war in an American theatre project that's coming to Scotland for two exclusive performances.

Did you hear Nashville duo Striking Matches' fantastic acoustic guitar version of Average White Band's Pick up the Pieces on the show last week? Well this week we have AWB themselves, in studio with as yet unreleased tracks from their forthcoming album.

Author Ceceila Ahearn talks about her new novel The Marble Collector.

Iain Sutherland of The Sutherland Brothers and Quiver (Arms of Mary, Sailing) talks about his new album, Back to the Sea.

And it's Book Week Scotland and Ann Walmsley talks about how helping to run a prison Book Group brought her new insights into how literature changes lives, and helped her get over her own fearfulness after being mugged.

Jeanette Winterson, Noah Stewart And The Tuesday Review20151006

Writer Jeanette Winterson tells Janice about her new novel The Gap of Time, her "cover version" of William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale.

When she was 8, Vicky Beasley's father set up a hostel for Bosnian refugees fleeing the war in the Balkans. Vicky has now turned her experiences into a play, My Friend Selma.

Sleeping Starfish is a collaboration between musician Inge Thomson and textile artist Deidre Nelson, inspired by Fair Isle's bid for Marine Protected status. Between they've been translating knitting patterns into musical scores, seabird counts into knitwear patterns, and stories into song. They tell Janice about the project, and Inge sings live in studio.

Singer Noah Stewart grew up in Harlem and is now a star of world opera. He tells Janice about his his debut performance with Scottish Opera in their new production of Carmen.

And in this week's Tuesday Review, author Alan Bissett, poet Jenny Lindsay and art critic Jan Patience discuss the new volume of poetry from PJ Harvey, TV documentary The Story of Scottish Art, and new crime drama From Darkness.

Jed Mercurio On Lady Chatterley's Lover, Plus William Boyd, And Natalie Prass Live In Session20150902
Jed Mercurio On Lady Chatterley's Lover, Plus William Boyd, And Natalie Prass Live In Session20150902

Lady Chatterley's Lover: Jed Mercurio (Line of Duty, Bodies, Cardiac Arrest) talks about writing and directing this new adaptation, which stars James Norton, Holliday Grainger and Richard Madden.

Author William Boyd talks about his new novel, Sweet Caress, in which we visit Berlin in the 1920, New York in the 1930s and World War II, all seen through the lens of his main character, war photographer Amory Clay.

Radio DJ Danny Baker's childhood in 1970s south London is depicted in 8 part new comedy drama Cradle to Grave. It stars famous Boltonian Peter Kay as his father, Fred 'Spud' Baker and TV critic Paul Whitelaw will give us his review.

American singer-songwriter Natalie Prass showcases her brand of 'southern soul' in today's live session.

We hear about a new digital arts centre that's proving to be a hit in Helensburgh- The Tower.

And Janice's Book Group meets over the airwaves to discuss Sunset Song, the modern Scottish classic by Lewis Grassic Gibbon, voted Best Scottish Book of All Time in a 2005 poll.

John Legend, Ken Loach And The Dundee International Book Prize20161020

Edi Stark reviews the week's big film releases with the help of critics Ross MacLean and Chris Fyvie.

Ken Loach tells us about his latest film, I Daniel Blake.

David Oyelowo discusses playing a chess teacher in his new Disney film, Queen of Katwe

And our critics rate the new DreamWorks family animation, Trolls.

Plus, Edi talks to a man who has ten Grammy Awards and an Oscar, singer John Legend.

We hear about a new literary festival coming to Mallaig.

And we speak to the winner of this year's Dundee International Book Prize live on the show.

John Newman, Apache Darling, Lucy Rose And Dead Man Fall20150706

Singer songwriter John Newman introduces his new single 'Come and Get It' in an incredibly revealing interview during which he tells Janice about his relationship with his mum, his lifelong love of cars and failed attempt to become a mechanic, his 'bucket of influence' which he uses to get musical inspiration, and we get an insight into his perfectionism and self-criticism, including his dissatisfaction with his hit singles Love Me Again and Losing Sleep.

Apache Darling will be live in the studio and talking about their upcoming gigs at T in the Park's T-Break Stage and King Tuts.

T-Break spokesperson Nicola Cooper talks about the 20th anniversary of the stage at T in the Park, with this year's T-Break judge Louie from Hector Bizerk.

BBC Radio Scotland's Vic Galloway talks about the importance of providing a platform for new music, including the BBC Introducing stage, and BBC Radio Scotland's Music shows.

One of last year's T-Break stage stars and recent BBC Quay Lucy Rose talks about her new album 'Work it Out' and playing T in the Park's King Tut's stage this year.

Des McCabe from another of our previous Studio One sessions bands Dead Man Fall will be on the show to talk about their forthcoming gig on the T-Break stage and how his band got their music noticed by the public and influencers.

Janice announces her Single of the Week.

It's Vinyl Verdict today, so in honour of interview guest John Newman, the theme this week is iconic songs by people called John. Should Janice put the needle on Johnny Cash's Folsom Prison Blues, or John Lennon's Imagine?

Jonathan Glancey, The A Word, And Music From The Swiss Family Orbison20160322

Architecture and design critic Jonathan Glancey talks about his new book which promises a crash course in urban architecture.

Dundee band the Swiss Family Orbison, featuring members of Danny Wilson and Deacon Blue, play live.

Actors Lee Ingleby and Morven Christie tell Janice about new drama The A Word, about a family whose youngest son is diagnosed with autism.

Janice talks to Laurence Grove and Peter Black from the University of Glasgow, curators of Comic Invention, a new exhibition at the Hunterian Art Gallery which includes what might be the world's oldest comic, published in Glasgow.

Plus the Tuesday Review: this week's critics are Graeme Virtue, Nicola Meighan and Peter Ross, who discuss TV series The A Word; Sweet Dreams Are Made of This, the memoir of Dave Stewart from The Eurythmics; and Post Pop Destruction, the new album from Iggy Pop

Jonathan Jeremiah, Chigozie Obioma, Daniel Sloss, Jr Green, Shaun Usher, Robin Ticciati, Vinyl Verdict, Single Of The Week.20151012
Jonathan Jeremiah, Chigozie Obioma, Daniel Sloss, Jr Green, Shaun Usher, Robin Ticciati, Vinyl Verdict, Single Of The Week.20151012

Live from Aberdeen singer songwriter Jonathan Jeremiah currently on tour with The Shires

We have actor Steven Duffy and director Kate Nelson to tell us about the play "Hector" the story of a crofter's son, Hector MacDonald, who became a Knight of the Realm and Queen Victoria's favourite general.

We hear from comedian Daniel Sloss who has started his UK and Irish tour of his 2015 Fringe show 'Dark'.

While he is over in the UK, we catch up with Nigerian author Chigozie Obioma who tells us about his debut novel The Fishermen.

Scottish Chamber Orchestra's new season kicks off this month and Principal Conductor Robin Ticciati tells us about the delights in store.

Shaun Usher joins Edi to talk about More Letters of Note, the follow up book to the international bestseller, Letters of Note, which showcases the lost art of letter writing, from the very famous to the completely unknown. This edition includes letters from Richard Burton, David Bowie, Alan Turing, Albus Dumbledore, Eleanor Roosevelt, John Lennon, Sylvia Plath, Gerald Durrell, Janis Joplin, Hunter S. Thompson, Marge Simpson and many more.

Our Single Of The Week is J.R. Green with Nigerian Princess and the 2 brothers who hail from Strontian and make up J.R. Green join us.

And we have our regular Vinyl Verdict slot - this week it's all about the letters we write so the choice is The Letter by The Box Tops or Please Mr Postman by The Marvelettes.

Jonathan Safran Foer, Bernice L Mcfadden, The Citz Sessions20161011

Janice talks to Jonathan Safran Foer about his first novel in a decade, Here I Am, which covers family breakdown, religion, and geopolitics.

Hazel McIlwraith, Vic Galloway and musician Chloe Philips from Teen Canteen talk about the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow's foray into music nights with The Citz Sessions.

American novelist Bernice L McFadden's The Book of Harlan tells the tale of a black musician who left Georgia for Paris, only to end up in the first concentration camp of the Second World War.

Playwright and producer Lisa Nicholl tells Janice about her new production Where the Crow Flies, developed in association with women's community groups in West Lothian.

Plus the Tuesday Review: critics Paul English, Fiona Shepherd and Heath Sheridan review Brian Wilson's autobiography, and series 2 of TV dramas The Missing and Ordinary Lies, both returning series with entirely new casts and settings.

Kt Tunstall, Travis And Graham Norton20161228
Kt Tunstall, Travis And Graham Norton20161228

Today's show features some of the best author interviews and music sessions from The Janice Forsyth Show throughout the year. Graham Norton on his first novel, Holding, set in small town Ireland, Jack Reacher creator Lee Child and romantic comedy writer Jenny Colgan. Plus highlights from our My Shakespeare series featuring Scottish actors Ian McDiarmid, David Hayman and Maureen Beattie.

And it's a Scottish line up in the second hour featuring the fabulous K T Tunstall, Fran Healy and Andy Dunlop from one of Scotland's most successful bands, Travis, and Scottish band White who have been described as "the most exciting new act to come out of Scotland in a long time". All three perform session tracks exclusively for the show.

Leann Rimes, Plus Writers Kirsty Logan And Doug Johnstone20161101
Leann Rimes, Plus Writers Kirsty Logan And Doug Johnstone20161101

Author Kirsty Logan tells Janice about her new story collection A Portable Shelter, covering themes of loss and identity, and inspired by Scottish folktales.

LeAnn Rimes tells Ricky Ross about her new album Remnants.

Writer Doug Johnstone's new novel, Crash Land, is set against the dramatic Orkney landscape, a psychological thriller with a hefty dose of shame, guilt, and lust.

RBS released their new polymer £5 notes on Thursday. Adorning them are beautiful illustrations by Glasgow based designer, Stuart Kerr who will be in studio with Janice. He risked his life to draw mackerel; a strange subject to choose when you have a fish allergy!

Glasgow's Birds of Paradise Theatre Company, have an exciting new collaborative theatre piece with Hong Kong, involving performers working across time zones and continents. Miranda and Caliban is directed by Robert Gale and stars Paul Cunningham both will be in to tell us about rehearsing via Skype and more.

And in this week's Tuesday Review, Kirsty Logan and Doug Johnstone are joined by journalist Jonathan Whitelaw to give their verdicts on Paul Beatty's Man Booker winning novel, The Sellout, The Scottish National Portrait Gallery's exhibition of landscape photography The View From Here; and Netflix's new big budget drama The Crown.

Live From Johnstone Library In Renfrewshire20161102
Live From Johnstone Library In Renfrewshire20161102

The Janice Forsyth Show comes live from Johnstone Library in Renfrewshire as it celebrates the BBC Love to Read campaign. Author Jenny Colgan tells Janice about her latest book 'Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery' and shares her passion for libraries and the role they play within communities. Children's Laureate Chris Riddell recalls the importance of his local library as a child and the show's monthly book group discusses Ian Rankin's Saints of the Shadow Bible, the most borrowed book from Scottish Libraries. We'll also be finding out about the hugely successful Skoobmobile, an outreach service promoting a love of reading and playing for children and their families throughout Renfrewshire.

Live Music From Lisa T, Author Gerald Weaver On The First First Gentleman, And The Famous Spiegeltent's Twenty-first Anniversary20160726

Edi Stark sits in for Janice Forsyth and tunes into arts, culture and music.

Lorna Luft And Ian Rankin20151230
Lorna Luft And Ian Rankin20151230

Janice Forsyth picks out some highlights from across the year including our whole second hour dedicated to Ian Rankin. In an interview recorded with Janice at the Boswell Book Festival, Ian looks back on his career to date and, of course, his most famous creation, Inspector Rebus, the old-school cop in today's modern world.

In the first hour she is in conversation with American singer songwriter Mary Lambert who performs an exclusive session for the show and talks about co-writing Same Love with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and performing at the Grammys. Janice also talks to author William Boyd about his latest novel Sweet Caress and daughter of Judy Garland, Lorna Luft, who was in Scotland earlier this year performing a show dedicated to the songs of her legendary mum.

Louise Goffin, Norman Blake And Teenage Fanclub, Ashley Pharoah On The Living And The Dead, And The Railway People Project20160627
Louise Goffin, Norman Blake And Teenage Fanclub, Ashley Pharoah On The Living And The Dead, And The Railway People Project20160627

Ashley Pharaoh tells us about writing the new supernatural BBC series starring Colin Morgan, The Living and the Dead. The whole series is on BBC iPlayer now and broadcasts on BBC One from 9pm on Tuesday.

Daughter of Carole King, Louise Goffin, tells us about her new album, her career as a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter and producer, and working with her mother.

Raymond Meade (singer songwriter and member of Ocean Colour Scene) and Nick Low talk about The Railway People. A Short EP and documentary about how visiting Auschwitz led Ray to write new music. Raymond wrote to the famous Auschwitz survivor Mrs Eva Kor about contributing a spoken word piece on the end of a song called At The Top Of The Stairs. Ray goes out in July to record Eva's part on the spot where her parents were taken away during WW2, and Nick and his cameraman will document the whole experience. We'll follow up on this incredible project once they've brought it all together.

As part of our Memories and Conversations season on BBC Radio Scotland, every day this week, we'll be playing a clip from the BBC archive and inviting you to share your memories. Our first clip evokes memories of the excitement over wireless radio, the physical sets and the content played on them... Janice asks Nick Low and Raymond Meade to share their radio memories, and invites listeners to do the same.

Janice's Single of the Week is I'm in Love by Teenage Fanclub.

Janice's Vinyl Verdict Choice is between Radio Radio by Elvis Costello and the Attractions, and Radio Song by R.E.M.

Love From Boy: Roald Dahl's Letters To His Mother, Siobhan Redmond On Shakespeare And A Festival Fringe Preview20160608
Love From Boy: Roald Dahl's Letters To His Mother, Siobhan Redmond On Shakespeare And A Festival Fringe Preview20160608

Love From Boy- Roald Dahl wrote to his mother for over 40 years and she kept them all. Editor and Dahl biographer Donald Sturrock discusses how through the letters we see the shaping of the writer he would become.

Actress Siobhan Redmond talks about the joys of playing Titania the fairy queen in A Midsummer Night's Dream, as our Shakespeare 400 celebrations continue.

Maria de Buenos Aires- Chilean singer Valentina Montoya Martinez and Robert McFall discuss staging Piazzolla's mini opera about the dark underbelly of the great Argentinian city.

Cal Flyn talks about the discovery that her great great great uncle who had been lauded as a great pioneer of early Australia, had in fact led of a number of gruesome massacres of indigenous people. Thicker Than Water is her debut book.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Chief Executive Shona McCarthy on the highlights of this year's August extravaganza, launched today.

And as Potfest, the celebration of all things ceramic, opens this weekend for the 20th time, we find out about the resurgence in popularity of the art form.

Martin Compston, Aled Jones And Live Music From Roddy Hart And The Lonesome Fire20161205

Kevin McLean and Katie Ailes from Edinburgh-based performance poetry collective The Loud Poets tell Janice about their Christmas show at the Scottish Poetry Library.

Bob Dickson visits the National Library of Scotland to find out how a 400 year old map discovered during a house renovation has been restored for their collection.

Aled Jones talks about recording duets with his younger self - including Walking In The Air - and why cathedrals are the best venues for music tours.

Roddy Hart and the Lonesome Fire play live in session, possibly including exclusive festive treat.

Janice talks to writer Nick Stevens and actor Martin Compston about new ITV drama In Plain Sight, based on real life events, starring Compston as Lanarkshire serial killer Peter Manuel, and Douglas Henshall as the policeman determined to bring him to justice.

TV critic Paul Whitelaw has a roundup of current shows to watch, including In Plain Sight, BBC1 drama Rillington Place, and American import This Is Us.

Plus Single of the Week is Testify by Hifi Sean featuring Crystal Waters.

And the Vinyl Verdict is millinery-based: Raspberry Beret by Prince vs Wherever I Lay My Hat by Marvin Gaye.

Martin Fry; Greg Hemphill; Beverley Knight; Jim Prime; Pamela Butchart; Aislinn Logan20160530

Greg Hemphill of Still Game fame has been a busy boy, he's written and directed a short film with Frankie Boyle which is on BBC One Scotland at 10.25pm tonight, he'll tell us all about it

Beverley Knight pops in to the Edinburgh studio to tell us about her new album, Soulsville

ABC's Martin Fry talks about The Lexicon of Love II, working with Anne Dudley, shopping for clothes in Jumble Sales and we have an exclusive acoustic version of The Look of Love to play you. He also lets Janice in on a secret...

Janice's Single of the Week is Aislinn Logan with Wild

We hear about Grace Notes, an innovative project that puts songwriting and nursing students from the University of the West of Scotland together with people with dementia to use memories as a source of inspiration for creating songs together, as part of Dementia Awareness Week on BBC Radio Scotland.

Janice's Vinyl Verdict Choice this week comes from Greg Hemphill. Should she end the show on Those Magic Changes from Grease Live! OR Good Vibrations from The Beach Boys?

Matt Haig, Gavin Mitchell, Dead Man Fall Live Music Session, Paul English On Gerard Burns' Exhibition And Dante Gizzi From Gun20151214

Janice Forsyth reflects on Gerard Burns' exhibition in Easterhouse with Daily Record journalist Paul English, sketch group Whitserface and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Art historian Anne Ellis visits the Burrell Collection with author and poet Janice Galloway who talks about her favourite painting by Cranach the Elder.

On Friday Janice popped along to Gerard Burns' exhibition at the Shandwick Square Shopping Centre in Easterhouse and we hear from some of the sitters that were also there.

We have a vinyl verdict choice for listeners to make between Elvis' Blue Christmas and River by Joni Mitchell.

Janice will also have a brand new Single of the Week which will be Hold Your Head Up by Gun and Dante Gizzi from the band will be in PQ1 chatting to Janice.

Matt Haig will be talking about his book A Boy Called Christmas

We have a session from Glasgow indie band, Dead Man Fall ahead of their gig at Oran Mor in Glasgow.

Dave Anderson and Francis Thorburn join Janice to talk about Oran Mor's panto, Ali Bawbag and the Four Tea Leaves.

And we have Gavin Mitchell who plays Bob in the smash hit musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert which is on at Edinburgh's Playhouse.

Mel C, Peter Hook And Loudon Wainwright Iii20161229
Mel C, Peter Hook And Loudon Wainwright Iii20161229

Janice Forsyth picks some of her best music guests from The Janice Forsyth Show on BBC Radio Scotland.

Today we have pop royalty on the show with Mel C performing session tracks from her new album Version of Me. Bassist Peter Hook tells Janice about wanting to write the most truthful record of life inside New Order with his book Substance : Inside New Order. Former Beta Band frontman Steve Mason performs tracks from his third studio album Meet the Humans and Beverley Knight tells Janice how she found time away from West End shows including The Bodyguard and Cats to release Soulsville, her first album in five years.

In the second hour Janice talks to rock royalty including Wilko Johnson, on dealing with illness and loss, and reflecting on his career in music and Grammy-winning member of the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, Bonnie Raitt. Plus head of the musical dynasty, Loudon Wainwright III tells Janice about touring the UK earlier this autumn and his new album Haven't Got the Blues Yet.

Michel Faber, T In The Park, And Poetry Aplenty!20160711
Michel Faber, T In The Park, And Poetry Aplenty!20160711

Michel Faber tells Janice about his first collection of poetry. Called 'Undying: A Love Story', it was written after the death of his wife, Eva, in 2014.

Nicola Meighan joins us hot-foot from a weekend a T In The Park bringing with her a clutch of stage-side interviews with some of the bands and artists appearing.

Four excellent poets read from their work: Rob A. Mackenzie and Janette Ayachi join us live ahead of a poetry event in Edinburgh on Tuesday. Carrie Etter and Daisy Lafarge send us virtual contributions.

As another Edinburgh bookshop closes, Janice discusses what bookshops have to do to survive in the internet age with the managing director of Waterstones, James Daunt, and Marie Moser, owner of The Edinburgh Bookshop.

In an episode of Talking Pictures, Kirsty Wark takes Anne Ellis to the Burrell Collection in Glasgow to discuss her favourite work of art.

Janice's Single of the Week is Keep Me by The Miss's. The band's Audrey Tait and Michelle Low join us live.

And Janice's Vinyl Verdict this week is between Rainy Days and Mondays by The Carpenters, and Storm In A Teacup by The Fortunes.

Nick Frost, Jason Byrne And David Baddiel Join Edi Stark20151014
Nick Frost, Jason Byrne And David Baddiel Join Edi Stark20151014

Actor Nick Frost, star of Spaced and Shaun of the Dead, talks about his newly-published and at times heart-wrenching, memoir.

Comedian Jason Byrne discusses taking his 20th anniversary tour on the road.

Comedian and novelist David Baddiel talks about his second book for children, The Person Controller.

The Man Booker Prize winner will give their reaction to winning the most famous British book prize.

Edi talks to Reverend and the Makers frontman Jon McClure ahead of the release of the band's fifth album, Mirrors, and their Glasgow gig next month.

Edi speaks to the director and cast of Martyr, a play about a teenage boy who embraces Christian fundamentalism, which is at Edinburgh's Traverse theatre this week.

And Charlie Lyne, the director of an BBC iPlayer exclusive horror film premiering on the 18th October, only the second of their specially-commissioned films, talks about how he was inspired by seeing the potential of the iPlayer itself for devising new versions of traditional genres.

Nicola Meighan Sits In With Star Wars Music, A Christmas Tv Preview And Live Music From Emma Pollock20151216

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra will be delighting families in Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow and Edinburgh this weekend with their annual Christmas Concert. One highlight will be the orchestra performing Howard Blake's iconic soundtrack for Raymond Briggs' The Snowman synchronised with the screening of the animated film, with vocal soloists for the famous ballad Walking in the Air drawn from the RSNO's own Junior Chorus. Actress Georgie Glen, who will be the concert's Narrator, and conductor Christopher Bell join Janice.

Ahead of the cinematic release of the latest Star Wars film this week, The Force Awakens, we look at the iconic music used in the franchise and how it taps into our emotions to aid in the telling of the story.

TV guides at the ready: television treats this Christmas will be hand-picked for us by TV critic Paul Whitelaw.

We hear another of our festive radio Little Dramas, written by new writers from the Highlands and Islands: Tears in the Snow by Sophia Heckmann.

Singer- songwriter Emma Pollock and Neu! Reekie! Organisers Kevin Williamson and Michael Pederson talk about their Xmas Extravaganza tomorrow night, which will mark five years since the most exciting poets, musicians, bands, film-makers and conceptual artists started coming together to put on cultural happenings under the Neu! Reekie! banner. We'll also have a live performance from Emma.

Nieves In Session, Plus The Tuesday Review20160419

Louise Wyllie and Jan Patience join Janice to discuss their new co-authored book Arrivals and Sailings: The Making of George Wyllie, about the artist's life and work.

In the first of a new series, My Shakespeare, in which actors pick speeches which have meant something to them, Ian McDiarmid talks about a passage from Timon of Athens.

Neil MacKay tells Janice about his new novel 'The Wolf Trial, based on the accounts of 16th century serial killer Peter Stumpf, who was tried as a werewolf.

Glasgow band Nieves play live in session.

Privilege is a new performance from The Women's Creative Company, exploring different experiences of power and entitlement. We talk to the director Lou Brodie and performers Lee Anthony and Margaret MacMillan.

Plus the Tuesday Review: Mark Fisher, Natasha Raskin and Yasmin Sulaiman will be tackling Bridget Riley's new exhibition at the National Galleries of Scotland, BBC Four's Arena documentary All the World's A Screen - Shakespeare on Film and Let It Be, the Beatles musical on at the Edinburgh Playhouse.

Noah Noah Live In Session, The Lost Songs Of St Kilda, James Robertson And The Hebrides International Film Festival20160914

Edinburgh based band NOAH NOAH are live in session.

Scots author James Robertson talks about his new book THE BUKE (AND BOOK) OF THE HOWLAT which was originally written in the 1440s and has been reimagined for 2016.

WHS McIntyre discusses 'PRESENT TENSE' the latest installment in the Best Defence series featuring defence lawyer Robbie Munro.

Lost songs from the evacuated Hebridean archipelago of St Kilda have been discovered and brought to life on a new album 'THE LOST SONGS OF ST KILDA'.

Janice talks to Festival Director Muriel Ann McLeod about putting together a global programme of films made by island communities.

Plus Louise Orwin on her show A Girl and a Gun which is at Glasgow's CCA tonight.

Ocean Colour Scene Live In Session, Plus Author Louise Welsh And Comedian Dan Clark20151028
Ocean Colour Scene Live In Session, Plus Author Louise Welsh And Comedian Dan Clark20151028

Simon Fowler and Raymond Meade from Ocean Colour Scene are live in session.

Author Louise Welsh has hand selected an anthology of ghost stories just in time for Halloween. She'll be discussing some of her favourites.

We stay spooky as we talk to percussionist Olly Cox as he prepares to star in a children's Halloween concert with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Magic and Monsters.

Dancers from the Royal New Zealand Ballet discuss the challenges of touring across the world as their production of Giselle comes to Edinburgh.

Our BBC Radio Scotland Poet in Residence, Rachel McCrum, shares the joys of sound poetry with us as she delivers another of her commissions and marks the re-opening of the newly-renovated Scottish Poetry Library.

Arthur Melville was one of the one of the finest British watercolour painters of the Victorian - and indeed any - era. Edi Stark discovers his visions of Cairo, Baghdad, Andalucia and Venice in a striking new exhibition showing in Edinburgh.

And comedian Dan Clark joins Janice ahead of his Scottish gigs next month.

Paul Carrack, Dickensian And A Documentary On The Barrowlands20151223

Paul Carrack has a new album, a new single, Keep On Loving You, out next month as well as a UK tour starting in January, which kicks off in Edinburgh. He looks ahead to a busy New Year.

Dickensian is one of the BBC's big festive television offerings- a 20 part mash up of Dickens plotlines that takes its inspiration from soaps. TV critic- and well-read Dickens enthusiast- Peter Ross gives us his verdict.

Scot: Lands is a pop up festival celebrating Edinburgh's Hogmanay. Creative organiser Pete Irvine and Vic Galloway, presenter of one of the 'lands', tell us more.

Talking of 'lands', Vic tells us about The Barrowlands, a documentary charting the life and times of the great Glasgow venue that's going to be broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland on Christmas Day.

Marty Goes to Hollywood: the film about what happened when one jobbing Scottish actor decided to attend, uninvited, the LA premiere of the film he'd had a bit part in. Marty Docherty and this film's directors tell us the story.

And we have more new writing for radio in another Little Drama.

Pauline Mclynn, Experimental Music And The Tuesday Review20150804

Musician Yann Seznec was last on the show in December, talking about his project capturing the sound of every instrument in the Sutherland village of Helmsdale. Now he returns to let Janice hear the music he's created from his field recordings.

Graphic artist Deborah Malcolm explains why she's created a children's picture book on the subject of depression.

Pauline McLynn is best known for her role as Mrs Doyle in Father Ted. She's currently appearing in a touring production of East is East, she talks to Janice about taking to the stage.

Mary Anne Hobbs tells Janice about taking over the Royal Albert Hall for the BBC Radio 6 Music Late Night Prom.

And this week's Tuesday Review: Kirsty Miller, Peter Ross and Paul English on the debut book from comedian Limmy, Daft Wee Stories; Frank Turner's album Positive Songs for Negative People, and the new series of The Great British Bake Off - will it risk to expectations or sink in the middle?

Peggy Seeger Is The Wednesday Profile Guest, Plus A Discussion About The Lack Of Women Headlining Festival Stages20150617

Peggy Seeger, the American folk singer who celebrates her 80th birthday today, is our Wednesday Profile guest.

Music critic Fiona Shepherd discusses the recent newspaper headline: "Among the 11 groups and solo acts topping the bills this year at Glastonbury, T in the Park, Reading/Leeds and the V festivals, there is not a single woman."

Australian band, Sheppard, are live in session. Their catchy hit single Geronimo knocked Pharrell Williams' mega-hit Happy off the top spot of the Australian charts and has gone on to enormous success around the globe. Their debut album is out now and they play Glasgow tonight.

Author Sarah Winman's debut novel When God Was a Rabbit captured the imaginations of readers and bookshops alike in 2011. She's back with A Year of Marvellous Ways, the story of an unlikely friendship set in post-World War 2 Cornwall.

Pete Mcleod; Karen And Katy Koren On The Gilded Balloon Legacy & The Tuesday Review20160802

Pete McLeod live in session and Karen Koren on handing the baton over to her daughter Katy

Peter May, Ann Morgan, Unoma Okudo, The Weir, Teenage Comedy Night, Louie From Hector Bizerk And Pronto Mama20160118

On Monday Janice will be joined by Amanda Gaughan, who's directing Conor McPherson's Olivier award winning play The Weir, and we'll have a live extract from the production.

Author Peter May tells Janice about his new thriller, Coffin Road, set on Harris in the Outer Hebrides. We have an exclusive live music session from Glasgow-based singer songwriter Unoma Okudo, who's song Satisfied is Janice's Single of the Week.

We also have a live music session from Glasgow band Pronto Mama, who have started a monthly 'Beatnik Retreat' in Glasgow. They tell Janice all about it with Louie from hip hop group Hector Bizerk, who will be launching his new book and LP at the inaugural event.

We'll hear about a teenage comedy night started by 2015 Teenage So You Think Your Funny winner Joe Gardner and Donna Campbell, whose Glasgow cafe will host the events.

We'll have a dark debut novel about twins who swap identities from author Ann Morgan, so our Vinyl Verdict choice has a sisters theme - will listeners choose Sisters are Doin' it for Themselves by Aretha Franklin and Annie Lennox, or We are Family by Sister Sledge?

Phill Jupitus, Graham Norton And Harry Potter Illustrator Jim Kay20161004

Comedian Phill Jupitus tells Janice Forsyth about appearing in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Comedian Phill Jupitus tells Janice about playing Baron Bomburst in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and discusses his burgeoning career in musical theatre.

Art Historian Anne Ellis visits the Riverside Campus of the City of Glasgow College, the only Scottish nomination for this year's Stirling Prize for Architecture, which is awarded this week.

Janice talks to illustrator Jim Kay, who landed the gig of his life when he was asked to illustrate new editions of the Harry Potter books.

Graham Norton has written his first novel, Holding, a mystery set in rural Ireland. He tells Janice about his foray into fiction.

Ross Wilson, aka Blue Rose Code, talks about his new EP.

Plus the Tuesday Review: critics Claire Sawers, Neil Cooper and Peter Ross talk about The Broons on stage; Margaret Atwood's take on Shakespeare,The Hag Seed; and Woody Allen's first writing for TV, Crisis in Six Scenes, which stars Miley Cyrus.

Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy And Scottish Makar Jackie Kay, Plus Mull Historical Society20160622
Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy And Scottish Makar Jackie Kay, Plus Mull Historical Society20160622

Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, Scottish Makar Jackie Kay and Imtiaz Dharker will be taking a break from Shore to Shore, their poetic tour of the UK's independent bookshops, to explain why they wanted to mark the 10th anniversary of Independent Book Week in this way.

He took Prince George's official christening portrait; photographer to the stars Jason Bell joins Janice to talk about his involvement in the Retina Scottish International Photography Festival.

Mull Historical Society's Colin Macintyre on his new album and its links to his award-winning debut novel.

World-renowned artist, landscape designer and architect Charles Jencks talks to art historian Anne Ellis ahead of the opening of his exhibition 'Landscape of Waves'

Former Single of the Week artist Hugh Kelly will be live in session.

And up and coming musician Roseanne Reid talks about making her mark on the crowded music scene and why legendary singer-songwriter/producer Steve Earle is championing her talent.

Queens Of Syria, Jessie Burton And Laura Oakes20160718
Queens Of Syria, Jessie Burton And Laura Oakes20160718

Queens Of Syria is an adaptation of an ancient Greek play performed by a cast of Syrian female refugees that took London by storm when it opened last week. Janice speaks to cast member Reem Alsayyah and director Zoe Lafferty ahead of its Scottish dates.

Canadian author Madeleine Thien tells Janice about her new novel, Do Not Say We Have Nothing, an epic story of a family of musicians living through the Chinese Cultural Revolution.

In an episode of Talking Pictures, Kirsty Wark takes Anne Ellis to the Burrell Collection in Glasgow to discuss her favourite work of art.

Laura Oakes won Best Female Vocalist at the British Country Music Awards last year and she's nominated for it again this year. She brings her guitar into the studio to perform live.

Actress-turned-novelist, Jessie Burton's new novel, The Muse, is set in civil-war Spain and '60s London. She tells Janice about the inspiration behind it.

Glasgow artist Norman Gilbert has been painting for over seventy years. He tells Janice about opening latest new exhibition at the age of 89.

And Janice reveals her Single Of The Week.

Reviews Of Pan And The Program, And The Wildflowers Play Live20151015
Reviews Of Pan And The Program, And The Wildflowers Play Live20151015

Edi Stark sits in.

It's movie review day: critics Andrea Mullaney and Nicola Balkind discuss Pan, the prequel to JM Barrie's Peter Pan; The Program, a biographical drama about disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong; and Hotel Transylvania 2.

Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo talk about their stage tour The Movie Doctors.

Indie folk-rockers The Wildflowers play live in studio.

And artist Maria Fusco talks about her audio performance artwork Master Rock, created for BBC Radio 4 to mark fifty years since the mighty Cruachan Power Station was officially opened.

Richie Ramone, Maxi Jazz, Plus Kathryn Joseph In Session20161207

Richie Ramone, drummer for the iconic punk band The Ramones during the 80s, talks to Janice ahead of his solo gigs in Scotland this week.

Maxi Jazz, the Faithless frontman, talks about his new direction with his band the E-Type Boys.

Scottish Album of the Year winner Kathryn Joseph is live in session with a new track.

Janice's monthly Book Group convenes to discuss A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, ahead of the feature film hitting our screens next month.

And performing arts critic of The Sunday Herald Mark Brown reviews some of the Christmas shows to be seen around Scotland at the moment.

Ricky Ross Sits In20160913

Journalist Alan Taylor speaks about his new anthology Glasgow: The Autobiography

Still going strong in her 80s, Petula Clark talks to Ricky about touring and new album From Now On.

Nicola Meighan reveals what it was like to interview one of her musical heroes, Meat Loaf.

Wichita Lineman writer Jimmy Webb is on tour and coming to Scotland, Ricky is also be joined by musician Davie Scott who is supporting him on some of his tour dates.

This week's Tuesday reviewers are Nicola Meighan, Mark Brown and Jenny Niven. Up for perusal this week is Dundee Rep's touring production of The Cheviot, The Stag and The Black, Black Oil; Van Morrison's new album Keep Me Singing and Ian McEwan's latest book, Nutshell.

Ricky Ross Sits In: Kate Rusby, Rev Richard Coles, Crude20161012

Kate Rusby, the darling of British folk music, pops in for a chat about her new album ahead of her gig at Glasgow City Halls tonight and Edinburgh's Usher Hall tomorrow.

Anglican priest, broadcaster and ex-Communard the Reverend Richard Coles talks about the second instalment of his memoirs, Bringing in the Sheaves.

The Edinburgh International Film Festival's very first Screenwriter in Residence, Krysty Wilson- Cairns, tells Ricky what the role means to her and outlines her plans for the role.

Crude is site-specific specialists Grid Iron Theatre Company's new play about Scotland's oil industry. Director Ben Harrison and cast member Kirsty Stuart talk about this topical work, performed in a shed at the Port of Dundee.

Invisible Army is a funny, moving and honest insight into the life of a young carer, a play which has been created with the input of young carers themselves and targeted at teenagers and their families. Ricky is joined by the writer Victoria Beesley and two of the young carers who worked with Victoria on the content of the play.

Scotland Loves Anime, Scotland's international animation festival, is back for its 7th year and this year it's bigger and better than ever. Festival director Andrew Partridge chooses his highlights.

Ricky Ross Stands In20160906

Janice Forsyth tunes into what is happening in arts, culture and music across Scotland.

Ricky Ross Stands In20160907
Ricky Ross Stands In20160908
Ricky Ross Stands In20160929

Ricky Ross stands in for Janice Forsyth and tunes into what is happening in arts, culture and music across Scotland.

Ricky Ross, Gareth Malone And The 2015 Africa In Motion Film Festival20151027
Ricky Ross, Gareth Malone And The 2015 Africa In Motion Film Festival20151027

Ricky Ross discusses new musical play 'The Choir' which he co-wrote with Paul Higgins, about a group of strangers who come together to sing in a community choir.

And staying in a choral vein, Gareth Malone talks about his BBC Two series 'The Naked Choir' which charts his search for the nation's most entertaining amateur group, who can sing a capella without instruments or backing tracks - with the final happening tonight!

South Africa's leading female Film Director Sara Blecher drops by to talk about her involvement with Africa in Motion 2015 - Scotland's African Film Festival.

Janice finds out about a new permanent art installation 'Nomadic Boulders of John O Groats' inspired by the fierce tides in the Pentland Firth which shift huge boulders around on the seabed.

And on this week's Tuesday Review our critics Fiona Shepherd, Susan Morrison and Sophie Good give their views on: the second series of 'Detectorists' starring Mackenzie Crook and Toby Jones, BBC Four's 'Girl in a Band: Tales from the Rock 'n' Roll Front Line' and writer David Mitchell's new book 'Slade House' which began on twitter.

Ricky Wilson, Devil Wears Prada Author Lauren Weisburger And Chaplin The Musical20160629

As their new single is released Kaiser Chiefs front man Ricky Wilson talks about keeping the band together, shooting music videos and how he handles the expectations of laddish behaviour from the public because he's in an all male band.

The Devil Wears Prada author Lauren Weisberger discusses her new novel The Singles Game, set in the world of professional tennis.

Inspiring Impressionists is the big summer exhibition at the National Galleries of Scotland. Senior curator Frances Fowle explains how the work of pioneering French landscape painter Charles-François Daubigny deeply influenced the Impressionists including Monet and van Gogh.

Chaplin: The Charlie Chaplin Story- is a brand new musical exploring the life of THE icon of the silent film era. Janice is joined by Bryan Hodgson who plays the man himself and Steven Arnold, playing Chaplin's brother Sydney.

Theatre critic Joyce McMillan looks back over the highs and lows of 30 years spent in a darkened auditorium as she discusses her new book Theatre in Scotland - A Field of Dreams.

Deirdre Davis, Eileen Donachie in River City, talks to Janice about being part of the recent storyline about dementia, at a time when her own father was living with the condition. She is joined by theatre critic Joyce McMillan to discuss portrayals of dementia on screen/stage and page (part of BBC Radio Scotland's Memories and Conversations season).

Rod Stewart, Ian Rankin And Composer Howard Blake20151104

Rod Stewart talks about his new album, Another Country.

Ian Rankin discusses Even Dogs in the Wild, his new novel, the 20th featuring detective John Rebus, and the first book he wrote after talking a year's rest from writing.

Composer Howard Blake's most famous work is the soundtrack to the now- Christmas classic, The Snowman. He'll be in conversation with Janice as he arrives in Edinburgh for two premiere performances of an animated film based on a song-cycle of poems by Robert Louis Stevenson, The Land of Counterpane, originally set to music by Howard in 1993.

Talking of Robert Louis Stevenson, Janice's Book Group has been reading Stevenson's story, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Ian Rankin and writer and critic Doug Johnston join Janice to share their thoughts on this classic text. Contribute your thoughts at janicebookgroup@bbc.co.uk.

Comedian Rob Rouse looks ahead to his forthcoming Scottish gigs.

Composer and sound designer Matthew Whiteside joins Janice to talk about his new album, Dichroic Light.

And- his song These Walls was a recent Single of the Week: Andrew Wasylyk plays a live session.

Sarah Millican, John Carter Cash On Poetry Of Johnny Cash, Jodi Picoult, Gilmore Girls, Shawshank Redemption20161122
Sarah Millican, John Carter Cash On Poetry Of Johnny Cash, Jodi Picoult, Gilmore Girls, Shawshank Redemption20161122

Author of My Sister's Keeper Jodi Picoult talks about her new novel which addresses race relations in America, Small Great Things.

Sarah Millican talks about her live tour DVD Outsider.

Paul Nicholls, Jack Ellis and Ben Onwuke talk about their stage production of Shawshank Redemption.

John Carter Cash joins Janice live from New York to talk about his contribution to a new book, Johnny Cash: Forever Words, a collection of his father's poetry and lyrics edited together by Pulitzer Prize winning poet Paul Muldoon.

Rebecca Monks talks about the four new feature length episodes of the popular TV series Gilmore Girls coming to Netflix, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.

It's Tuesday Review day so Paul English and Rebecca Monks dissect the new album from The Pretenders and David Walliams' new BBC series Walliams and Friend.

Scottish Youth Theatre, Turner Prize, Tuesday Review Of 199620161206

Today is Scottish Youth Theatre's 40th Anniversary. Scottish BAFTA-winning actress Kate Dickie, Scottish Youth Theatre CEO Jacky Hardacre and Artistic Director Mary McCluskey will mark it by announcing registration for a new National Ensemble formally open on the show.

Will Gompertz and Jan Patience discuss this year's Turner Prize winner Helen Marten.

'Whistle My Lad II' is a crowdfunded sequel to BAFTA-nominated period drama which was screened at Cannes. The film's producer Richard Burke and lead actress Christy Robinson talk about why they think this film should be made, why they decided to go down the crowdfunding route and we ask if the cultural community and public are sick of crowdfunding projects.

Nicola Meighan and her two children Sandy and Frankie review Johnny McKnight's pantomime Weans in the Wood at the MacRobert arts centre in Stirling.

Janice, Nicola Meighan and Kevin Williamson take us back to 1996 in a special edition of the Tuesday Review.

Sebastian Faulks, Tony Christie And Richard Hawley20150914
Sebastian Faulks, Tony Christie And Richard Hawley20150914

Sebastian Faulks discusses his new book 'Where My Heart Used To Beat'.

Tony Christie talks about collaborating with contemporary Irish folk band Ranagri for new album 'The Great Irish Songbook'.

Our Single Of The Week is Richard Hawley's 'Heart Of Oak'. He talks to Janice about new album 'Hollow Meadows'.

We'll have live music from Piney Gir who hails from the American Midwest.

Janice talks to composer and performer Anne Dudley.

And we'll hear from a couple of champions in their field; British Wildlife Photographer of the Year and winner of Scottish Crime Book of The Year 2015.

Plus our regular Vinyl Verdict.

Seventh Anniversary Of Glasgow's Citizens Theatre, Will Young And The Proclaimers20150921
Singer Julia Fordham, Plus The Goldfinch And Windyhill20161107
Singer Julia Fordham, Plus The Goldfinch And Windyhill20161107

The pop and jazz influenced singer Julia Fordham, perhaps best known for her gold-selling album Porcelain in the late eighties is back on tour and will be chatting to Janice about her career singing backing vocals for stars such as Mari Wilson and Kim Wilde, and her return to the road.

Broadcaster and journalist Edi Stark gets a rare glimpse of Carel Fabritius' painting 'The Goldfinch' as the Dutch masterpiece goes on display for a limited time at the Scottish National Gallery. Edi discusses the meaning behind it and its allure with popular lecturer Gail Wylie and Senior Curator at the National Galleries of Scotland Dr Tico Siefert.

Music journalist Barney Hoskyns speaks about editing his latest anthology on Joni Mitchell, and what he discovered about the folk artist herself through the process of collecting the commentary on her life's work.

BAFTA award winning photographer and film maker Chris Leslie and Professor of Urban Literature Johnny Rodger tell Janice all about their multimedia project 'Disappearing Glasgow', charting the rapidly changing Glasgow skyline, as high-rise flats are demolished to make way for new build schemes.

Art historian Anne Ellis gives Janice the lowdown on Windyhill in Kilmalcolm, one of only two private homes designed by the high priest of Art Noveau; Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

As the autumn nights are fair drawing in, TV and film critic Andrea Mullaney looks ahead at the week's top television programmes and gives a recap of last night's star studded Scottish BAFTA ceremony.

Plus, Janice reveals the Single of the Week and you have your chance to vote for this week's 'Goldfinch' inspired Vinyl Verdict: Birdhouse in your Soul by They Might Be Giants or Mockingbird by Aretha Franklin.

Singer Paul Carrack, Zadie Smith's Nw And Remembering Leonard Cohen20161114
Singer Paul Carrack, Zadie Smith's Nw And Remembering Leonard Cohen20161114

Mike and the Mechanics front man and Squeeze and Roxy Music alumnus Paul Carrack joins Janice for a chat about his brand new album, his Mastermind chops and the experience of working with a charity choir.

Almost 40 years after his death, music journalist Ray Connolly - one of the few writers to interview Elvis - revisits the tumultuous life and times of The King in his new biography, and examines what it was really like to be the world's first rock star when the chips were down.

The screen adaptation of Zadie Smith's acclaimed novel NW hits our screens tonight. Janice speaks to screenwriter Rachel Bennette about the task of translating the novel for a television audience, and the challenge of staying faithful to the original text.

One of the most influential singer-songwriters of all time, Leonard Cohen, has died at the age of 82 - just a month after releasing his last album. Janice delves into the archive to pay tribute to one of Canada's finest.

With the highly publicised closures of Inverleith House in Edinburgh and the exhibition space in the Glasgow Sculpture Studios, arts journalist Phil Miller and Scottish Contemporary Art Network's Seonaid Daly discuss the importance of cultural venues in Scotland today in the creation and promotion of art, and what closures could mean for Scotland's emerging talent.

Photographer and former Buzzcocks drummer John Mayer chats about his latest exhibition of Outer Hebrides photographs touring the Highlands and Islands aboard the Screen Machine mobile cinema.

Plus, Janice reveals this week's Single of the Week, and which musical greats are going head to head in this week's Vinyl Verdict.

Sir Tony Robinson On His Memoir, Iain Morrison Live In Session, And John Lloyd On The Next Qi Book20161109
Sir Tony Robinson On His Memoir, Iain Morrison Live In Session, And John Lloyd On The Next Qi Book20161109

Sir Tony Robinson (Blackadder, Time Team) discusses his memoir, No Cunning Plan.

Staying with the Blackadder connection, TV producer and writer John Lloyd will be Quite Interesting about the next instalment in the QI series of fact books.

As construction continues by the Tay, Janice talks to the architect of the V&A's new outpost in Dundee, Kengo Kuma.

Scottish Album of the Year longlister, singer-songwriter Iain Morrison is live in session.

16 Years til Summer- Janice talks to the director of this remarkable BAFTA-nominated documentary about forgiveness and new starts, filmed in the stunning surroundings of Lochcarron in the Highlands.

And- we hear about the UK's first dementia-friendly opera staging, by Scottish Opera and Edinburgh's Festival Theatre.

Suede's Brett Anderson, Elle King And Hairspray20160126

Suede have just released a new album, Night Thoughts. Janice talks to frontman Brett Anderson about songwriting, comebacks and parenthood.

Artist Joanne Kaar tells Janice about her latest project, which will see her hiding hundreds or tiny paper boats across the far north, the Northern Isles, and parts of Scandinavia.

Matthew Zajac from Dogstar theatre is going on tour with The Tailor of Inverness, his one man play about how a boy who grew up on a farm in Galicia (Eastern Poland, now Western Ukraine) came to be a tailor in Scotland.

Plus songwriter Elle King on banjos and chat shows; Claire Sweeney and Peter Duncan in Hairspray, and the Tuesday Review: critics Hannah McGill, Stewart Smith and Lee Randall discuss the new book from Julian Barnes, and Turin Brakes' latest album.

Susan Calman, Sean Biggerstaff And Music From A New International20160503

Glasgow band A New International play live in studio.

Playwright David Greig speaks to Janice as he begins his new role as Artistic Director of the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh.

Actor Sean Biggerstaff, best known for playing Oliver Wood in the Harry Potter films, talks about appearing in French-Canadian play Right Now at Edinburgh's Traverse Theatre.

Rosa Hoskins remembers her father, Bob Hoskins, in a new book It's All Going Wonderfully Well.

Comedian Susan Calman tells Janice about her memoir Cheer Up Love: Adventures in depression with the Crab of Hate

Plus the Tuesday Review: Nicola Meighan, Peter Ross and Clare Sawers review the new series of Peaky Blinders, Mark Haddon's new collection of short stories, and Hopelessness, the new album from Anohni.

Tam Dean Burn & Frances Poet: Dance Of Death At Glasgow Citizens Theatre; The Railsplitters; Cassandra Clare; Shakespeare 40020160418

As part of the Shakespeare 400! Celebrations, Janice finds out about a collaboration with students from The University of Glasgow, The Glasgow School of Art and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland who have joined forces with the musicians of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra to create Dream On!, inspired by A Midsummer Night's Dream. Director and curator, Graham McLaren, (outgoing Associate Director of National Theatre of Scotland) and students Rory Comerford and Poppy Camden join Janice.

American bluegrass band The Railsplitters are in session.

A discussion on The Rise of Urban Festivals with Olaf Furniss and founder of the Electric Fields festival Nick Roberts.

Tam Dean Burn and Frances Poet talk to Janice about the Citz Production of Dance of Death. Tam Dean Burn stars in the play and Frances Poet adapted it.

Behind the Noise is a music and business project that inspires and encourages up and coming musicians and those who are interested in work within the music industry. Their work with professionals from the industry culminates in a series of gigs at Glasgow's Classic Grand this week. Senior Lecturer Ewan MacLeod, student Paige Williamson and former student Michelle McElroy tell us all about it.

Author Cassandra Clare's on her new Shadowhunters book, Lady Midnight.

Our Single of the Week is Magnificent Time by Travis.

And keeping in with Shakespeare 400! we'll have our Vinyl Verdict, our listener's choose between Dire Straits' Romeo and Juliet and Shakespeare's Sister's Stay.

The Cast Of The Sketch Group Absolutely, Plus Andy Scott From The Sweet20150805

Gordon Kennedy, Moray Hunter and Morwenna Banks from comedy sketch group Absolutely (BBC Radio 4, Channel 4) take time out from rehearsing for their new 4 part show to talk about reuniting to record new material in front of an audience at Glasgow's Oran Mor.

80s glam rock band The Sweet are touring this autumn. Original member Andy Scott tells us more.

The Globe's new stripped-back touring production of Romeo and Juliet is in Glasgow at the moment. Cassie Layton (Juliet) and Samuel Valentine (Romeo) discuss their interpretations of these familiar and much-beloved roles- and reveal how they'll be using an Elizabethan-style booth stage to tell the tale of the star-crossed lovers.

Fergus Linehan, the new director of the Edinburgh International Festival, is our Wednesday Profile guest.

This month Janice's Book Group discusses the bestseller Us by David Nicholls. Peggy Hughes of Literary Dundee and reviewer Mark Fisher join Janice in studio.

We have live music and discuss gaming with Luci Holland and Dr William Huber from the Dare Proto Play Games Festival, taking place in Dundee, the centre of the UK gaming industry, next week.

And we talk to the Edinburgh Festival Chorus as they mark their 50th birthday this year.

The James Plays, Terry Gilliam And Ronan Keating20160210

Actress Blythe Duff and acting royalty Steven Millar and Matthew Pidgeon tell Janice about touring Rona Munro's award-winning trilogy The James Plays. Giles Lamb tells us about composing a sound to sell Scotland for a brand new Visit Scotland campaign and Holly Murphy and Anna Cowan are on the youth committee of The Glasgow Youth Film Festival which kicks off this weekend and share some of the treats in store programmed by young people. And with 10 albums under his belt Ronan Keating tells Janice about his latest release 'Time of My Life' as well as plans for Scottish dates as part of his UK tour in the autumn. As the craft industry gathers momentum in homes, galleries and online, David Poston tells us about his exibition Necklace for an Elephant and other stories, we hear about the unearthing after 26 years of Keeping Glasgow in Stitches, 12 banners depicting Glasgow life created for European City of Culture and Miranda Harvey tells us about The Cordis Trust Prize for Woven Tapestry 2016 due to be announced on 12th February.

The Janice Forsyth Sessions20161124
The Janice Forsyth Sessions20161124

Mel C and Steve Mason in session, plus Peter Hook and Beverley Knight in conversation.

Janice Forsyth picks some of her best music guests from The Janice Forsyth Show on BBC Radio Scotland.

Today we have pop royalty on the show with Mel C performing session tracks from her new album Version of Me. Bassist Peter Hook tells Janice about wanting to write the most truthful record of life inside New Order with his book Substance : Inside New Order. Former Beta Band frontman Steve Mason performs tracks from his third studio album Meet the Humans and Beverley Knight tells Janice how she found time away from West End shows including The Bodyguard and Cats to release Soulsville, her first album in five years.

The Janice Forsyth Sessions20161125
The Janice Forsyth Sessions20161125

A chance to hear some of the best conversations and performances from musicians who have featured on The Janice Forsyth Show throughout the year.

Today we hear from four amazing female songwriters, including twin sisters Ward Thomas in session and the iconic Cyndi Lauper - going back to one of her first musical loves in the company of friends such as Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris and Vince Gill with an album of country and rockabilly songs. And American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and Grammy-nominated producer Louise Goffin, daughter of singer Carole King and lyricist Gerry Goffin, who released her 8th album earlier this year If I'm Late.

The Janice Forsyth Sessions20161125

Featuring Cyndi Lauper, Louise Goffin and performaces from sister duo Ward Thomas.

The Janice Forsyth Sessions20161126
The Janice Forsyth Sessions20161126

Chris Isaak, Mary Lambert, Brett Anderson and Matt Osman from Suede and Sean Escoffery.

The Janice Forsyth Sessions20161126

Janice Forsyth picks some of her best music guests from The Janice Forsyth Show on BBC Radio Scotland.

Today Suede boys Brett Anderson and Matt Osman talk about a new found maturity in their latest album Night Thoughts, Chris Isaak and drummer Kenny Johnson talk about Chris's album First Comes the Night and Janice learns how American singer-songwriter and rap artist Mary Lambert achieved the night of her dreams going to The Grammys. Sean Escoffery, star of West End musicals including The Lion King and Les Miserables, tells Janice how he enjoyed taking time away from the stage to go back into the studio to record the album Evergreen.

The Janice Forsyth Sessions20161129
The Janice Forsyth Sessions20161129

A pick of interviews from The Janice Forsyth Show with musicians who have had successful careers both in bands, and on their own as solo artists: from PAUL WELLER and his decades in music with The Jam and The Style Council; to The Killers' BRANDON FLOWERS on his solo debut. Plus Elbow's GUY GARVEY about the appeal of having his own projects, and Glasgow's JAMES GRANT, singer with Love and Money in the 80s, now long-established as a songwriter.

The Janice Forsyth Sessions20161129

Featuring Paul Weller, Brandon Flowers, Guy Garvey and James Grant.

The Janice Forsyth Sessions20161130

Featuring Wilko Johnson, Bonnie Raitt and Loudon Wainwright III.

Highlights from some of the great musicians and songwriters on The Janice Forsyth Show.

Today Janice talks to rock royalty including Wilko Johnson, on dealing with illness and loss, and reflecting on his career in music and Grammy-winning member of the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, Bonnie Raitt. Plus head of the musical dynasty, Loudon Wainwright III tells Janice about touring the UK earlier this autumn and his new album Haven't Got the Blues Yet.

Janice Forsyth tunes into what's happening in arts, culture and music across Scotland.

The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe; Shaun Escoffery; Single Of The Week; Vinyl Verdict; Robert Beedham20151207

Janice Forsyth is joined by singer Shaun Escoffrey to talk about his new single, a cover of Simon and Garfunkel's classic Bridge Over Troubled Water.

Janice and crime writer Christopher Brookmyre tribute to William McIlvanney, Scottish novelist, short story writer and poet, who died on Saturday.

We take a peek behind the fur coats to find a friendly faun, an evil wolf and some enchanted Turkish delight, as director Andrew Panton, Aslan, Lucy and Susan take us behind the scenes of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe at Edinburgh's Lyceum theatre.

Coastal Engineer turned award winning artist Kate Steenhauer will be talking about her new exhibition inspired by industrial scenes.

We hear about Bessy Bass, a character brought to life by music and storytelling, to teach children about the versatility of the Double Bass, comprising a story book, an audio book, an accompanying CD and a live tour.

Janice will also have a brand new Single of the Week , Christmas in September from Heidi Talbot, who will introduce it on air.

We have a vinyl verdict choice for listeners to make, between Bob Marley's Iron, Lion, Zion and Frank Sinatra's Witchcraft.

Janice Forsyth is joined by singer Shaun Escoffery to talk about his new single, a cover of Simon and Garfunkel's classic Bridge Over Troubled Water.

Scottish TV writer and filmmaker Robert Beedham talks about his second book Imagine... exploring the cult phenomenon of the infamous '27 club'.

Our reporter Nick Balneaves brings the latest installment in his Me and My Instrument series, as he meets Peter Whelan and his beloved bassoon.

The Pet Shop Boys; Kevin Harman; The Promised Land; Anne Ellis; Susan Morrison; Stuart Braithwaite; Zaha Hadid Tribute20160404

On Monday, Edi Stark talks to Professor of Scottish Literature at Glasgow University Allan Riach, and Hugh MacDiarmid's grandson Dorian Grieve, about BBC documentary Scotland: The Promised Land, which examines how Scotland was shaped politically and culturally in the aftermath of World War One, Nicola Meighan is in conversation with the Pet Shop Boys, and we celebrate Scotland's year of architecture with Anne Ellis, who celebrates Robert Adam on a tour of his architectural masterpiece Culzean Castle.

The Proclaimers On Touring, Comedian Greg Proops And Mumbling In Tv Drama20160316

The Proclaimers talk to Janice ahead of their international tour.

Comedian Greg Proops chats to Janice ahead of his Glasgow dates this weekend.

Mumbling in TV dramas like Happy Valley and Jamaica Inn -does it bother you? TV critic Paul Whitelaw examines the issue.

The cast of 'TOM: The Story of Tom Jones the Musical', Kit Orton and Dan Lloyd, chat to Janice and perform a live number from the show. Plus Edi Stark, a lifelong Tom Jones fan, tells us what she thought of the musical which she saw last night.

Netherlands author Hanneke Hendrix discusses her book 'The Dyslexic Hearts Club'.

And Janice finds out what's in store at this year's Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema where movies and music come alive.

The Shires Live In Session, Plus Deep Time - The Eif Opening Event20160803

Janice Forsyth hears about Deep Time at the EIF, plus she has the Shires in session.

The View And Neil Oliver20150909
The View And Neil Oliver20150909

On the show today Dundee band The View are live in Session. Neil Oliver will be talking to Janice about his first novel 'Master of Shadows'. We also have author Sophie Hannah telling Janice about her new thriller 'A Game for All the Family'. Performance artist Caroline Bowditch will be telling us how she fell in love with Frida Kahlo and decided to make a show about her. We'll also be hearing about Kenny Hunter's 'Elephant for Glasgow' (a life size Asian Elephant which has been cast in redundant locomotive parts, originally manufactured on the Clyde). A new George Devlin exhibition is about to open in Edinburgh - George's widow Marie, and critic Jan Patience will be telling us more. Simon Goddard will be telling us about his book 'Rollaresque or The Rakish Progress of the Rolling Stones' which is written in the picaresque tradition. And finally writer Bella Bathurst will be telling us about her latest work in progress, a book about the Picture Post, an influential news magazine founded in 1938.

True Detective Producer Richard Brown, Plus The Turner Prize In Glasgow20150930

True Detective producer and developer, Scottish born and New York based Richard Brown, talks about the HBO hit series ahead of his BAFTA Scotland masterclass this evening.

Jack Savoretti talks to Nicola Meighan about his career so far.

Today we're broadcasting from two locations; throughout the show we'll be linking up with Scotland's Book Town, Wigtown, where the annual book festival is in progress.

- We'll be speaking to author Dan Boothby who's written about an unexpected chance to move to Gavin Maxwell's former home. For a man obsessed since childhood with the author of Scottish nature classic Ring of Bright Water, it offered salvation.

-We'll have music from The Bookshop Band who write and perform music inspired by books.

-The National Theatre of Scotland is in town performing a piece of theatre made out of the stories of the people of Wigtown. Director Simon Sharkey and Joyce Cochrane, local cast member join Janice to talk about the experience of making theatre in this way.

-The Midge: Taking inspiration from the renowned New York event The Moth, The Midge is an informal storytelling evening where the festival's authors and audience members share tales from real life on the theme of Lost and Found. We'll get a preview of the night.

The work of the Turner Prize nominees has arrived in Glasgow- what does it mean for the Prize and the city?

And: the Cumnock Tryst music festival is about to begin, helmed by local boy, Artistic Director and acclaimed Scottish composer Sir James MacMillan CBE. Broadcaster Muriel Gray and composer and saxophonist Jay Capperauld describe the charms of this autumnal feast of music.

Wednesday Profile: Mark Ronson, Plus A Taylor Swift Gig Review20150624

Mark Ronson, the multi-talented musician, DJ, and record producer, is this week's Wednesday Profile guest. Music journalist Nicola Meighan spoke with him.

Taylor Swift played The Hydro in Glasgow last night- we review the highly-anticipated event.

Nature-writing is going from strength to strength with the success of books like Helen McDonald's prize-winning memoir, H is for Hawk. John Lister Kay, Catherine Lockerbie and Erlend Clouston discuss the topic, ahead of Littoral, the writing and ideas strand of Scotland's East Neuk Festival which begins on 27th June.

The Janice Forsyth Show Book Group is this month engrossed in James Robertson's 2006 novel The Testament of Gideon Mack. We think it's a modern Scottish classic and James joins Janice in studio today to reflect on the book. Email us your thoughts on JaniceBookGroup@bbc.co.uk

Not Safe For Work is a new six-part, workplace comedy series which starts this week on Channel 4 featuring Zawe Ashton (Fresh Meat). Janice finds out more about the show when writer DC Moore and one of the stars of the show, Tom Weston Jones, join her live in studio.