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20150526

20150526

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

20150526

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

20150709

20150709

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

20150709

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

20150818

20150818

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

20150818

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

20150916

20150916

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

20150916

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

20150917

20150917

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

20150917

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

20150924

20150924

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

20150924

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

20151014

20151014

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

20151014

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

20151015

20151015

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

20151015

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

20151026

20151026

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

20151026

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

20160106

20160106

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.

20160106

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.

20160121

20160121

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

20160121

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

20160301

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

20160301

20160309

20160309

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

20160309

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

20160405

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" .

20160405

20160412

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

20160412

20160414

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

20160414

20160426

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

20160426

20160427

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

20160427

20160516

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

20160516

20160516

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

20160516

20160517

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.

20160517

20160517

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.

20160517

20160523

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

20160523

20160523

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

20160523

20160524

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

20160524

20160524

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

20160524

20160525

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

20160525

20160525

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

20160525

20160526

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

20160526

20160526

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

20160526

20160601

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

20160601

20160602

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

20160602

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.

1984 by Northern Ballet, the Edinburgh International Science Festival and the demise of print journalism20160330

AL Kennedy, Wallander's final series and the North Coast 500 architecture route20160518

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.

AL Kennedy, Wallander's final series and the North Coast 500 architecture route20160518

AL Kennedy, Wallander's final series and the North Coast 500 architecture route20160518

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.

AL Kennedy, Wallander's final series and the North Coast 500 architecture route20160518

Alan Carr, Emma Kennedy and Ben Fogle20150929

Alan Carr, Emma Kennedy and Ben Fogle20150929

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.

Alan Carr, Emma Kennedy and Ben Fogle20150929

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.

Anna Meredith, the Glasgow International Festival and the monthly book group meeting20160406

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.

Anna Meredith, the Glasgow International Festival and the monthly book group meeting20160406

Arthur Smith, Steve Frost, Emmanuel Vass20150824

Arthur Smith, Steve Frost, Emmanuel Vass20150824

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.

Arthur Smith, Steve Frost, Emmanuel Vass20150824

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.

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.

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.

David Duchovny, Mark Thomson on Homer's The Iliad and Edinburgh's Lyceum theatre, Shalamar and food writer Sue Lawrence20160425

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.

David Duchovny, Mark Thomson on Homer's The Iliad and Edinburgh's Lyceum theatre, Shalamar and food writer Sue Lawrence20160425

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.

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.

David Mitchell, Corinne Bailey Rae and the Cole Porter anniversary20160511

Eddie The Eagle and Brian Pern20160331

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.

Eddie The Eagle and Brian Pern20160331

Edi Stark sits in20160307

Edi Stark sits in20160307

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

Edi Stark sits in20160307

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

Edi Stark sits in20160308

Edi Stark sits in20160308

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

Edi Stark sits in20160308

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

Edi Stark with Tom Jones and Laurence Fox20151013

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.

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.

Edi Stark with Tom Jones and Laurence Fox20151013

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.

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.

Edi Stark with Tom Jones and Laurence Fox20151013

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.

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.

Edinburgh International Book Festival Special20150831

Edinburgh International Book Festival Special20150831

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.

Edinburgh International Book Festival Special20150831

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.

Edinburgh International Book Festival Special20150831

Edinburgh International Book Festival Special20150831

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.

Edinburgh International Book Festival Special20150831

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.

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 & 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 & Times of Randy Newman' - co-authors, David & Caroline Stafford tell us about their new biography on one of the world's most admired songwriters.

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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 & 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 & Times of Randy Newman' - co-authors, David & Caroline Stafford tell us about their new biography on one of the world's most admired songwriters.

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Featuring a review of X-Men: Apocalypse, plus actor Jack Reynor discusses his role in Sing Street20160519

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 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

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 & 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 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 & 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 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 & 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 Midnight Special, plus hear from director Jeff Nichols20160407

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 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: Omid Djalili discusses a new documentary and Janice hears from Wet Wet Wet20150521

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.

Irvine Welsh; David Duchovny; Bobby Bluebell and David Ross on The Rise of The Miraculous Vespas; Steve Mason20160411

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 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 the critically acclaimed Captain America: Civil War20160428

It's movie review day on The Janice Forsyth Show: actors Anthony Mackie & 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 & 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 the critically acclaimed Captain America: Civil War20160428

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 & 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 with reviews of not one but two new Ewan McGregor films!20160421

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 & 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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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 & 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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Its film review day: we'll review Everybody Wants Some!! and hear from director Richard Linklater20160512

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.

James Naughtie, Hacienda Classical and The John McCusker Band live in session.20160420

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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?

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Nieves in session, plus the Tuesday Review20160419

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Tam Dean Burn & Frances Poet: Dance of Death at Glasgow Citizens Theatre; The Railsplitters; Cassandra Clare; Shakespeare 40020160418

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 Pet Shop Boys; Kevin Harman; The Promised Land; Anne Ellis; Susan Morrison; Stuart Braithwaite; Zaha Hadid Tribute20160404