Meet The Parents [Radio Scotland]

Episodes

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0102Maureen And Johnny Beattie2011091320111227 (RS)

2/5

Johnny Beattie speaks with daughter Maureen about his early years working in the Glasgow shipyards and his lucky break into showbiz.

Johnny explains that he is now in his 60th year in showbiz but has no plans of retirement.

Johnny Beattie speaks with daughter Maureen about his 60 years in showbiz.

0103Cameron Stout2011092020110925 (RS)
20120103 (RS)

3/5

Big Brother winner Cameron Stout speaks to his mother about her life growing up in Orkney. They discuss the effect that his appearance and win on Big Brother had on the family and how the community rallied together to support him during his time on the show in 2004.

Big Brother winner Cameron Stout talks to his mother Doris about growing up in Orkney.

Big Brother winner Cameron Stout speaks to his mother about her life growing up in Orkney.

They discuss the effect that his appearance and win on Big Brother had on the family and how the community rallied together to support him during his time on the show in 2004.

0104Zoe Strachan2011092720111002 (RS)

4/5

Zoe Strachan speaks to her parents about their lives growing up in Kilmarnock and her life as an author and their reaction to the explicit content of some of her novels.

They also discuss Zoe's openly gay relationship and how she is their only child.

Zoe Strachan speaks to her parents about their lives growing up in Kilmarnock.

0202Nick Nairn2012062620120701
20121226 (RS)

talks to his dad about the decision to leave a 7 year career in the merchant navy to become one of Scotland's most successful chefs.

His dad also talks about his early memories of performing in the Citizens theatre in Glasgow and how he then went on to become the first ever announcer for Scottish Television.

Nick Nairn talks to his father about becoming one of Scotland's most successful chefs.

Nick Nairn talks to his dad about the decision to leave a 7 year career in the merchant navy to become one of Scotland's most successful chefs.

0203Phil Differ2012070320120708
20121227 (RS)

Philip Differ speaks to his mum about her early life in Brooklyn and how his career as a comedy writer began at school.

Comedy writer Philip Differ talks about being in the business for over 30 years.

0204 LASTChristopher Brookmyre2012071020120715
20121228 (RS)

Scottish Crime Novelist Christopher Brookmyre speaks to his parents about life growing up in Barrhead in the 60s, from religious differences to the rolling stones. He describes how his informed and supportive upbringing has nurtured his writing. From his primary school story writing to the secondary school debating team; the trips to the theatre to listening to his mum's 'rants' at the radio and how the family home gave him the space and inspiration for his present day writings.

0301Alain Baxter2012121820121223

Scottish Skier Alain Baxter talks to his dad about his controversial medal success at the 2002 Salt Lake City winter games and how he returned to Aviemore to a hero's welcome. Despite never getting his bronze medal back, even after Alain cleared his name, his dad tells him how, in his eyes, he is still the first Britain to win a ski-ing medal in the Olympic games. The two also share stories of ski-ing in the Cairngorms, racing, coaching and ice-hockey.