Meet The Parents [Radio Scotland]

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0120110911

1/5 Shereen Nanjiani speaks with her father, Max, about his childhood and upbringing in India, discovering what attracted him to come to the UK, eventually settling in Scotland to practise medicine. Max talks about how an accident as a child altered his younger dreams of becoming an actor and how this was a major influence in his decision to become an ophthalmologist. They also discuss how Shereen's parents met and later got married, and how their marriage was considered unconventional within her father's culture.

Shereen Nanjiani speaks with her father about his upbringing in India.

0120111226

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Shereen Nanjiani speaks with her father, Max, about his childhood and upbringing in India, discovering what attracted him to come to the UK, eventually settling in Scotland to practise medicine. Max talks about how an accident as a child altered his younger dreams of becoming an actor and how this was a major influence in his decision to become an ophthalmologist. They also discuss how Shereen's parents met and later got married, and how their marriage was considered unconventional within her father's culture.

Shereen Nanjiani speaks with her father about his upbringing in India.

012011090620110911

1/5 Shereen Nanjiani speaks with her father, Max, about his childhood and upbringing in India, discovering what attracted him to come to the UK, eventually settling in Scotland to practise medicine.

Max talks about how an accident as a child altered his younger dreams of becoming an actor and how this was a major influence in his decision to become an ophthalmologist.

They also discuss how Shereen's parents met and later got married, and how their marriage was considered unconventional within her father's culture.

Shereen Nanjiani speaks with her father about his upbringing in India.

01012011090620111226

1/5 Shereen Nanjiani speaks with her father, Max, about his childhood and upbringing in India, discovering what attracted him to come to the UK, eventually settling in Scotland to practise medicine. Max talks about how an accident as a child altered his younger dreams of becoming an actor and how this was a major influence in his decision to become an ophthalmologist. They also discuss how Shereen's parents met and later got married, and how their marriage was considered unconventional within her father's culture.

Shereen Nanjiani speaks with her father about his upbringing in India.

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Shereen Nanjiani speaks with her father, Max, about his childhood and upbringing in India, discovering what attracted him to come to the UK, eventually settling in Scotland to practise medicine. Max talks about how an accident as a child altered his younger dreams of becoming an actor and how this was a major influence in his decision to become an ophthalmologist. They also discuss how Shereen's parents met and later got married, and how their marriage was considered unconventional within her father's culture.

Shereen Nanjiani speaks with her father about his upbringing in India.

02Maureen & Johnny Beattie2011091320111227

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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.

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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.

03Cameron Stout2011092020110925

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

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

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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.

03Cameron Stout2011092020120103

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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.

03Cameron Stout2011092020120103

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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.

04Zoe Strachan2011092720111002

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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.

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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.

05 LASTHardeep Singh Kohli2011100420111009

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Hardeep Singh Kohli speaks to his father about his decision to move to Scotland from India, raising a Sikh family in Glasgow in the 1970s and how being brought up and living a multicultural life has impacted on both of their life paths.

Hardeep Singh Kohli speaks to his father about his decision to move to Scotland from India

0101Shereen Nanjiani2011090620150109 (BBC7)
20150110 (BBC7)
20110911 (RS)
20111226 (RS)

speaks with her father about his upbringing in India.

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Shereen Nanjiani speaks with her father, Max, about his childhood and upbringing in India, discovering what attracted him to come to the UK, eventually settling in Scotland to practise medicine. Max talks about how an accident as a child altered his younger dreams of becoming an actor and how this was a major influence in his decision to become an ophthalmologist. They also discuss how Shereen's parents met and later got married, and how their marriage was considered unconventional within her father's culture.

Shereen Nanjiani speaks with her father about his upbringing in India.

1/5 Shereen Nanjiani speaks with her father, Max, about his childhood and upbringing in India, discovering what attracted him to come to the UK, eventually settling in Scotland to practise medicine.

Max talks about how an accident as a child altered his younger dreams of becoming an actor and how this was a major influence in his decision to become an ophthalmologist.

They also discuss how Shereen's parents met and later got married, and how their marriage was considered unconventional within her father's culture.

0102Maureen And Johnny Beattie2011091320111227 (RS)

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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.

0105 LASTHardeep Singh Kohli2011100420111009 (RS)
20131226 (RS)

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Hardeep Singh Kohli speaks to his father about his decision to move to Scotland from India, raising a Sikh family in Glasgow in the 1970s and how being brought up and living a multicultural life has impacted on both of their life paths.

Hardeep Singh Kohli speaks to his father about his decision to move to Scotland from India

0105 LASTHardeep Singh Kohli2011100420111009
20131226 (RS)

5/5

Hardeep Singh Kohli speaks to his father about his decision to move to Scotland from India, raising a Sikh family in Glasgow in the 1970s and how being brought up and living a multicultural life has impacted on both of their life paths.

5/5

Hardeep Singh Kohli speaks to his father about his decision to move to Scotland from India, raising a Sikh family in Glasgow in the 1970s and how being brought up and living a multicultural life has impacted on both of their life paths.

Hardeep Singh Kohli speaks to his father about his decision to move to Scotland from India

0201Evelyn Glennie2012061920121225
20150116 (BBC7)
20150117 (BBC7)
20121225 (RS)
20130625 (RS)

talks to her mum about her decision to become a musician.

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Evelyn Glennie talks to her mum about life growing up in Aberdeen and how her parents' musical influences led her to become a musician. She also explains how she had to overcome losing her hearing at the age of 12.

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20121225 (RS)
20130625 (RS)

talks to her mum about her decision to become a musician.

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Evelyn Glennie talks to her mum about life growing up in Aberdeen and how her parents' musical influences led her to become a musician. She also explains how she had to overcome losing her hearing at the age of 12.

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Evelyn Glennie talks to her mum about life growing up in Aberdeen and how her parents' musical influences led her to become a musician. She also explains how she had to overcome losing her hearing at the age of 12.

Evelyn Glennie talks to her mum about her decision to become a musician.

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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.

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.

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.

0203Phil Differ2012070320120708
20121227 (RS)

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

032013010120140505 (RS)

Award-winning, Scottish novelist A L Kennedy returns to her mother's house in Bidford-upon-Avon for a good old blether. Their stories literally take us around the world from Stratford to Australia and back to Dundee. Their shared love of literature and Shakespeare is inherent and their conversation is peppered with lovely anecdotal stories from Alison's childhood and the books they would often read together.

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.

0301Alain Baxter2012121820121223

Skier Alain Baxter talks to his father about his controversial 2002 Winter Olympics medal.

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.

0302Al Kennedy2013010120130106 (RS)
20140505 (RS)

Award-winning, Scottish novelist A L Kennedy returns to her mother's house in Bidford-upon-Avon for a good old blether. Their stories literally take us around the world from Stratford to Australia and back to Dundee. Their shared love of literature and Shakespeare is inherent and their conversation is peppered with lovely anecdotal stories from Alison's childhood and the books they would often read together.

0302Al Kennedy2013010120130106 (RS)

Award-winning, Scottish novelist A L Kennedy returns to her mother's house in Bidford-upon-Avon for a good old blether. Their stories literally take us around the world from Stratford to Australia and back to Dundee. Their shared love of literature and Shakespeare is inherent and their conversation is peppered with lovely anecdotal stories from Alison's childhood and the books they would often read together.

Award-winning, Scottish novelist A L Kennedy returns to her mother's house in Bidford-upon-Avon for a good old blether. Their stories literally take us around the world from Stratford to Australia and back to Dundee. Their shared love of literature and Shakespeare is inherent and their conversation is peppered with lovely anecdotal stories from Alison's childhood and the books they would often read together.

Award-winning, Scottish novelist A L Kennedy returns to her mother's house in Bidford-upon-Avon for a good old blether. Their stories literally take us around the world from Stratford to Australia and back to Dundee. Their shared love of literature and Shakespeare is inherent and their conversation is peppered with lovely anecdotal stories from Alison's childhood and the books they would often read together.

0303 LASTRuth Davidson2013010820130113 (RS)

, leader of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist party talks to her mum Liz, in what Ruth proclaims to be 'the most personal interview she's ever done'. Ruth learns about the Grandfather she never met as well as reminiscing about Ruth's childhood shenanigans, her broken back and her decision to enter politics.

Ruth Davidson, leader of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist party talks to her mum Liz, in what Ruth proclaims to be 'the most personal interview she's ever done'. Ruth learns about the Grandfather she never met as well as reminiscing about Ruth's childhood shenanigans, her broken back and her decision to enter politics.

, leader of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist party talks to her mum Liz, in what Ruth proclaims to be 'the most personal interview she's ever done'. Ruth learns about the Grandfather she never met as well as reminiscing about Ruth's childhood shenanigans, her broken back and her decision to enter politics.

0303 LASTRuth Davidson2013010820130113 (RS)

Ruth Davidson, leader of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist party talks to her mum Liz, in what Ruth proclaims to be 'the most personal interview she's ever done'. Ruth learns about the Grandfather she never met as well as reminiscing about Ruth's childhood shenanigans, her broken back and her decision to enter politics.

, leader of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist party talks to her mum Liz, in what Ruth proclaims to be 'the most personal interview she's ever done'. Ruth learns about the Grandfather she never met as well as reminiscing about Ruth's childhood shenanigans, her broken back and her decision to enter politics.

0401Michelle McManus20130815

0401Michelle Mcmanus2013081520130818 (RS)
20140101 (RS)

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Michelle McManus talks to her parents about how her dreams of becoming a pop princess turned to reality when she won Pop Idol back in 2003. They discuss what Michelle's success has had on the family and the highlights of her career which include singing for the Pope and the Queen.

0401Michelle Mcmanus2013081520130818 (RS)
20140101 (RS)

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Michelle McManus talks to her parents about how her dreams of becoming a pop princess turned to reality when she won Pop Idol back in 2003. They discuss what Michelle's success has had on the family and the highlights of her career which include singing for the Pope and the Queen.

0401Michelle McManus2013081520130818 (RS)

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Michelle McManus talks to her parents about how her dreams of becoming a pop princess turned to reality when she won Pop Idol back in 2003. They discuss what Michelle's success has had on the family and the highlights of her career which include singing for the Pope and the Queen.

0402Liz Mccolgan20130822

and her mum Betty reminisce about Liz's running career and her Commonwealth and Olympic running success. Anecdotal stories such as how Liz was given the keys to the city of Tuscaloosa by Ronald Regan are shared. And feelings of disappointment at winning Silver at Seoul are remembered. With Eilish, Liz's daughter also now a runner, the two mums compare notes on what it feels like to watch your daughter compete in the Olympics. Above all is the sense of enormous pride that Betty, Liz's mum, feels at being able to say that both her daughter and granddaughter are Olympic athletes.

0402Liz Mccolgan2013082220130825 (RS)

and her mum Betty reminisce about Liz's running career and her Commonwealth and Olympic running success. Anecdotal stories such as how Liz was given the keys to the city of Tuscaloosa by Ronald Regan are shared. And feelings of disappointment at winning Silver at Seoul are remembered. With Eilish, Liz's daughter also now a runner, the two mums compare notes on what it feels like to watch your daughter compete in the Olympics. Above all is the sense of enormous pride that Betty, Liz's mum, feels at being able to say that both her daughter and granddaughter are Olympic athletes.

Liz McColgan and her mum Betty reminisce about Liz's running career and her Commonwealth and Olympic running success. Anecdotal stories such as how Liz was given the keys to the city of Tuscaloosa by Ronald Regan are shared. And feelings of disappointment at winning Silver at Seoul are remembered. With Eilish, Liz's daughter also now a runner, the two mums compare notes on what it feels like to watch your daughter compete in the Olympics. Above all is the sense of enormous pride that Betty, Liz's mum, feels at being able to say that both her daughter and granddaughter are Olympic athletes.

0403Colin Prior2013082920130901 (RS)

Colin Prior talks to his dad about how he became one of the UK's most respected wilderness photographers. From his early years as an underwater photographer to his commission from British Airways to photograph their corporate calendar, we are treated to tales of sunsets, wildlife and wilderness from around the world. What is clear is how Colin's enthusiasm and love of wildlife was instilled in him from an early age, from the days spent on Scotland's hills with his father.

talks to his dad about how he became one of the UK's most respected wilderness photographers. From his early years as an underwater photographer to his commission from British Airways to photograph their corporate calendar, we are treated to tales of sunsets, wildlife and wilderness from around the world. What is clear is how Colin's enthusiasm and love of wildlife was instilled in him from an early age, from the days spent on Scotland's hills with his father.

0403Colin Prior2013082920130901 (RS)

talks to his dad about how he became one of the UK's most respected wilderness photographers. From his early years as an underwater photographer to his commission from British Airways to photograph their corporate calendar, we are treated to tales of sunsets, wildlife and wilderness from around the world. What is clear is how Colin's enthusiasm and love of wildlife was instilled in him from an early age, from the days spent on Scotland's hills with his father.

Colin Prior talks to his dad about how he became one of the UK's most respected wilderness photographers. From his early years as an underwater photographer to his commission from British Airways to photograph their corporate calendar, we are treated to tales of sunsets, wildlife and wilderness from around the world. What is clear is how Colin's enthusiasm and love of wildlife was instilled in him from an early age, from the days spent on Scotland's hills with his father.