My Way

Maggie Shiels talks to successful Scots about how they achieved success doing it their way.


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A series of three plays.

1: St Paul's Boys' Choir, by Georgia Pritchett. Margaret and Bill arrive on daughter Victoria's doorstep - much to her surprise. "Well, you are getting married tomorrow," says Margaret.

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Director: Tracey Neale

Victoria: Caroline Strong

Margaret: Lynda Baron

Bill: Richard Tate

Jane: Anastasia Mulrooney

Peter: Gary Parker

Auntie Eileen: Ann Beach

Simon: Alex Lowe

Lucy: Helen Guthrie

Amy: Eleanor Carruthers

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A series of three plays. 2: Sid Vicious by Sue Teddern. Tip, an unkempt reminder of Patricia's punk past, turns up on her doorstep 18 years later.

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Unknown: Sue Teddern.

Director: David Hunter

Patricia: Gillian Bevan

Pete: Charles Simpson

Tip: Peter Kenny

Jase: Robert Harper

Trace: Colleen Prendergast

Dad: Keith Drinkel

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The last of a series of three plays. The Gypsy Kings. By Sue Teddern. One package holiday. Two couples. Three's a crowd?

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Unknown: Sue Teddern.

Director: Marion Nancarrow

Pauline: Anita Dobson

Claire: Lisa Coleman

Geoff: Alex Norton

Stewart: Douglas Henshall

Eddie: John Hartley

Donna: Colleen Prendergast

Salvador: Chris Pavlo

Barbara: Zulema Dene

Walter: Robert Harper

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Neil McCormick was convinced he would be a rock star, but never quite made it.

While he was struggling, his former school friend Bono became one of the most famous rock stars in the world.

Neil talks to Maggie Shiels about how he eventually found fulfilment in his writing and stopped envying his famous friend.

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is now head of Mainstream Publishing, but as a student in the 70s he and his friend Gordon Brown were better known for their radical politics.

Does he regret not entering the political arena, or has publishing helped him maintain the ideals of his youth?

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Golf journalist John Huggan was a talented international amateur golfer with team-mate Colin Montgomery.

John now writes about golf while Colin is one of the world's top players.

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Duncan Maclean and Irving Welsh were at the centre of a renaissance in Scottish Literature in the 1980s.

While Welsh went on to worldwide recognition, Duncan moved to the Orkneys and became manager of a jewellery business.

In My Way, he talks to Maggie Sheils about why he is happy with the choices he made.

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