Schemes And Dreams

Episodes

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01Andy Cameron20150128

01Andy Cameron2015012820160104 (RS)

Des Clarke talks to Andy Cameron about life growing up in a housing scheme in Rutherglen and how he later went on to become one of Scotland's top comedians. Andy speaks about tenement life in the 1940's. He has clear memories of when electricity was installed into the family home on Bouverie Street. Andy also talks about his lucky break into show business after a comedy gig at the Cambusnethan Miners Welfare club and how he's still performing today, 45 years on.

01Andy Cameron20150128

Des Clarke talks to Andy Cameron about life growing up in a housing scheme in Rutherglen and how he later went on to become one of Scotland's top comedians. Andy speaks about tenement life in the 1940's. He has clear memories of when electricity was installed into the family home on Bouverie Street. Andy also talks about his lucky break into show business after a comedy gig at the Cambusnethan Miners Welfare club and how he's still performing today, 45 years on.

01Willie Haughey2013091220130915 (RS)

Tony Roper talks to entrepreneur Willie Haughey about life growing up in the Gorbals.

01Willie Haughey20130912

Tony Roper talks to entrepreneur Willie Haughey about life growing up in the Gorbals.

02Andrew Fairlie20130919

02Andrew Fairlie2013091920131226 (RS)

2/6

Tony Roper talks to Scotland's top chef Andrew Fairlie and takes him back to the housing estate where he grew up. We hear stories from Andrew's childhood, and discover how he went from polishing glasses at the Station Hotel in Perth, to winning a Roux scholarship in France, to opening his own restaurant in the prestigious Gleneagles hotel. Andrew explains how 2005 was the biggest year of his career; he gained his second Michelin star and had the honour of cooking for the Queen and some of the world's leaders at the G8 summit.

02Andrew Fairlie2013091920130922 (RS)

Tony Roper talks to Michelin-starred chef Andrew Fairlie about life growing up in Letham.

02Andrew Fairlie20130919

Tony Roper talks to Michelin-starred chef Andrew Fairlie about life growing up in Letham.

02Archie MacPherson20150204

02Archie MacPherson2015020420150205 (RS)

Sports broadcaster Archie MacPherson talks about growing up in the east end of Glasgow.

02Archie MacPherson2015020420150205 (RS)

Sports broadcaster Archie MacPherson talks about growing up in the east end of Glasgow.

02Archie MacPherson20150204

02Archie MacPherson20150204

Des Clarke talks to Archie MacPherson about life growing up in Shettleston, in the east end of Glasgow and how he went on to become one of Scotland's best known sports broadcasters. Archie explains that his introduction to football goes right back to when he was a baby, his father held him out of their tenement flat window, on Shettleston Road, to hear the roars from the crowds at Celtic Park during an old firm football game.

02Archie MacPherson20150204

Des Clarke talks to Archie MacPherson about life growing up in Shettleston, in the east end of Glasgow and how he went on to become one of Scotland's best known sports broadcasters. Archie explains that his introduction to football goes right back to when he was a baby, his father held him out of their tenement flat window, on Shettleston Road, to hear the roars from the crowds at Celtic Park during an old firm football game.

02Archie Macpherson20150204

Des Clarke talks to Archie MacPherson about life growing up in Shettleston, in the east end of Glasgow and how he went on to become one of Scotland's best known sports broadcasters. Archie explains that his introduction to football goes right back to when he was a baby, his father held him out of their tenement flat window, on Shettleston Road, to hear the roars from the crowds at Celtic Park during an old firm football game.

03Jim Watt20130926

03Jim Watt2013092620131228 (RS)

3/6

Tony Roper talks to lightweight boxing champion Jim Watt about life in Glasgow in the 1950s. Tony discovers how Jim's early years growing up in a housing scheme prepared him for his boxing career and how, even now, he can still relate to that wee lad who grew up in Possil Park.

03Jim Watt2013092620130929 (RS)

Tony Roper talks to boxing champion Jim Watt about growing up in Glasgow in the 1950s.

03Tommy Smith20150225
03Tommy Smith2015022520150226 (RS)

Des Clarke talks to jazz musician Tommy Smith about growing up in Wester Hailes.

Des Clarke talks to musician Tommy Smith about life growing up on a housing scheme in Wester Hailes and how he went on to become one of Scotland's leading jazz figures. Tommy speaks about how aged 16, he was awarded a scholarship to study at Berklee College of Music in Boston, and how he will never forget the generosity of the Wester Hailes community who helped him raise £7000 so he could live his dream.

04Dee Hepburn20150304

04Dee Hepburn2015030420160104 (RS)

Des Clarke talks to Dee Hepburn about life growing up on a council estate in East Kilbride and her rise to fame after starring in the 1981 blockbuster Gregory's Girl. Returning to Rockhampton Avenue, Dee gets an opportunity to take a step back in time when she is invited into the old family home by the new owners.

04Dee Hepburn20150304

04Dee Hepburn2015030420150504 (RS)

Des Clarke talks to Dee Hepburn about life growing up on a council estate in East Kilbride and her rise to fame after starring in the 1981 blockbuster Gregory's Girl. Returning to Rockhampton Avenue, Dee gets an opportunity to take a step back in time when she is invited into the old family home by the new owners.

04Dee Hepburn20150304
04Dee Hepburn2015030420150305 (RS)

talks about growing up on an East Kilbride council estate.

Des Clarke talks to Dee Hepburn about life growing up on a council estate in East Kilbride and her rise to fame after starring in the 1981 blockbuster Gregory's Girl. Returning to Rockhampton Avenue, Dee gets an opportunity to take a step back in time when she is invited into the old family home by the new owners.

04Thomas Walker20131010
04Thomas Walker20131010

Tony Roper talks to Thomas Walker and finds out what made a young lad from one of Glasgow's housing schemes decide he wanted to become an opera singer. They chat about the contrasts between his life growing up in a scheme to the life he now leads as an international opera singer.

04Thomas Walker2013101020131013 (RS)

Tony Roper talks to tenor Thomas Walker about life growing up in a housing scheme.

04Thomas Walker20131010

Tony Roper talks to tenor Thomas Walker about life growing up in a housing scheme.

05Alex Mosson20131017

05Alex Mosson20131017

05Alex Mosson2013101720140101 (RS)

5/6

Tony Roper talks to his old pal and former Lord Provost of Glasgow, Alex Mosson. The two return to the housing scheme they both grew up in to reminisce about the 'good old days'and discuss how growing up in Glasgow's Anderston certainly didn't hold them back in life.

05Alex Mosson2013101720131020 (RS)

Tony Roper speaks to former Lord Provost Alex Mosson about life growing up in Anderston.

05Alex Mosson20131017

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Tony Roper talks to his old pal and former Lord Provost of Glasgow, Alex Mosson. The two return to the housing scheme they both grew up in to reminisce about the 'good old days'and discuss how growing up in Glasgow's Anderston certainly didn't hold them back in life.

05Alex Mosson2013101720131020 (RS)

Tony Roper speaks to former Lord Provost Alex Mosson about life growing up in Anderston.

05Alex Mosson20131017

Tony Roper speaks to former Lord Provost Alex Mosson about life growing up in Anderston.

06 LASTSusan Nicol2013102420131027 (RS)

Tony Roper talks to Susan Nicol, the first female manager of a UK shopping centre.

06 LASTSusan Nicol20131024

Tony Roper talks to manager of Glasgow's St Enoch's shopping centre, Susan Nicol, and discovers how life growing up in a housing scheme in Shotts gave her the drive and determination to succeed in business.

06 LASTSusan Nicol2013102420131027 (RS)

Tony Roper talks to Susan Nicol, the first female manager of a UK shopping centre.