Most ears in Scotland were glued to radios at 1545 today for Kirkland Ciccone‘s spot on BBC Radio Scotland’s Culture Studio programme, hosted by Janice Forsyth.
Okay, that’s not all true. People didn’t actually glue their ears to their radios.
For those in the know, the big question was: would Kurt be with Kirkland? Kurt Cobain, that is. For those not in the know, that might seem unlikely. Either way, listen here (opens BBC iPlayer in a new window) to solve the mystery.
The slot is 10 minutes of hilarity and outrageous Kirklandisms. We think you’ll love it.
If you caught David Almond’s excellent ‘A World Beyond Alice’ programme on BBC Radio 4 yesterday you’ll have heard him talking Janne Teller about her provocative modern classic Nothing. It’s a remarkable existential novel, with an equally remarkable tale behind its publication.
If you missed the programme, click here to go to it on the BBC Radio iPlayer. (Opens a new window.) Listening will be 30 minutes well spent. Equally, if you want to go straight to the interview with Janne you’ll find it 21 minutes and 57 seconds in.
The downside of being a traffic reporter must be that you lose the ability to use ‘I was delayed in traffic’ as an excuse for turning up late.
But hopefully a short hop to Glasgow’s Mitchell Library from nearby BBC Scotland HQ will be straightforward for Beechgrove Potting Shed host and traffic presenter Theresa Talbot when she appears at the Aye Write book festival in mid April. She’ll be talking about her memoir This Is What I Look Like, but might she also have some exciting news to break to the audience…? We can say no more.
Highlights have just been announced by programme director Bob McDevitt. Other stars include Irvine Welsh, Everything But The Girl singer Tracey Thorn and Alexander McCall Smith. Here’s a link to The Herald‘s coverage of the announcement.
Theresa Talbot, Kirsty Wark, Christopher Brookmyre and James Naughtie. All on the same pavement at the same time, and all in Pitlochry.
Ok, they’re not there in person. Not yet. But they will be soon – Winter Words at Pitlochry Festival Theatre runs 13-21 Feb 2015.
Theresa will be main attraction at the Literary Lunch on Saturday 21st February. She’s sparky and knowledgeable and will entertain with some great stories. If you fancy going along, click here to follow the link to the Pitlochry Festival Theatre page for full details, including how to book. (Be quick, she’ll be popular.)