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In Conversation

Episode 4: Simon Armitage in Conversation with Tony Harrison

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

In a special programme recorded in front of a live audience, two of Britain's best-known and most popular poets, Simon Armitage and Tony Harrison, discuss their craft and careers. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Lachlan Goudie traces the development of Scottish art. The first episode goes from the sites of the Neolithic era to the period of destruction initiated by the Reformation. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Lachlan Goudie
Series Producer:
Matthew Springford
Executive Producer:
Pauline Law
Executive Producer:
David Harron
Producer:
Tim Niel
Director:
Tim Niel

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Scotland

Damian Barr discusses family secrets with guests Andrew O'Hagan, Juno Dawson and Sathnam Sanghera, and there is poetry from Nadine Aisha Jassat. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Damian Barr
Interviewed Guest:
Juno Dawson
Interviewed Guest:
Nadine Aisha Jassat
Interviewed Guest:
Andrew O'Hagan
Interviewed Guest:
Sathnam Sanghera
Executive Producer:
Pauline Law
Series Producer:
Carlin Wallace

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Sue Perkins celebrates the best shows at the 2015 Edinburgh Festival. Featuring guests Adam Hills, Katherine Ryan and Phill Jupitus, and music from FFS. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sue Perkins
Producer:
Jenny MacLeod
Executive Producer:
Pauline Law
Participant:
Phill Jupitus
Participant:
Katherine Ryan
Participant:
Adam Hills
Performer:
undefined FFS

Edinburgh Nights

2015

Episode 3

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Kirsty Wark with highlights from the world's biggest arts festival, including interviews with supergroup F.F.S and the director of a production of Alasdair Gray's Lanark. Show more

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Scotland

Damian Barr explores the ‘pure gallus’ characters in the work of Jojo Moyes, Dustin Lance Black and Kirstin Innes, and there is poetry from Jenny Lindsay. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Damian Barr
Interviewed Guest:
Kirstin Innes
Interviewed Guest:
Jenny Lindsay
Interviewed Guest:
Jojo Moyes
Interviewed Guest:
Dustin Lance Black
Executive Producer:
Pauline Law
Series Producer:
Carlin Wallace

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

How the edges between performance poetry and popular music have become blurred, a cross-pollination that began in 1965 when Allen Ginsberg stormed the Royal Albert Hall stage. Show more

The Culture Show

2010/2011

Episode 8: Edinburgh Festival Special, Part 1

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Sue Perkins presents the first of three Culture Show specials from the Edinburgh Festival, featuring a major retrospective of Turner Prize-winning artist Martin Creed. Show more

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Scotland

Damian Barr delves into the past with guests Kate Mosse, Kirsty Wark and Graeme Macrae Burnet, and there is poetry from Andrés Nicolás Ordorica. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Damian Barr
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Mosse
Interviewed Guest:
Kirsty Wark
Interviewed Guest:
Andres Nicolas Ordorica
Interviewed Guest:
Graeme Macrae Burnet
Executive Producer:
Pauline Law
Series Producer:
Carlin Wallace

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Alan Cumming visits the locations of some classic Scottish movies and meets Gregory's Girl director Bill Forsyth in Cumbernauld, while film experts compare Braveheart and Rob Roy. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Cumming
Director:
Pauline Law
Producer:
Pauline Law
Executive Producer:
Jo Roe

Music Moguls: Masters of Pop

Episode 1: Money Makers

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

The secret history of pop and rock from the men and women who pull the strings. This part looks at the maverick managers who controlled the careers of megastar artists. Show more

Music Moguls: Masters of Pop

Episode 2: Melody Makers

Duration: 60 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

The secret history of pop and rock from the men and women who pull the strings. Part two looks at the producers, from Trevor Horn and Lamont Dozier to Tony Visconti. Show more

Music Moguls: Masters of Pop

Episode 3: Myth Makers

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

The secret history of pop and rock from the men and women who pull the strings. Part three looks at PR, the unseen force behind the biggest musical acts in the world. Show more

The Culture Show

2011/2012

Episode 13

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Arts magazine show. Andrew Graham-Dixon looks at the extraordinary art of Edward Burra. Plus an interview with Sofie Grabol, star of Danish detective series The Killing. Show more

The Culture Show

2012/2013

Episode 13

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Tom Dyckhoff presents an architecture-themed show and looks at the six buildings shortlisted for 2012's Stirling Prize. Charlie Luxton explores the trend for self-build homes. Show more

In Conversation

Episode 2: Ken Loach in Conversation with Cillian Murphy

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

At the BFI Southbank, Ken Loach talks about a career dedicated to documenting social and political injustice, the importance of artistic collaboration, and the humour in his films. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Ken Loach
Interviewer:
Cillian Murphy
Producer:
Mark Crossan
Executive Producer:
Pauline Law

The Review Show

10/11/2013

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Martha Kearney and guests discuss the musical The Scottsboro Boys, the film Blue is the Warmest Colour, Zadie Smith's book The Embassy of Cambodia and the Turner Prize Exhibition. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Martha Kearney
Executive Producer:
Pauline Law
Producer:
Jenny MacLeod
Panellist:
Paul Morley
Panellist:
Sarfraz Manzoor
Panellist:
Bonnie Greer

Danny Baker's Rockin' Decades

Episode 2: The Eighties

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Along with guests Pauline Black of the Selecter, writer and performer Adam Buxton and journalist Mark Ellen, Danny Baker celebrates British rock in the 1980s. Show more