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Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Melvyn Bragg explores the relationship between class and culture. Key cultural figures discuss the radical 80s, Thatcherism, and the 90s assertion that we were all middle class. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Director:
Archie Powell
Producer:
Archie Powell
Participant:
Alan Bleasdale
Participant:
Lee Hall
Participant:
Sue Townsend
Participant:
Chris Donald
Participant:
Irvine Welsh

Cuide ri Cathy

Series 1

Episode 4

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC ALBALatest broadcast: on BBC ALBA

Tha Cathy NicDhòmhnaill a' coinneachadh ri sgrìobhadair Irvine Welsh ann an Dùn Èideann. Cathy Macdonald meets author Irvine Welsh in his home city of Edinburgh.

Contributors

Presenter:
Cathy MacDonald
Interviewed Guest:
Irvine Welsh

Loose Ends

Martin Freeman, Irvine Welsh, Sarah Phelps, Diane Morgan, Lisa Stansfield, The Turbans, Clive Anderson

Duration: 37 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Clive Anderson and Tom Allen are joined by Martin Freeman, Irvine Welsh, Diane Morgan and Sarah Phelps for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Clive Anderson
Presenter:
Tom Allen
Interviewed Guest:
Martin Freeman
Interviewed Guest:
Irvine Welsh
Interviewed Guest:
Diane Morgan
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Phelps
Performer:
Lisa Stansfield
Producer:
Sukey Firth

HARDtalk

Irvine Welsh - Author

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC NewsLatest broadcast: on BBC News Channel HD

Stephen Sackur speaks to the Scottish novelist Irvine Welsh, whose fictional world is filled with drugs, sex, sleaze and alienation, with deeply flawed but entertaining characters. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen Sackur
Interviewed Guest:
Irvine Welsh

Artsnight

Series 2

Episode 10: Irvine Welsh

Duration: 35 minutes

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

Magazine arts show. One year on from the referendum that split the Scottish nation, Irvine Welsh visits Edinburgh to survey what effect it had on the arts in Scotland. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Irvine Welsh
Series Producer:
Matthew Springford
Executive Producer:
Janet Lee
Producer:
George Cathro
Director:
George Cathro

HARDtalk

Irvine Welsh

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS North AmericaLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Asia Pacific

Stephen Sackur speaks to Scottish novelist Irvine Welsh, whose fictional world is filled with sleaze. Now mostly living in the US, how is he still so heavily stirred by Scotland? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen Sackur
Interviewed Guest:
Irvine Welsh

Question Time

07/04/2016

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Parliament

David Dimbleby presents Question Time from Ilford. On the panel: Anna Soubry MP, Chris Bryant MP, UKIP's Douglas Carswell MP, economist Ruth Lea and novelist Irvine Welsh. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Dimbleby
Panellist:
Anna Soubry
Panellist:
Ruth Lea
Panellist:
Irvine Welsh
Series Editor:
Nicolai Gentchev
Executive Producer:
Hayley Valentine

The Culture Show

2011/2012

Episode 26: London

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Arts magazine. Alastair Sooke meets sculptor Anthony Caro ahead of a retrospective, and Alan Bissett talks to Irvine Welsh about punk literature and his new book Skagboys. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Richard Cork
Participant:
Alastair Sooke
Participant:
Mark Kermode
Participant:
Arlene Phillips
Participant:
Alan Bissett
Participant:
Roger Parsons
Interviewed Guest:
Irvine Welsh
Interviewed Guest:
Anthony Caro
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Rose
Series Editor:
Janet Lee
Series Producer:
Emma Cahusac

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Documentary celebrating the career of film director Antonia Bird, exploring her fight to get her voice heard and to break through the barriers against her gender and her politics. Show more

Contributors

Production Company:
BofA Productions
Director:
Susan Kemp
Camera Operator:
Susan Kemp
Editor:
Susan Kemp
Producer:
Mary Bell
Producer:
Adam Dawtrey
Executive Producer:
Mark Cousins
Executive Producer:
Mark Bell
Participant:
Kay Mellor
Participant:
Kate Hardie
Participant:
Mark Cousins
Participant:
Robert Carlyle
Participant:
George Faber
Participant:
Anita Dobson
Participant:
David Thompson
Participant:
Steven Mackintosh
Participant:
Caroline Oulton
Participant:
Paul Unwin
Participant:
Jane Sillars
Participant:
Jonathan Powell
Participant:
Pippa Harris
Participant:
Ruth Caleb
Participant:
St John O'Rorke
Participant:
Irvine Welsh
Participant:
Adrian Corker
Participant:
Susan Wilkins
Participant:
Andy Roberts
Participant:
Paul Turp
Participant:
Ronan Bennett
Participant:
Finola Dwyer

Movie Connections

Series 2

Episode 4: Trainspotting

Duration: 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Documentary series about Britain's biggest movies. Danny Boyle, John Hodge, Ewan McGregor and others remember the making of 1996 smash hit Trainspotting. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Ashley Jensen
Director:
Eleanor Horne
Participant:
Ewen Bremner
Participant:
James Cosmo
Participant:
Peter Mullan
Participant:
John Hodge
Participant:
Andrew McDonald
Participant:
Jonny Lee Miller
Participant:
Irvine Welsh
Participant:
Julia Short
Participant:
Danny Boyle
Participant:
Ewan McGregor

Loose Ends

Clive Anderson, Nikki Bedi, Shalamar, Irvine Welsh, Leslie Caron, Josie Long, Danny Sapani

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Clive Anderson and Nikki Bedi are joined by Irvine Welsh, Leslie Caron, Josie Long and Danny Sapani for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy. With music from Shalamar. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Clive Anderson
Presenter:
Nikki Bedi
Interviewed Guest:
Irvine Welsh
Interviewed Guest:
Leslie Caron
Interviewed Guest:
Josie Long
Interviewed Guest:
Danny Sapani
Producer:
Sukey Firth

Front Row

T2 Trainspotting, Bruntwood Prize, Agnes Ravatn

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Irvine Welsh and John Hodge on the sequel to Trainspotting; analysing the craft of the playwright; Agnes Ravatn on her thriller The Bird Tribunal, poems mourning the loss of trees. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Irvine Welsh
Interviewed Guest:
John Hodge
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Frankcom
Interviewed Guest:
Tanika Gupta
Interviewed Guest:
Agnes Ravatn
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Bate
Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Producer:
Angie Nehring

Front Row

Irvine Welsh's Performers, Bookshop economics, England Is Mine, CN Lester on Stone Butch Blues

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Irvine Welsh, bookshop economics, Morrissey's early years and CN Lester's Queer Icon Stone Butch Blues. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Irvine Welsh
Interviewed Guest:
James Daunt
Interviewed Guest:
Will Atkinson
Interviewed Guest:
Anita Sethi
Interviewed Guest:
CN Lester
Presenter:
John Wilson
Producer:
Edwina Pitman

Front Row

Bread and Roses review; Irvine Welsh; Artemis Fowl

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Author Irvine Welsh discusses his life and work with Mark Lawson, including his breakthrough work 'Trainspotting' and his novel 'Glue'. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Irvine Welsh
Presenter:
Mark Lawson

Front Row

Irvine Welsh; The Wind Rises review; Rachel De-lahay

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh, playwright Rachel De-lahay and a review of Japanese animation film The Wind Rises. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Producer:
Elaine Lester
Interviewed Guest:
Irvine Welsh
Interviewed Guest:
Rachel De-lahay
Interviewed Guest:
Robbie Collin
Interviewed Guest:
Antony Gormley
Interviewed Guest:
Rory Sutherland