Scotland Inspired

Scotland Inspired

Artists explore the person or event that has inspired them. In this landmark series introduced by Ashley Jensen, contemporary writers, directors, actors, musicians and visual artists describe who or what has most inspired their own creative work. In the course of the series, we build up a family tree of the arts in Scotland, linking past and present. Broadcasts each Tuesday at 13.45 and the podcasts will be available weekly each Tuesday afternoon.

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Recent episodes (10)

  • Scotland Inspired:Liz Lochhead 06 Nov 12

    Tue, 6 Nov 12

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Playwright, poet and Scots Makar Liz Lochhead, talks about how Robert Burns and artist Alan Davie have informed her work and creativity.

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  • Scotland Inspired:Brian Cox 30.10.12

    Tue, 30 Oct 12

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Actor Brian Cox talks about how writers Robert Louis Stevenson and Alexander Trocchi have informed his work and creativity.

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  • Scotland Kenna Campbell 23.10.12

    Wed, 24 Oct 12

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Traditional and Gaelic singer Kenna Campbell talks about how Rev William Matheson, Carmina Gadelica and The Campbells of Grepe have informed her work and creativity.

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  • Scotland Inspired Grant Morrison 16.10.12

    Tue, 16 Oct 12

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Acclaimed comic book writer Grant Morrison talks about how The Border Ballads and musician Nick Currie, aka Momus, have informed his work and creativity.

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  • Scotland Bill Brydon 09 10 2012

    Tue, 9 Oct 12

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Ashley Jensen introduces the twenty-second episode of this series where producer and playwright Bill Bryden talks about how documentary pioneer Dr John Grierson, Edinburgh’s Lyceum Theatre and the BBC Drama Unit have informed his work and creativity.

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  • Scotland Inspired:Michael Clark 02.10.12

    Tue, 2 Oct 12

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Ashley Jensen introduces the twenty-first episode of this series where dancer and choreographer Michael Clark talks about how the dance teacher Brian Sievright, musician Bobby Gillespie and Moira Shearer have informed his work and creativity.

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  • 21 Aug 12: Christine Devaney

    Wed, 26 Sep 12

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Ashley Jensen introduces the fifteenth episode of this series where dancer and choreographer Christine Devaney talks about how Dundee Rep, Frank McConnell and poetry have informed her work and creativity.

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  • 25 Sep 12: Calum Colvin

    Tue, 25 Sep 12

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Ashley Jensen introduces the twentieth episode of this series where artist and photographer Calum Colvin talks about how photographers Hill & Adamson, composer James MacMillan and the writer James Macpherson have informed his work and creativity.

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  • 18Sept12: Scotland Inspired:Thea Musgrave

    Tue, 18 Sep 12

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Scotland Inspired:Ashley Jensen introduces the nineteenth episode of this series where composer Thea Musgrave talks about how the poet Maurice Lindsay, the conductor Alexander Gibson and Scottish Opera have informed her work and creativity.

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  • Inspired:11 Sep 12

    Tue, 11 Sep 12

    Duration:
    14 mins

    Scotland Inspired - Ashley Jensen introduces the eighteenth episode of this series where visual artist Will Maclean talks about how McTaggart, Sorley Maclean and The Great Book of Gaelic have informed his work

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