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.

Updated: weekly
Episodes available for: Indefinitely
Series Feed: RSS

  • 06 Nov 7MB

    Scotland Inspired:Liz Lochhead 06 Nov 12

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

    Duration: 14 mins

  • 30 Oct 7MB

    Scotland Inspired:Brian Cox 30.10.12

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

    Duration: 14 mins

  • 24 Oct 7MB

    Scotland Inspired: Kenna Campbell 23.10.12

    Traditional and Gaelic singer Kenna Campbell talks about how Rev William Matheson, Carmina Gadelica and The Campbells of

    Duration: 14 mins

  • 16 Oct 7MB

    Scotland Inspired Grant Morrison 16.10.12

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

    Duration: 14 mins

  • 09 Oct 7MB

    Scotland Inspired: Bill Brydon 09 10 2012

    Ashley Jensen introduces the twenty-second episode of this series where producer and playwright Bill Bryden talks about

    Duration: 14 mins

  • 02 Oct 7MB

    Scotland Inspired:Michael Clark 02.10.12

    Ashley Jensen introduces the twenty-first episode of this series where dancer and choreographer Michael Clark talks

    Duration: 14 mins

  • 26 Sep 7MB

    Inspired: 21 Aug 12: Christine Devaney

    Ashley Jensen introduces the fifteenth episode of this series where dancer and choreographer Christine Devaney talks

    Duration: 14 mins

  • 25 Sep 7MB

    Inspired: 25 Sep 12: Calum Colvin

    Ashley Jensen introduces the twentieth episode of this series where artist and photographer Calum Colvin talks about how

    Duration: 14 mins

  • 18 Sep 7MB

    18Sept12: Scotland Inspired:Thea Musgrave

    Scotland Inspired:Ashley Jensen introduces the nineteenth episode of this series where composer Thea Musgrave talks

    Duration: 14 mins

  • 11 Sep 7MB

    Inspired:11 Sep 12

    Scotland Inspired - Ashley Jensen introduces the eighteenth episode of this series where visual artist Will Maclean

    Duration: 14 mins

  • 04 Sep 7MB

    Scotland Inspired: 04 Sept 12: Sheila Stewart

    Ashley Jensen introduces the seventeenth episode of this series where ballad-singer and storyteller Sheila Stewart talks

    Duration: 14 mins

  • 04 Sep 7MB

    Scotland Inspired: 28 Aug 12: Tony Roper

    Ashley Jensen introduces the sixteenth episode of this series where actor and playwright Tony Roper talks about how

    Duration: 14 mins

  • 31 Jul 7MB

    Inspired: Richard Demarco 31 Jul 12

    Ashley Jensen introduces the twelfth episode of this series where arts impresario Richard Demarco talks about how the

    Duration: 14 mins

  • 25 Jul 7MB

    Inspired: Sheila Fleet 24.07.12.

    Ashley Jensen introduces the twelfth episode of this series where jeweller Sheila Fleet talks about how Edinburgh

    Duration: 14 mins

  • 17 Jul 7MB

    Scotland Inspired: 17 July 12 David Greig

    Description: Scotland Inspired Ashley Jensen introduces the twelfth episode of this series where Playwright David Greig

    Duration: 14 mins

  • 10 Jul 7MB

    10 Jul 12:Scotland Inspired:Horse

    Ashley Jensen introduces the eleventh episode of this series where singer Horse talks about how The Glasgow Apollo,

    Duration: 15 mins

  • 03 Jul 7MB

    Inspired: David Mach 03 Jul 12

    Ashley Jensen introduces the tenth episode of this series where sculptor David Mach talks about how the Fife landscape,

    Duration: 14 mins

  • 26 Jun 7MB

    Inspired: Sandra Murray 26 Jun 12

    Ashley Jensen introduces the ninth episode of this series where couturier Sandra Murray talks about the ways in which

    Duration: 14 mins

  • 26 Jun 7MB

    Inspired: Gerda Stevenson 12 Jun 12

    Ashley Jensen introduces the seventh episode of this series where actor/director Gerda Stevenson talks about the ways in

    Duration: 14 mins

  • 21 Jun 7MB

    Inspired: Tommy Smith 19 June 12

    Ashley Jensen introduces the eighth episode of this series where saxophonist Tommy Smith talks about how poets Edwin

    Duration: 14 mins

  • 06 Jun 7MB

    Inspired: James Robertson 5 June 12

    Ashley Jensen introduces the sixth episode of this series where writer James Robertson talks about the ways in which

    Duration: 14 mins

  • 29 May 7MB

    Inspired: Janice Kirkpatrick 29 May 12

    Ashley Jensen introduces the fifth episode of this series where designer Janice Kirkpatrick talks about the ways in

    Duration: 14 mins

  • 23 May 7MB

    Inspired: Hardeep Singh Kohli 22 May 12

    Ashley Jensen introduces the fourth episode of this series where writer and broadcaster Hardeep Singh Kohli talks about

    Duration: 14 mins

  • 17 May 7MB

    Inspired: Margaret Bennett: 15 May 12

    Ashley Jensen introduces the third episode of this series where folklorist Margaret Bennett talks about the ways in

    Duration: 14 mins

  • 08 May 7MB

    Inspired:08 May 12:Malcolm Fraser

    Architect Malcolm Fraser talks about the ways in which Patrick Geddes, St Columba’s Kirk in Burntisland and Ian

    Duration: 14 mins

  • 02 May 7MB

    Inspired: Scotland Inspired A L Kennedy 01 May 12

    Ashley Jensen introduces the first episode of this series where acclaimed writer AL Kennedy talks about the ways in

    Duration: 14 mins

  • 25 Apr 1MB

    Inspired: 25 Apr 12 New Podcast

    Welcome to this new podcast from BBC Radio Scotland. The first episode should appear within the next ten days. For more

    Duration: 1 min