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The Edinburgh Festival Show

Lauren Laverne presents the first of three shows from Edinburgh covering the highlights from the Festival and Fringe.

Miranda Sawyer meets Tracey Emin, who is staging her first ever retrospective exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. We speak to Steven Berkoff about his new staging of On the Waterfront, a project which has the blessing of the movie's screenwriter Budd Schulberg and we talk to multi-tasking comedians David O'Doherty, Simon Munnery and Rich Hall, all of whom are doing at least two shows during the festival.

Roving reporter Tim Samuels samples the weird and the wonderful events happening across Edinburgh, from The Aluminum Show and Falsetto Sock Puppets to Jim Rose and Circus Oz.

The show comes from the Pleasance Courtyard, right at the heart of all the Edinburgh action, where comedian and musician Tim Minchin joins us to talk about his new show Ready For This? and French band Nouvelle Vague perform a bossa nova version of the Clash's Guns of Brixton.

30 minutes

Last on

Wed 13 Aug 2008 22:00
BBC Two except Yorkshire


Role Contributor
PresenterLauren Laverne
PresenterMiranda Sawyer
PresenterTim Samuels
Executive ProducerEdward Morgan
Series ProducerGraham Mitchell

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