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45 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 12 August 2010

Witty conversation, entertaining performances and great music live from the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. Hosted by Janice Forsyth.

Janice is joined on the sofa by award-winning Australian author Christos Tsiolkas, whose novel THE SLAP chronicles the fallout among a group of family and friends in contemporary Melbourne, after a young boy is slapped for misbehaving at a family party. Christos has been in Scotland for the last three months, and his new book will have Scottish inspiration...

There'll be live performances from Tony Award-wining performer Frances Ruffelle and Canadian rap artist Baba Brinkman, who is performing his Rap Guide to Human Nature at the Fringe.

Janice owns up to her own teenage crush as she talks to two women behind the play COULD IT BE FOREVER, which revolves around their own crush on David Cassidy.

And Andrew Hawkins, son of much-loved actor Jack Hawkins (Zulu, Ben Hur) will be talking about his fringe show - in which he aims to halt the decline of acting standards!

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  • Frances Ruffelle

    Frances Ruffelle

    Sassy soul songstress Frances Ruffelle and Andy Robb on double bass getting the crowd in the mood at the EICC

    Frances Ruffelle website
  • Could It Be Forever

    Could It Be Forever

    Frances Lima, Victoria Willing, Lucie Fitchett performing an extract from their show "Could It Be Forever"

  • Baba Brinkman

    Baba Brinkman

    Fringe favourite Canadian actor and rap artist Baba Brinkman with his Rap Guide to Human Nature. Utterly brilliant!

    Baba Brinkman website
  • Christos Cholkas

    Christos Cholkas

    Author of "The Slap" Christos Cholkas talks to Janice about the origins of the book ahead of his appearance at the upcoming Book Festival


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