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1 hour, 55 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 26 April 2013

Today marks the 30th anniversary of Spandau Ballet's smash hit track True topping the UK charts. Martin and Gary Kemp stop by to tell Janice how they plan to mark the occasion.

Walking With Poets - The Culture Studio's reporter Tom Allan takes a trip to the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh to meet poet Mandy Haggith and her about her involvement in a project to celebrate the 175th birthday of Scotland's pioneer ecologist and author John Muir.

There's a growing trend for festivals in far flung places. Janice talks to author James Robertson, honorary president of the Ullapool Book Festival, and Johnny Lynch, aka the Pictish Trail, who has organised festivals on the island of Eigg, about what they have to offer and whether a crowded marquee in the Highlands is any different to a crowded marquee in the central belt.

Plus, Canadian singer-songwriter, Jane Siberry joins us in The Culture Studio to discuss her upcoming concerts and perform exclusive 'session' tracks.

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  • Martin and Gary Kemp

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    Martin and Gary Kemp in their new TV series Gangs of Britain which kicked off this week on the Crime and Investigation Network. Today marks the 30th anniversary of True topping the UK charts, Janice chats to the brothers and finds out how they plan to mark the occasion.



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