Omid Djalili, Liz Lochhead, Beardyman, Kieran Hurley, Arthur Smith, Young Fathers
This week Clive is in Edinburgh to bring you a smorgasbord of delights from all aspects of the festival. Better known as a comedian, Omid Djalili joins Clive to talk about his starring role in The Shawshank Redemption and his solo comedy show 'Omid Djalili Live'.
"Funny, feisty, female, full of feeling" is how Carol Ann Duffy describes Liz Lochhead. Liz is a poet, dramatist and current Scots Makar - or national poet who makes her debut appearance on Loose Ends but has hardly missed a year at the Edinburgh International Book Festival since 1983.
Clive meets Kieran Hurley and Julia Taudevin who are fast becoming something of a power couple in their generation of young theatre makers. Their play Chalk Farm was inspired by the 2011 riots and stars Julia as a single mother who is caught up in the drama.
An Edinburgh star himself, Arthur Smith joins forces with one of the UKs best loved beatboxers, Beardyman, to find out about and have a tinker with his machinery - the Beardytron.
We have more music from Edinburgh's Young Fathers who are known as the best Scottish rap group in the world ... ever! The group members hail originally from Liberia, Nigeria, America and Scotland and have been making music together since their teens.
Producer: Sukey Firth.
Liz is also looking back at thirty years in Scottish culture at the same venue at 15.00 on Monday 19th August.