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Omid Djalili, Liz Lochhead, Beardyman, Kieran Hurley, Arthur Smith, Young Fathers

45 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 17 August 2013

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.

  • Omid Djalili

    Omid Djalili
    ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ is at The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh until Sunday 25th August.

    Omid Djalili Live’ is at Assembly Rooms, Music Hall until Sunday 25th August.

  • Kieran Hurley

    Kieran Hurley
    ‘Chalk Farm’ is at Edinburgh’s Underbelly (Belly Button) at 18.30 until Sunday 25th August.
  • Julia Taudevin

    Julia Taudevin
    ‘Chalk Farm’ is at Edinburgh’s Underbelly (Belly Button) at 18.30 until Sunday 25th  August.
  • Beardyman

    ‘One Album Per Hour’ is at the Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh Festival Fringe until Wednesday 21st August. 

  • Liz Lochhead

    Liz Lochhead
    Liz is chairing the Edwin Morgan Poetry Prize at Edinburgh International Book Festival in Charlotte Square Gardens at 08.45 on Sunday 18th August.

    Liz is also looking back at thirty years in Scottish culture at the same venue at 15.00 on Monday 19th August.
  • Young Fathers

    Young Fathers
    Young Fathers have released two 'mini albums': TAPE ONE and TAPE TWO are available now on Anticon. 

    The band will be doing a full European and UK tour in winter. Check their website for details.

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