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We'll be blurring the lines between multiplex movies and video games as we look ahead to new game 'Beyond: Two Souls' where stars of the silver screen Ellen Page and Willem Defoe take a step into virtual reality.

Talking of alternate realities, we visit The Tiny Universe: a collection of the world's smallest books- one the size of a grain of rice- at the National Library of Scotland. Scotland was for many years the production centre for these micro-volumes, but how can something so small have readable, printed type? And why make them at all?

This year Glasgow School of Art's Master of Research in Creative Practice Graduate Degree Show has produced some spectacular work. Two stand-out artists, Sinead Dunn and Maggie Laidlaw join Janice to discuss their artistic influences. At the heart of both of their exhibitions are women; how they are seen by others as well as how they see themselves.

Two members of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra are stepping out from behind their music stands to create a morning of musical storytelling for children on Sunday; writing stories, roping in orchestra colleagues and arranging well-known classical music to illustrate the tales. Tiny listeners will have the chance to get up close to the instruments, sing and dance to the music, and even have a go at conducting- all the things that adult audience members are strongly discouraged from doing! We'll talk to viola player Lisa Rourke and bass clarinettist Duncan Swindells.

And: Aberdeen boy and West End star Johnnie Vickers joins Janice to talk about the Scottish run of hit Four Seasons tribute musical 'Big Girls Don't Cry' and his lead role as Frankie Valli himself. The show opens at The Kilmarnock Palace tonight.

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1 hour, 54 minutes

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The Culture Studio: The Tiny Universe

The Culture Studio: The Tiny Universe
The Tiny Universe: a collection of the world's smallest books - One the size of a grain of rice - at the National Library of Scotland.

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