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Bah humbug! Yes, we're only just into December but the Christmas shows have begun apace. Janice gets tips on being Scrooge from Christopher Fairbank; the Auf Wiedersehen Pet star is appearing in A Christmas Carol at Edinburgh's Lyceum Theatre.

Glasgow-born photographer Harry Benson has worked with every American president from Eisenhower to Obama, he toured with the Beatles during Beatlemania, he's snapped the stars from Amy Winehouse to Kate Moss, and captured both the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall.

The Godfather of Scottish Performance Poetry, Jem Rolls, and poet Bram Grieben join Janice to talk about a new poetry event being launched in Edinburgh and Glasgow called The Accelerator, and why poetry is so much more than the new rock'n'roll.

Best-selling American author Mitch Albom on faith, redemption and hoax calls as he tells Janice about his novel "The First Phone Call From Heaven".

Jerry Gretzinger is an artist who has been working on one constantly evolving work - called Jerry's Map - for fifty years. It's an internet sensation and it's coming to Edinburgh in its first ever trip out of the States.

And isn't it about time there was a statue of Mary Queen of Scots? Author Theresa Breslin and Helen Macdonald of the Glasgow Women's Library both think it is - and ask which women you'd like to see turned to stone.

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1 hour, 54 minutes

Last on

Tue 3 Dec 2013 14:05

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This Glasgow-born photographer has worked with every American president from Eisenhower to Obama, toured with the Beatles during Beatlemania, and has snapped stars from Amy Winehouse to Kate Moss.

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