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Louis de Bernières is best known as the author of Captain Corelli's Mandolin. But for years he's also been privately writing poetry. He's launching St Andrews poetry festival StAnza, and talks to Janice about his lifelong love of verse.

Poets Brian Ferguson and Suzanne Steele are also appearing at StAnza. Suzanne went to Afghanistan as an artist in residence for the Canadian armed forces, and Brian was a serving Infantry Team Leader in the US army. They discuss exploring wartime experiences through words.

Gogglebox, the TV show that gets us watching people watching TV, is back on on the box on Friday. What's its appeal and what can it tell us about the nation's TV viewing habits?

A new dance project in Glasgow inspired by the Commonwealth Games' Athletes Village has recruited dancers of all ages, abilities and sizes to take part. Choreographer Janice Parker and two of her recruits explain the performance.

Author Phil Hogan talks about his new thriller - featuring an estate agent who has kept the keys to every property he's ever sold. And Dan and Richard from The Feeling tell Janice about their new single and forthcoming tour.

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