Metallica, Scottish Art, Dr Zhivago, Beggar's Opera

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Kirsty Lang discusses a huge exhibition of Scottish contemporary art which features over 100 artists at over 60 venues throughout Scotland.

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich talks about headlining Glastonbury this weekend.

A review of new film Keeping Rosie, starring Maxine Peake as a disgruntled city high flyer.

How the novel Dr Zhivago was used as an ideological weapon by the CIA during the Cold War .

And Kneehigh's latest play, Dead Dog In A Suitcase, a reworking of John Gay's The Beggar's Opera, opens in Liverpool.

Image: ‘Real Life, Rocky Mountain’, courtesy of the artist Ross Sinclair

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Generation: Scottish Contemporary Art

Generation: Scottish Contemporary Art

Generation:  Twenty Five Years of Scottish Contemporary Art is on across Scotland until January 2015.


Image: 'Dirty Burning',

Artist/Copyright: Victoria Morton.

Lars Ulrich

Lars Ulrich

Interview with Lars Ulrich from

Metallica who are headlining at Glastonbury. You can catch coverage of Glastonbury across the weekend on the BBC.

Peter Finn

Peter Finn

Interview with Peter Finn about his latest book, 'The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, The CIA, And The Battle Over A Forbidden Book', which is out now.  It will also be BBC's  Book of the Week commencing 7th July.


Photo Credit: Marc Byron-Brown

Keeping Rosy

Keeping Rosy

'Keeping Rosy' starring Maxine Peake and Blake Harrison is out tomorrow, certificate 15.

Dead Dog in a Suitcase

Dead Dog in a Suitcase

Interview with writer Carl Grose. Dead Dog in a Suitcase is on at the Liverpool Everyman and then tours to Cornwall and Bristol.


Image: Dominic Marsh as Macheath. Credit: Steve Tanner.


Role Contributor
PresenterKirsty Lang
Interviewed GuestLars Ulrich
ProducerTimothy Prosser

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