TV and RADIO Programmes

The best of BBC TV and Radio programmes from the Edinburgh Festivals 2009, with links to watch on BBC iPlayer and related video.

13, 19 & 26 August 2009

Lauren Laverne photographed in the Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh26 August
  BBC Two
The Edinburgh Festival Show 3
In the third Edinburgh special Lauren Laverne met Scottish choreographer Michael Clark, Scottish author Denise Mina took a look at the power of graphic novels with Neil Gaiman and Ian Rankin, and Denise van Outen joined Arthur Smith as he took one last turn round the streets of the Scottish capital on motorised sofa Arthur's Seat.

The Edinburgh Festival Show 2
Lauren Laverne presented the second Edinburgh Festival Show featuring author Lynne Barber, features on Faust, Hotel and The Last Witch, and guests in the Pleasance Courtyard including Clive James and Richard Herring.

The Edinburgh Festival Show
Lauren Laverne presented the first Culture Show special from Edinburgh with a preview of the International Festival, Andrew Graham Dixon on The Discovery of Spain at the Royal Scottish Academy, Arthur Smith in his Seat and US comic Janeane Garofalo came in to chat to Lauren in the Pleasance Courtyard.

10-22 August 2009

Iain Banks on the Festival CaféWeekdays
21 August 2009 BBC Radio Scotland
The Festival Café
The Festival Café came live daily for two weeks from the EICC in Edinburgh with the best from the festivals.

10-22 August 2009

Fred MacAulay on stage at the FestivalWeekdays
21 August 2009 BBC Radio Scotland
MacAulay & Co.
MacAulay & Co came live daily for two weeks from the EICC in Edinburgh with top Festivals guests and performances.

August 2009

August 31
Edinburgh Military Tattoo
A mainstay of the BBC's festivals coverage for many years, the 60th Edinburgh Military Tattoo featured in a 60 minute programme on BBC One with commentary as always from Tom Fleming.

September 2009

Date TBC
BBC Two Scotland
Artworks Scotland
An Artworks special on Scottish choreographer Michael Clark, who is returning to the International Festival for the first time in 20 years with his New Work. The piece features music by Iggy Pop, David Bowie and Lou Reed.

BBC Radio 4

BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio 4 Programmes
Various Radio 4 programmes, for example Front Row, regularly feature interviews with Edinburgh Festivals performers and artists.

BBC Radio 3

BBC Alba

August 21
BBC Alba
An t-Hiortach: St Kilda
To tie in with the St Kilda opera being performed at the International Festival, An t-Hiortach accompanies Norman John Gillies, the last surviving male St Kildan,on an emotional visit with his son to his island birthplace.

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