Author Muriel Macleod began her career working as an animator on The Snowman and Charlie Brown - but her latest novel tells a much darker tale of a young black girl growing up in the American South.
Alan Cumming talks to Sanjeev Kohli about Macbeth, The Good Wife, and singing with Liza Minnelli.
Singer-songwriter Caroline Harrison explains how a Brazilian soap opera helped her towards her debut single
Maverick theatre-maker Stewart Laing on recreating the work of acclaimed 80s director Paul Bright (who himself is something of a creation).
Plus the National Open Art Competition, and a preview of a one-off performance of Sir Walter Scott's The Lay of the Last Minstrel at the Borders Book Festival.