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InterviewMusic
9th March 2019

Francis Rossi

Life, Fame, The Universe & Other Places We wait. Told we are allotted a space for the interview at 12.30, and will have 25 minutes. I phone several times, the number is engaged. I call his PR, he assures me he will get him off the phone and asks me to ring in 30 seconds.The wait and anxiety, is worth it. Francis Rossi is a rock legend – he would hate 'national treasure' and might even baulk at 'legend', but that's what I am settling on. He founded the band with Alan Lancaster in 1962 when both attended Sedgehill Comprehensive School, Catford, London. Originally known as the Scorpions, and in other incarnations The Spectres, Traffic Jam and 'The' Status Quo,…
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CultureInterview
12th January 2019

Altered States

Richard K. Morgan & Chris Conner Rebirth - Takeshi Kovacks wakes up after 250 years. His memories and consciousness have been poured into a disc and implanted into the back of the neck of a new body called a 'sleeve'. In the book Altered Carbon, now a Netflix series, Kovacks is brought back to solve a murder.The story escapes from the fertile imagination of the novel's writer Richard K Morgan, reborn and rehashed on the page to take form as a beautifully crafted sci-fi television series produced by Skydance Media and released through Netflix on February 2, 2018. "I mean you are talking about, what?' Morgan pauses to think, gently expels air from his lungs, and calculates time. "Ah, 16…
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InterviewMusic
30th September 2018

Jake Bugg

Ayrshire Bound Jake is a major, global performer whose music could be described as a fusion of acoustic and electric, compelling and melodic. A high-powered enigmatic mix of folksy guitar and indie rock riffs, with mean lyrics set around a soulful voice. The total package, producing memorable, catchy songs including 'Trouble Town', 'Lightning Bolt', 'Two Fingers' and 'What Doesn't Kill…
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Interview
25th September 2018

Diana Gabaldon

A scottish-american journey in time and space Her books, like stars, twinkle in many different directions. She wanders through cornfields of historical fiction, romance, mystery, adventure and science fiction and fantasy.  Reaping a harvest of entertaining and captivating work. But Diana Gabaldon is much, much more, than just a mash up of literary genres.In case you didn't know, Diana is…
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CultureInterview
20th September 2018

Kjell Lindgren

The spectacular beauty & the dark side of the earth Look up. You might have seen it. Travelling at a speed of 17,200 mph and at a height of between 205 and 270 miles above our planet, orbiting the Earth 15.54 times a day. You might have imagined you had seen Scandinasian (half-Swedish, half-Chinese) astronaut Kjell Lindgren at one of…
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CultureInterview
11th September 2018

Neil Oliver

Digging The Historian / Archaeologist If pressed I would say I liked his honesty and humility. He had no pretensions, describing himself, simply, as an enthusiast and generalist. An unassuming man who just has a passion for the work he does.We all know, however, Neil Oliver is much, much more than this. He has written extensively on the history and…
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InterviewSport
20th August 2018

Mark Beaumont

A Wheel of a Time Some of the most inspiring stories I have ever encountered come from human beings who display an unshakable determination to endure, to experience and to succeed. No matter what obstacles may stand in their way, no matter the physical or mental battle, no matter what elements they have to face - rain, snow, scorching sun…
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BusinessCultureFashionInterview
12th August 2018

Andrew Brookes

The Style Council Cometh The cut, the colour, the look. The language of the fashionista, hipster, stylist. Key to his job is to know his client, to walk in their skin, to sleep and breathe their needs and make sure they are adequately met. He heads one of the top Scottish tailoring brands, a determined, passionate man with a real…
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CultureInterview
8th August 2018

James Crawford

On A Clear Day Being in the sky - advisedly in a helicopter or a small plane - gives you a different perspective on the world below. Potentially, you can see the topography of the whole surface of the planet. The seas, the oceans, the mountains, forests, lakes or lochs, roads, bridges, cities. What is unravelling beneath us, according to…
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Interview
26th July 2018

Kirsty McCabe

The weather report Waiting on the sun. Time spent wrapped up against winter's icy cold, our hair flattened by spring showers, bathed in sunshine in summer or, more often, disappointed, consoling ourselves with the subtle colours of autumn...May and June 2018 have been - let's say it - sun-kissed. We've been drinking in clear blue skies beneath a huge orange…
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