Off The Page

34 episodes

Culture and literature series featuring conversations with different Scottish writers.

  • Series 1
  • Series 2
  • Series 3
  • Series 4
  • Off The Page meets Carl MacDougall who talks about his journey in his career and his luck in becoming what he wanted to be.

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  • Off The Page meets Candia McWilliam, discussing her background and progression into becoming a writer.

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  • Off The Page meets Edinburgh born Joan Lingard who moved to Belfast at a young age and discusses how her career as a writer developed.

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  • Off The Page meets Sunderland born David Daiches, who moved to Edinburgh at a very young age and considers himself as Scottish. Discussed is his family life and development in his career as a writer.

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  • Born in a small village near Coatbridge, Eric McCormack who later moved to Canada speaks to Off The Page about his life as a writer.

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  • Russian born Eugenie Fraser talks to Off The Page about how she started writing and her progression in her career.

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  • Off The Page meets Fife born Iain Banks who talks about his childhood and how he became a writer.

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  • Motherwell born poet, Liz Lochhead speaks to Off The Wall about not writing poetry and its comparison to drawing.

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  • Born in Cairo, Egypt, Fitzroy Maclean was moved to Inverness at just 6 weeks old. He speaks to Jenny Brown on Off The Page about his developments as a writer.

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  • Dorothy Dunnett was born in Dunfermline but moved to Edinburgh at 3 years. She speaks to Off The Page about her childhood and how she became a writer.

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  • Singapore born Allan Massie moved to Aberdeenshire when he was born never to return because of the war. He tells Off The Page his story on becoming a writer.

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  • Christopher Rush was born in St. Monans, a small Scottish village. He speaks to Off The Page about how he became a writer.

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  • Rutherglen born Tom McGrath who is of many descents, speaks to Off The Page about his childhood and how he became a writer.

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  • London born Emma Tennant, who was taken up north to Scotland during the war, speaks to Off The Page about her influences that helped develop her as a writer.

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  • Frank Kuppner lived in West Princes Street in Glasgow before moving north at 16 and then back to Glasgow's West End. He speaks to Off The Page about his life as a writer.

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  • Douglas Dunn was brought up in Renfrewshire and speaks to Off The Page about his childhood, his interests and his developments as a writer.

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