Jodie Whittaker's captivating debut as the 13th Doctor, reviewed by me for The Arts Desk.
Discussion on Ticketmaster's decision to close its secondary ticketing sites on BBC Radio Scotland's John Beattie Show, 13/08/18.
The opening night of the European leg of Taylor Swift's Reputation stadium tour gets the full five stars from me for The Arts Desk.
How long does it really take to make a friend for life? I discuss new research around friendship with Kaye Adams.
Fast forward to 2 hours 5 mins for a discussion on bra sizes with Kaye Adams and The Bra Whisperer, Chantelle Crabb.
South London grime superstar Stormzy stole the show at last night's Brits. He took the opportunity, in between winning awards and performing, to attack Prime Minister Theresa May's handling of the Grenfell tragedy. Should pop stars get political? Discussion with Stephen Jardine and Ryan McGeady.
Music journalist, critic and blogger Lisa-Marie Ferla is here to talk about the music of her childhood. Along the way, we discuss the short but powerful musical career of David Duchovny, the rise and fall of the Britannia Music Club, and the second coming of the British Invasion thanks to Byker Grove.
Signature Cocktail: The Paisley Grooove
So let us rest here like we used to/In a line of late afternoon sun.
1oz dark rum
1/2oz 151 rum
1/2oz coconut syrup
1/4oz coffee liqueur
1/2oz lime juice
'Growing up, I felt I wasn’t black enough to be black, but not white enough to be white' - RnB starlet Mabel
OF ALL the potential answers I was expecting rising RnB star Mabel McVey to give when asked about the biggest influences on her work, English indie music lyrics was not on the list. But that’s Mabel – who uses the single name professionally, like Madonna or her idol Beyonce – all over. While it was all but a dead cert that the youngest daughter of producer Cameron McVey and Neneh Cherry would follow her parents and older sister Tyson (of electro duo Panes) into pop music, the 21-year-old’s jo...