Full Scottish – 24th April 2016

Programme starts at 12:30 PM on Sunday 24th April 2016

Welcome to your Full Scottish, live from the YES Bar in Glasgow.

This week’s Full Scottish brings celebrity and politics to the table for a robust discussion with hosts Richard Walker and Michelle Rodger.

Scottish actor Douglas Henshall is currently starring  as DI Jimmy Perez in the acclaimed BBC crime drama television series Shetland. Born in Barrhead in November 1965 with two older sisters, his mother was a nurse and his father a salesman. Whilst at Barrhead High School a friend asked him to join The Scottish Youth Theatre and after leaving school, he moved to London to train at Mountview Theatre School. Douglas returned to Glasgow after training to join the 7:84 theater company – and the rest, as they say, is history. The St Mirren FC supporter has appeared in hit series Outlander, but has a string of movie, theatre and radio credits to his name.

Alyn Smith MEP will be on the show to discuss #Brexit and the risks to workers’ rights if we leave the EU, and the dangers of TTIP. Alyn was elected for the first time – as Scotland’s youngest MEP – in the 2004 European Parliament election. He has since been re-elected twice, in 2009 and 2014, and is a full member of the Foreign Affairs committee. Alyn is also a full member of both the  Delegation for relations with the Arabian Peninsula and the Delegation for relations with Iraq.

Also on the Full Scottish to discuss Europe is Ana Cabrera. As Spanish citizen living in Scotland, she has no right to vote in the EU referendum, and has no idea what will happen to her if the UK votes to leave. We’ll be listening to her worries and fears, as well as her hopes for Scotland in Europe.

Reviewing the Sunday papers with Richard and Michelle will be environmental journalist Rob Edward, whose Twitter bio describes him as a nuclear muckraker and serial user of freedom of information law. Rob is a founder member of the new investigative journalism platform, The Ferret. He has also produced TV programmes, given many talks, chaired conferences and been regularly interviewed on radio, television. He has co-authored three books about nuclear power and won a series of awards.

Comedian, writer and science comunicator Elaine Malcolmson will be giving her humourous take on the topics of the week. Elaine has appeared at the Big Tickle Comedy Festival in Derry, Merchant City Festival in Glasgow, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Glasgow International Comedy Festival. Elaine gigs all over the UK including regular appearances at the Stand comedy clubs, and she made her international comedy debut at New York Comedy Festival in November 2012.

Join us at 12.30 for what promises to be a cracking show.

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