13 Jun The Gorbals Story Restored: Starring Russell Hunter and Roddy McMillan

13 Jun The Gorbals Story Restored: Starring Russell Hunter and Roddy McMillan

Tartan Noir from Glasgow's Gorbals. Johnnie (Russell Hunter), now a successful artist, recalls how he "escaped" from a life of poverty in the tenements of the Glasgow slums.

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11 Jun Venus Peter: Young Peter's mischievous childhood in Stromness, Orkney

11 Jun Venus Peter: Young Peter's mischievous childhood in Stromness, Orkney

Venus Peter (Ian Sellar, 1989) is based on Christopher Rush's semi-autobiographical novel "A Twelvemonth and a Day", describing his childhood in the fishing village of St Monans.

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10 Jun The Cheviot the Stag & the Black Black Oil: The 7:84 Theatre's famous polemic

10 Jun The Cheviot the Stag & the Black Black Oil: The 7:84 Theatre's famous polemic

The first production of the 7:84 Theatre Company (Scotland) was The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil. The “ceilidh play”, as writer John McGrath styled it, is presented in the BBC's 1974 "Play for Today" production to a live audience intercut with filmed reconstructions of the Highland Clearances and the Victorian obsession with hunting stags.

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