Chinese Life Observed
Saturday 12 August 12:15pm - 1:15pm
It is an honour to welcome one of China's foremost novelists, Mao Dun Prize-winning, Liu Zhenyun. His satirical storytelling is politically charged, toying with the irony and absurdity of contemporary Chinese life. His latest novel, I Did Not Kill My...
How We Store Our Stories
Saturday 12 August 2:30pm - 3:30pm
In our age of internet clouds and dropboxes, the way we record ourselves has multiplied but the way we store our memories has become more intangible. Two leading archivists, Rachel Hosker, from the Centre for Research Collections, University of...
Telling the Truth
Saturday 12 August 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Journalist Julie Burchill calls her 'a breath of fresh air, with a dirty laugh'. In Everywoman, Labour politician Jess Phillips shouts long and loudly about the things she cares most about: poverty, equality, the rights of refugees and serving her...
Art of Midlothian
Sunday 13 August 12:30pm - 1:30pm
An hour of pure Edinburgh indulgence in the form of a personal journey exploring the city. For A Sketchbook of Edinburgh, Iain Fraser and Anne Fraser Sim, owners of the Elephant House café, have commissioned 150 works from four local artists to...
Families & 8+
Sunday 13 August 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Charlie Bass has bought a racehorse but there's a big problem - he won't leave the stable and he certainly won't gallop. How will Charlie win the Derby and save the farm with a racehorse who won't run? Much-loved broadcaster and horse expert Clare...
Top of the Charts
Monday 14 August 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Scotland: Mapping the Islands by Christopher Fleet, Margaret Wilkes and Charles Withers, is not only the first full-length study of the subject but a work of great beauty too. Let them lead you on a journey of understanding, from 16th century Italian...
How Can Britain be Successful on the World Stage?
Tuesday 15 August 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Thursday 17 August 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Successful business people such as Richard Reed will always have good advice to offer. But the man behind Innocent, the juice brand, is here to discuss the words of wisdom that kept him motivated to transform a smoothie stall into a multi-million pound...
Opening Up the Race Debate
Friday 18 August 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Reni Eddo-Lodge’s impassioned blog on Britain’s failing debate on race and racism went viral. Entitled Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, it touched a nerve and sparked fierce discussion. It galvanised Eddo-Lodge into...
21st Century Women
Saturday 19 August 8:45pm - 9:45pm
Today, Jackie Kay brings together guests from three remarkably different continents. Argentinian novelist Gabriela Cabezón Cámara’s Slum Virgin tells the story of Cleopatra, a transvestite who renounces prostitution after the Virgin Mary appears...