New books programme for BBC Scotland
5 June 2019
BBC Scotland has commissioned a new Arts series
to celebrate literature.
The Big Scottish Book Club is to be hosted by award-winning
author Damian Barr.
Produced by IWC, a Banijay Group company, the new 4x60 series
will air later this year on the BBC Scotland channel.
Filmed in two different locations, each week Barr will meet a
trio of acclaimed writers from the worlds of fiction, non-fiction
Some may be from the place where the show is filmed, or their
work reflects it; others will be famous writers with a less obvious
connection, and some will be literature-loving celebrities who can
talk passionately about the works that have played a role in their
lives. Each episode will be filmed as live and performed in front
of an audience. This show celebrates books and authors from around
the world and shines a spotlight on Scottish writers.
There will also be items with local book lovers in each episode,
with details of the places and contributors to be featured to be
announced at a later date.
The format of the show is inspired by Damian Barr's renowned
Literary Salon, currently resident at London's Savoy Hotel.
For more, see the BBC website (media centre).