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TV, Radio & Film

Iain M Banks on The Book Cafe

On Monday the 8th of October, Iain M Banks appeared on BBC’s Book Cafe, discussing his newest book The Hydrogen Sonata. You can listen to a clip from the show with Iain’s interview on the BBC Radio website here.

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Iain Banks on BBC Radio 6 Music

This Sunday, 27th of November, tune in at 12pm to hear Iain Banks on BBC Radio 6 Music as he takes listeners through an hour of music as part of the BBC 6 Paperback Writers programme. More information can be found on the BBC Radio 6 website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b017pncn

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The Wasp Factory, BBC Radio 4 Bookclub, Sunday Nov 6th

The Banksoniain’s David H informs us that: “The Wasp Factory will be featured on the BBC Radio 4 programme Bookclub on Sunday November 6th (and repeated on the 10th). It was recorded in Edinburgh on Monday.” There’s no scheduled programme information on the R4 Bookclub page just yet, so keep an eye out for confirmation […]

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Iain Banks on Channel 5’s Gadget Show, 23 Sept 2011

Iain Banks will be appearing on The Gadget Show on Channel 5 on Friday 23rd September at 20:00. From RadioTimes.com: “Season 16 Episode 6 sees Suzi Perry and Ortis Deley create their own interactive e-books, using digital technology to revamp two classic novels – Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days and Bram Stoker’s […]

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Iain Banks on Desert Island Discs, August 1997

The BBC iPlayer archive has dug up Iain Banks’ guest appearance on the Desert Island Discs show, from way back in August 1997. Visit www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer to hear presenter Sue Lawley quiz Iain on what he would have taken to his hypothetical desert island at the back end of the nineties… [Thanks to David H of […]

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Iain Banks on Sky Arts Book Show this Thursday

Iain will be one of Mariella Frostrup’s guests (along with Bernard Cornwell and Michelle Paver) on the The Book Show, which will be broadcast at 19.00 on Thursday November 11th on Sky Arts 1. The show will be repeated on Friday 12th at 08.00 and 16.00 on Sky Arts 1, as well as at 17.15 […]

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Iain Banks talks to Richard Bacon on BBC Radio 5 Live

Iain was a guest on BBC Radio 5 Live’s Richard Bacon show on Monday October 18th (along with Ross Kemp). You can listen to the whole show until October 25th via the BBC iPlayer (visit the link above and look for the ‘Listen Now’ link) and the BBC have also extracted the following highlight from […]

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Iain [M] Banks talks to Janice Forsyth

Iain was a guest on Janice Forsyth’s show on BBC Radio Scotland on Saturday October 2nd, along with actor and musician Tim Robbins. The interview with Iain kicks in round about 15:50 or so and ranges over a variety of topics, with plenty of background info on the new Culture novel Surface Detail. The show […]

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Iain Banks on BBC Radio Scotland’s Stark Talk, 19.05.10

Iain Banks will be the special guest of BBC Radio Scotland’s Edi Stark as she talks to Iain at his home in Fife for her regular Stark Talk series. The show will be broadcast next Wednesday, 19th May, at 11.30 GMT BST and repeated the following Sunday at 10.30 BST. More info at the BBC […]

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‘A Gift From the Culture’ Set for the Big Screen?

Last week’s big Banks buzz (which broke while I was away on holiday, hence the late posting here – apologies for that to everyone who came looking for a timely update and didn’t find one…) is about the prospect of a film adaptation of the short story ‘A Gift From the Culture’, which was first […]

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Newsflash: Iain Banks on Simon Mayo, BBC R5 Live, today

Iain Banks will be a guest on the Simon Mayo show on BBC Radio 5 Live, today, Monday 14th September, at 13.00 hours. That is all. Thanks yet again to Dave H of the Banksoniain for the heads-up!

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Iain Banks talking to Cerys Matthews, Tuesday Sept 15th

Iain Banks will be a guest on BBC Radio 6’s Cerys on 6, next Tuesday, September 15th, from 13.00. He’ll be talking to presenter Cerys Matthews about his new novel Transition. More info at the BBC Radio 6 website. Thanks to Dave H of The Banksoniain for the heads-up!

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