Enjoy the history lesson!
Edinburgh-born poet and writer Roger McKillop takes us way back in time today when he revisits the scene of a notorious miscarriage of justice which occurred in 1752 during the tumultuous aftermath of the Jacobite Rising of 1745. For the first time in more than two and half centuries, Roger reveals who really was The Appin Murderer.
Enjoy the history lesson!
On McStorytellers tonight, it’s that prolific Saltcoats man Brian Morrison again, this time turning his hand from comedy to drama.
Who would have imagined that seventeen words of a nonsense lyric could provide a farmer’s son with a highly successful career? Yup, only in America.
Enjoy The Writer.
It’s Wednesday. It’s McSerial day on McStorytellers. And it’s time for the next instalment of Annie Christie’s brand new serial, To Die For.
The blond, blue-eyed, leather-clad stranger has returned to the art supplies shop. And he’s looking for Heather. Is it teenage love at first sight? Find out in Episode Two.
Miss last week’s opener? Catch up with Episode One now.
Saltcoats-born writer Brian Morrison kicks off the McStorytellers week with some not-so-good memories of his time at school in Kilwinning. In fact, life was so bad there that the poor man is convinced the character of Darth Vader is based on some of his teachers!
Enjoy Nun So Many.
Oor very ain Ayrshire Bard, Angus Shoor Caan, has made a New Year resolution to write a complete novel each month over the coming year. In view of the anticipated lawsuits, however, we at McStorytellers have refused to publish any of the twelve books. After you read What I did during the holidays, we’re sure you’ll agree with us
Enjoy the man’s fevered outlines, nevertheless!
In a poignant tale of Hemingway, a hostel, a camera and an unfortunate bird, globetrotting Geordie Lee Carrick returns tonight with the second instalment of his account of a journey round the island of Taiwan.
Enjoy The Motorcycle Trip – Part Two and shed a tear for the death of an innocent.
Here tonight is Mister McStoryteller, Brendan Gisby, with another one of his wee, bitter-sweet memoirs.
It’s Benidorm in the 1970’s. An annoying popinjay of a Spanish waiter is on the prowl. Then comes That Hemingway Moment.
It’s Wednesday on McStorytellers. So it must be time for the opening instalment of a brand new, exciting McSerial from the pen of Aberdeenshire-born writer Annie Christie.
To Die For is a modern tale set in the artists’ town of Kirkcudbright. For teenager Heather, it’s just another boring Saturday in the town. That is until the blond, blue-eyed, leather-clad stranger turns up.
Enjoy Episode One. And remember to come back here next Wednesday for more.
Brendan Gisby is McStoryteller-in-Residence. He's the author of four novels, three biographies and several short story collections.