I’m in the music business, if anyone understands hyperbole, it’s me. But even I have to say that the two Radio experiences I have for you on Friday are Sunday are going to be well, something else.

Firstly we land on Friday with two very special features. We come to the point in Bob Backwards where we listen to ‘Blood On The Tracks’ and I think you will be pleased to hear how we are going to do this. It will all become clear on Friday evening.

We are also delighted to welcome Highgate’s latest stalker,(see the facebook page to clear this one up!) Mr Mark Nevin. His song, ‘The Girl On The Motorbike’ has been one of my favourites of the year so far. Sentimental, nostalgic and very evocative, it has all the hallmarks of being from the pen of one of the UK’s best songwriters. Mark has much to discuss and we will also have him live in studio one performing tracks from ‘Stand Bedside me In The Sun’ and throwing in a great cover version.

Much new music too… Look out for new releases from Wilco and Cashier No 9…Anyone else going to Dolly Parton this weekend? We won’t forget her.


On Sunday…

Mark Thomas on walking the Israel/Palestine wall…or as near as he could get!


Ann Pettifor on what happened after Jubilee 2000 and  the author of saddest yet most inspiring book I have read in a long time. Dr Izzeldin Abuelaisch is a Human Fertility Expert, Public Health Consultant and Nobel Peace Nominee. His book ‘I Shall Not Hate’ is a remarkable testament to living and suffering in the Gaza Strip.

Did I mention there will be some great music? Everything from Benny Goodman to Johnny Cash via Maxine Brown.

Another Country is on Friday at 8 p.m. and Sundays with Ricky Ross on Sunday 7  – 9 a.m. They are both on BBC Scotland.