The Vile Arts Radio Hour
After the previous week’s debacle, when Vile’s plaintive appeal for Harry touched the hearts of both his regular listeners, and the complaints from all quarters about the general lack of technical expertise, bad fact checking and pretentious monologues that replaced the usual conversations between Vile and his producer, Harry is safely returned to the fold. Just in time, too: with a bumper line up of guests, the studio has never been as crowded. Even Keith Richards turns up with some advice.
Vile’s roving has taken him to Edinburgh, where he spoke to Dee from the Itsy Collective about the forthcoming Torture Garden. Gary MCNair explains his work with the National Theatre of Scotland and Nick Underhill gives a taster for his next play at the Tron, What Happened Is This. The studio is upsurbed by the Wee Man and Bratchy, leaving Gareth struggling in the cupboard, hog-tied and gagged. You can even hear him struggling to escape during one of Bratchy’s introductions.
Interviewed following his dramatic escape – after Harry found the key to the handcuffs – Vile claims that the show is taking shape. “The mixture of music, both local and visiting, and performance is becoming clearer. I’ve also learnt that Harry’s advice to me about broadcasting was very useful, and I regret ignoring it. I also regret putting on that Patrick Wolf track. Harry was right. It is not very good. But I am not apologising for the Van Der Graaf number.�15:00 - 17:00