Irvine Welsh

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Trainspotting Live review – ferocious drama plunges you into world of Irvine Welsh
An exhilarating production shifts Renton, Sick Boy and pals into the acid house era – and is even more visceral than the book

Mark Fisher

12, Oct, 2022 @9:46 AM

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Sunday with Irvine Welsh: ‘If you sit around waiting for Monday morning, you’re going to feel blue’
The writer tells Rich Pelley how he gets out and about on Sundays in Miami, Edinburgh, the Chilterns and London

Rich Pelley

25, Aug, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Irvine Welsh: ‘Everything has become so shouty’
The Trainspotting author on his new novel’s transgender storyline, using humour to give his readers a break and the debt he owes to Evelyn Waugh

Anthony Cummins

20, Aug, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Irvine Welsh’s Porno review – coarse and gutsy Trainspotting sequel
Welsh’s band of unruly misfits reunite – 15 years older – in an intense, dark farce that rushes to a conclusion all too soon

Mark Fisher

14, Aug, 2022 @11:43 AM

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The Voids by Ryan O’Connor review – Irn-Bru and benders
This luminous debut novel, set in a squalid, hyper-hedonistic Glasgow, is a wild and gratifying literary ride

Benjamin Myers

16, Mar, 2022 @9:00 AM

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The week in TV: Crime; Dopesick; Tiger King 2; Bridget Riley: Painting the Line
Dougray Scott delivers a triple espresso-shot performance as Irvine Welsh’s maverick detective; America’s struggle with opioid addiction makes for serious pharma drama; and the unwelcome return of Joe Exotic

Barbara Ellen

21, Nov, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Crime review – Irvine Welsh’s first TV drama is a dreich and plodding affair
This Edinburgh cop show is disappointingly conventional stuff from the author known for his exuberance and excess – and its dialogue is deathly

Lucy Mangan

18, Nov, 2021 @12:54 PM

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Irvine Welsh: ‘We’re heading for an anarchist paradise where we play football and make love’
The notorious author is breaking new ground with his TV debut. He talks about messed up cops, exorcising Sick Boy … and writing the tunes for Trainspotting: The Musical

Zoe Williams

12, Nov, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Bobby Gillespie: ‘For the first 10 years of my life, I lived in a Glasgow tenement … that stuff stays with you’
On the eve of the publication of his memoir, the Primal Scream frontman talks to friend and author Irvine Welsh about his working-class upbringing

10, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Creation myths: Alan McGee tells the real story of those wild Britpop years
The maverick label boss on why he didn’t let the truth get in the way of a good movie … and why he may owe an apology to Tony Blair

Vanessa Thorpe

20, Mar, 2021 @8:30 PM

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Creation Stories review – generic biopic of record label supremo Alan McGee
Ewen Bremner stars as the fiery Scots label boss in this cliche-ridden drama co-written by Irvine Welsh

Simran Hans

20, Mar, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Creation Stories review – mythmaking and megalomania in likable Alan McGee biopic
Irvine Welsh’s cracking adaption of an autobiography by the ‘President of Pop’ flashes from My Bloody Valentine to his discovery of Oasis

Cath Clarke

18, Mar, 2021 @9:00 AM

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