With a large slice of books, we will tackle just about any subject, apart from politics. New, recommended titles and cross genre, films, music, TV. All with a hint of Scotland and most of all good banter.
Denzil and Doug meet David
1:00:36International bestselling author David Baldacci joins Denzil Meyrick and Douglas Skelton to talk about Clint Eastwood, William Goldman, literacy and dinosaur rom-coms! And much more besides. Mickey the dog joins in, of course, because there's no show without pooch. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/sbooks/message
Excuse us - it's only Jonathan Watson!
49:41Denzil and Douglas chat to Scottish actor Jonathan Watson, star of many stage, TV and film productions, about his career and shares some memories with Douglas about the time they spent in the junior course at the RSAMD. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/sbooks/message
Jingle Bell! - Special guest Jo Bell
35:11In the final Sbooks of 2021, Denzil and Douglas chat to top agent Jo Bell, of Bell Lomax Moreton, about the publishing business. She also offers useful advice to would-be writers. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/sbooks/message
Lights! Camera! Action! - DCI Daley to be TV star.
45:45It's been an eventful couple of weeks in the life of author and Sbooks co-host Denzil Meyrick and he discusses with Douglas Skelton pouring whisky into small glasses on the telly box and toasting old stones in novella form. They also find time to pay tribute to their agent, Jo Bell (known to them as Jobi Wan, as often she is their only hope). --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/sbooks/message
When the going gets tough: Sbooks with Neil Broadfoot
40:32Author Neil Broadfoot talks to Douglas Skelton about No Quarter Given, his new Connor Fraser thriller, as well as writing fight scenes, keeping the storylines fresh and whether that elusive plot will ever fall into the grasp of the four blokes (himself, Douglas, Mark Leggatt and Gordon Brown/Morgan Cry). And Mickey the dog makes a special guest appearance! Mr Meyrick was missing in action. He's a busy man, you know. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/sbooks/message
Sport, soul and social history - Stuart Cosgrove speaks to the Sbooks
1:10:10The incredibly accomplished Stuart Cosgrove - author, football aficionado, TV executive, academic - talks to Denzil and Douglas about his work, astonishing them with a fascinating story about boxer Sonny Liston. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/sbooks/message
SEEKING HYDE - Sbooks with special guest Craig Russell
1:01:24Denzil and Douglas talk about book life getting back to being book live, Fyfe Robertson (a TV presenter from the early 1960s), the growth of historical crime fiction, reviews and hairbrushes being used as gear sticks. And Douglas chats with bestselling and multi-prizewinning author Craig Russell about his new book 'Hyde' while trying to keep his seething envy at bay but not quite succeeding. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/sbooks/message
Sbooks with special guest SG MacLean
1:00:35Denzil and Douglas talk Sopranos and Bond, Vigil and Endeavour - and chat to bestselling historical novelist SG MacLean about her wonderful books and her famous - even legendary - uncle! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/sbooks/message
Sbooks with Helen Fields
56:59In a fascinating episode, Denzil and Douglas talk to bestselling author Helen Fields about her writing and legal career as well as her future living arrangements. And they are amazing! Denzil comes up with a new theme tune and they both hint at exciting things to come but don't tell us what they are. Because they're like that. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/sbooks/message
SBOOKS - WITH SPECIAL GUEST IAN RANKIN
1:02:51Denzil Meyrick and Douglas Skelton are back in the podcast saddle again for the first of a new season - and with a truly special guest. Bestselling author Ian Rankin took time out of his busy schedule to chat to the hosts about his work and in particular THE DARK REMAINS, the new Laidlaw book begun by William McIlvanney and completed by him. Denzil also talks about his new release, TERMS OF RESTITUTION, while Douglas mentions A RATTLE OF BONES. Music from https://filmmaking.io Crinoline Dreams by Kevin Macleod https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3560-crinoline-dreams/ Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licences/by/4.0) --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/sbooks/message