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Celebrating the best of Scottish film and TV shows. Each episode we will take a look at some bizarre and funny news stories from Scotland and review one of our favourite Scottish films and TV shows. So join us for a Swally, on The Culture Swally!

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Celebrating the best of Scottish film and TV shows. Each episode we will take a look at some bizarre and funny news stories from Scotland and review one of our favourite Scottish films and TV shows. So join us for a Swally, on The Culture Swally!

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@swallypod

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English

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Episodes

Episode 94 - Malevolent (2018)

2/21/2024
We’re getting spooky on the latest episode of The Culture Swally as we take a look at the 2018 Netflix film Malevolent. Starring Florence Pugh, Ben Lloyd Hughes, Celia Imrie and our favourite James Cosmo, it follows a group of fake paranormal investigators who suffer the ultimate reality check when confronted by the true horrors that lie hidden within a haunted orphanage. In the news we hear about a disastrous Burns Supper in prison, chuckle at abuse shouted at a Scottish Conservative, have a laugh at the best Scottish jokes and find out where parcel delivery companies are now leaving parcels. So join us for a Swally, on The Culture Swally! Visit Doric at https://www.doricskateboards.com/ or on instagram and use the code ‘SWALLY’ to save 15% off your order! Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/cultureswallypod/ Twitter https://twitter.com/SwallyPod Or get in touch at cultureswally@gmail.com Music from Darry 2 Vance: Royalty Free Music from https://darry2vance.com

Duration:01:37:48

Episode 93 - Soft Top Hard Shoulder (1992)

2/7/2024
On this episode we are covering the 1992 film written by and starring Peter Capaldi, Soft Top Hard Shoulder. Having failed to make it in London as a comic-book artist, Gavin Bellini (Capaldi) - an Italian-Glaswegian from an ice-cream dynasty - reluctantly yields to his uncle's demands that he return home for his dad's sixtieth birthday party; if he makes it, the uncle played by Richard Wilson, may give him a share of the family fortune. But as he heads north in his worn-out Triumph convertible, Gavin meets countless obstacles. Will Gavin reach the party on time? In the news we meet man who made an easy £50 in a chip shop by getting his smoked sausage out, discover a new word added to the dictionary, discuss the SNP text message scandal and work out how out pronounce Peter Capaldi’s surname. So join us for a Swally, on The Culture Swally! Visit Doric at https://www.doricskateboards.com/ or on instagram and use the code ‘SWALLY’ to save 15% off your order! Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/cultureswallypod/ Twitter https://twitter.com/SwallyPod Or get in touch at cultureswally@gmail.com Music from Darry 2 Vance: Royalty Free Music from https://darry2vance.com

Duration:01:47:24

Episode 92 - Tutti Frutti (1987)

1/24/2024
It’s the Silver Jubilee tour of the legendary Scottish rock and roll band The Majestics as we look at the absolute classic Tutti Fruitti. Starring Robbie Coltrane, Emma Thompson and Richard Wilson, the six part series follows The Majestics on the eve of their tour, when their lead singer Big Jazza McGlone, is killed in an unfortunate kebab related car accident. In the news we hear the latest on our favourite inmate in Soughton Prison, discuss Gordon Ramsay’s latest Scottish culinary creation, discover the Scottish link to The Soprano’s and meet a drug dealer who really needs to limit his texting. Oh and we also discuss what Burns Night will be like at the Cosmo household. So join us for a Swally, on The Culture Swally! Check out this blog on Tutti Frutti we mention on the episode at Scotswhayhae.com https://www.scotswhayhae.com/post/a-slight-bruising-of-the-crotch-an-appreciation-of-john-byrne-s-tutti-frutti Visit Doric at https://www.doricskateboards.com/ or on instagram and use the code ‘SWALLY’ to save 15% off your order! Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/cultureswallypod/ Twitter https://twitter.com/SwallyPod Or get in touch at cultureswally@gmail.com Music from Darry 2 Vance: Royalty Free Music from https://darry2vance.com

Duration:01:58:10

Episode 91 - Best of the News 2023 (2023)

1/10/2024
It’s our Best of the News 2023 special! Yes, that’s right, Nicky and Greg are being lazy and having an extra week off for the festive season, so have put together a clip show of our favourite news stories from 2023. Join us as we hear about a woman who had her eyebrows blown off, a woman who has a very nosy neighbour and have a sing song with the lads in Saughton Prison. We also meet a man who likes dressing up his sex doll, find out the top holiday destination among Scots and join Michael Gove on the dance-floor for a boogie. So join us for a Swally, on The Culture Swally! Visit Doric at https://www.doricskateboards.com/ or on instagram and use the code ‘SWALLY’ to save 15% off your order! Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/cultureswallypod/ Twitter https://twitter.com/SwallyPod Or get in touch at cultureswally@gmail.com Music from Darry 2 Vance: Royalty Free Music from https://darry2vance.com

Duration:01:58:24

Episode 90 - Only An Excuse? (1999)

12/27/2023
Happy Hogmanay! Yes, it’s our Hogmanay episode on The Culture Swally and we’re covering a Scottish institution. We are looking at the 1999 episode of the wonderful Jonathan Watson show, Only An Excuse? Taking a look at the good and bad of Scottish football with a whole host of characters including; Sir Alex Ferguson, Chick Young, Frank McAvennie, Graeme Souness, Dick Advocaat and Sir Kenny Dalglish. Only An Excuse? 1999 is available on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGNNkGIwY_Q In the news we discover yet another celebrity that has appeared in a strange place, hear about how Kevin Bridges was involved in a home wrecking, meet a stalker who jumped into a loch and hear about a drunken man who slept on the wrong sofa. Oh and we discuss what happens at James Cosmo’s Hogmanay party. You won’t want to miss that! So join us for a Swally, on The Culture Swally! Visit Doric at https://www.doricskateboards.com/ or on instagram and use the code ‘SWALLY’ to save 15% off your order! Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/cultureswallypod/ Twitter https://twitter.com/SwallyPod Or get in touch at cultureswally@gmail.com Music from Darry 2 Vance: Royalty Free Music from https://darry2vance.com

Duration:02:01:45

Episode 89 - The Bogie Man (1992)

12/13/2023
It’s The Swally Christmas Special! This week we take a look at one of the more bizarre Scottish items set at Christmas as we join Robbie Coltrane in 1992’s The Bogie Man. Following a mental patient who believes he is Humphrey Bogart when he escapes from his institution and sets about solving a case around Glasgow. The Bogie Man is available on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4iG3XsaN1E In the news we find out what Neil Lennon has been up to recently, meet a woman from Aberdeen with a large collection of tattoo’s, catch up with our old friend Dazza to find out what Scottish delicacy he has sent into space and hear about a hotel that has banned a popular item this Christmas. So join us for a Swally, on The Culture Swally! Visit Doric at https://www.doricskateboards.com/ or on instagram and use the code ‘SWALLY’ to save 15% off your order! Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/cultureswallypod/ Twitter https://twitter.com/SwallyPod Or get in touch at cultureswally@gmail.com Music from Darry 2 Vance: Royalty Free Music from https://darry2vance.com

Duration:01:34:12

Episode 88 - Outlaw King (2018)

11/29/2023
It’s Saint Andrews Day! So to celebrate the patron saint of Scotland we’re featuring something starring the patron saint of The Swally, James Cosmo, as we look at 2018’s Outlaw King. Directed by David Mackenzie, and set in Scotland during the 14th century, it follows the Scottish King Robert the Bruce who starts a rebellion against the English empire after the fall of William Wallace and leads his small group of fighters in a battle against the much larger & better equipped English cavalry. In the news we hear about another haunted doll, meet a woman who has a strange use for carrots, hear about a randy couple who enjoyed a hole in one at St Andrews and discover a sinister knitting group in a Falkirk library. So join us for a Swally, on The Culture Swally! Visit Doric at https://www.doricskateboards.com/ or on instagram and use the code ‘SWALLY’ to save 15% off your order! Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/cultureswallypod/ Twitter https://twitter.com/SwallyPod Or get in touch at cultureswally@gmail.com Music from Darry 2 Vance: Royalty Free Music from https://darry2vance.com

Duration:02:02:42

Episode 87 - The Slab Boys (1979)

11/15/2023
On this episode of The Swally, we’re going back to 1979, as we look at the BBC adaptation of John Byrne’s, The Slab Boys. Taking place in the Slab Room of a carpet manufacturer in Paisley, the play follows the antics of Slab Boys Phil, Spanky and Hector as they try to scrape through life in the 50s. Starring Gerard Kelly, Billy McColl, Joseph McKenna and Tom Watson, Slab Boys is available to watch on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EfSkd2Ao_I In the news we visit a new holiday designation that is a must visit for Scots, hear about the secret drinking dens of Glasgow in the olden days, ponder if a WWE Superstar is correct and all Scottish women sound like Shrek and lick our lips over Brian Cox’s favourite Scottish foods. So join us for a Swally, on The Culture Swally! Visit Doric at https://www.doricskateboards.com/ or on instagram and use the code ‘SWALLY’ to save 15% off your order! Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/cultureswallypod/ Twitter https://twitter.com/SwallyPod Or get in touch at cultureswally@gmail.com Music from Darry 2 Vance: Royalty Free Music from https://darry2vance.com

Duration:01:43:17

Episode 86 - Let Us Prey (2014)

11/1/2023
It’s the annual Swally Spooktacular! On this episode we look at the 2014 horror film, Let Us Prey. Starring Liam Cunningham, Pollyanna Macintosh, Jonathan Watson, Bryan Larkin, Douglas Russell and Hanna Stanbridge amongst others, it tells the story of Rachel, a rookie cop about to begin her first shift in a Scottish police station in a small town. But when a mysterious stranger arrives in town, all hell breaks loose. In the news we catch up with some Scottish Big Brother contestants from the past, get annoyed by a musician who’s been practicing his trumpet skills, meet a money saving witch who has been sticking pins in some uncomfortable places of her voodoo dolls and hear about a woman who’s dog upset her travel plans. So join us for a Swally, on The Culture Swally! Visit Doric at https://www.doricskateboards.com/ or on instagram and use the code ‘SWALLY’ to save 15% off your order! Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/cultureswallypod/ Twitter https://twitter.com/SwallyPod Or get in touch at cultureswally@gmail.com Music from Darry 2 Vance: Royalty Free Music from https://darry2vance.com

Duration:01:42:31

Episode 85 - Irvine Welsh’s Crime (Series Two) (2023)

10/18/2023
On this episode of The Swally we are looking at series two of the Irvine Welsh written adaptation of Crime. Starring Dougray Scott, Joanna Vanderham and Ken Stott, series two picks up a few months after the events of series one. When one of Lennox’s former colleagues is attacked, Lennox and Drummond quickly realise that all is not as it seems as they become embroiled in a case about vengeance, identity and social justice. In the news we meet a pensioner who gave his neighbours a bit of an eyeful when out in his garden, hear about how England is trying to steal one of Scotland’s cultural icons, argue over 11 things Scottish people argue about and hear about a cheeky delivery driver, who fancied a nibble. So join us for a Swally, on The Culture Swally! Visit Doric at https://www.doricskateboards.com/ or on instagram and use the code ‘SWALLY’ to save 15% off your order! Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/cultureswallypod/ Twitter https://twitter.com/SwallyPod Or get in touch at cultureswally@gmail.com Music from Darry 2 Vance: Royalty Free Music from https://darry2vance.com

Duration:02:12:18

Episode 84 - Taggart - Nest of Vipers (1992)

10/4/2023
We’re back in Maryhill on this episode as we look at the classic Taggart episode ‘Nest of Vipers’. In this case, the discovery of two skulls at a building site causes DCI Jim Taggart to re-open a missing person enquiry from four years earlier. As an university professor begins to reconstruct the faces of the murder victims, a batch of poisonous snakes and spiders are stolen from a Glasgow biotech company, and are then used in a bizarre killing spree. Is the killer trying to cover up his crimes, and can Taggart, Jardine and Reid crack the case before more people die? Starring Mark McManus, James Macpherson, Blythe Duff and a very young Dougray Scott In the news we meet a pensioner who is auditioning for Baywatch, hear about a spooky child pervert who invaded a hen party, have an update on ’90’s band The Fun Lovin’ Criminals and discover a Scottish pop star in a chip wrapper. So join us for a Swally, on The Culture Swally! Visit Doric at https://www.doricskateboards.com/ or on instagram and use the code ‘SWALLY’ to save 15% off your order! Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/cultureswallypod/ Twitter https://twitter.com/SwallyPod Or get in touch at cultureswally@gmail.com Music from Darry 2 Vance: Royalty Free Music from https://darry2vance.com

Duration:01:37:55

Episode 83 - The Vanishing (2018)

9/20/2023
We are polishing our lamps and practicing our knots on the latest episode of The Culture Swally as we look at the 2018 film, The Vanishing. Starring Peter Mullan, Gerard Butler and Connor Swindells and based on the Flannan Isle mystery, it tells the tale of three lighthouse keepers who find a hidden trunk of gold, leading to their mysterious disappearance. In the news we meet a scrapyard Gangsta Granny who got herself into a little bit of trouble, hear about 10 Scottish Laws that are still legal today, rummage through the Taggart Archive and taste the newly created Aberdeen Sandwich! So join us for a Swally, on The Culture Swally! Visit Doric at https://www.doricskateboards.com/ or on instagram and use the code ‘SWALLY’ to save 15% off your order! Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/cultureswallypod/ Twitter https://twitter.com/SwallyPod Or get in touch at cultureswally@gmail.com Music from Darry 2 Vance: Royalty Free Music from https://darry2vance.com

Duration:01:54:01

Episode 82 - Guilt (Series Three) (2023)

9/6/2023
On this episode of The Culture Swally, we are discussing the third and final series of the darkly comic Scottish drama from Neil Forsyth, Guilt. Starring Mark Bonnar and Jamie Sives, series three picks up a year after the end of series two, which saw Max heading to Chicago to join Jake. Roy Lynch was last seen on his balcony with Teddy and is presumed to be dead, leaving his widow Maggie Lynch to take charge of the family business. Series three sees the return of a whole host of characters from the previous two series and early in episode one, events lead to the brothers finding themselves back in Leith, but trying to avoid Maggie Lynch. Series three of Guilt was released in April this year and is available on BBC iPlayer. In the news we cover a whirlpool of evil at Loch Ness, discuss a sexy advert on at 10am, meet an Elton John tribute act, who is perhaps taking it too far and discuss Trainspotting and The Singing Kettle at The Fringe. So join us for a Swally, on The Culture Swally! Visit Doric at https://www.doricskateboards.com/ or on instagram and use the code ‘SWALLY’ to save 15% off your order! Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/cultureswallypod/ Twitter https://twitter.com/SwallyPod Or get in touch at cultureswally@gmail.com Music from Darry 2 Vance: Royalty Free Music from https://darry2vance.com

Duration:01:35:09

Episode 81 - Young Adam (2003)

8/23/2023
We’re off on our barge this week on The Culture Swally, as we look at the 2003 film, Staring Ewan McGregor, Peter Mullan, Tilda Swinton and Emily Mortimer, Young Adam. The film follows McGregor as a young drifter working on a river barge who disrupts his employers' lives while hiding the fact that he knows more about a dead woman found in the river than he admits. In the news we meet a shopkeeper called Rambo, hear a couple of stories about Ex Scotland manager Craig Brown, meet a man who found some floating gold and discuss a football fan, banned for throwing missiles! So join us for a Swally, on The Culture Swally! Visit Doric at https://www.doricskateboards.com/ or on instagram and use the code ‘SWALLY’ to save 15% off your order! Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/cultureswallypod/ Twitter https://twitter.com/SwallyPod Or get in touch at cultureswally@gmail.com Music from Darry 2 Vance: Royalty Free Music from https://darry2vance.com

Duration:01:39:38

Episode 80 - Late Night Shopping (2001)

8/9/2023
It’s Thursday, so you know what that means! Late Night Shopping! Yes, on The Swally this week, we look at the 2001 film, starring James Lance, Kate Ashfield, Luke de Woolfson and Enzo Cilenti. It follows Sean, Vincent, Jody and Lenny who work graveyard shifts in various soul-killing jobs (a hospital, a supermarket, a factory and a call centre, respectively) and meet up in a cafe after work to kill time. Late Night Shopping is available to watch on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRlbJgRkGPI In the news we meet a merman stripper, are relieved that the Hen Do crisis is over, discuss The Proclaimers and whether they should do Scotland’s next Euro song, meet a woman who loves gaming and play round of The Purple Tin game. Oh and Greg pesters Ricky Ross on Twitter. So join us for a Swally, on The Culture Swally! Visit Doric at https://www.doricskateboards.com/ or on instagram and use the code ‘SWALLY’ to save 15% off your order! Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/cultureswallypod/ Twitter https://twitter.com/SwallyPod Or get in touch at cultureswally@gmail.com Music from Darry 2 Vance: Royalty Free Music from https://darry2vance.com

Duration:01:40:43

Episode 79 - For Those In Peril (2013)

7/26/2023
We’re off to sea on this episode of The Culture Swally as we look at the 2013 film, For Those In Peril. Written and directed by Paul Wright, it tells the tale of a remote Scottish fishing community, coming to terms with a tragedy. Starring George MacKay, Kate Dickie, Jordan Young and Michael Smiley, it was a first viewing for both Nicky and Greg. In the news we meet the most petty neighbour in charge of a power washer, discover the worst outfit you could wear when walking around Glasgow, discuss karaoke songs to sign to birds and meet the soundest girl in the world…according to a young lad. So join us for a Swally, on The Culture Swally! Visit Doric at https://www.doricskateboards.com/ or on instagram and use the code ‘SWALLY’ to save 15% off your order! Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/cultureswallypod/ Twitter https://twitter.com/SwallyPod Or get in touch at cultureswally@gmail.com Music from Darry 2 Vance: Royalty Free Music from https://darry2vance.com

Duration:01:39:34

Episode 78 - Scot Squad (Series One) (2014)

7/12/2023
We’ve covered a few police shows on The Swally over the years, but nothing quite like this as we look at the pilot episode and the first series of BBC Scotland’s Scot Squad! The series is a fly on the wall documentary, following the fictional 'Scottish Police Force’, essentially the Real Life Police Scotland, a newly unified force that polices the whole of Scotland. Starring Jack Docherty, Jordan Young, Darren Connell and Sally Reid among others, the show ran for eight series, ending earlier this year. In the news we hear about an outbreak on a cruise ship, contemplate applying for a new job at a garage after their advert appealed to us, meet a delivery driver, who just couldn’t wait to get home to pleasure himself and reminisce about the time International Rescue came to Dundee! So join us for a Swally, on The Culture Swally! Visit Doric at https://www.doricskateboards.com/ or on instagram and use the code ‘SWALLY’ to save 15% off your order! Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/cultureswallypod/ Twitter https://twitter.com/SwallyPod Or get in touch at cultureswally@gmail.com Music from Darry 2 Vance: Royalty Free Music from https://darry2vance.com

Duration:02:01:53

Episode 77 - My Name Is Joe (1998)

6/28/2023
It’s a listener request this week on The Swally as we cover the wonderful Ken Loach film from 1998, My Name Is Joe, as selected by Gary from Doric Skateboards. Starring Peter Mullan, Gary Lewis, Louise Goodall, Dave McKay and David Hayman, it tells the tale of two thirtysomethings, unemployed former alcoholic Joe, who manages his local football team full of recovering addicts and Sarah, a community health worker. When the two start a romantic relationship things don’t go quite to plan as Joe gets involved with people from his past. In the news we visit our local vape and candy shop for some Chewits flavour vape, meet a real life Knight, tell you how you can get two free beers when out walking and taste the latest version of beer inspired by ‘Wreck the hoose juice’. So join us for a Swally, on The Culture Swally! Visit Doric at https://www.doricskateboards.com/ or on instagram and use the code ‘SWALLY’ to save 15% off your order! Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/cultureswallypod/ Twitter https://twitter.com/SwallyPod Or get in touch at cultureswally@gmail.com Music from Darry 2 Vance: Royalty Free Music from https://darry2vance.com

Duration:01:40:12

Episode 76 - Aberdeen ’83 - Once in a Lifetime (2023)

6/14/2023
We’re heading back to 1983 on this episode of The Swally as we look at the 2023 BBC documentary Aberdeen ’83 Once in a Lifetime.The definitive story of how Aberdeen FC went from the nearly men of Scottish football to winning both the European Cup Winners Cup and European Super Cup. You can watch it on BBC iPlayer, or it's also available on YouTube at the moment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwXM429MGD0 In the news we meet a funeral director who makes custom coffins, hear about a psycho crow, get spooked out by some spiders and meet a hero newsagent from Dundee, who likes hammering in nails…as you do. Visit Doric at https://www.doricskateboards.com/ or on instagram and use the code ‘SWALLY’ to save 15% off your order! So join us for a Swally, on The Culture Swally! Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/cultureswallypod/ Twitter https://twitter.com/SwallyPod Or get in touch at cultureswally@gmail.com Music from Darry 2 Vance: Royalty Free Music from https://darry2vance.com

Duration:01:47:45

Episode 75 - The Acid House (1998)

5/31/2023
We’ve covered a few Irvine Welsh adaptations on the Swally and on this episode we delve into the film adaptation of his 1994 book, The Acid House. Covering just three of the 22 short stories featured in the book; The Granton Star Cause, A Soft Touch and the story which the book takes it’s name from, The Acid House. Starring Ewen Bremner, Kevin McKidd, Michelle Gomez, Stephen McCole, Maurice Roeves and a whole host of other Scottish Swally Stalwarts, the film was directed by Paul McGuigan and was released in 1998 to somewhat lacklustre reviews. In the news we hear about a advert that has been banned from Glasgow’s subways, meet a woman who has a very nosy neighbour, celebrate a contract extension at Raith Rovers and Nicky details his perfect pub. Oh and a quick round of the Purple Tin game! We also have a chat with our fabulous new sponsor, Gary Kemp from Doric Skateboards! Gary and Nicky discuss the background of the brand and delve into the choice of items from a late night bakery! Visit Doric at https://www.doricskateboards.com/ or on instagram and use the code ‘SWALLY’ to save 15% off your order! So join us for a Swally, on The Culture Swally! Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/cultureswallypod/ Twitter https://twitter.com/SwallyPod Or get in touch at cultureswally@gmail.com Music from Darry 2 Vance: Royalty Free Music from https://darry2vance.com

Duration:02:15:34