Arts & Ents

  • The last time Simon Stephens was in Edinburgh, seeing the billboards outside the city's Festival Theatre advertising his award-winning stage adaptation of Mark Haddon's novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time gave him a little swell of pride.

  • DES DILLON's football-bigotry comedy Singing I'm No' A Billy - He's A Tim has been brought out more times in the past ten years than a referee's note book during an Old Firm match.

  • Glasgow Film Theatre is to publish a free e-book called For All featuring new writing from Janice Galloway, Ewan Morrison and other writers, animators and musicians.

TV & Radio

  • The Secrets of Sports Direct (C4) sent an undercover reporter into the company, the UK's biggest sports retailer, to find out why the gargantuan business is doing so well when it treats its staff and customers with laughing contempt.

  • You know you're getting old when tormented British spies from the early-1970s start looking younger.

  • The writers of W1A (BBC Two, Thursday, 9pm) have a great eye for the worst bits of the modern BBC, but what prevents the comedy series from becoming just an inward-looking piece of television about television is that it's not just about the BBC.