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Legendary stand-up, and Perrier Award-winner Arnold Brown is renowned for his deadpan delivery and memorable one-liners, with appearances in classic TV comedies including The Young Ones.

Tonight he unveils a new film project delving into his Scottish Jewish roots. Arnold will be in sit-down chat show mode, with guests from the worlds of cinema and comedy – including award-winning actress and provocative raconteur Miriam Margolyes, acclaimed film and TV actor Bill Paterson, brilliant comic actor and prolific twitterer David Schneider and the Absolutely Fabulous Helen Lederer.

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Arnold Brown

Arnold Brown – the greatest laconic Scottish comedian of his generation.
He started life in Glasgow’s tenements on the wrong side of the tracks. He rose to the giddy heights of chartered accountancy before carving a niche for himself in the Comedy Hall of Fame with his laconic delivery, and surreal one liners.

David Schneider

David Schneider is probably best-known for his work with Armando Iannucci and Steve Coogan, David Schneider is an actor, writer, comedian and Yiddishist.

Miriam Margoyles

Miriam Margolyes OBE: is a British born multi -talented character actress. Her earliest roles were in theatre and she has a long list of awards and nominations including a BAFTA Award. She went on to play the role of Professor Sprout in the Harry Potter film series.

Helen Lederer

Helen is probably best known for her role as the dippy Catriona in Absolutely Fabulous where she appeared alongside Jennifer Saunders in all five series of the show a well as creating the ‘girl at the bar’ in Naked Video. However to many she is known for her unique brand of wit and observational humour. A prolific comedy writer with a bulging portfolio that includes writing and performing her own material, Helen enjoys the unique position of having starred in most top TV comedy and radio shows.

Bill Paterson

Bill Paterson was made his professional acting debut in 1967. After two years as an actor and assistant director, he joined Billy Connolly in The Great Northern Welly Boot Show at the 1972 Edinburgh Festival.

Bill has just finished filming 37 Days for Hardy Pictures, which will air on BBC2 later this year. He can also be seen in The Forgotten Fallen, Law and Order UK, Doctor WhoCriminal Justice, Little Dorrit, Sea of Souls, Wives and Daughters, The Singing Detective, Traffik, The Crow Road, Aufweidersehn Pet, Smiley’s People, United Kingdom, The Vanishing Army and Licking Hitler.

Jes Benstock

Jes Benstock – Born in Glasgow – he has a background in theatre and comedy. He started making films in Edinburgh while writing and performing with the award winning satirical comedy troupe, the Merry Mac Fun Show, in the mid 1980s. He has directed internationally recognised documentaries including last year’s The British Guide to Showing Off which had a UK theatrical release and played many international film festivals. Award winning films include The Box with Tilda Swinton.