How many times has it been said the on-field theatrics of footballers deserve an Oscar? With Academy Awards weekend upon us in Los Angeles, Michael Alexander hears why Dundee United is celebrating new information about a former captain who went on to win an Oscar for real!
As the final Yellow Pages business directories are delivered to UK households, Michael Alexander flicks through what was a household staple.
MP Stephen Gethins ‘humbled’ by sobering trip to refugee camps where North East Fife charity work seen at first hand
Michael Alexander speaks to North East Fife MP and SNP Foreign Affairs spokesperson Stephen Gethins who has just returned from a sobering visit to refugee camps in Lebanon - close to the Syrian border - where he saw at first hand how a Fife charity is supporting traumatised children.
Dundee University Discovery Day lecture: Why there is ‘no alternative’ to a global climate change solution
Ahead of his 2019 Discovery Day lecture, Dundee University’s Professor Volker Roeben tells Michael Alexander there is ‘no alternative’ to a global solution on climate change.
Former Angus man Graeme Law now runs the ‘completely wild’ town planning system in the Falkland Islands
Michael Alexander speaks to Angus-raised town planner Graeme Law who is now running the planning operation single-handedly in the Falkland Islands.
Dundee links remembered as ice explorers prepare to search for Shackleton’s stricken ship the Endurance
More than 100 years after the abandonment and loss of Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ship the Endurance, a team of scientists are on the hunt for the stricken vessel at the bottom of the Weddell Sea. Michael Alexander reports.
Staring into the ‘bowels of hell’: Lockerbie disaster 30 years on and the ongoing transatlantic search for justice
In an exclusive interview marking the 30th anniversary of the Lockerbie bombing, Michael Alexander speaks to an American terrorism expert whose university is marking the loss of 35 of its students in the attack - and hears the 'hellish' memories of several journalists who covered the aftermath.
Asian Odyssey: We Were Kings Scottish film premiere to take place at DCA following ‘amazing’ adventure
He is the self-proclaimed history nerd who picked up his first book on Burma in 2007 whilst reading for a history degree at Cambridge University.
A rightful place in history: Remembering the South Pacific legacy of Broughty Ferry botanist David Reid Tait
Michael Alexander hears about early 20th century Broughty Ferry botanist David Reid Tait and his global legacy.
Tyre giant Michelin has given “categoric assurances” to workers over the future of its Stoke-on-Trent headquarters, global branding centre and truck tyre re-treading plant after revealing plans to axe 845 jobs at its factory in Dundee.