Viewers were treated to an iconic performance from singer-songwriter Annie Lennox, as she sang a beautiful rendition of the traditional Scottish song ‘Dream Angus’, stating that it was a ‘lullaby for Scotland’ and to help all those struggling mum and dads in lockdown as they try to get the kids to bed.
Stuart Braithwaite from Mogwai joined Edith for a chat and did a rare solo performance of Mogwai’s ‘Party in the Dark’.
Richard Rankin was up next, saying he’d made some new friends in the virtual backstage area and has been passing his time at home by playing guitar, singing and cooking a good steak. Richard said, “Who knew I needed Peter Mullan reading Goldilocks, this has been missing from my life for so long! Masks for Scotland is a necessary and very worthwhile cause to be getting involved with so it’s the least I can do.”
On Outlander, he said “We have such an incredible fanbase, we wouldn’t be where we are now if it wasn’t for them – we’re in Season 5 and still going strong. I think this season is one of the best yet.”
Next, Sex Education’s Ncuti Gatwa spoke to Edith about his NHS worker mum who got Ncuti his first job as a cleaner in a health clinic in Edinburgh when he was 15. He last saw Edith at BAFTA Scotland and said, “It was good to come home and have a proper Scottish shindig!”
Ncuti also said, “None of us could have anticipated a pandemic like this, it’s so important what you’re doing Edith to get money to people who need this equipment the most. The NHS is such an amazing thing that we all have in this country, so let’s help them.” He confirmed they ARE doing a third season of Sex Education, and although he’s not sure when they’ll start filming, he promised – “it will be epic!” Ncuti had a bone to pick with Edith for putting him on the show after “living legends” Peter Mullan and Annie Lennox!