News in brief
Out-going Doctor Who actor David Tennant will present Masterpiece Contemporary, a US TV strand showcasing many British drama productions. The series returns in October with William Hurt’s Endgame.
The exhibition of the shortlisted artists for this year’s Jolomo awards for Scottish Landscape Painting will take place at Lloyds TSB Scotland, Edinburgh from Fri 29 May until Sun 31 May. The Jolomo Awards 2009 winners will be announced at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum on Fri 12 June.
Scotch whisky distiller Jura has employed the services of one of the world’s top barmen to launch a limited edition whisky collection inspired by the Paps of Jura – a trio of Scottish mountains so-called for their similarity to female breasts. Colin Field, a mixologist from the Paris Ritz, will launch the ‘Jura Paps’ at the Islay Whisky festival.