Deacon Blue: 30 Years of Raintown

The 1st May 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of Deacon Blue’s debut album, Raintown. To celebrate, Ricky, Lorraine, Jim and Dougie sat down with Ian Rankin to tell the story of how the album was made. Author Ian Rankin remembers 1987 fondly – it was the year his well-loved creation Detective Inspector John Rebus first made his appearance in print.

Deacon Blue: 30 Years of Raintown is broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland, 4.00pm, Monday 1st May, and BBC Radio 2, 10.00pm, Monday 8th May.