Category:Scottish television producers
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The following 35 pages are in this category, out of 35 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 35 pages are in this category, out of 35 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Colin Bryce – Colin Bryce is a former Great Britain Olympic bobsledder, now working as a television presenter and producer. He currently works as a commentator for the BBC, ESPN, Fox Sports, Eurosport, Channel Five, Channel 4. Although born in Newcastle, Bryce grew up in Craigie, Perthshire and he is a graduate of the University of Glasgow in Physiology and Sport Science. At the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, he participated in the bobsleigh event only two years after taking up the sport competitively. He was the brakeman for the British team despite recovering from a broken leg only five months before, also in 2004, he was the International host for the IFF Miss Fitness World Championships in Warsaw, Poland. Bryce was a BBC commentator at the Winter Olympics in Turin 2006 and Vancouver 2010 and they commentated on the only British medal when Amy Williams took Gold in the Skeleton event. The duo also presented the televised coverage World Strongest Man in 2009 and 2010 on Bravo in the UK, since 2003, Colin has presented the World Strongest Man Qualifying Tours, Giants Live and the Strongman Super Series, often with former England rugby player Martin Bayfield. Bryce commentated the Highlander Challenge 2009 series which took place at Scone Palace, recently, he presented coverage of the Abu Dhabi Adventure Challenge in 2009 and 2010 on Eurosport. The event is an extreme 5-day adventure race all around the emirates, colinbryce. com, official website 2002 bobsleigh two-man results British Olympic Association profile
2. Jamie Doran – Jamie Doran is an Irish/Scottish independent documentary filmmaker and former BBC producer. He founded the award winning company Clover Films in 2008. He is also the Club President of Datchet Village FC, which he founded in 1986, doran’s documentaries are known for shedding light on taboo subjects. In 2014, ‘Pakistan’s Hidden Shame’ exposed the abuse of streets boys in Peshawar. The film won the Grand Jury Award for ‘Best Documentary’ at the United Nations Association Film Festival and it also received high commendation at the AIB. The 2010 film, The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan exposes the widespread and systematic child sex abuse by former Northern Alliance commanders and his 2002 film Afghan Massacre, the Convoy of Death claimed that U. S. troops were involved in a Dasht-i-Leili massacre of Taliban prisoners in 2001. The United States government and its allies in Afghanistan have disputed the claim, a preliminary version of the film was shown to the German and European Parliaments in June 2002, causing widespread media coverage in Europe. This was one of the first films to show in detail how Afghan insurgents are waging war against ISAF, in May 2010, Doran was nominated for a BAFTA for Afghanistan, Behind Enemy Lines. One month later, he won two One World Media Awards, Best TV documentary for Afghanistan, Behind Enemy Lines, in October 2013, he picked up two Emmys for the films, Opium Brides and Battle for Syria. Doran has directed and produced documentaries, including, A film directed by Mohammed Naqvi focusing on a culture in Peshawar of sexual abuse of street children. It was screened at Sheffield Doc/Fest in June 2014, guardian correspondent Ghaith Abdul-Ahad reports from the frontline in Aleppo. Najibullah Quraishi journeys deep into the Afghan countryside to reveal how ISAF poppy eradication programmes are forcing Afghan peasant farmers into debt with drug mafias, when they cannot pay, the traffickers take their daughters. Ghaith Abdul Ahad investigates how Al Qaeda was able to capture Yemeni towns and cities from right under the noses of the United States, an observational documentary following a flamboyant family of transgender people as they hustle and scrape together a living on the streets of Karachi. An investigation into Extra Judicial Killings in Kenya, where Human Rights workers accuse police of killing more than 8500 young men in the last ten years alone, made for Al-Jazeera, this 45 minute film charts the troubled history of Sudan from pre-colonial times to the present day. This highly controversial and widely acclaimed film shows how former Northern Alliance warlords, the Dancing Boys of Afghanistan exposes how these boys are systematically sexually abused, and frequently murdered by jealous rival owners. Despite these practices being illegal under Afghan law, the shows that the men committing the abuse do so with impunity. This film premiered at the Royal Society of Arts on 29 March 2010 and it was aired on PBS Frontline in the United States, and True Stories in the UK on 20 April 2010. This film was broadcast on PBS Frontline as Behind Taliban Lines in February 2010 and this film was nominated for a British Film and Television Academy Award in the Best Current Affairs programme category
3. Armando Iannucci – Armando Giovanni Iannucci, OBE is a Scottish satirist, writer, television director, and radio producer. Born in Glasgow, Iannucci studied at Oxford University and left work on a PhD about John Milton to pursue a career in comedy. Starting on BBC Scotland and BBC Radio 4, his work with Chris Morris on the radio series On the Hour was transferred to television as The Day Today. A character from series, Alan Partridge, went on to feature in a number of Iannuccis television and radio programmes including Knowing Me, Knowing You. In the meantime, Iannucci also fronted the satirical Armistice review shows and in 2001 created his most personal work, The Armando Iannucci Shows, for Channel 4. Moving back to the BBC in 2005, Iannucci created the political sitcom The Thick of It as well as the spoof documentary Time Trumpet in 2006. Winning funding from the UK Film Council, he directed an acclaimed feature film, In the Loop. As a result of works, he has been described by The Daily Telegraph as the hardman of political satire. Iannucci created the HBO political satire Veep, and was its showrunner for four seasons from 2012 to 2015, other works during this period include an operetta libretto, Skin Deep, and his radio series Charm Offensive. In March 2012, it was announced that he is working on his first novel, Tongue International and his father, also called Armando, is from Naples, while his mother was born in Glasgow to an Italian family. His father, who came to Scotland in 1950, ran a pizza factory, Iannucci has two brothers and a sister. He was educated at St Peters Primary School, St. Aloysius College, Glasgow, the University of Glasgow, and University College, Oxford, in his teens, he thought seriously about becoming a Roman Catholic priest. He abandoned graduate work on 17th-century religious language, with reference to Miltons Paradise Lost. Iannucci first received fame as the producer for On the Hour on Radio 4. Baynham was closely involved with both Morriss and Lee & Herrings work – simultaneously at one point, between 1995 and 1999, Iannucci produced and hosted The Saturday Night Armistice. In 2000, he created two pilot episodes for Channel 4, which became The Armando Iannucci Shows and this was an eight-part series for Channel 4 broadcast in 2001, written with Andy Riley and Kevin Cecil. The series consisted of Iannucci pondering pseudo-philosophical and jocular ideas and fantasies in between surreal sketches, Iannucci has been quoted as saying it is the comedy series he is most proud of making. He told The Metro in April 2007 The Armando Iannucci Show on Channel 4 came out around 9/11, people had other things on their minds
4. Moultrie Kelsall – Moultrie Rowe Kelsall was a Scottish film and television character actor, who began his career in the industry as a radio station director and television producer. He also contributed towards architectural conservation during his lifetime, Kelsall studied at Glasgow University and began acting with the Scottish National Players before developing his acting career at the Westminster Theatre in London. In 1937 he was transferred to the new BBC television service at Alexandra Palace, adapting a J. M. Barrie one act play, The Old Lady Shows Her Medals, for release in December of that year. In all, Kelsall produced 19 shows for BBC television, ending in 1939 with The Happy Hangman, Kelsall played Lieutenant James, the commander of a coastal defence vessel. The film was adapted by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts from the Hornblower book Beat To Quarters by C. S. Forester, in the same year, he appeared as the Constable of France in the BBC TV Sunday Night Theatre production of Shakespeares Henry V. He played a Detective Superintendent in the Ealing Studios comedy film from the year, The Lavender Hill Mob, directed by Charles Crichton. Audrey Hepburn had a small part, indeed it may have been her debut. He completed his years work as a captain in the espionage film, High Treason, co-written. Kelsall took time out in 1956 to write, adapting for TV a Marie Fawcett story, Mister Betts Runs Away and he later did the same with D. K. Brosters The Flight of the Heron. Returning to the cinema in the year, The Barretts of Wimpole Street saw him play Dr. Ford-Waterlow, with Edward and Elizabeth Barrett portrayed by John Gielgud. In 1961, the Childrens Film Foundation made a film called The Last Rhino, about a child who has to defend a wounded rhino against his uncle. Maurice Denham voiced the game warden, during the 1960s, aside from his acting career, Mr. Kelsall was well known in Edinburgh, as the man who ran the extremely popular Laigh Coffee House in Hanover Street, Edinburgh. In 1962, he appeared in an episode of The DuPont Show of the Week entitled The Ordeal of Dr. Shannon, Kelsall did take the part of boarding house owner Petey Bowles in the 1968 film version of Harold Pinters The Birthday Party, which starred Robert Shaw. In 1970, he took the role as Andrew Flaxton in all 13 episodes of season 2 of The Flaxton Boys. Kelsall continued to work until the year of his death in 1980 and his appearances included such programmes as The Persuaders. Doomwatch, Coronation Street, and the BBC epic Edward the Seventh, from 1973 to 1976, he portrayed Sheriff Derwent in 7 episodes of the BBC Scottish drama series Sutherlands Law, about a Procurator Fiscal, played by Iain Cuthbertson. After appearing as Tradul in 1977 in a BBC television adaptation of Rosemary Sutcliffs Roman saga, The Eagle of the Ninth, Kelsall went into semi-retirement. Kelsall was well known for his work in the field of conservation and he was married to Ruby Duncan, a musician
5. Ken Macintosh – Kenneth Donald Ken Macintosh is the Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament and a MSP for the West Scotland region. In that election, he was returned on the regional list and he previously worked as a television producer for the BBC. Born in Inverness, Macintosh was educated at the Portree and Oban primary schools before attending Royal High School and he graduated from the University of Edinburgh with an History MA in 1984. His mother, Margaret Macintosh, is from Peebles and was head of Drummond Community High, before Macintosh became an MSP, he was from 1987 to 1999, a television producer for the BBC News Network. He also worked on Breakfast with Frost, Breakfast News, and he was also worked as a researcher on election programmes for both David Dimbleby and Jonathan Dimbleby. At the 1999 election, he won the Eastwood constituency with a majority of 2,125, in February 2002, Macintosh was appointed as a ministerial parliamentary aide to Minister for Education and Young People, Cathy Jamieson. He resigned from this role in September 2002 when he voted against the Labour-Liberal Democrat Coalition Scottish Executive over the closure of the A&E department at the Glasgow Victoria Infirmary. In 2006 and 2007 Macintosh has proposed a Members Bill to the Scottish Parliament providing for the regulation of sunbed parlours. Since his election in 1999 has been a member of the cross-party group on cancer, from February 2007 to April 2007, he was a Ministerial Parliamentary Aide to the First Minister Jack McConnell. Macintosh was re-elected as MSP for Eastwood at the 2007 election with a majority of 913. Macintosh was appointed Shadow Minister for Schools and Skills, Macintosh considered running for the 2008 Scottish Labour leadership election but pulled out and instead backed Andy Kerrs candidacy. At the 2011 parliamentary election he again defeated Jackson Carlaw with an increased majority of 2,012. The swing was 8. 7% from Conservative to Labour, Macintosh had feared losing the constituency following boundary changes which gave a notional Conservative majority of almost 3500. After the partys loss to the SNP, Macintosh was made Shadow Culture, only a week later though, he took over the Shadow Education portfolio after MSP Malcolm Chisholm resigned over an internal party disagreement. Ken Macintosh launched his candidacy for leader of the Scottish Labour Party on 12 September 2011, MSP colleagues who endorsed his leadership bid included, his campaign manager Michael McMahon, Claire Baker, Mary Fee, Neil Bibby, Mark Griffin, Kezia Dugdale and Jenny Marra. Macintosh was also supported by East Renfrewshire MP Jim Murphy, co-author of the Review of the Labour Party in Scotland, Murphy and Macintosh share the same constituency office in Clarkston, East Renfrewshire. In an address to party members, Macintosh said he was a devolutionist, on 28 October 2011, Macintosh officially launched his leadership campaign at Cumbernauld College in North Lanarkshire. He described the 2011 Holyrood election result as a disaster, and we need to unite as a party and to start talking positively about our values, what Labour stands for and not just what we are against
6. John MacKay (journalist) – John MacKay is a Scottish broadcast journalist, television presenter, producer and writer. He is currently the anchor for the West Central Scotland edition of STV News at Six. MacKay grew up in the outskirts of Glasgow in Hillington and attended Penilee Secondary School and later and he joined Scottish Television in September 1994 as a reporter and presenter for the regional news programme Scotland Today and became a main anchor four years later, alongside Shereen Nanjiani. Since a relaunch in summer 2006, MacKay has been the chief anchor and presents the main 6pm programme for the West. In October 2011, he became a presenter of STVs current affairs programme, Scotland Tonight, of Hebridean descent, from the district of Carloway, MacKay has written three books all based in the Isle of Lewis. They are The Road Dance, Heartland and The Last of the Line, sorbier Productions, a Glasgow-based production company, is seeking funding to produce a film adaptation of The Road Dance. MacKay is a figure in Scotland, particularly in the central belt through his long association with STV. He was portrayed by comedian Jonathan Watson on his sketch show Only an Excuse with the use of his popular opening catchprhase Im John MacKay. The Glasgow-based comedian Kevin Bridges has also stated his admiration for MacKay, MacKay has also interviewed fictional anchorman Ron Burgundy from the 2004 comedy film Anchorman
7. Callum Macrae – Callum Macrae is an award-winning filmmaker, writer and journalist currently with Outsider Television, which he had co-founded with Alex Sutherland in 1993. Callum Macrae grew up in Nigeria and Scotland and he studied painting at Edinburgh College of Art for five years, was a dustman for two years, ran a pirate radio station for six months and was a teacher for seven years. He was a member of the Official Edinburgh Festival’s governing Council and President of Edinburgh, for two years he produced a weekly satirical cartoon strip for the Times Educational Supplement. He then became a writer working initially for a variety of newspapers and magazines including The Scotsman, The Herald. He joined The Observer as Scottish correspondent, where he stayed for three winning the Campaigning Journalist of the Year award in 1992. In 1992, he moved into television, presenting and reporting on Channel 4s weekly magazine programs Hard News, with Alex Sutherland, he co-founded Outsider Television in 1993. For six years he was a reporter on Channel 4 Dispatches before becoming a director. The first film he directed was a documentary about the famous London toyshop Hamleys. His films include three major investigations into allegations of crimes in Iraq. He has made films for the BBC, Channel 4, ITV, Al Jazeera English. He and his team were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2012. His other recent television work includes an expose of Khartoums war on the Nuba people of South Kordofan for Al Jazeera, in 2012 he was presented with a Scottish Bafta Special Achievement Award. For the past two years he has been named by Broadcast magazine as one of the top three television directors across all genres in the UK. ], several of his documentaries were investigations on war crimes. His films include Japans Killer Quake Filmed and co-directed for NOVA PBS, Documentary on the aftermath of the Tsunami Sudan, War and Independence Presenter and Director for Al Jazeera. Documentary looking at the war in South Kordofam Sudan. Whistleblower, The Secret Bank BBC21 March 2007 Unreported World - on the Civil war in Uganda A Day of War - Covered the war in Northern Uganda for BBC, Filmed a massacre on the Sudan/Uganda border. Iraqs Mission Billions - On the Coalitions alleged misuse of billions of Iraqi fund during the Iraq War, on Whose Orders - A Panorama series investigation on the allegations of unlawful killings in Iraq by the British troops. Sri Lankas Killing Fields - On the war crimes in the stages of the Sri Lankan War in 2009
8. George Reid (Scottish politician) – Sir George Newlands Reid PC FRSE is a Scottish politician. From February 1974 to 1979 he served as a Scottish National Party Member of Parliament for Clackmannan and he was elected in 1999 as a Member of the newly established Scottish Parliament as a regional MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife. From 2003 to 2007 he served as member for the Ochil constituency and was appointed as the Scottish Parliaments second Presiding Officer. In May 2008, Reid was appointed as the Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland for the duration of the General Assemblys sitting that year, in 2011, he was appointed as Her Majestys Lord Lieutenant of Clackmannanshire. He then continued further studies in Switzerland and Union College in the United States. He worked as a broadcast journalist and television producer for the BBC, Granada Television and Scottish Television, in this time he produced over 200 television documentaries, including Emmy winner Contract 736, about the construction of the RMS Queen Elizabeth 2. Reid was elected as the Scottish National Party Member of Parliament for Clackmannan and East Stirlingshire in the February 1974 general election, with a majority of 3,610. He more than doubled his majority to 7,341 in the October 1974 general election, during his time at Westminster he served as a member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and that of the Western European Union. After leaving Westminster he briefly returned to journalism, for BBC Scotland, he presented Agenda, which was produced by Kirsty Wark. In 1988 he was part of a disaster team that responded to an in Armenia. He was Director of Public Affairs of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent for 12 years, based in Geneva, Switzerland, but working worldwide in conflict and disaster zones. Labour Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland George Robertsons contrary claim that devolution would kill the SNP stone dead was dismissed by Reid by saying Ho, ho, ho. He stood in the Ochil constituency, which covered approximately the area as his old seat, at Westminster in the UK general election 1997. At the 2003 Scottish Parliament Election Reid succeeded in winning the Ochil constituency first past the post and he was then elected by his fellow MSPs to succeed David Steel as Presiding Officer. As the Presiding Officer is expected to be nonpartisan, he voluntarily suspended his SNP membership for the duration of his tenure. As the Presiding Officer has a role in advising The Queen, as Presiding Officer he also led the creation of a Scottish Futures Forum, to promote cross-party strategic thinking. He was appointed President of the Royal Commonwealth Society Scotland, Reid chose not to seek re-election at the end of the 2007 Parliamentary term. As an independent figure with experience of a parliament, he was chosen to lead a review of the administration of the troubled Northern Ireland Assembly
9. Tom Ross (producer) – Tom Ross is a Scottish journalist and television producer who worked for the BBC from 1971 until 1996. Born in Glasgow and educated at Hutchesons Boys Grammar School he gained a degree in History from the University of Glasgow. In 1984 he moved to Birmingham to become Assistant Editor of the BBCs popular lunchtime magazine Pebble Mill at One, producing one of its highest rated shows live from the aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal in the English Channel. In 1986 he became first Executive Producer, then Editor in 1989, during his five-year spell as Editor Motoring Programmes for the BBC Top Gear became the top rated show on BBC2 for the first time and the audience reached nearly 6 million. This was despite several determined efforts by various Controllers of BBC2 to cancel the programme, the main presenter of the programme was William Woollard with contributions from Chris Goffey, Frank Page and Sue Baker. A number of new faces were introduced over these years including Tiff Needell, Tom Boswell and, most famously, the Top Gear team also produced coverage of the bi-annual British International Motor Show which alternated with London Motorfair. Noel Edmonds and Janet Ellis of Blue Peter fame were among its most famous presenters, rallying was the one sport that BBC Sport in London did not control. Each November Top Gear Rally Report provided nightly coverage and background programmes on the Lombard RAC Rally, presented by William Woollard with reports from Barrie Gill and Tony Mason the programmes developed a loyal audience despite frequent attempts by BBC bosses to kill it. Tony Mason went on to join Top Gear, initially as its rally specialist, after Tom Ross left the programme in 1991 he went on to work in various managerial posts till he left the BBC five years later. He then worked for a spell in the independent sector and he is married with two children and lives in Warwickshire. Monday 28 February 2005 Ariel magazine 25 October 2011 www. bbc. co. uk/ariel/15444971
10. Michael Russell (politician) – He is a professor of culture and governance at the University of Glasgow. He has previously worked as a producer and director and the author of seven books. He was Chief Executive of the SNP from 1994 to 1999 and was elected to the Scottish Parliament as a regional MSP for the South of Scotland at the first Scottish Parliament elections in 1999, however, he lost his seat in the 2003 Scottish Parliament Election. He was elected again in May 2007 and was appointed Minister for Environment in Scotlands first-ever SNP administration by First Minister Alex Salmond, Russell was born in Bromley, Kent to an English mother and a Scottish father. He was educated at Marr College, Troon and Edinburgh University, there studying firstly Theology and then Scottish History and he was then the Clydesdale candidate for the Westminster Parliament in June 1987. Later that year he became the elected Vice Convenor of the SNP responsible for Publicity and he returned to active politics in December 1994 when he became the SNPs first full-time Chief Executive. In that role, he was the partys director for the 1997 and 1999 campaigns as well as for the successful Perth. After John Swinney was elected leader of the SNP in 2000, Russell became Shadow Minister for Education and Culture and he did, however, stand for the leadership of the SNP in 2004, in the election prompted by John Swinneys resignation. He finished third behind Alex Salmond and Roseanna Cunningham, many SNP members saw Russells absence from the Scottish Parliament as a great loss to the SNPs profile and performance there. He was also the candidate in the Dumfries constituency. Following the SNPs narrow victory at the 2007 Scottish Parliament Election, in the first reshuffle of the SNP Government in February 2009, Russell was moved to be Minister for Culture, External Affairs and the Constitution. In December 2009 Russell was promoted to the Scottish Cabinet as Cabinet Secretary for Education, Russell left the Scottish Cabinet in November 2014, when Nicola Sturgeon took over as First Minister. On 25 August 2016 he was appointed as the Scottish governments new minister with responsibility for Brexit negotiations with the UK government, the Justice 1 committee of the Scottish Parliament conducted a nine-month inquiry into the McKie case in 2006, and its report was published on 15 February 2007. In April 2007, Michael Russell and Shirleys father, Iain McKie, published a book on what they described as the worst miscarriage of justice in a generation, Shirley McKie – The Price of Innocence. Megrahis appeal began in Edinburgh on 28 April 2009, and an inquiry into the McKie case started in Glasgow on 2 June 2009. In May 2015, the University of Glasgow announced that Russell would be taking up a part-time post as a professor of culture and governance. Russell attracted criticism regarding the negative depictions of Scottish towns and cities included in his 1998 travel book In Waiting, Travels In The Shadow Of Edwin Muir. In his book, Russell said of Glasgow, Pull over and stop the car and walk into the closes smelling of urine and rubbish, cluttered with dirt and it is not uncommon to have to step over a comatose body, with or without a needle by its side
11. David Whitton – David Whitton is a Scottish journalist, Labour party politician and former MSP. Whitton was educated at the Morgan Academy in Dundee and he began his journalistic career with D. C. Thomson in 1970 before moving to the Fife Free Press and then the Evening Express in Aberdeen, specialising in local government activities. He worked at The Scotsman in Glasgow for three years moved to the Daily Record where he became Industrial Editor in 1983. He was Head of Public Affairs from 1994–96, whittons time at Scottish Television was followed by a short period as a Director of the PR company, Media House. David Whitton is married and has two children and two grandchildren and he is a member of the National Union of Journalists. In 1999 Whitton became Special Adviser to the then Scottish Secretary Donald Dewar, Whitton was a member of Scottish Labour Partys Scottish Parliament election campaign responsible for organising broadcasting coverage and media activity for the Party leader. Whitton delivered a reading at Dewars funeral at Glasgow Cathedral on 18 October 2000, during this period, he was also a member of the committee raising funds for the Donald Dewar chair of Social Justice. In 2010/11 Whitton claimed more than £34,000 in expenses which was the sixth highest amount at the Scottish Parliament, in the SNP landslide victory in the Scottish Parliament general election 2011, he lost his seat to Fiona McLeod, on a swing of 7. 7%