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Outlaw King is an upcoming American-Scottish historical action feature about Robert the Bruce and the Wars of Scottish Independence. Written and directed by David Mackenzie, it will be available on Netflix.
It is 1918 and the end of WWI. Millions have died, and the world is exhausted by war. But soon a new horror is sweeping the world, a terrifying virus that will kill more than fifty million people - the Spanish flu. Using dramatic reconstruction and eyewitness testimony from doctors, soldiers, civilians and politicians, this one-off special brings to life the onslaught of the disease, the horrors of those who lived through it and the efforts of the pioneering scientists desperately looking for the cure.
Narrated by Christopher Eccleston, the film also asks whether, a century later, the lessons learnt in 1918 might help us fight a future global flu pandemic.
Showing on BBC Two on Tuesday 25th September at 9pm.
Make Me Up is a new film by acclaimed Scottish artist Rachel Maclean, which marks 100 years since women were first given the right to vote in the United Kingdom.
This darkly-comic film takes a satirical look at the contradictory pressures faced by women today. It examines how television and social media can be fun and expressive spaces to explore identity, but simultaneously a gilded prison that encourages women to conform to strict beauty ideals. Part horror movie, part comedy, Make Me Up reflects on the shortcomings of our journey towards equality throughout the past century.
Screening at the London Film Festival from 12th-14th October; Glasgow Film Theatre on 14th October; Edinburgh Filmhouse on 16th October and further screenings across the UK throughout October. The film will also be broadcast on BBC4 in November.
Part of a series of new plays recorded in front of an audience at Summerhall Arts Centre during the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Audiences can hear (After) Fear once again with clients Meg and Maryam, appearing as the Wife and the Other Woman.
Award-winning writer, Oliver Emanuel creates a fast-paced, roller-coaster of a thriller about adultery, blackmail and the heady power of fear. Inspired by the work and life of Stefan and Lotte Zweig.
Broadcasting on BBC Radio 3 on Sunday 30th September at 8.15pm.
Cops and Monsters follows the Paranormal Investigation Team Scotland as they police and protect the supernatural community in a near-future Scotland. Each episode follows a different case of the PITS team throughout a 6 episode run, made up of 20 minute episodes. Cops and Monsters is a completely crowdfunded project with series 2 filming now looking for support.
Series 1 is available via their website and YouTube.
After a sold-out initimate performance at this year's Edinburgh Fringe, where audiences had a unique opportunity to see how a radio drama is put together, with eight fresh audio plays from leading writers at Summerhall's pop-up radio studio, you are provided a second chance to hear The Death of a Matriarch.
Broadcasting on BBC Radio 3 on October 14th.
The movie tells the story of a young princess who is severely put to the test and risks everything in order to win the right to possess a truly remarkable gift. A collaboration between Studio 100 Film and Red Kite Animation, our clients can be heard as the voices of the animated characters.
Appearing in the Edinburgh International Film Festival at Cineworld, Edinburgh, on Saturday 30th June at 11.15am.
The spirit of innovation and creativity is in full force in this exciting combination of documentary and fiction shorts, drawing together the work of filmmakers from across Scotland. Witness the body explored as a map of remarkable individual experience; an artist's performative dialogue with the Norwegian landscape; the nocturnal hunt for kinship within the urban metropolis and the Scottish wilds presented as both a powerful reflection of personal desolation and a place of spiritual renewal. Our client, Tim Barrow, appears in Tomorrow Might Be The Day.
Showing at Cineworld, Edinburgh, as part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival, at 6.20pm on Wednesday 27th June.
Channel 5 pays tribute to the talented singer – the late George Michael – with a new documentary and a countdown of his most popular songs. What led to one of the most talented singer-songwriters of his generation, adored by millions, dying alone on Christmas Day 2016?
Two programmes dedicated to the talented but troubled star with the first airing on Channel 5 at 9pm on Thursday 21st June, with catch up on My5.
Produced by Focus Features and Working Title Films, this new adaptation is directed by Josie Rourke, with the screenplay written by Beau Willimon.
Mary Stuart's attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones - and change the course of history.
Scheduled for release in the US in December 2018 and the UK in January 2019.
You are the Bard, a selfish rogue weary of pointless sub-quests and rat-infested cellars. Through magical song you summon characters to join your quest for coin and cleavage!
Prepare to immerse yourself in a world of adventure.
Our clients voice various characters within the game, alongside Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride) as the 'Bard'. Produced by InXile Entertainment Ltd and directed by Dennis Miller.
In this gleeful mashup, Anna and her friends must fight – and sing – their way through a zombie invasion to reach the supposed safety of their school, not knowing if their parents and friends will still be alive when they get there.
Directed by John McPhail and produced in association with Parkhouse Pictures with support from Creative Scotland.
Showing as part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival at the Odeon, Edinburgh, on 29th and 30th June at 6pm.
In association with the Comedy Unit, series three of this bold new short form drama comes to BBC Three, written by up-and-coming talent from across the UK. Our client, James Rottger stars in A Vocal Minority, and client, Ashley Smith, stars in Gloss.
Catch all 5 episodes now on BBCiplayer.
Brand new drama coming to television later this year, set in Leith, Edinburgh. The story focuses on the lives of 3 ambitious young professionals sharing a luxury flat in Leith’s upmarket waterfront area, set to start new jobs with rival MSPs.
Produced by Solus Productions.
A new three-part series adapted from Agatha Christie’s 1958 novel, Ordeal by Innocence, set in Christmas 1954. Wealthy philanthropist Rachel Argyll is murdered at her family estate Sunny Point. Her adopted son Jack Argyll, a young delinquent, is arrested for her murder. He vehemently protests his innocence. Directed by Sandra Goldbacher and produced by Roopesh Parekh.
Starting on BBC One on 1st April at 9pm.
Long Night at Blackstone is Greg Hemphill's second outing as a director, and is the follow-up to his hilarious and terrifying West Skerra Light. Faye Bowers is the host of a low-rent paranormal activity show, a master of trickery and pretence, but she is desperate to be taken seriously as a journalist. When she learns that the show is to be axed, she is determined to go out with a bang.
Showing at 9pm on BBC One Scotland this Easter Monday - 2nd April.
Following previous success, this new fourth series is an original story which sees Perez deal with murders from the past and present with unsettling similarities. When Shetlander, Thomas Malone (played by Stephen Walters) has his murder conviction overturned after 23 years behind bars, DI Perez has to reopen the investigation into the 1994 death of local teenager, Lizzie Kilmuir.
Starting on BBC One Scotland on 15th February.
The long-running lunchtime drama series set in a busy Midlands practice following the turbulent lives and loves of the staff and patients. Our client, Ann Louise Ross, appears in the current series - 19.
Showing weekdays on BBC One at 1.45pm or 2.15pm, or catch up on BBC iplayer.
Comedy fans across the country celebrated the show’s return after a nine year hiatus. In Scotland, the last series of Still Game became the most watched non-sporting programme in over a decade. Written by and starring Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill, series eight will return as another six-part series.
Starting on Thursday 8th March on BBC One.
A new five-part series produced by BBC Scotland for BBC Radio 4, with writers choosing poems as inspiration for new stories. Inspired by Thomas Hardy's poem of unrequited love, A Thunderstorm in Town is read by our client, Catriona McFarlane. Hope is the Thing with Feathers will be read by client, Robert Jack on Sunday 11th February.
Catch them now on BBC iplayer and tune in to Radio 4 on Sunday's at 7.45pm for the final two episodes.
Award-winning feature debut from Braine Hownd Films. A comedy thriller in which two unqualified men are thrown together and tasked with protecting an East London townhouse with a big secret from unseen assailants that may or may not be 200 year old ghosts cursed to haunt the walls of the house till emptiness consumes it. Our client, Tim Barrow, plays villain Hugo.
The film has been officially selected for the Ocean City Film Festival in Maryland and the Chautauqua International Film Festival in New York, as well as the Newcastle International Film Festival, the Ramsgate International Film Festival, and the Comedy Club International Film Festival in Romania.
Currently screening across the UK, with two further screenings added at The Odeon, Brighton, on 23rd February and at Ourscreen, Crouch End, on March 12th.
During the Second World War, the young Muriel Spark worked in the British 'Black Propaganda' Department of MI6. Her job was to produce what she called 'a tangled mixture of damaging lies, flattering and plausible truths'.
Written by Sarah Wooley and produced by Gaynor Macfarlane.
Our client Francesca Dymond plays Betty.
Broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 5th January 2018, and available on the BBC iPlayer thereafter.
A major television series from Starz.
Currently screening in the US and in Ireland on RTE, as well as on Amazon Prime.
Adapted from Diana Gabaldon's international best-selling books and Executive Produced by Ronald D Moore.
Moscow, 1852. Nikolai Gogol nurses his-long suffering nose as he works on a sequel to his satirical novel, Dead Souls. He meets two men who will help determine his fate and the fate of his new manuscript. Comedy by Alastair Jessiman and produced and directed by Bruce Young. Our client, Robert Jack, plays the voice of Gogol.
Airing on BBC Radio 4 on 22nd November and available on BBC iplayer.
This popular BBC One Scotland mockumentary sitcom returns for a fourth series, following the Chief Commissioner and various employees of the fictional United Scottish Police Force. Semi-improvised, the programme's ensemble cast is lead by Jack Docherty. Two of our clients are joining the cast for the new series, along with client, Ashley Smith, reprising her regular role as PC Jane Mackay.
Airing on BBC One Scotland from 15th November 2017.
A genre busting new show called Armchair Detectives has been commissioned for BBC One Daytime from Tiger Aspect. The programme, which combines a murder mystery drama with a gameshow, will transport three players and viewers at home to the fictional town of Mortcliff where a dastardly crime has been committed. Their task - to discover whodunnit? Starring a host of our clients and being presented by comic, Susan Calman.
Starts Monday 20th November 2017 at 14:15 on BBC One.
The Russian Revolution of 1917 is one of the most controversial events of the 20th century. Three men - Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin - emerged from obscurity to forge an entirely new political system. This film dramatizes the 245 days that brought these men to supreme power. Produced by Oxford Films and directed by Renny Bartlett, our client, Nicholas Cowell, stars as Stalin.
Showing on BBC2 on Tuesday 10th October at 9pm, and then on the BBCiplayer.
New feature film Moon Dogs premiered as part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016 on the 17th & 19th of June and was released in the UK on 1st September 2016.
The film has been nominated for the The Michael Powell Award, The Audience Award and The Best Performance Award at the EIFF.
Directed by Philip John.
A new four-part drama series starring clients, Victoria Balnaves, Caroline Deyga and Kirstin Murray. Driven to desperate measures, nurse Cath Hardacre assumes the identity of her best friend, an A&E doctor, and finds work in a struggling emergency department in Edinburgh.
Starting on Tuesday 8th August at 9pm on BBC One.
A remake of the hugely successful 1949 film, based on a true story. Written by Peter McDougall and directed by Gillies Mackinnon.
Our client Ann Louise Ross plays the role of Mrs Campbell. The film opens at Scottish cinemas on 5th May and the rest of the UK from 19th May.
The film premiered at last year's Edinburgh International Film Festival as their Closing Night Gala film on the 26th June 2016.
As part of Visible Fiction's 25th Birthday celebrations, 27 writers were commissioned to write a one minute monologue about being a particular age between 0-25 (as well as a monologue about ‘time’).
Phase 1 of this project was creating the short film ‘Now I Am’, exploring what it means to grow up, how our ‘number’ defines us and ultimately how small stories shape our lives. Phase 2 was the Monologues - each and every story in it’s entirety, filmed at the beautiful Kings Theatre delivered by actors who have worked with Visible Fictions over the past 25 years.
Follow the link below to watch the monologues.
Client Clare Hemphill, as part The Funny Farm collective, celebrated huge success at The Scottish Comedy Awards recently after being awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Further details on all the winners can be found following the link below.
William Goldman's dark sequel to Marathon Man, dramatised by Stephen Keyworth.
The western world is gearing up for war until Scylla, an infamous American spy, is brought out of hiding and sent on a brutal mission to keep the peace.
With Tom Burke and Jack Lowden and directed by Kirsty Williams.
Let this be a lesson to us all..how NOT to split the bill. A short film by Stuart Elliot featuring client Stephanie Falls, and part of BBC Scotland's 'Short Stuff' films.
Follow the link below to watch the 3 minute short film, currently showing on the BBC iPlayer.
A new 3 part series adapted from John Le Carre's most autobiographical novel. The relationship between the perfect spy, Magnus Pym and his father, Rick, is clearly based on David Cornwell’s relationship with his own father. Directed by Bruce Young and dramatised by Robert Forrest. Our client, Samara MacLaren, stars as Georgie.
Airing on BBC Radio 4 on Sunday's at 3pm, starting on 2nd July.
A new comedy drama from writers Greg Hemphill & Donald Mcleary, also directed by Greg Hemphill. Features Lorna Craig, John Michie, John Gordon Sinclair, & Lorraine McIntosh.
After screening last autumn on BBC One and having already won the Best Comedy Horror at The International Horror Hotel Film Festival in Ohio, our client Lorna Craig, has just been nominated for Best Lead Actress. Winners to be announced on 18th June 2017.
A series of seasonal stories for BBC Schools Radio. Our client, Donald Pirie, can be heard reading 'Beach Adventure' as part of the Spring and Summer programme, whilst client, Alastair Bruce reads 'How to Build an Igloo' for the Autumn and Winter programme.
Available on BBCiplayer and soon to be appearing on CBeebies Radio.
Rachel Joyce adapts Anne Bronte's debut novel about self-discovery and the search for love. Can life as a governess ever bring happiness and contentment? Directed by Tracey Neale, our client stars as Mrs Bloomfield in these 15-minute dramas.
Airing on BBC Radio 4 at 10.45am and 7.45pm from 6th - 10th March, with all episodes available on BBCiplayer.
This popular series screens on BBC1 Scotland.
Louise McMenemy plays series regular Frankie Roth, Victoria Balnaves plays PC Calder & Stuart Hepburn plays Anderson.
Ann Louise Ross recently played the crooked Martina Kennedy and Billy McElhaney played the much-loved Jimmy for 10 years. Clients Deborah Arnott, Jennifer Black, Robert Jack, Helen Logan, Sharon Mackenzie, Martin McCardie, Alan Steele, Vari Sylvester & Simon Tait have also recently filmed guest roles on the series.
Please click below to view the latest episode.
Alexander McCall Smith dramatises stories from his bestselling series, 44 Scotland Street, which continue to delight readers around the world. Returning for a fourth series, our clients will appear in a number of episodes following the residents of a fictitious tenement building in Edinburgh's New Town.
Comedy series in which our client, Barnaby Power, appears alongside comedian Alan Francis who explores the workings of his own mind in relation to his life, friends and long-suffering girlfriend Jane.
Next episode airing on Friday 10th February at 11.30pm on BBC Radio 4 Extra, with all other epsiodes available on BBC Radio iplayer.
This year, the judges awarded two runners-up prizes to NBF finalists, including our client, Paul Cunningham.
The fellowship's aim is to broaden the range of actors available to Radio Drama producers across the UK by encouraging applicants from non-traditional training backgrounds. Paul will be cast in a freelance engagement in one of Radio Drama's 2017 productions.
Returning for a fifth series in early 2017, Father Brown will air on BBC One following the life of Father Brown (Mark Williams), a mild-mannered priest with a razor-sharp mind who investigates crimes and saves souls.
Episode 11 of the 15 part series, The Sins of Others, starring our client James Sutherland, airs on Friday 13th January at 1.45pm.
Written by Danny McCahon and produced by David Ian Neville, A Lulu of a Kid starred our client Sarah McCardie as Betty Lawrie in this BBC radio documentary back in 2015, of Lulu's glistening story from the east end of Glasgow to the top of the American charts.
The sequel to this, Lulu's Back in Town, will air at 12:00 on Christmas Day 2016 with two of our clients, Sarah McCardie and Peter Collins.
A resonantly beautiful seasonal story by George Mackay Brown set in Orkney, where a father's lack of compassion is redressed years later by his three sons.
Read by our client, Robert Jack.
Broadcasting on Christmas Day at 7:45pm on BBC Radio 4.
Rillington Place focuses on the true stories of murderer John Christie, his wife Ethel, and their neighbour Timothy Evans, who all lived at the infamous address. Told from each of their viewpoints, this compelling drama explores the relationships and individual actions that led to this tragic miscarriage of justice, which contributed towards the abolition of capital punishment in Britain.
This new series starts on BBC One on Tuesday 29th November at 9pm.
A new three-part mini-series following the story of notorious Scottish killer, Peter Manual, who claimed 8 lives during a kiling spree in South Lanarkshire in the 1950's as an act of revenge after being previously caught by police for housebreaking and a string of sexual assaults.
Produced by critically acclaimed, award winning producers World Productions (Line of Duty, Code of a Killer) and Finlaggan Films, written by Nick Stevens, and directed by John Strickland.
Starting on ITV 7th December at 9pm.
A new six part series on BBC Radio 4 starting Thursday 3rd November 2016.
Sitcom about a group of teenage girls in 18th Century Edinburgh who form a secret society for intelligent discourse, written by Lucy Porter and directed by Marilyn Imrie.
The longest-running emergency medical drama in the world, set in the fictional Holby City Hospital following the lives of staff and patients that pass through the hospital's doors.
Donald will be appearing as the character of Donald in episode 13 of the current series, screening on Saturday 19th November.
Currently screening on Saturdays on BBC One.
Now returning for a seventh series, Still Game follows the antics of pensioners Jack Jarvis and Victor McDade having run for six series between 2002 and 2007. This Scottish comedy is sure to delight audiences old and new.
The new series starts screening on Friday 7th October, 9.30pm on BBC One.
Returning for a second season, this series explores some of the most shocking murder cases in modern history, guiding viewers into the world of the killer, using modern science to reveal much more.
James Sutherland appears as Christmas Humphreys, QC, in John Christie: Serial Killer.
Thursday 22nd September, 7pm, on the Yesterday Channel.
Part of the BBC's new three part series recreating much-loved episodes from the old sitcom favourites. The scripts for these shows still exist but the original recordings have vanished from the archives.
Hancock’s Half Hour is written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson and this year marks 60 years since the iconic sitcom started on BBC Television.
Thursday 8 September, 9pm, on BBC Four.
A new feature about the founders of the modern day game of golf.
Directed by Jason Connery and also featuring Peter Mullan, Sam Neill and Jack Lowden.
The film will premiere as the Opening Night film of the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016. The film has been nominated for the The Michael Powell Award.
The new series of Murder begins on BBC Two on Thursday 3rd March 2016. The first episode, The Third Voice, features clients Frank Gilhooley, Stewart Preston and Maurice Roeves and is directed by Birger Larsen.
A behind-the-scenes look at the work of the Scottish SPCA as they rescue, care for and re-home Scotland's animals.
Our client Callum Cuthbertson has narrated the previous 4 series and is currently working on the 5th.
Produced by Demus Productions for STV and currently showing on Sunday afternoons on Pick TV.
Celebrated director Terence Davies (The House of Mirth,The Long Day Closes) returns with this adaptation of Lewis Grassic Gibbon's classic novel about a farming family struggling to eke out a living in northeast Scotland.
Premiered at the Toronto International Film Festivalv2015, and due for release on December 4th 2015.
The popular children's television series Katie Morag features our clients Ann Louise Ross as Grannie Island, Kenneth Harvey as Katie's Dad, and Francesca Dymond as the school teacher's wife. The second series, also featured our client Julia Taudevin.
Both series are currently screening on CBeebies.
Katie Morag has won several awards including four BAFTAs (Best Director in TV/Film BAFTA Scotland 2015, Best Children's Drama 2015 & 2014 & Best Children's Performer 2014), as well as Best Children's Programme at the Celtic Film Festival.
Our client Sarah McCardie plays May the Park Keeper (the only human character!) in the popular CBeebies programe, Big City Park.
The programme has won a Scottish BAFTA, an IFTA Award, a CINE Golden Eagle Award, as well as a Silver Plate at the Hugo International Awards.
Currently screening on CBeebies.
Series 1 of the BBC's Case Histories featured our clients Carole Anders, Rory Barraclough, Victoria Balnaves, Glenna Scacchi Morrison & Sandy Welch. Rory also features in Series 2.
Detective drama series based on the novels by Kate Atkinson.