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This new five-parter by Russell T Davies examines the lives of three young gay men afffected by the outbreak of a new deadly virus, HIV, after they move to London during the 1980s, charting the joy and heartbreak of four friends during a decade in which everything changed.
Now streaming on All 4 and available on HBO Max in the US
Can the soul of a man be trapped in the body of a woman?
Inspired by the life of Adam Kashmiry, Adam tells the remarkable story of a young trans man and his struggle across genders and borders to be himself. Originally a National Theatre of Scotland stage play, Adam has been reinvented as a compelling, theatrical on-screen drama.
Screening on BBC Scotland, BBC Four and available on the BBC iPlayer from 7th March
Set in a hospital, Beep is a tender, bittersweet and funny sitcom about a family’s vigil at the bedside of their dad Tommy, who lies helplessly in a coma. Produced by Jane Bell for Happy Tramp North and directed by Ian Fitzgibbon. Part of the BBC's Festival of Funny.
Screening on BBC2 on 12th & 14th March, and then available on the BBC iPlayer
Olivia Colman will return as Queen Elizabeth II as we head into the Margaret Thatcher years for the fourth instalment of Peter Morgan's royal epic. Going back to the 1970's, Series 4 sees new members joining the royal family including Lady Diana Spencer, whose marriage to Prince Charles became world famous and led to her becoming an international icon.
Series 1-4 now streaming on Netflix. Our client Billy Mack appears in series 4.
After two mini-online series, The Farm is back with a full length pilot. A comedy following the adventures of farmer Jim MacDonald, his tractorman Donnie and his mother Mary, as they struggle against the elements - and each other - on a farm in Perthshire. Produced by Owen Bell.
Available now on the BBC iPlayer
A heart-warming tale of Tom (Timothy Spall), a pensioner whose wife (Phyllis Logan) has just passed away, who travels from Britain's most Northerly point, John O'Groats, to his original home town at its most Southerly point, Land's End, using his free bus pass. He carries with him his wife's ashes in a small suitcase, travelling the length of the country to take her back home. Along the way, his adventures are recorded by the people he meets and helps, and by the end of his trip he has unwittingly become a social media celebrity.
Coming soon to screens.
Created by Jesse Armstrong and starring Brian Cox, Alan Ruck, Nicholas Braun and Holly Hunter, Succession is a bitingly funny, BAFTA and Emmy-winning drama following a family dynasty's disintegration when their patriarch refuses to name a successor.
Showing on Sky, Now TV & HBO in the US.
When Duchess Margaret unexpectedly inherits the throne to Montenaro and hits a rough patch with Kevin, it's up to her double Stacy to save the day before a new lookalike, party girl Fiona foils their plans. Directed by Mike Rohl.
Currently available on Netflix.
The Witcher is currently streaming on Netflix. An eight-episode TV drama starring Henry Cavill as Geralt. The series is based on the Polish novels by Andrzej Sapkowski, following an unconventional family that comes together to fight for truth in a dangerous world.
Currently one of the most popular series on Netflix.
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.
A new Netflix Original/Nutopia documentary drama offering a chronicled look at the fall of the Romanov dynasty. When social upheaval sweeps through Russia in the early 20th century, Czar Nicholas II resists change, sparking a revolution and ending a dynasty. Starring Robert Jack as Czar Nicholas.
On Netflix now
A crime mystery which turns into a supernatural horror. The Harrowing tells the story of the devastating events that occur on the Hebridean Isle of Toll Mòr over the space of five days between Holy Wednesday and Easter Sunday, as recounted by the only apparent survivor – Sergeant Jackie O’Hara (Joanne Froggatt). Brought in for questioning again, months after the fact, will her superiors believe Jackie’s version of events? And does Jackie believe her own story – that she came face to face with the Devil and survived? Written by Mark Healy and produced by Ben Walker.
Listen to this podcast on the link below.
RL Stevenson's powerful story of family rebellion and forbidden love - set in Edinburgh and the Borders in the early 19th century. Stevenson died halfway through writing the novel - but, using the author’s notes, Colin MacDonald’s dramatisation completes the tragic story of the conflicts within the Weir family. Produced by Bruce Young.
Currently airing on Sunday afternoons on BBC Radio 4 with both episodes available on BBC Sounds.
The writer of BBC1’s Bafta-winning drama Three Girls is back with The Nest, a new five-part thriller. Set in Glasgow and following a wealthy couple and the teenage girl they ask to carry their baby, it will be a fraught portrait of a city (and relationships) divided.
Currently screening on BBC One on Sundays at 9pm.
The six-part drama is set among the “upper echelon” of 19th century London society. When the Trenchards accept an invitation to the now legendary ball hosted by the Duchess of Richmond on the fateful evening of the Battle of Waterloo, it sets in motion a series of events that will have consequences for decades to come as secrets unravel behind the porticoed doors of London’s grandest postcode. Written by Julian Fellowes and directed by John Alexander.
Starting on Sunday 15th March at 9pm on ITV1.
Zachary is excited to be starting at a new school, and making lots of new friends. But he soon discovers it's not as easy as he hoped it would be. This story, written and read by client Apphia Campbell, was developed in collaboration with the BBC Writersroom. Produced by Anne McNaught.
Now available on BBCiplayer.
Extracts from the modernist classic by Nan Shepherd, author of 'The Living Mountain'. As Martha nurses her poorly aunt, a figure from the past reappears. Read by our client, Meg Fraser, abridged by Rosemary Goring and produced by Eilidh McCreadie.
Playing on BBC Radio 4 and all episodes avaiable on BBC Sounds.
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.
Replaying now on BBCiplayer.
Brand new dark crime thriller coming to Channel 4, written by Daisy Coulam.
Tom, played by David Tennant, is a well-liked GP in a small Scottish village, Kirkdarroch, where he lives with his wife Kate, a primary school teacher, and their young daughters. When a seemingly perfect and happy family is murdered by someone they knew and trusted, cracks appear on the surface of a supposedly idyllic community.
Starting on January 10th at 9pm on Channel 4, and available on All 4 soon after.
A pitch-perfect evocation of the possibilities and frustrations of being young and riotously alive in mid-90s Scotland, Our Ladies follows the teenage choirgirls of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour on a day trip from their port town in the Highlands to a singing competition in Edinburgh.
Showing at the BFI London Film Festival on 4th and 5th October.
Brand new comedy sketch series taking a look at the state of Scotland and the world right now. Featuring explosive sketches, satirical animation and topical contributions from a range of Scottish comic talent.
Showing on BBC2 Scotland on Fridays at 10.30pm with catch up available on BBCiplayer.
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, Eleanor House, appears as Lex Whitmore in current series - 21, whilst client, Ann Louise Ross, appeared in series 19.
Showing weekdays on BBC One at 1.45pm or 2.15pm, or catch up on BBC iplayer.
This year’s festive episode will see the team heading for the remote, idyllic Scottish island, where the residents have a desperate need for nurses and midwives. Expect wild seas, stormy skies and some very disobedient sheep!
Coming to BBC One this Christmas and available on BBCiplayer soon after.
Nominations have been announced and we are delighted that a number of shows featuring our clients have been nominated including: Wild Rose with clients Maryam Hamidi, Helen Katamba, Doreen McGillivray and Benny Young for Best Feature Film; Red Hill with client Billy Mack for Best Short Film; The Flu That Killed 50 Million with client Iain Davie for Best Specialist Factual; The Victim with client Sarah McCardie for Best Television Scripted.
Winners were announced at the British Academy Scotland Awards in Glasgow on 3rd November. Delighted to say that Wild Rose was awarded with the gong for Feature Film!
Produced by Banijay and IWC Media, this new series starts on BBC2 on Saturday 9th November. Part of the BBC Arts campaign #MyBookLife.
Showing on Saturdays on BBC2 at 21:45 and available after on BBCiplayer.
A musician from Glasgow dreams of being a Nashville star. This comedy-drama about mothers and daughters, dreams and reality and three chords and the truth, stars four of our clients. The film will showcase country music from both sides of the Atlantic with Rose-Lynn’s band led by UK folk royalty Neill McColl and features Scottish music legends and founders of The Transatlantic Sessions, Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham. Directed by Tom Harper and written by Nicole Taylor. Also screened at the Toronto Film Festival.
Winner of the Best Feature Film in the BAFTA Scotland 2019 Awards.
On general release.
New short film from film-maker Laura Carreira telling the story of Jim (played by client Billy Mack), a former miner turned security guard facing down his last days until retirement.
Screened at the Clermont-Ferrand Festival 2019.
"This is a slow and richly rewarding work thanks to the confident direction of Carreira, who combines documentary style realism with a lyrical beauty, alongside a breathtaking performance from Billy Mack in the lead role." Laurence Boyce, BFI
Nominated for Best Short Film in the BAFTA Scotland 2019 Awards
Long listed for Best British Short Film - 2019 BIFA Awards
Winner of the New Visions Award 2019 - Edinburgh International Film Festival
After time abroad, Lizzie and Tyler Warren return to Hazelbrook School. They’re shocked to find the worst school in the country is now the best! It has been rebranded into the table-topping Hazelbrook Academy, where ‘every student is a star’. How? Brand new children's drama.
Client Kevin O'Loughlin plays regular character, Rick Warren.
Showing on CBBC on Tuesdays at 5pm with catch up on BBCiplayer.
A timely, moving and informative book which is at once a record of the real human cost of flooding and a fascinating political and social history of the flood. Written by Edward Platt and read by client Peter Collins.
Airing on BBC Radio 4 at 9.45am from 28th October until 1st November.
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.
Nominated for Best Specialist Factual in the BAFTA Scotland 2019 Awards.
Made by STV Productions and written by Rob Williams, The Victim is a new four-part gripping, contemporary legal thriller told through the eyes of the plaintiff and the accused. Set in Edinburgh, within Scotland’s unique legal system, the show offers a constantly surprising and twisting perspective on who is really ‘the victim’.
Nominated for Best Television Scripted in the BAFTA Scotland 2019 Awards.
Far North Film bring us this new film set in Sutherland. Jack Travis is an irreverent playwright notorious for scaring audiences. But as he obsesses over creating a new show in a Scottish castle with a dark history of its own, disturbances from deep within the walls begin to prey on his troubled daughter. Jack is soon forced to reckon with the unsettling consequences unfolding around him, but will he realise the danger of unearthing an historic curse before he damns himself and those he loves forever? Produced and directed by brothers, Fionn and Toby Watts.
Screenings coming soon to UK cinemas.
In 1950s small-town Britain, single mother Lydia who is abandoned by her husband meets the small village's Dr. Jean Markham who has recently returned to her hometown. When Lydia and Charlie are unhoused Jean invites them to stay in her home and she and Lydia soon develop an intimate friendship. Written by Merve Kurt with our client, Sarah McCardie, playing Mrs. Robson.
In UK cinemas from 19th July 2019
This performance is 1 of 9 brand new radio plays that will be recorded in front of a live audience, for broadcast in September - part of the BBC Pop-Up Radio Drama at Summerhall. Cora is at the Festival to see her ex-boyfriend perform. She rents a room, living with Anabelle and her children. When Cora returns one evening, she’s no longer only a lodger but responsible for the answers to solve a surreal and stark situation. Questions for Quiz Shows explores how we construct our own realities, how we measure success and how we balance responsibility with individual dreams.
Showing at Summerhall, Edinburgh, on 17th August at 6pm.
As above, a new radio play being recorded in front of a live audience, for broadcast in September as part of the BBC Pop-Up Radio Dramas at Summerhall. During a Radio 3 live broadcast a private detective stuns the audience by accusing a best-selling author of murder. The author denies the accusation and sets out to prove her innocence to the audience. A comic drama by Owen Whitelaw exploring the impact of fake news – both in the past and in the present.
Showing at Summerhall, Edinburgh, on 23rd August at 6pm.
The Durrells are back! This drama series is based on Gerald Durrell's classic trilogy of Corfu memoirs and stars Keeley Hawes in the lead role of Louisa Durrell. The story follows an English family in the 1930s.
Series 4 with client Nicholas Cowell begins screening on ITV on Sunday 7th April at 8pm.
Angel Face Productions present a new feature, written and directed by Marilyn Edmond. In a small town in Scotland, a young man must overcome his depression and the voice that haunts him daily. From a cliff top, a man in a hoody leaps to his death. Our client appears as Maureen.
Coming soon to cinemas in the UK.
A new short film written and directed by Rory Gibson. John is consumed by guilt after crashing the car that killed his best friend Isaac. This violent end to a complex relationship leaves John emotionally at sea and demonised by the local community and Isaac’s family. A Scottish Film Talent Network Production in association with Shadowhouse Films.
World premiering at The Filmhouse, Edinburgh, on 30th June as part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Returning for a fifth series, our client Ashley Smith, reprises her role as PC Jane McKay. The fictional law enforcers return for another arresting mix of comedy and crime in a new six-part series made by the Comedy Unit.
Starting on BBC One Scotland on Thursday 4th April at 10pm.
An entrant in the 2014 LA Comedy Festival which now makes its small-screen debut, this new one-off short starring Frankie Boyle as Harvey Higgins is a comedy about how conquering your demons might not always produce the desired results. Written by Greg Hemphill and produced by Carolynne Sinclair Kidd for Hopscotch Films.
Screened on BBC One and now available on BBCiPlayer.
In a series of poetic vignettes, nature writer Jim Crumley paints a captivating picture of Scotland’s wilderness in spring and the joys of observing its abundant wildlife. Produced by Bruce Young with the omnibus read by our client, Simon Tait.
Now available on BBCiplayer.
Produced by Focus Features and Working Title Films, this new adaptation is directed by Josie Rourke, with the screenplay written by Beau Willimon. Nominated for three BAFTA's - Supporting Actress, Costume Design and Make-Up & Hair.
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.
Released in the US in December 2018 and arriving in cinemas across the UK on 18th January 2019.
Based on the novels by Ann Cleeves, Shetland returns for its fifth season. Perez and the team are shocked by the discovery of various severed body parts on the island. The team use CCTV to trace the victim’s last movements. Having identified him as a young Nigerian man, they start to scrutinise his emails and social media accounts; it is then that the investigation takes a sinister turn.
Our client, Titana Muthui, makes her debut television appearance as guest lead, Zezi, across all episodes.
Premiering on BBC One on Tuesday 12th February at 9pm.
The comedy returns for its 9th series, in which lifelong friends cope with everything modern life has to throw at them. Jack Jarvis and Victor McDade are neighbours in Osprey Heights, a tower block in Craiglang, Glasgow. They may now have entered their twilight years, but they’re still game for life’s adventures.
Showing on BBC One Scotland and episodes now available on iplayer.
Outlaw King is an American-Scottish historical action feature about Robert the Bruce and the Wars of Scottish Independence - claiming the crown and leading a fierce uprising, Robert the Bruce aspires to win back the country's independence from English rule. Written and directed by David Mackenzie.
Premiering in Scotland on 19th October and soon to be available on Netflix.
A new series coming to Radio 4. This wry, narrative comedy begins with the funeral of Tamsin, killed in a traffic accident, mother of Laura and beloved wife of Edinburgh artist Leo. The series is wry, funny, sometimes sad; but always warm hearted and tender. Written by Michael Chaplin and directed by Marilyn Imrie.
Broadcasting on BBC Radio 4 on Mondays at 11.30am starting on 31st December.
After a sucessful run as part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival last summer, Anna and the Apocalypse returns to screens this winter. In this gleeful mashup, Anna and her friends must fight – and sing – their way through a zombie invasion at Christmas in their sleepy town of Little Haven, 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 in cinemas from 30th November in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling, Dundee, Leicester and Bristol.
Returning for a second series, Holly is determined to put the past behind her and become a regular student. When Holly meets a clique of rebellious boys, she finds herself at the heart of a campus-wide scandal. Produced by Neil Duncan and directed by Andrew Cumming and Robbie McKillop.
Available now on BBCiplayer.
Catch up with the lives of the pupils of Logan High, as they navigate the highs and lows of relationship dramas, friendship fall outs, family issues, school stress and general randomness of life in a modern high school. Commissioned for CBBC.
Series 1 and 2 available now on BBCiplayer.
Have you ever thought, what might happen if you eat your own words? Words written on rocks? What if the screams of the dead, filled your head? Make your best friend not see another thing? War is a horror that can't be unseen, it may even break a man's soul. THE NECROMANCER is a dark tale in the vein of PAN'S LABYRINTH, set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic War, where danger lurks around every corner. Directed by bafta-winner, Stuart Brennan.
Showing at Cineworld cinemas across the UK from 26th October.
Mrs Breslin's class prepare their lanterns for a traditional Scottish Hallowe’en, but they're not expecting what happens after the party. What's making those strange clattering noises they can hear outside? A short, not-so-spooky story for 6-8 year olds.
Available now on BBC Sounds following the link below.
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.
Directed by Magnus Wake this new thriller sees Simon, a young man with exceptional powers, track down a serial killer, battling not only his own demons but a government agency that has decided Simon is too dangerous to be allowed to roam free. Based on a bestseller by Peter Flannery and produced by Simone Bett.
Showing at film festivals in late 2018.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Client Roderick Gilkison plays co-lead Elliot in this popular Children's programme, with client Julia Taudevin playing his Mum.
Series one also featured client Gowan Calder, and series two featured client Francesca Dymond.
Produced by Plum Films for CBeebies.
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.
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 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Directed by Justin Kurzel and starring Michael Fassbender, this feature is now on general release.
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 Festival 2015, 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.