Monday, 2 April 2012

Watching Ourselves: 60 years of TV in Scotland




Greg Hemphill presents an informative, amusing series that explores the best moments in the history of Scottish programme making to celebrate 60 years of television broadcasting in Scotland
The best of drama, comedy, sport and documentary from the last 60 years have been dusted off and brought back to the small screen. Marking the sixtieth anniversary of television broadcasting in Scotland this seven-part series paints a picture of Scottish television and society.

With characteristic warmth and humour Greg Hemphill acts as guide through the years of broadcasting history talking to the actors, producers, writers, directors, and viewers who have found parts of their lives immortalised in TV history.
Source: BBC

1. Breaking Stories
Celebrating 60 years of television in Scotland, a look at Scotland's history of great television journalism. From reporter Fyfe Robertson's stylish reports in a trilby on horseback for Tonight, to Duncan Campbell's 1985 Secret Society episode - The Zircon Affair - which landed the BBC in trouble with the government. Plus Kirsty Wark's Thatcher interview, coverage of the trio of tragedies that struck Scotland: Lockerbie, Piper Alpha and Dunblane, and the more recently Panorama investigation Britain's Homecare Scandal.
    Broadcast on BBC One, 7:30PM Wed, 28 Mar 2012
    Available until 7:59PM Wed, 16 May 2012
    First broadcast BBC One, 7:30PM Wed, 28 Mar 2012
    Duration 30 minutes
Watch on BBC iPlayer

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