Young Scottish doctor, Nicholas Garrigan decides it's time for an adventure after he finishes his formal education, so he decides to try his luck in Uganda, and arrives during the downfall of President Obote. General Idi Amin comes to power and asks Garrigan to become his personal doctor.
In the North of Scotland, far from bustling cities and gentle hills of the South, lies Europe's greatest wilderness – the Highlands of Scotland. Scoured by ice and weathered by storms, it may look bleak and lifeless, but wildlife is thriving in this unforgiving place, if you know where to look! In this stunning four-part series, narrated by Ewan McGregor, we meet ospreys, red squirrels, otters, dolphin and golden eagles – all struggling to turn adversity to their advantage and make a success of living in Scotland's living Wild Heart.
Jericho is an ITV British crime drama series which was transmitted in 2005. It was created and written by Stewart Harcourt and starred Robert Lindsay as Detective Inspector Michael Jericho, who is loved by the public but who is embarrassed by his status as a hero. The series was set in London in 1958. The series was shown in the United States in 2006 and 2007 as part of the PBS Mystery! series and by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in 2008.
Trial & Retribution is a feature-length ITV police procedural television drama series that began in 1997. It was devised and written by Lynda La Plante as a follow-on from her successful television series Prime Suspect. Each episode of the Trial & Retribution series is broadcast over two nights. The 2008 series 10 had 10 episodes, the longest run of the drama so far. The latest series was number 12 which aired in February 2009.
New Scotland Yard is a police drama series produced by London Weekend Television for the ITV network between 1972 and 1974. It features the activities of two officers from the Criminal Investigations Department in the Metropolitan Police force headquarters at New Scotland Yard, as they dealt with the assorted villains of the day. The first three series ran from 1972 to 1973 and starred John Woodvine as Det. Chief Supt. Kingdom and John Carlisle as Det. Sgt. Ward. But the series, scheduled on a Saturday night, failed to match the ratings of its more glamorous midweek sister programme, Special Branch. The programme was resurrected for a fourth series in 1974, with an all-new cast headed by Michael Turner as Det. Chief Supt. Clay and Clive Francis as Det. Sgt. Dexter LWT were considered to have broken the rules of Saturday night broadcasting by showing a tough police drama in place of entertainment, but it was an inspiration for The Sweeney. Dennis Waterman, who went on to play a lead role in The Sweeney, appeared in the earlier series. There were several television series about Scotland Yard during the 1950s, the longest-running being Scotland Yard on the American Broadcasting Company from 1957-1958.
World Tour of Scotland is a six-part television series — the first of Billy Connolly's "world tours" — originally broadcast by the BBC in late 1994. It involved his touring around his homeland of Scotland for 54 nights during early 1994, beginning in Greenock and visiting cities and towns and performing live on stage to audiences. However, this, like all his other tours, involved more than just shows: he visited numerous places of historic and scenic value, as well as some places that resonate with his own upbringing. The series was dedicated "with much love and thanks to the people of Scotland". It has since been released on VHS and DVD. On the latter format, the six episodes are split across two discs.
Colonel March of The Department of Queer Complaints investigates unusual cases, locked-room murders, and mysteries concerning the supernatural.
BBC Scotland Investigates is a current affairs programme broadcast in Scotland by BBC Scotland. It is broadcast regularly on BBC One Scotland on weekday nights, currently with varying timeslots. Previously known as Frontline Scotland, the programme usually features current issues affecting the Scottish people. Most recent examples include gang warfare in Glasgow, problems with the NHS, the likely effects of increased gambling in Scottish cities and North Sea oil. BBC Scotland Investigates' reporters include Samantha Poling and Ross McWilliam. In most cases the entire programme is devoted to one topic, and consists entirely of an in-depth documentary piece from a single reporter. The programme is also available on the Internet from the BBC Scotland website, with episodes dating back to 2004 available to watch online.
Scotland Today was a Scottish regional news programme covering Central Scotland, produced by STV Central. Despite its name suggesting a national remit, the programme was actually limited to stories around STV's Central Belt franchise. North Tonight covered STV's North Scotland region, until both programmes were renamed as STV News at Six in March 2009.
Comedian Susan Calman uncovers the untold tales behind some of Scotland's iconic locations.
Reporting Scotland is BBC Scotland's national television news programme. The programme first aired on 1 April 1968, with three main presenters - the most famous being Mary Marquis. It is the only Scottish national news programme in the English language on air, with commercial broadcaster STV providing regional news services for the North of Scotland and the West and East of Central Scotland. ITV Border's news service is shown in southern Scotland and Cumbria.
Scotland Tonight is a Scottish news and current affairs programme, covering the two STV franchise areas of Northern and Central Scotland, produced by STV News. The programme is presented by STV News at Six West anchor John MacKay on Mondays & Tuesdays and former Sky News Scotland correspondent Rona Dougall on Wednesdays & Thursday. The half-hour programme, which launched on Monday 24 October 2011, airs at 10:30pm on Monday - Thursday nights and features reports, interviews & analysis on the Scottish national news of the day alongside coverage of politics, business, sport and the arts & entertainment. Scotland Tonight is broadcast across both STV regions and incorporates late news bulletins for Glasgow & West Central Scotland, Edinburgh, Fife & the Lothians and the STV North region. Separate late bulletins for the three regions also air after ITV News at Ten on Friday nights. The programme is broadcast from studio 1 at STV's Glasgow studios, shared with the West edition of STV News at Six.
Daybreak Scotland was the regional news strand for the two ITV regions in northern and central Scotland, provided for the ITV breakfast station ITV Breakfast. The bulletins were produced for Daybreak by Macmillan Media, and were broadcast from studios in Glasgow. Before 3 December 2007, the regional news opt outs during GMTV were provided by the ITV franchise holders in central and northern Scotland, STV Central and STV North respectively. However in 2007, the contract for providing the regional news was awarded to Macmillan Media. Macmillian Media also produced Daybreak Northern Ireland news for broadcast in Northern Ireland. Meanwhile, the regional news for the ITV regions in England and Wales and the Channel Islands are produced by the corresponding ITV plc regions. Viewers in southern Scotland receive pan-regional news from the ITV Tyne Tees & Border region. GMTV Scotland was rebranded as Daybreak Scotland in September 2010, when GMTV was replaced by new breakfast programme, Daybreak. Regional bulletins aired three times each weekday, and included a look at the days main headlines, a travel news update, and a weather forecast. Separate bulletins were produced for the STV Central and STV North franchise areas.
Newsnight Scotland is a BBC Scotland television news programme which started on Monday 4 October 1999. The programme is aired from BBC Pacific Quay in Glasgow, and is an opt out of the main London-based Newsnight programme. It is on at 11pm from Mondays to Thursdays, replacing the last twenty minutes of Newsnight on BBC Two Scotland. Newsnight Scotland covers all topical and political issues that affect Scotland. Often the issues derive from the goings-on at the Scottish Parliament in Holyrood. The programme has investigated many topics, including the costs of the construction of the Holyrood site. It reported in great detail about the decisions leading to this, including the competition for Scotland's new parliament. The biggest story covered so far was the parliament itself; with extensive coverage of the Fraser Inquiry. Newsnight Scotland came about as a result of calls for a Scottish-based version of the BBC News at Six following the vote in favour of Scottish devolution. As this did not come about a 'compromise' was then reached in 1999, when Newsnight Scotland was devised. The programme is presented by Glenn Campbell on Mondays, and Gordon Brewer fronts the programme on Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Isobel Fraser, Sally Magnusson and Radio Scotland's Good Morning Scotland co-presenter Gary Robertson also appear on the show as stand-in presenters. In 1999, the programme had a Friday edition with a brief news summary before being dropped.
Presented by Neil Oliver, A History of Scotland is a television series first broadcast in November 2008 on BBC One Scotland and later shown UK-wide on BBC Two during January 2009. The second series began on BBC One Scotland in early November 2009, with transmission at a later point on network BBC Two. Along with the series, BBC Scotland planned a range of radio programmes, a new website, an interactive game, and concerts. The Open University, in collaboration with the BBC, also created a series of audio walks around historic locations in Scotland, with narration from Oliver. In Australia, series one aired on SBS One Sundays at 7:30pm from 6 December 2009 to 3 January 2010. Series two commenced on 24 October 2010 running until 21 November in the same Sunday night Lost Worlds strand. It has since been repeated.
Made in Scotland was a 3-part documentary series produced by STV Productions and broadcast on STV in Northern and Central Scotland in 2009, presented by Taggart actor John Michie. The show has since been broadcast across the UK on digital channel Blighty. Michie, as well as a number of well known faces from Scotland, focus on an iconic symbol that makes Scotland so unique and recognisable internationally. Exploring the country, its people and its culture, this series has seen celebrities examining Scottish icons that many Scots take for granted, while revealing little known history and also challenging popular assumptions. The programme was made by STV, in association with the Daily Record and Sunday Mail, to celebrate Homecoming Scotland 2009. 10-minute clips of the programme are used as fillers on STV.
Two-part documentary telling the story of the battle for control of the North Sea during the First World War.
Inside Scotland Yard with Trevor McDonald. Two-part documentary in which Trevor McDonald gains unprecedented access into the Metropolitan Police's headquarters, exploring landmark investigations as Scotland Yard moves to a new home. In this edition, Trevor meets former DI Paul Bickley at the notorious crime museum - dubbed the 'black museum' by the press - which was created in 1875 and contains grisly items such as body parts, nooses and murder weapons. He explores the crimes of George John Hague, known as the Acid Bath Murderer, and sees how body parts and dentures were recovered from the scenes of the crimes in 1949. Trevor also unearths police disciplinary records dating back to 1829, finds out about early policing forensics, DNA, fingerprinting and early surveillance techniques. He meets Helen Pankhurst, great-granddaughter of Emmeline, to find out about how Scotland Yard dealt with