Double Success for Glasgow TV Company in BBC Two Schedule

A recently-founded Glasgow-based independent TV production company is set to see two of its productions broadcast on BBC Two over the Autumn and Winter.

Matchlight's Mind The Gap – an hour-long programme investigating inequalities in the UK’s education system – and Behind Closed Doors – a three-part television series in which historian, Amanda Vickery, uncovers the background behind the Georgian home – have both been included in the channel’s forthcoming schedule, unveiled yesterday.

Presented by John Humphrys and produced and directed by Iain Scollay, Mind The Gap will be Matchlight’s first production to hit television screens this year.

David Smith, the company’s managing director, told allmediascotland: “It’s not been the best year to establish a new production company but Matchlight has made major progress with the BBC commissioning teams in both Scotland and London over the last twelve months.”

The independent TV production company is on course to deliver ten hours worth of documentary, history and current affairs programming to the BBC by the end of this year, Smith said.

He added: “We’re very proud to have two major commissions – both of which were devised, developed and produced in Glasgow – feature so highly in BBC2’s Autumn/Winter season.”