Scots help tee up 60th birthday TV celebration by choosing favourite programmes

A CELEBRATION of the 60th birthday of television in Scotland is being screened tomorrow evening and, helping tee it up, the Scottish Daily Mail today asks various well-known Scots to pick their favourite Scots TV programme.

Watching Ourselves is being presented by actor, comedian and writer, Greg Hemphill, and the Mail’s feature, by Lucy Osborne and Victoria Allen, is headed: ’60 years of big talent on the small screen’.

The Scots listed and their favourite programmes – from across both the BBC and STV (which began broadcasting in 1957) – are as follows:

Kaye Adams – Scottish Women, STV

Barbara Dickson – Francie and Josie, STV

Cat Cubie – Chewin’ the Fat, BBC (which Hemphill appears in and has co-writing credits)

Ted Brocklebank – A Scots Quair, BBC

Fiona Hyslop – Tutti Frutti, BBC

Ruth Davidson – Taggart, STV

Tony Roper – Still Game, BBC (another Hemphill co-writing and appearances hit)

Craig Brown – Jig Time, STV and BBC

Marti Pellow – Garnock Way, STV

Bernard Gallagher – Scotsport, STV

John Archer (producer of Watching Ourselves) – Looking after Jo Jo, BBC