‘Wife of Otto’

In front of Dunblane cathedral there is a dark marble grave with a fallen cross. The design is very stark and the fallen cross long and thin. It looked manly. … Continue reading ‘Wife of Otto’

Colour for today

for itself alone

A film about art and a little more. Audio Credits: (1) Grayson Perry answering questions from the audience after one of his Reith Lectures of 2013 (2) Junior Historians – … Continue reading for itself alone

Lecture in progress

The ‘Lecture in Progress’ sign that features in this film was only illuminated whilst we, as medical students, waited outside the Anatomy Department of Marischal College, Aberdeen.  Musical credits: … Continue reading Lecture in progress

They felt

This film is carried by a recent conversation between Roddy Doyle and Antony Gormley. The full conversation can be heard here [as first aired on BBC Radio 4, Only Artists, … Continue reading They felt

Standing ovation

This short film is based on ‘Thought for the day’ by Duncan McLaren, BBC Radio Scotland, 19 November 2019. The trees featured include those on the Altyre Estate (near Forres), … Continue reading Standing ovation

Whistleblowing in NHS Scotland

Like Sir Robert Francis, I prefer the term ‘Freedom to Speak Up‘ to “whistleblowing”. However the Scottish Government has chosen to stick with the latter. The first two films below … Continue reading Whistleblowing in NHS Scotland

Take Hart

My latest short film is a celebration of ‘Take Hart’, BBC. This 1970-80s program had a huge impact upon me! Each episode of ‘Take Hart’ included a gallery called ‘Vision … Continue reading Take Hart

‘A life revisited’

What follows are a few extracts from ‘A Life Revisited’ by Philip Eade, which is a marvellous account of the life of Evelyn Waugh:    

C O L U M B I N E

This is a short film about Betty Mouat of Scatness, Shetland: The Tale of Elizabeth Mouat On 7th February 1886, the boat ‘Columbine’ struck submerged rocks off the coast of … Continue reading C O L U M B I N E

‘I am La Louve. I am Longmeadow.’

This post is for the wonderful Monty Don.