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’
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
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
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
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
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
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
What follows are a few extracts from ‘A Life Revisited’ by Philip Eade, which is a marvellous account of the life of Evelyn Waugh:
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
Asks Mr Benn.
This post is for the wonderful Monty Don.