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Huntingtower

1 9 7 8 (UK) 6 x 30 minute episodes Set in the 1920s, this children's programme from BBC Scotland featured an imprisoned Russian princess (Emma Jacobs),...

High Living

1 9 6 9 - 1 9 7 1 (Scotland) Scotland's very first TV soap opera was about life in a Glasgow tower block and documented...

Take The High Road

1 9 8 0 - 2 0 0 3 (UK) 1517 x 30 minute episodes This twice-weekly Scottish lunchtime soap opera was set in the fictitious town...

Ian Stewart – The “Secret” Rolling Stone

Born in 1938 in the Scottish town of Pittenweem, in Fife, Ian Stewart was working as a shipping clerk at a London chemical company...

That Sinking Feeling (1979)

The theft of a consignment of stainless steel sinks is planned with the intricacy of a diamond heist by a group of amiably feckless unemployed...

Stone The Crows

Formed around Scottish singer Maggie Bell the band worked initially in clubs and air bases around the UK and Europe before arriving in London in...

Stealers Wheel

Prior to Stealers Wheel, Gerry Rafferty had played in a Clydesdale folk duo called The Humblebums in the late 60s with superstar-comedian-to-be Billy Connolly. Billy would...

Slik

Slik formed in the mid-70s from the ashes of a Glasgow (Scotland) heavy metal group called Salvation which contained Jim McGinlay and his brother...

Skids, The

The Skids formed in Dunfermline, Scotland, in 1977. The singles Sweet Suburbia and The Saints Are Coming both made commercial inroads before the mighty Into...

Simple Minds

Bowie-influenced Scottish punk band Johnny & The Self Abusers changed their name to Simple Minds for New Wave fame and glimmered through the early 80's by adding Krautrock and...

Sheena Easton

Sheena Shirley Orr was born in 1959 in Bellshill, Scotland, and began performing while studying speech and drama at the Royal Scottish Academy of...

Sensational Alex Harvey Band, The

The Sensational Alex Harvey Band placed five albums in the UK Top 20 in three years and were considered capable of much more. Growing up...

Poets, The

The Poets began life in 1962 when George Gallacher (vocals) joined forces with Hume Paton (lead & 12-string guitar), Tony Myles (rhythm guitar), John...

Pilot

Singer/bassist David Paton spent his early years in Leith (Edinburgh) and then moved to the tough district of Inch, later joining The Bay City Rollers. While...

Proclaimers, The

Craig and Charlie Reid were born in 1962 in Leith, a dockland suburb of Edinburgh, with Craig arriving 30 minutes after his twin brother...

Primal Scream

Originally a guitar pop band formed by early Jesus & Mary Chain drummer Bobby Gillespie, Primal Scream got harder, wilder and heavier as the decade wore...

Lloyd Cole & The Commotions

Formed in 1983 in the famous Tennants Bar in Glasgow, they built a reputation for studenty, jangly and thoughtful guitar-pop. Listening to the vignettes on...

Jesus & Mary Chain, The

Formed in East Kilbride, Scotland, this indie quartet originally comprised William Reid (vocals, guitar), Jim Reid (vocals, guitar), Douglas Hart (bass) and Murray Dalglish...

Del Amitri

Justin Currie formed Del Amitri in Glasgow at the dawn of the 1980s. The band meandered directionless until the autumn of 1982 when 17-year...

Deacon Blue

Scottish band Deacon Blue were named after the track Deacon Blues from Steely Dan's 1977 album, Aja. Frontman Ricky Ross (a youth worker by profession) had been submitting demo...

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Black Windmill, The (1974)

Major John Tarrant (Michael Caine) is a British secret service agent engaged in an undercover operation to counter the activities of a gang of arms...

Blackenstein (1972)

Eddie Turner (Joe Desue) is a Vietnam veteran who loses his arms and legs when he steps on a land mine, but brilliant surgeon...

Jumanji (1995)

When two kids find a magical board game, they release a man trapped for decades in it and a host of dangers that can...

Love and Kisses

1 9 5 5 (UK) 5 x 30 minute episodes Bill Brown (Arthur Askey) was a former engine driver - originally featured in the 1955 movie The Love...

Disorderlies (1987)

With a combined weight of half a ton - and that's without the obligatory gold teeth and chains - it was hard to ignore...

Jeopardy!

1 9 6 4 - 1 9 7 5 (USA) 1 9 7 8 - 1 9 7 9 (USA) 1 9 8 4 -...

Scooby’s Laff-A Lympics

1 9 7 7 - 1 9 7 9 (USA) Cartoon sportsmen matched wits on a playing field of slapstick humour with more excitement than the...

King Cinder

1 9 7 7 (UK) 6 x 30 minute episodes This kids drama was set in Barton, a small seaside town where the main pastime of the...