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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) 15 minute episodes Scotland's very first TV soap opera was about life in a Glasgow tower block...

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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ALF

1 9 8 6 - 1 9 9 0 (USA) 102 x 30 minute episodes 2 x 60 minute episodes Long before 3rd Rock From the Sun (but long after My...

Love Bug, The (1969)

A fun-filled Disney romp about Herbie - a Volkswagen Beetle who develops a distinct personality and its own ideas of where it wants to...

Deep Impact (1998)

Leo Biederman (Elijah Wood) is in Richmond, Virginia, stargazing with his girlfriend Sarah Hotchner (Leelee Sobieski) and some pals. Leo photographs a strange celestial...

Guys ‘n’ Dolls

Guys 'n' Dolls were formed in 1974, after Ammo Productions held auditions for three girls and three boys to start the band. They secured a...

An American Family

1 9 7 3 (USA) 12 x 60 minute episodes Craig Gilbert's PBS documentary about the Loud family (yes, "Loud" was their surname) of Santa Barbara, California,...

Glam Rock

Glam Rock laughed in the face of the pompous pseudo-intellectualism that was becoming prevalent in the music world in the early seventies. It declared...

Mr Smith

1 9 8 3 (USA) 13 x 30 minute episodes A circus orangutan is separated from his trainer, drinks a mixture bestowing him with the ability to...

Wainwright’s Law

1 9 8 0 (UK) 10 x 25 minute episodes This ten-part BBC series was written by N.F. Simpson. 'Crawf'  Lyndon Brook Mo Khan Gay Hamilton Sally Ingrams Judy Riley Jas Ingrams Nigel Williams Colin...