BAFTA in Scotland Unveils Awards Shortlist

A former Home Affairs editor at the Sunday Herald is among the nominations in awards run by BAFTA in Scotland and which has just unveiled its shortlist for this year's competition, following an absence last year.

Liam McDougall now works as a producer/director in BBC Scotland's Investigations Unit. His documentary, Surgery's Dirty Secret'is an hour-long investigation examining how – despite being commited to a policy of ethical procurement – the UK's health sector is sourcing surgical instruments from sweatshops in Pakistan.

In March this year, McDougall – as producer, director and cameraman – travelled with reporter, Samantha Poling, to Sialkot in the north east of Pakistan. There, they filmed in workshops where they saw workers making surgical instruments for the UK market, earning the equivalent of £2 a day. While there, Poling interviewed a number of workers, including a 14 year-old boy who makes instruments for the UK market. He had lost two fingers after injuring himself while manufacturing equipment.

This is the first time that McDougall has been nominated for a Bafta as a producer/director. However, he was assistant producer on the documentaries that netted the Current Affairs title on the last two occasions: Britain's Homecare Scandal, two years ago, and Britain's Protection Racket, the year before that. Poling was the reporter on Britain's Protection Racket as well.

He was Home Affairs editor until the end of 2006. 

The awards ceremony is taking place in Glasgow on the 13th of next month.

Also among the nominees are two programmes from STV: The Football Year’s: 1974 The Golden Generation will take on BBC series The Scheme and Neil Morrissey: Care Home Kid, in the Best Factual category.

The Lockerbie Bomber: Sent Home to Die is up against BBC Scotland’s The Walking Wounded and McDougall's Scotland Investigates: Surgery’s Dirty Secret, for the Current Affairs award. 

Critically-acclaimed film, NEDS, has received four nominations including Feature Film and Best Writer and Director for Peter Mullen. 

The nominations are as follows: 

CHILDREN'S PROGRAMME

All Over the Place

Directed by Natalie Moss

Produced by Traci Burns and Maria Stewart

BBC Scotland for BBC1

 

Big City Park

Directed by Richard Bradley

Produced by Dougie Napier

BBC Scotland for Cbeebies

 

Calum Dongle

Directed by Douglas MacKinnon

Produced by Patsi MacKenzie

Sorbier Productions for BBC ALBA

 

CURRENT AFFAIRS

 

BBC Scotland Investigates: Surgery's Dirty Secret

Directed and Produced by Liam McDougall

BBC1 Scotland

 

The Lockerbie Bomber: Sent Home to Die

Produced by Donald John MacDonald and David Cowan

STV

 

The Walking Wounded

Directed and Produced by Stephen Bennett

Clarity Productions for BBC Scotland

 

ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME

 

Burnistoun

Directed and Produced by Iain Davidson

The Comedy Unit for BBC Scotland

 

Limmy's Show

Directed by Brian Limond

Produced by Jacqueline Sinclair

The Comedy Unit for BBC Scotland

 

Rab C Nesbitt

Directed and Produced by Colin Gilbert

The Comedy Unit for BBC Scotland

 

SINGLE DOCUMENTARY

 

The First Movie

Directed by Mark Cousins

Produced by Gill Parry & Trish Dolman

Connectfilm & Screen Siren for More4

 

Jig

Directed and Produced by Sue Bourne

BBC Scotland & Arrow Films

 

Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die

Directed by Charlie Russell

Produced by Craig Hunter

KEO North and Warner Bros. for BBC2

 

FACTUAL SERIES

 

The Football Years: 1974 The Golden Generation

Directed and Produced by Brendan O'Hara

STV

 

Neil Morrissey: Care Home Kid

Directed and Produced by Gabe Solomon

BBC Scotland

 

The Scheme

Directed and Produced by Michelle Friel and Julian Kean

Friel Kean Films for BBC Scotland

 

LIVE EVENT COVERAGE

 

BBC Scotland: Release of Abdul Baset-Al Megrahi

Directed and Produced by James Crook

BBC Scotland

 

The Great Climb

Directed by Ian Russell

Produced by James Else, Richard Else, Laura Hill & Margaret Wicks

Triple Echo Productions for BBC2 Scotland

 

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Directed and Produced by John Smith

BBC Scotland

 

TELEVISION DRAMA

 

Case Histories

Directed by Dan Zeff

Produced by Helen Gregory

BBC Scotland for BBC1

 

Garrow's Law

Directed by Ashley Pearce

Produced by Nick Pitt

Shed Media Scotland & Twenty Twenty Productions for BBC Scotland

 

Hattie

Directed by Dan Zeff

Produced by Richard Osborne & Seb Barwell

Angel Eye Media Productions for BBC Scotland

 

ACTOR/ACTRESS – TELEVISION

 

Peter Capaldi

Field of Blood

Directed by David Kane

Produced by Alan J Wands

Slate Films North for BBC1 Scotland

 

Jayd Johnson

Field of Blood

Directed by David Kane

Produced by Alan J Wands

Slate Films North for BBC1 Scotland

 

Ford Kiernan

Field of Blood

Directed by David Kane

Produced by Alan J Wands

Slate Films North for BBC1 Scotland

 

GAME

 

iBomber Defense

Cobra Mobile

 

Me Monstar: Hear Me Roar!

Cohort Studios

 

Quarrel

Denki

 

ANIMATION

 

Battenberg

Directed by Stewart Comrie

Produced by Anna Odell

Digicult

 

Fixing Luka

Directed by Jessica Ashman

Produced by Anna Odell

Digicult

 

The Tannery

Directed by Iain Gardner

Produced by Ricahrd Scott & Anke Hilt

Axis Animation

 

SHORT FILM

 

I Love Luci

Directed by Colin Kennedy

Produced by Brian Coffey

Sigma Films

 

The Shutdown

Directed by Adam Stafford

Produced by Peter Gerard, Andy Green & Leo Bruges

Accidental Media

 

Soltice

Directed by David Stoddart

Produced by Justine Watson

 

WRITER

 

David Kane

The Field of Blood

Slate Films North for BBC1 Scotland

 

Colin McLaren

Donkeys

Sigma Films

 

Peter Mullan

NEDS

Blue Light & Entertainment One

 

ACTOR/ACTRESS – FILM

 

James Cosmo

Donkeys

Sigma Films

 

Conor McCarron

NEDS

Blue Light & Entertainment One

 

Brian Pettifer

Donkeys

Sigma Films

 

DIRECTOR

 

David Mackenzie

Perfect Sense

Sigma Films

 

Morag McKinnon

Donkeys

Sigma Films

 

Peter Mullan

NEDS

Blue Light & Entertainment One

 

FEATURE FILM

 

Donkeys

Directed by Morag McKinnon

Produced by Anna Duffield

Sigma Films

 

NEDS

Directed by Peter Mullan

Produced by Alain de la Mata, Marc Missonier & Olivier Delbosc

Blue Light & Entertainment One

 

Perfect Sense

Directed by David Mackenzie

Produced by Gillian Berrie

Sigma Films

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