Emmy for Scots TV exec producer, Hunter

A SCOTS executive producer is celebrating winning a prestigious International Emmy prize for a TV investigation by the author, Terry Pratchett, into assisted suicide.

Craig Hunter was part of the team that picked up the documentary prize at the awards – aka the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences – in New York.

Hunter (pictured) was executive producer on ’Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die’, made by independent TV production company, Keo North, for the BBC.

At the awards ceremony, Charlie Brooker’s Channel 4 satire, Black Mirror, was also among the winners.

‘Choosing to Die’ beat off the challenge of ‘Across Land, Across Sea’ (The Chosunilbo, South Korea), ‘Hitler’s Escape’ (Anima Films / The History Channel Latin America, Argentina) and ‘Wettlauf Zum Südpol (Race to the South Pole)’ (Loopfilm GmbH / ZDF, Germany).

A BBC Factual exec producer, Hunter is currently exec producing five programmes being made at BBC Scotland: Britain’s Favourite Supermarket Foods, Keeping Britain Safe, The Sun, Trust Me I’m a Doctor and The Secret Life of Rockpools.

Meanwhile, hard on the heels of its current affairs category win at the BAFTA Scotland awards at the weekend, a BBC Scotland investigation into the financial problems that recently affected Rangers Football Club has picked up yet another prize.

Mark Daly’s ‘Rangers – The Men Who Sold the Jerseys’ last night took the Sports Story of the Year title at the Foreign Press Association Media Awards.