Radio Roots

Presented by Gerard Kelly, we celebrate the part Radio Scotland played in establishing comedy TV performers and writers.

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To celebrate BBC Radio Scotland’s 40th anniversary author and comedy writer Ian Pattison tells the story of four decades of Scottish Radio Comedy, and explores the influence Radio Scotland has had on breaking new talent and much-loved comedy shows such as Naked Video, Chewin’ The Fat, Still Game & Ian's very own Rab C Nesbitt.

Over 2 episodes Ian will feature classic archive from hit shows and hidden gems from the last 4 decades and also explore how comedy on Radio Scotland helped map our personality as a nation and reflect our culture and society.

In this episode Ian will be looking at output up until 2000 and will highlight shows such as Naked Radio, Only An Excuse? and Chewin’ The Fat, along with Scottish comic talents such as Craig Ferguson & Armando Iannucci.

The birth of Radio Scotland in the late 70s coincided with a revolution in Scottish comedy on the back of the UK-wide alternative comedy explosion and the rise of comic talent such as Billy Connolly. On the back of a new-found comic confidence shows such Naked Radio, Only An Excuse? and Chewin' The Fat was born and helped establish the comedy careers of Elaine C Smith, Gregor Fisher, Tony Roper, Jonathan Watson, Gerard Kelly, Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill and Karen Dunbar.

Radio Scotland also helped establish the early career of Craig Ferguson and Armando Iannucci, one of the greatest comedy satirists of the last 30 years, so the series will look at how the station helped launch outstanding individual Scottish comedy talent.

Written & presented by Ian Pattison.

The Producer was Gus Beattie.

Radio Roots is a Gusman Production for BBC Radio Scotland.

Image credit: Gibson Digital/Herald & Times Group

Comedy writer and author Ian Pattison celebrates four decades of comedy on Radio Scotland.

Ian Pattison delves into the archives to tell the story of four decades of comedy

To celebrate BBC Radio Scotland’s 40th anniversary author and comedy writer Ian Pattison tells the story of four decades of Scottish Radio Comedy, and explores the influence Radio Scotland has had on breaking new talent and much-loved comedy shows such as Naked Video, Chewin’ The Fat, Still Game and Ian's very own Rab C Nesbitt.

Over 2 episodes Ian will feature classic archive from hit shows and hidden gems from the last 4 decades and also explore how comedy on Radio Scotland helped map our personality as a nation and reflect our culture and society.

In this episode Ian will be looking at output up until 2000 and will highlight shows such as Naked Radio, Only An Excuse? and Chewin’ The Fat, along with Scottish comic talents such as Craig Ferguson and Armando Iannucci.

The birth of Radio Scotland in the late 70s coincided with a revolution in Scottish comedy on the back of the UK-wide alternative comedy explosion and the rise of comic talent such as Billy Connolly. On the back of a new-found comic confidence shows such Naked Radio, Only An Excuse? and Chewin' The Fat was born and helped establish the comedy careers of Elaine C Smith, Gregor Fisher, Tony Roper, Jonathan Watson, Gerard Kelly, Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill and Karen Dunbar.

Radio Scotland also helped establish the early career of Craig Ferguson and Armando Iannucci, one of the greatest comedy satirists of the last 30 years, so the series will look at how the station helped launch outstanding individual Scottish comedy talent.

Written and presented by Ian Pattison.

The Producer was Gus Beattie.

Radio Roots is a Gusman Production for BBC Radio Scotland.

Image credit: Gibson Digital/Herald and Times Group

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012018111920181231 (RS)

To celebrate BBC Radio Scotland’s 40th anniversary author and comedy writer Ian Pattison tells the story of four decades of Scottish Radio Comedy, and explores the influence Radio Scotland has had on breaking new talent and much-loved comedy shows such as Naked Video, Chewin’ The Fat, Still Game & Ian's very own Rab C Nesbitt.

Over 2 episodes Ian will feature classic archive from hit shows and hidden gems from the last 4 decades and also explore how comedy on Radio Scotland helped map our personality as a nation and reflect our culture and society.

In this episode Ian will be looking at output up until 2000 and will highlight shows such as Naked Radio, Only An Excuse? and Chewin’ The Fat, along with Scottish comic talents such as Craig Ferguson & Armando Iannucci.

The birth of Radio Scotland in the late 70s coincided with a revolution in Scottish comedy on the back of the UK-wide alternative comedy explosion and the rise of comic talent such as Billy Connolly. On the back of a new-found comic confidence shows such Naked Radio, Only An Excuse? and Chewin' The Fat was born and helped establish the comedy careers of Elaine C Smith, Gregor Fisher, Tony Roper, Jonathan Watson, Gerard Kelly, Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill and Karen Dunbar.

Radio Scotland also helped establish the early career of Craig Ferguson and Armando Iannucci, one of the greatest comedy satirists of the last 30 years, so the series will look at how the station helped launch outstanding individual Scottish comedy talent.

Written & presented by Ian Pattison.

The Producer was Gus Beattie.

Radio Roots is a Gusman Production for BBC Radio Scotland.

Image credit: Gibson Digital/Herald & Times Group

Comedy writer and author Ian Pattison celebrates four decades of comedy on Radio Scotland.

Ian Pattison delves into the archives to tell the story of four decades of comedy

012018111920181231 (RS)

To celebrate BBC Radio Scotland’s 40th anniversary author and comedy writer Ian Pattison tells the story of four decades of Scottish Radio Comedy, and explores the influence Radio Scotland has had on breaking new talent and much-loved comedy shows such as Naked Video, Chewin’ The Fat, Still Game & Ian's very own Rab C Nesbitt.

Over 2 episodes Ian will feature classic archive from hit shows and hidden gems from the last 4 decades and also explore how comedy on Radio Scotland helped map our personality as a nation and reflect our culture and society.

In this episode Ian will be looking at output up until 2000 and will highlight shows such as Naked Radio, Only An Excuse? and Chewin’ The Fat, along with Scottish comic talents such as Craig Ferguson & Armando Iannucci.

The birth of Radio Scotland in the late 70s coincided with a revolution in Scottish comedy on the back of the UK-wide alternative comedy explosion and the rise of comic talent such as Billy Connolly. On the back of a new-found comic confidence shows such Naked Radio, Only An Excuse? and Chewin' The Fat was born and helped establish the comedy careers of Elaine C Smith, Gregor Fisher, Tony Roper, Jonathan Watson, Gerard Kelly, Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill and Karen Dunbar.

Radio Scotland also helped establish the early career of Craig Ferguson and Armando Iannucci, one of the greatest comedy satirists of the last 30 years, so the series will look at how the station helped launch outstanding individual Scottish comedy talent.

Written & presented by Ian Pattison.

The Producer was Gus Beattie.

Radio Roots is a Gusman Production for BBC Radio Scotland.

Image credit: Gibson Digital/Herald & Times Group

Comedy writer and author Ian Pattison celebrates four decades of comedy on Radio Scotland.

Ian Pattison delves into the archives to tell the story of four decades of comedy

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To celebrate BBC Radio Scotland’s 40th anniversary comedy writer and author Ian Pattison looks at highlights from four decades of Scottish Radio Comedy and explores the influence Radio Scotland has had on breaking new talent and much-loved comedy shows such as Naked Video, Chewin’ The Fat, Still Game, and Ian's very own Rab C Nesbitt.

Using archive, Ian will feature classic shows and hidden gems from the last 4 decades and how BBC Radio Scotland has helped Scottish comedy talent to thrive. Ian will also explore how comedy helped map our personality as a nation and reflected our culture and society.

In this 2nd and final episode Ian brings the story right up to date since 2000 and looks at Radio Scotland hits such as the hugely successful Watson's Wind Up, which for an incredible 14 series saw producer Phil Differ and performer Jonathan Watson dominate the radio comedy landscape. At a time of huge political change in Scotland "The Wind Up" had the self confidence to satirise the emerging Scottish Parliament and political characters such as Cathy Jamieson, Alex Salmond, Tommy Sheridan & Jack McConnell.

Ian will look at the Doric genius of ‘Desperate Fishwives’, and panel show ‘Breaking The News’ which has since 2015 allowed emerging comic voices from the vibrant stand-up circuit a platform to satirise social and political themes in Scotland. Ian will also look at the story behind The Franz Kafka Big Band who had a controversial sketch comedy series in the mid-noughties which led to headlines all around the world. Using his own experience Ian will also offer some advice for would-be comedy writers.

Written/presented by Ian Pattison.

Radio Roots is a Gusman Production for BBC Radio Scotland.

Image credit: Gibson Digital/Herald & Times Group.

Comedy writer and author Ian Pattison celebrates four decades of comedy on Radio Scotland.

Ian Pattison delves into the archives to tell the story of four decades of comedy"

022018112020190101 (RS)

To celebrate BBC Radio Scotland’s 40th anniversary comedy writer and author Ian Pattison looks at highlights from four decades of Scottish Radio Comedy and explores the influence Radio Scotland has had on breaking new talent and much-loved comedy shows such as Naked Video, Chewin’ The Fat, Still Game, and Ian's very own Rab C Nesbitt.

Using archive, Ian will feature classic shows and hidden gems from the last 4 decades and how BBC Radio Scotland has helped Scottish comedy talent to thrive. Ian will also explore how comedy helped map our personality as a nation and reflected our culture and society.

In this 2nd and final episode Ian brings the story right up to date since 2000 and looks at Radio Scotland hits such as the hugely successful Watson's Wind Up, which for an incredible 14 series saw producer Phil Differ and performer Jonathan Watson dominate the radio comedy landscape. At a time of huge political change in Scotland "The Wind Up" had the self confidence to satirise the emerging Scottish Parliament and political characters such as Cathy Jamieson, Alex Salmond, Tommy Sheridan & Jack McConnell.

Ian will look at the Doric genius of ‘Desperate Fishwives’, and panel show ‘Breaking The News’ which has since 2015 allowed emerging comic voices from the vibrant stand-up circuit a platform to satirise social and political themes in Scotland. Ian will also look at the story behind The Franz Kafka Big Band who had a controversial sketch comedy series in the mid-noughties which led to headlines all around the world. Using his own experience Ian will also offer some advice for would-be comedy writers.

Written/presented by Ian Pattison.

Radio Roots is a Gusman Production for BBC Radio Scotland.

Image credit: Gibson Digital/Herald & Times Group.

Comedy writer and author Ian Pattison celebrates four decades of comedy on Radio Scotland.

Ian Pattison delves into the archives to tell the story of four decades of comedy

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To celebrate BBC Radio Scotland’s 40th anniversary comedy writer and author Ian Pattison looks at highlights from four decades of Scottish Radio Comedy and explores the influence Radio Scotland has had on breaking new talent and much-loved comedy shows such as Naked Video, Chewin’ The Fat, Still Game, and Ian's very own Rab C Nesbitt.

Using archive, Ian will feature classic shows and hidden gems from the last 4 decades and how BBC Radio Scotland has helped Scottish comedy talent to thrive. Ian will also explore how comedy helped map our personality as a nation and reflected our culture and society.

In this 2nd and final episode Ian brings the story right up to date since 2000 and looks at Radio Scotland hits such as the hugely successful Watson's Wind Up, which for an incredible 14 series saw producer Phil Differ and performer Jonathan Watson dominate the radio comedy landscape. At a time of huge political change in Scotland "The Wind Up" had the self confidence to satirise the emerging Scottish Parliament and political characters such as Cathy Jamieson, Alex Salmond, Tommy Sheridan and Jack McConnell.

Ian will look at the Doric genius of ‘Desperate Fishwives’, and panel show ‘Breaking The News’ which has since 2015 allowed emerging comic voices from the vibrant stand-up circuit a platform to satirise social and political themes in Scotland. Ian will also look at the story behind The Franz Kafka Big Band who had a controversial sketch comedy series in the mid-noughties which led to headlines all around the world. Using his own experience Ian will also offer some advice for would-be comedy writers.

Written/presented by Ian Pattison.

Radio Roots is a Gusman Production for BBC Radio Scotland.

Image credit: Gibson Digital/Herald and Times Group.

Comedy writer and author Ian Pattison celebrates four decades of comedy on Radio Scotland.

Ian Pattison delves into the archives to tell the story of four decades of comedy

To celebrate BBC Radio Scotland’s 40th anniversary comedy writer and author Ian Pattison looks at highlights from four decades of Scottish Radio Comedy and explores the influence Radio Scotland has had on breaking new talent and much-loved comedy shows such as Naked Video, Chewin’ The Fat, Still Game, and Ian's very own Rab C Nesbitt.

Using archive, Ian will feature classic shows and hidden gems from the last 4 decades and how BBC Radio Scotland has helped Scottish comedy talent to thrive. Ian will also explore how comedy helped map our personality as a nation and reflected our culture and society.

In this 2nd and final episode Ian brings the story right up to date since 2000 and looks at Radio Scotland hits such as the hugely successful Watson's Wind Up, which for an incredible 14 series saw producer Phil Differ and performer Jonathan Watson dominate the radio comedy landscape. At a time of huge political change in Scotland "The Wind Up" had the self confidence to satirise the emerging Scottish Parliament and political characters such as Cathy Jamieson, Alex Salmond, Tommy Sheridan & Jack McConnell.

Ian will look at the Doric genius of ‘Desperate Fishwives’, and panel show ‘Breaking The News’ which has since 2015 allowed emerging comic voices from the vibrant stand-up circuit a platform to satirise social and political themes in Scotland. Ian will also look at the story behind The Franz Kafka Big Band who had a controversial sketch comedy series in the mid-noughties which led to headlines all around the world. Using his own experience Ian will also offer some advice for would-be comedy writers.

Written/presented by Ian Pattison.

Radio Roots is a Gusman Production for BBC Radio Scotland.

Image credit: Gibson Digital/Herald & Times Group.

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