RTS nomination for Jim Baxter
We are delighted to announce that our BBC ALBA film 'Jim Baxter' has been shortlisted for a Royal Television Society Scotland Award in the Best Sport Programme category.
The film, presented by Alex O'Henley and written, produced and directed by Margot McCuaig, explores the life of Jim Baxter, the legendary Crossgates Primrose, Raith Rovers, Rangers and Scotland footballer who died of pancreatic cancer in 2001. He was just 61 years old.
Jim Baxter was a working class miner from Fife with a phenomenal talent. As a footballer he entertained audiences across Europe and became the first inductee to the Scottish Football Hall of Fame. He holds a special place in Scottish popular culture history.
His captivating story is one of a working class hero. A man who became friends with celebrities and world renowned footballers, he undoubtedly lived the dream. However, behind the scenes, he was battling difficulties with alcohol and harbouring a personal secret that was to have an enormous effect on how he lived his life.
The film was originally broadcast on BBC ALBA in September 2015. It will be repeated on the 14th of April at 9pm and will be available to view on the BBC iPlayer for 30 days after this date.
Wish us luck! The awards ceremony is on the 25th May, 2016. And even more exciting news! We also have a second nomination, for our film Tartan Pride!
You can see the full list of nominations here:
06 April 2016 11:01