Paul Tucker

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Paul has worked in broadcast television production for over twenty years, in London, San Francisco and Glasgow. As a freelance producer/director he has made over one hundred hours of television. This has included documentary, obdocs, reality tv, factual entertainment, drama-documentary, talk shows, quiz shows, features and children’s television.

Most recently he was asked to Edit Produce the first episode in the six part series 'Inside Central Station' for the new BBC Scotland channel.  In the channel's first week, this was the most watched original programme outside of the channel's opening night.  Other highlights include producing and directing a drama documentary about murderer Peter Manuel, shown on BBC Alba’s opening night. Also his own production company made the Edwyn Collins documentary Home Again that was shown on BBC Scotland, BBC4 and BBC2. It has also been shown at film festivals in Spain, Chile and Argentina.

He has a list of primetime network credits as producer, director and series producer.  Most recently he has worked as Edit Producer on the BAFTA winning Antiques Road Trip.  He has worked as a Storyline Editor on broadcast drama scripts

Paul joined the lecturing staff of UWS in 2009.

His research interest is production cultures.

Area of academic expertise - outline

My area of expertise is in TV Production and I have a developing interest in Production Studies and Production Cultures.  For many years I made what is sometime referred to as 'Ordinary Television' and I am developing a focus on production culture in that field.

I also have experise in factual TV production and documentary.

Also in factual TV development and in repeatable, returnable, formatted TV

Current research activities

My focus in in continued TV production and in working with TV production companies and individuals to develop research in production studies and production cultures.

I'm interested in popular, Ordinary TV.  I have a developing research focus on the practicalities of getting the job done in TV.  My interest is in the intersection of the creative and the practical.

Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange

I have expertise in working as a liaison between companies and students to creative digital content.

I can offer expertise in factual TV development and edit producing

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Chair of awards jury, Royal Television Society, Scotland

1 Feb 20203 Jun 2020

Chair of Awards Jury, Royal Television Society, Scotland

1 Feb 201912 Jun 2019

Awards Committee member, Royal Television Society

1 Jan 2019 → …

Chair of awards Jury, Royal Television Society, Scotland

1 Feb 20181 Jun 2018

Full voting member, British Academy of Film and Television Arts

1997 → …


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