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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 I was asked to Edit Produce the first episode in the six part series 'Inside Central Station' for the new BBC Scotland channel.  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

Paul joined the lecturing staff of UWS in 2009.

My 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

External positions

Treasurer, Royal Television Society

1 Jan 2014 → …

Full voting member, British Academy of Film and Television Arts

1997 → …

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Research Output 2011 2019

  • 4 Digital or Visual Products
  • 2 Article
  • 1 Paper

Inside Central Station: Series 1 Episode 1

Tucker, P., 3 Mar 2019

Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

popular television
social process

The Pearlfishers 'Love & Other Hopeless Things' 

Tucker, P., 1 May 2019

Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

Love Song
81 Downloads (Pure)

Scheduling for Christmas: how an ‘Ordinary’ piece of television became extraordinary

Tucker, P., Wolfenden, H. & Sercombe, H., 1 Apr 2017, In : Journal of Popular Television. 5, 1, p. 31-48

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
television program
production process

Antiques Road Trip

Tucker, P., 2014

Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

Activities 2014 2018

  • 2 Membership of committee
  • 1 Participation in conference
  • 1 Types of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

BAFTA (External organisation)

Paul Tucker (Chair)
28 Aug 2018

Activity: MembershipMembership of committee


Paul Tucker (Contributor)
7 Nov 2016

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

New Directions in Film and Television Production Studies

Paul Tucker (Speaker)
15 Apr 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Royal Television Society (External organisation)

Paul Tucker (Chair)
1 Dec 2014

Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

Press / Media

Inside Central Station - STV Press Page

Paul Tucker


2 Media contributions

Press/Media: Other

A review of the documentary 'Bitter Lake' on the website 'The Conversation'

Paul Tucker


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment