Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor

STV title fixed

The good old days when crews were 4 or more and cameras were 16mm film, this is STV covering the construction of the QE2. PS. Some cameramen who know this camera noticed that the picture had been flipped…just for them I have corrected it.

Last night was the reunion of STV employees from 1957-2006, I worked for STV over a 2 year period from 1999 to 2001 covering news and sport.

Allan Mc

A familiar face to HD Warrior was Allen McLaughlin who worked for STV for 6 years before moving onto BBC Scotland.

DermitDermit on stage

Then and now, anchorman Dermot McQuarrie who flew in from the USA to be at the reunion.


My good friend Eleanor and Teddy Winters, Eleanor was in charge of schedules.

Glen BW better Glen on stage

A face many children were happy to see on STV, Glen Michael who presented “The Glen Michael Cavalcade” show, showing cartoons like Casper the friendly ghost…yes I remember, I was one of those children !

Bryce Curdy

Bryce Curdy and his wife Margret, Bryce was one of STVs anchor men.

TaggertRobert Love

Robert Love who was the producer of one of the best dramas to come out of Scotland…Taggart.

Mike G v3

Mike Gower and Carol Biggin, Mike was initially a continuity announcer then a director and Carol was in charge of recording news from uplinks etc.

Fiona v3

My good friend Fiona Ross who was the chief political reporter for STV,we had some great laughs driving through to Edinburgh for the odd political report.

Wall of picsKim v3Studio cam

Chris and Jan

My ex boss Chris Attkins and his wife Jan was a senior cameraman at STV and has helped produce some reviews for HD Warrior.


The team who made it all happen, Jim Sheach, Cliff Martin, Mandy Barnes, Tony Currie and Ron Seeth.


Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

One thought on “STV Reunion 2015

  1. Somebody has flipped the first shot! The camera is an Arri 16BL and the viewfinder is, of course, on the left side of the camera.

    HDW : Thanks David I have changed it for you…well spotted.

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