Francis Macdonald •

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Francis Macdonald is a Scottish BAFTA-nominated composer and songwriter and drummer with Teenage Fanclub.

Francis has released a series of critically acclaimed classical recordings, most notably 2015’s ‘Music for String Quartet, Piano and Celeste’, described as “sublime, minimalist classical music” by Classic FM and “nice” by Jarvis Cocker (BBC 6music) and 2018’s “Hamilton Mausoleum Suite”; an album of chamber music performed by soloists from the Scottish Festival Orchestra in the historic Hamilton Mausoleum, one of the most reverberant buildings in the world.

He has worked with a host of artists in various capacities, including Laura Cantrell, Julie Fowlis, Camera Obscura, Edwyn Collins, Ian McCulloch, Robert Forster, Kevin Ayers, Kim Fowley, The Vaselines, Belle & Sebastian, Alex Chilton, Dan Penn and Max Richter.

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— Credits

• Lenny Henry: The Commonwealth Kid (2018)
1 hour documentary for BBC One.

• Best Laid Plans (2017)
10 x 1 hour daytime TV series for Tern TV/Channel 4.

• A Family Divided (2017)
1 hour documentary for Steadipix/BBC Scotland.

• The Fade (2016)
Feature documentary for Big Bright Films.

• Cash Trapped (2016)
Peak time quiz show series for Possessed/ITV.

• The Crews (2016)
Crime drama series for STV Glasgow.

• Why Are We Here? (2016)
4 x 1 hour documentary series for Tern TV.

• The Beechgrove Garden (2016)
26 x 30 minutes series for Tern TV/BBC 2.

• Dunblane: Our Story (2016)
1 hour documentary for STV/BBC 1 Scotland & BBC 2.

• Prison: First & Last 24 Hours (2015)
8 episode documentary for STV Sky 1.

• Ardbeg Whisky (2016)
Corporate Video for Story UK Ltd.

• Building Jerusalem (2015)
Feature length documentary for New Black Films.

• "Upside Down": Digby Brown (2015)
TV and radio ads for STV Creative.

• Commonwealth City (2014)
3 x 1 hour documentary series for BBC One.

• Finding Scotland's Real Heroes
3 series for STV.

• Stopping Scotland's Scammers
2 series for STV.

• On Weir's Way With David Hayman
8 x 1 hour for STV.