Cameraman based in Edinburgh, employed by ITN, working for ITV's Good Morning Britain covering stories all over the UK and the world. War Zones, World Cups, Royal Tours and many other less exciting assignments, like interviewing current and ex Prime Ministers have kept me busy over the years working in Breakfast Television since GMTV came on the scene back in '93 and regional TV before that. In 2009 I began to record what it is like to work, the often strange and long hours needed to bring the hard news, human interest and fluffy fun to the UK's TV screens in the morning, mostly broadcasting live.

Monday, 1 June 2009

A Susan Boyle Beautiful Sunrise.

Monday 1st June


It was a pleasure to be on the M8 heading west from Edinburgh to Susan Boyle’s home town. 


The sun was rising bright and fiery in the rear view mirror. The low mist in the fields looking soft and magical.


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We knew that Susan would not be at home because she was in the Priory Hospital in London.


Rachel Harrison had come up from Manchester to do broadcasts about what the people in Blackburn thought about how Susan had done on Saturday night on “Britain’s got Talent”.


We did a few very straightforward broadcasts with no technical hitches, no stress from locals and not a sign of the police.


Rachel talked to a couple of Susan’s neighbours on air.


By the time we got ready to leave at the end of the programme the rest of the press were starting to arrive.


I think that they would have a long wait.


Ever since Susan hit the headlines with her fantastic voice there have been photographers camped outside her house almost twenty four hours a day.

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