Bees Nees are also Scotland’s most successful independent radio producer, delivering over 400 hours of radio shows annually for the last 8 years.
Bees Nees is truly a multi-genre production company, equally at home producing single camera authored documentaries, through to live multi-camera entertainment shows.
In 2015 we produced more than 40 hours of broadcast television ranging from music award shows, live event coverage, lifestyle formats and factual documentaries.
Our highly focused development team is charged with creating fresh programme ideas and exciting formats fit for today's multi-screen, connected viewer.
We seek out and nurture new talent, both in front of and behind the lens while producing shows that will entertain and educate audiences of all ages across the world.
To complete the picture, we have invested in the latest post-production facilities. Our post facility The Hive offers editing, colour grading, visual effects and dubbing, allowing Bees Nees to be keenly competitive in today’s market conditions.
Alasdair MacCuish- Creative DirectorAlasdair set up Bees Nees in 2004 and directs the output from all our creative teams. He started his career as a music producer at the BBC and to date has exec produced over a hundred hours of broadcast television. On a personal note, he firmly believes that the accordion is the finest musical instrument ever invented. Waiting for popular opinion to catch up.
Iain MacLeod- Head of ProductionProduced and directed more hours of TV than he would like to admit. Being weaned on a diet of Kerrs Pink potatoes and Cremola foam are apparently the source of all his powers. Iain is also known for his long (some would say informative!) emails and being ready with a joke to lighten the mood.
Ken Mutch- ProducerAnother of our seasoned music producers, Kenny knows more about popular music than, well, almost everyone. His Aberdonian roots means that he has been known to haggle the price of a packet of crisps, but more shocking than that, his favourite pastime is to wear his lime-green mankini! Ask nicely and we’ll send you a picture!
Lucy Fowler - ProducerAs a walking repository of musical knowledge, one of Lucy’s tasks is to keep Bees Nees aloft on the airwaves. Hailing from a somewhat warmer climate, she is still amazed that people can survive in somewhere as dark and damp as Glasgow. We’re amazed that she once played trumpet in an indie band. That’s right: indie band.
Darren MacLean- EditorPurveyor of dreadful jokes, painful puns and cast iron solutions to your editing and workflow problems, Darren spends his waking hours mobilising technology. Such is his dedication to post production that he has gone for weeks without sleep, sunlight or breathing fresh air. Perfectly suited to being a submariner, then; the Royal Navy's loss is our gain
John Devine- Dubbing MixerIreland's gift to audio post-production displays a fondness for country music, '72 Telecasters, David Brown tractors and old school trainers. Admittedly, none of those are a pre-requisite for Olympic-standard dubbing and track-laying. However, John can detect sounds that dolphins, bats and NATO listening posts can't. 'Nuff said.
Vicky Kilgour - EditorConveniently (for us), the best thing to come from Cumbernauld since Gregory's Girl is also a post production go-to girl. Editing is in her DNA, she’s a data-wrangling, workflow wizard; if Vicky can't get you what you need, you probably didn't need it in the first place. Best of all? She’s an artisan baker and conjuror of fine cakes, cheesecake and pastries. Our favourite baker. Well, after Tom. And Ginger.
Feb 02 2016, 10:05 pmThe Iain Anderson Show Tuesday 2nd/Wednesday 3rd February 2016
Buddy Miller and Friends – Cayamo Sessions at Sea which features 11 tracks and a number of Miller"s most famous friends, including Kacey Musgraves, Brandi Carlile, Lucinda Williams, Kris Kristofferson, Richard Thompson and many more. It was released on New West Records on the 29th January.
Featured Archive Album:
American Pie by Don McLean released in October 1971 and includes 10 tracks two of which were big hits in 1972 'American Pie' and 'Vincent'.
Jason Isbell the singer/songwriter and guitarist from Green Hill Alabama. He is best known for his solo work and as a former member of the Drive-By Truckers for whom he wrote several of their signature songs. His songwriting skills have made him one of Nashville's hottest stars.
Jan 01 2016, 8:00 pmCluinneam! / The Switch On
Earlier this year, Bees Nees teamed up with Matchlight to produce the hour long documentary - The Switch On.
Half a million profoundly deaf people across the world have had their hearing restored thanks to cochlear implantation, and the extraordinary clips of their cochlear implant being 'switched on' have become popular on the internet - shared and watched by millions.
Over the past 25 years, the Scottish Cochlear Implant Unit at Crosshouse Hospital, Kilmarnock, have implanted 1400 people. But the staff here believe that represents only a fraction of the people who need it. This film follows five patients on an extraordinary emotional journey.
BBC ALBA 1st January 21:00
Dec 30 2015, 9:00 pmNA TRADS 2015
This year, Bees Nees was at the Caird Hall in Dundee for Na Trads 2015. You can catch highlights and music from the show on the 30th December. Presenters Mary Ann Kennedy, Tony Kearney and Linda MacLeod meet the musicians, winners and stars of the event, both onstage and behind-the-scenes.
BBC ALBA 30th December 22:00
Dec 30 2015, 2:00 pmPORT SERIES 2
The landmark music series, charting the musical landscapes of Ireland and Scotland is back for a second series. Presented by two of the finest tradition bearers from both countries; Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh and Julie Fowlis, their journey will be ours as we accompany them to cities and counties and meet a cast of top musicians, raconteurs and characters. We'll discover what makes each area culturally and musically distinct and hear some amazing impromptu sessions on the way.
Series 2 will take us from Cork to Galway;Edinburgh to Lewis, and will once again have performance at its core, unearthing new and emerging talent alongside bigger stars in the business.
The series will air on BBC ALBA and TG4 in the New Year
Sep 23 2015, 8:00 pmPAEDIATRIC RESCUE/COBHAIR CHLOINNE SERIES 2
Cobhair Chloinne (Paediatric Rescue) is an observational documentary series looking at the work carried out by the Paediatric Retrieval teams based at Glasgow’s Yorkhill Hospital and Edinburgh’s Royal Hospital for Sick Children.
Back for a second series we travel by road and air across the length and breadth of Scotland, retrieving some of the sickest children to Glasgow and Edinburgh's specialist centres. No two retrievals are the same as the team rush to Shetland for 3 month old struggling to breath, and move a 15 year old East to West when her cardiac condition worsens. This is the world of Paediatric Rescue.
Episode 1 - BBC ALBA 23rd September 2015
Sep 19 2015, 8:00 pmSEIRM
Mary Ann Kennedy presents this music show recorded during Celtic Connections 2015. Includes appearances by Adam Cohen and Breabach, plus other bands and singers from the festival.
Catch episode 1 - BBC ALBA - 21:00 Saturday 19th September 2015
Jul 25 2015, 8:30 pmFÈIS CHIÙIL THIRIODH/TIREE MUSIC FESTIVAL
The Tiree Music Festival is gem in the UK festival circuit, winning many awards, including ‘Best Small Festival in Scotland’ and has sold out every year since starting in 2010. Music fans who weren’t lucky enough to snap up tickets to the festival can soak in the sights and sounds of Tiree as BBC ALBA brings the Tiree Music Festival to our screens for the first time ever.
Presenters Sarah Cruickshank and Vicky Kilgour will host festival highlights on BBC ALBA over two successive weekends from 25th July, with more to follow later this year.
This year the line up includes indie favourites The Fratellis, We Banjo 3, local heroes Skerryvore and Trail West, Mànran, Gentlemen of Few, Skipinnish, The Chaplins and The Lowground.
Catch the first episode Saturday 25th July 21:30on BBC ALBA
Jun 05 2015, 9:00 amCEOL AIR ABHAINN CHLUAIDH
Ceòl air Abhainn Chluaidh was recorded at BBC Pacific Quay on the main stage as part of BBC Music Week. Linda MacLeod hosted the best of Scottish and Gaelic traditional music, with sets from an exciting and diverse musical bill including Finlay MacDonald and guitarist Ross Martin; Maeve Mackinnon, Top Floor Taivers, Gaelic supergroup Dàimh, and top tunesmiths Rura.
Feb 01 2015, 10:05 pmThe Roddy Hart Show Monday 1st February
This week on the programme our Record of Note is the latest album by Steve Forbert - 'Compromised' and our Undercover Writer is the Roches. Join us 11pm.
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