Monday, 9 February 2009

Daniel Nardini on BBC Scotland.

February 8, 2009


London hijacks our BBC

The Largs-born actress says the corporation has

switched her on to independence

Daniela Nardini has said she is in favour of Scottish independence, after witnessing BBC Scotland’s lack of control over its own affairs.

The Largs-born actress, 40, says she has been astonished by the level of interference by bureaucrats in London. She claimed BBC Scotland had far greater autonomy in the 1990s, when she played Anna Forbes, a lawyer in the BBC2 drama series This Life.

Nardini, who moved back to Scotland in 2007 after 10 years in England, said: “Everything has to go through the head office in London,” she said. “Why call it BBC Scotland? I don’t know how it’s changed over the past 10 years, but I’m sure they used to have more clout. We could do our own stuff without it all having to be agreed upon.”

Nardini recently filmed New Town, a one-off BBC4 drama shot in Edinburgh, but she said interference from London cost her a job. “I was up for another part recently, and I more or less had an offer, then apparently the person in London thought, ‘she’s not quite right for that role.’ So they are getting involved with casting.”

“It’s difficult as an actor; I’m sure it’s really difficult for producers. It does make me want to have an independent Scotland.”

BBC Scotland said: “We enjoy a strong working relationship with network drama colleagues, and our partners in the independent sector, and believe this collaborative approach results in the delivery of high-quality drama.”

Welcome to the club Daniela. Many of us came to that conclusion in our working lives just like you. However, the numbers doing what we did is rising alarmingly (for the Unionistas) due to the ever-rising sense of self-confidence of Scots and the moribund state of a Britain no longer fit for owt.



Conan the Librarian™ said...

Interesting question on subrosa's blog.

Key bored warrior. said...

Cannot get you link to work, what is it about? Gie's a clue.

Scot Independent.

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