The Worst Gifts in Our Favorite Holiday Films

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  Going Back (TV Movie) (producer) (pre-production)
 2019 Harry Birrell: Films of Love and War (Documentary) (production executive)
 2018 A Scottish Soldier: A Lost Diary of WW1 (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer: for Hopscotch Films)
 2018 Arena (TV Series documentary) (producer - 1 episode)
- Make Me Up! (2018) ... (producer)
 2018 Make Me Up (producer)
 2018 Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema (Documentary) (producer)
 2018 Long Night at Blackstone (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2017/II Arcadia (Documentary) (producer)
 2017 Stop All the Clocks: WH Auden in an Age of Anxiety (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 2017 Brian Cox's Russia (TV Mini-Series documentary) (executive producer)
 2017 Accidental Anarchist (Documentary) (executive producer) / (producer)
 2017 The End of the Game (Documentary) (producer)
 2016 West Skerra Light (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2016/I The Carer (executive producer)
 2015 Coming Oot! A Fabulous History of Gay Scotland (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2015 Atomic: Living in Dread and Promise (Documentary) (producer)
 2015 Andrew Carnegie: Rags to Riches, Power to Peace (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2015 I Am Belfast (Documentary) (producer)
 2014 Alasdair Gray: A Life in Progress (Documentary) (producer)
 2014 Documenting John Grierson (Documentary short) (executive producer: Hopscotch Films)
 2014 Iboga Nights (Documentary) (executive producer) / (producer)
 2013 Scottish Country Dancing: Controlled Abandon (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 2013 Dream Me Up Scotty! (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 2012-2013 Watching Ourselves: 60 Years of Television in Scotland (TV Series documentary) (producer - 11 episodes)
- Burns Night (2013) ... (producer)
- Vital Sparks (2013) ... (producer)
- Baubles and Bells (2012) ... (producer)
- Swashbuckled (2012) ... (producer)
- Hearts in the Highlands (2012) ... (producer)
 2011 No Sleep 'Til Yell (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 2011 The Story of Film: An Odyssey (TV Mini-Series documentary) (producer - 15 episodes)
- Cinema Today and the Future (2011) ... (producer)
- Fight the Power: Protest in Film (2011) ... (producer)
 2011 The School of Scottish Studies (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 2011 Narrow Gauge (Short) (executive producer)
 2006 Black and White (Short) (producer)
 2006 Is It Just Me... (Short) (executive producer)
 2005 Cinema Iran (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 2004 Wise Guys (Short) (producer)
 2004 One Life (TV Series documentary) (producer - 1 episode)
- Detox or Die (2004) ... (producer)
 2003 Wireburners (Documentary short) (producer)
 1994 Stevensons Travels Part 1 (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1994 Mairi Mhor (executive producer)
 1992 Acoustic Routes (Documentary) (executive producer)
 1992 Is That All There Is? (executive producer)
 1992 Confessions of a Suburban Girl (Documentary) (executive producer)
 1991 Kyoto, My Mother's Place (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1989 Îlé Aiyé (executive producer)
 1988 Omnibus (TV Series documentary) (producer - 1 episode)
- Songs from the Life of Leonard Cohen (1988) ... (producer)
 1987 Forty Years at the I.C.A. (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- No Place Quite Like It (1987) ... (executive producer)
 1986 Saturday Review (TV Series documentary) (producer)
 1986 Video Jukebox (TV Movie) (producer)
 1980-1984 Did You See..? (TV Series documentary) (producer - 9 episodes)
- Episode dated 11 March 1984 (1984) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.8 (1980) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.7 (1980) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.6 (1980) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.5 (1980) ... (producer)
 1982 Police (TV Series documentary) (producer - 1 episode)
- Impact and Implications (1982) ... (producer)
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British producer, son of Thomas William (a farmer) and Constance Lillian (Hemson) Archer.

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