Martin
McCardie

Writer for television, film and theatre

Martin McCardie is a well known Scottish writer and actor who writes for film, television and theatre.

His credits include the BBC2 series Tinseltown, which won him a nomination for a Best Newcomer BAFTA, along with Big City Park and Katie Morag for CBeebies.

Martin is a regular writer for BBC Scotland's River City and is also currently working in the story department for the show.

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Television

Writer 

Producer Morag Bain
Director Jeff Naylor
Starring
  • Anna Kerth
  • Adam Smith
  • Drama series set in a tight-knit Glasgow community
    BBC Scotland for BBC1
    Katie Morag: Series 1-2
    Nominated: Children's Category Celtic Media Festival
    7 x 14'
    The story of a girl who lives with her family on the magical Scottish Island of Struay
    Struay Pictures
    Producer Dougie Napier
    Director Richard Bradley
    Starring
  • Paul Currie
  • Josh Elwell
  • Lesa Gillespie
  • Sarah McCardie
  • Children's show following a park keeper
    BBC Scotland for CBeebies

    Drama

    BBC Scotland for BBC Scotland
    In development
    Producer Graeme Gordon
    Director James Henry
    Starring
  • Blythe Duff
  • Colin McCredie
  • John Michie
  • Alex Norton
  • Detective show set in Glasgow
    STV Productions for ITV1
    Producer Rachel Wright
    Director Jo Johnson
    Starring
  • Annabelle Apsion
  • Michele Austin
  • Bruce Byron
  • Andrew Casey
  • Long-running series following uniform officers and detectives at an inner-city police station
    Talkback Thames for ITV1

    Drama

    Raindog Productions for BBC Scotland
    In development
    Producer Graeme Gordon
    Director Brian Kelly
    Starring
  • Tom Cotcher
  • Blythe Duff
  • Colin McCredie
  • John Michie
  • Detective show set in Glasgow
    STV Productions for ITV
    Tinsel Town
    BAFTA nominated: Best New Writer
    16 x 30'
    Creator Martin McCardie
    Producer Robbie Allen
    Director Stuart Davids
    Starring
  • Jennifer Black
  • Andrew Flanagan
  • Mandy Matthews
  • Patricia Ross
  • Drama following a group of twenty somethings on the Glasgow club scene
    Raindog Productions for BBC2
    Director Brian Kelly
    Starring
  • George Wendt
  • Children's educational drama relating the history of Scotland in the Middle Ages
    Wark Clements for Channel 4

    Theatre

    Writer 

    Producer David MacLennan
    Starring
  • James Kirk
  • Alan Tripney
  • James Young
  • Part of the 14th season of A Play, A Pie, and A Pint at Oran Mor
    Oran Mor, Glasgow
    Play being developed for A Play, A Pie and a Pint
    Oran Mor, Glasgow
    National Theatre of Scotland
    Director Stuart Davids
    Starring
  • Neil Leiper
  • David McKay
  • Drama about a pair of hit men questioning their occupation
    Oran Mor, Glasgow
    Director Mary McCluskey
    Starring
  • David McNay
  • Adaptation of the Robert Burns poem for Scottish Homecoming
    Stirling Castle
    Adaptation of Nadezdha Ptushkina's play
    The Tron, Glasgow
    Adaptation of The Red Clydesider's Song Cycle by Alistair Hullet
    The Tron, Glasgow
    Director Mary McCluskey

    Drama created with Scottish Youth Theatre and Glasgow City Council’s Education Department to raise awareness of Glasgow's fight against sectarianism

    Scottish Youth Theatre
    Director Guy Hollands
    Drama exploring the Glasgow Ice Cream Wars of 1983
    Citizen's Theatre, Glasgow
    Adaptation of Mark Steel's political memoir for 7:84 Theatre Company
    Traverse Theatre
    Director Scott Johnstone
    Drama about a group of PC vigilantes who punish football supporters who break their code
    West Lothian Youth Theatre
    Director Scott Johnstone
    West Lothian Youth Theatre
    Director Frank Gallagher

    Drama about a community who nail a silver coin to a wishing tree in times of adversity, but the tree is slowly being poisoned by the silver

    The Tron, Glasgow
    Producer Wiseguise Productions
    Director Jim Twaddale

    Drama about a Glaswegian who kidnaps an English soldier, planning to kill him to prove his worth to the IRA

    Citizen's Theatre, Glasgow
    Starring
  • Julie Cadzow
  • Kate Donnelly
  • Andy Gray
  • Oran Mor, Glasgow

    Writer & Director 

    Producer Oran Mor
    Starring
  • Juliet Cadzow
  • Kate Donnelly
  • Andy Gray
  • Part of A Play, A Pie and A Pint season

    Traverse Theatre

    Film

    Writer 

    Flame
    Feature
    Director Stuart Davids

    Drama exploring dementia

    In development
    Edit
    Short
    Producer Katie Niccoll
    Director Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard
    Starring
  • Kate Bracken
  • Martin Docherty
  • Anne Downie
  • Finlay MacMillan
  • Film exploring the five stages of grief and inspired by the music of Joe McAlinden

    Producer Moe Abutoq
    Starring
  • Robert Johnstone
  • Neil Leiper
  • Brian McCardie
  • A young man takes the blame for a crime he didn't commit in an attempt to protect his family

    Writer & Director 

    Producer Angus Lamont
    Starring
  • Steven Duffy
  • Sean McGinley
  • Laurie Ventry
  • Drama about the brutal initiation ritual inflicted on a young man by his father's employees
    Scottish Screen
    Ideal World

    Producer 

    Hard Nut: A Love Story
    BAFTA Scotland nominated: Best Short Film
    Short
    Director Jim Twaddale
    Writer Ed McCardie
    Starring
  • Kathy Kiera Clarke
  • Steven Duffy
  • Frank Gallagher
  • Kenneth Glenaan
  • Willis uses his hard head and soft heart to win the girl of his dreams
    Scottish Television
    Scottish Film Production/British Screen

    Other

    Writer 

    Original series for the internet produced with BBC Scotland and Raindog