The Moments That Made.... Image shows from L to R: Greg Hemphill, Ford Kiernan
The Moments That Made...

The Moments That Made...

  • TV documentary
  • BBC Scotland
  • 2019 - 2020
  • 4 episodes (1 series)

Documentary series that profiles the careers of some of Scotland's most-loved comedy performers. Features Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill, Elaine C. Smith, Richard Wilson and Jack Docherty

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Series 1, Episode 1 - Elaine C. Smith

Two Doors Down. Christine (Elaine C. Smith). Copyright: BBC
A profile of one of Scotland's most-loved female comedy performers.

Further details

Elaine C. Smith is one of the country's most-loved female comedy performers, famous for playing Mary Doll in Rab C Nesbitt and her BAFTA-winning performance as Christine in Two Doors Down. But the path to stardom wasn't written for a young trainee teacher from Lanarkshire. She had to cut her own path and became a trailblazing pioneer in a once male dominated industry and is now our undisputed queen of Scottish comedy.

Featuring a special interview with Elaine - and a raft clips from her roles on TV and in the theatre - and chats with other key people from her remarkable career including Alex Norton and more.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 16th December 2020
BBC Scotland
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 19th December 2020 9:00pm BBC Scotland
Monday 8th March 2021 11:00pm BBC Scotland
Friday 13th August 2021 11:00pm BBC Scotland
Wednesday 13th October 2021 10:00pm BBC Scotland
Tuesday 27th December 2022 9:00pm BBC Scotland
Wednesday 26th April 2023 10:00pm BBC Scotland

Cast & crew

Elaine C. Smith Self
Guest cast
Janey Godley Self
Alan McHugh Self
Jonathan Watson Self
Alex Norton Self
Colin Gilbert Self
Barbara Rafferty Self
Arabella Weir Self
Susan Boyle Self (Archive Material)
Moyo Akande (as Moyo Akandé) Narrator
Writing team
Steven Dick Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Mark Bignell Director
Mark Bignell Producer
Gavin Smith Executive Producer
Steven Canny Executive Producer
Martin Mackenzie Editor
Sean McGee Graphics

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