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 3 - Jack Docherty

Start/Stop. Barney (Jack Docherty). Copyright: BBC
Jack Docherty is one of the country's most innovative comedy talents, loved for his portrayal as Chief Miekelson in Scot Squad and his cult classic characters in Absolutely. But despite having a cult classic TV series and becoming a late-night host, launching a channel with none other than the Spice Girls, he nearly gave it all up.

Further details

In an interview for The Moments That Made..., the series that takes an in-depth look at the careers of top comedy talent, Jack Docherty reviews some of the quirkier turns of his career...

Including the fact that if it weren't for a chance lunch cancellation, Absolutely might never have made it to our screens.

As well as a chat with Jack, the programme also features many of his friends and colleagues including Absolutely stalwarts Moray Hunter, Gordon Kennedy and Pete Baikie.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 30th December 2020
BBC Scotland
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 2nd January 2021 9:30pm BBC Scotland
Friday 19th February 2021 9:30pm BBC Scotland
Wednesday 27th October 2021 10:00pm BBC Scotland
Monday 1st August 2022 10:30pm BBC Scotland
Wednesday 3rd May 2023 10:00pm BBC Scotland

Cast & crew

Jack Docherty Self
Guest cast
Arabella Weir Self
Pete Baikie (as Peter Baikie) Self
Kerry Godliman Self
Joe Hullait Self
Moray Hunter Self
Gordon Kennedy Self
Moyo Akande (as Moyo Akandé) Narrator
Writing team
Steven Dick Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Mark Bignell Director
Mark Bignell Producer
Steven Canny Executive Producer
Martin Mackenzie Editor

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