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Posted on September 2, 2022 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (111)


A hard-hitting new interactive TV talk show is set to be produced in GLASGOW as part of an eclectic new line-up of programming produced exclusively for a new Scottish TV channel.

Scotland’s first fully interactive global TV channel, Braw TV brings together both traditional and digital, and will see content across all genres available via TV, app and mobile – with additional interactive features, and Scotland wide road-shows and events allowing audiences to be part of the TV experience.

Supported by Business Gateway, Scottish Enterprise, Glasgow City Council and Interface UK, THE TALK will see a variety of topics discussed with a live studio audience and special guests across its initial eight episode run, being filmed on location in GLASGOW in partnership with INTERFACE UK. Special episodes will also focus on bullying in the workplace, domestic violence against men, addiction issues, mental health in children and even everyday wellbeing, with the show set to premiere later in the year via Braw TV and Prime Video. The series is fronted by broadcaster/journalist and presenter SUSAN SUTTON, produced by Glasgow’s multi—award-winning BAD PONY MEDIA PRODUCTIONS.

Sutton, who was born near Doncaster, and currently lives in Glasgow, turned her lifelong dream of becoming an actor and performer into a realityin 2005, gaining a professional qualification in Acting and Performance. Starring in a number of industry celebrated short films, feature films and TV projects - including the upcoming Netflix production of “THEM”, she also presents her own afternoon talk show on Sunny G Radio 103.5FM.

Speaking about the new TV talk show, she said: “When it was first suggested that I should front a TV talk show, I was beyond excited – and nervous. But following on from my show on Sunny Govan Radio, [‘Talk Susan,’] I feel that it would be a fantastic way to offer another platform for everyday people to be able to share and discuss their lived experiences.” She added: “This show is by real people, for real people.”

As well as a mission to discuss hard topics, THE TALK will also see some episodes focus on some of the lighter things in life, with a mix of topics covered to make people smile, as well as think.

Director FRANK McGOWAN, who is co-founder of Braw TV and a producer for Bad Pony Media in Merchant City in Glasgow, said: “we’re just so excited about working with Susan on this project, and look forward to the people at home helping to develop a real dialogue and connection about the things that matter. She is just fantastic, and the audience reach of all ages over sixteen is just incredible.”

Jackie Wylie, from Interface UK, who are supporting the project via their Innovation Scheme, said: “We're really excited about collaborating on this amazing project and can't wait to see Susan step in front of the camera. We'll be cheering her on from the sidelines, this is exactly what Scotland needs.”

Tickets for the show will be available online from, or by calling +44(0)141 423 2027.


More information for Editor:

• Interface, who facilitate collaborative partnerships between all industry sectors and academic partners, also administer funds for the Scottish Funding Council, and help develop projects across a range of disciplines, from creative to business and third sector. More information can be found online at


• Bad Pony Media Productions are a globally recognised Scottish film and TV production company, founded in 2008 by best friends Michelle Martin and Frank McGowan. The company produces content across all genres, and are passionate about the people, places, culture, history, and heritage of a modern, diverse, and eclectic Scotland.


• Braw TV is a new global TV channel from Scotland, backed by producers and talent from across Scotland, aiming to take Scotland global and showcase local homegrown talent. Find out more at, or follow on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @BrawTV using the hashtags #ScotlandGoesGlobal.


• Susan Sutton is a Glasgow based actor, media personality, broadcaster/journalist, and presenter. Living in Scotland since 1997, she has travelled the world as a military wife, and was presented with the award for Best Lead Actress for the short film “What Have You Done?” in 2014. The film, which was written by and starred Sutton, received a total of three industry awards, and is her account of the domestic violence she suffered whilst in a relationship after her divorce. Recently returning to education as a “mature student”, Susan is currently studying Media and Communications, and has made a foray into directing and producing. She also works as a volunteer befriender with GAMH (The Glasgow Association for Mental Health) and MCR Pathways as a mentor and is a passionate advocate for victims of rape or sexual assault.


Authors Series search for Writers

Posted on May 11, 2022 at 5:00 AM Comments comments (28)

Producers from Glasgow's BAD PONY MEDIA have announced new filming dates for an exciting new block of our award-winning factual entertainment show THE AUTHORS SERIES over the coming weeks - and we'd like to hear from YOU about which authors we should feature on the show. Perhaps you are a SCOTTISH author or, an author coming to SCOTLAND to promote your book in 2022-2025?

The series, which is fully interactive, is a platform for both established writers and newcomers and features in-depth and thought-provoking studio interviews which get to know both author and book - as well as their unique life journey. Contact our producers now – [email protected].

We look forward to hearing from you!

Braw TV Set For October Media Launch

Posted on July 26, 2021 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (16)

News today of Scotland's new FREE global TV channel Braw TV has finally been announced by producers from Glasgow following delays due to the coronavirus pandemic which had previously stalled the project.

The new channel, which will combine traditional and digital to connect global audiences with new TV content produced in Scotland, will see it's official media launch on 2nd October 2022 - which is the anniversary of the first ever TV broadcast almost 100 years ago by Scottish enterpreneur John Logie Baird in 1925. The roll-out of services will include a dedicated app, interactive live events across Scotland and a host of new teasers for shows for the channel, such as THE AUTHORS SERIES, PEOPLE OF GLASGOW and NATURAL SCOTLAND, which will each be produced by partnership with leading world brands and local businesses to be fully interactive.

With several unique features to accompany the projects, Braw TV's platform - which will include a 24/7 channel as well as interactive services via the app, will allowing audiences to communicate directly with producers to fully be part of the TV experience - from behind the scenes and pre-production to delivery across multi-platform. The projects which will showcase new talent as well as familiar faces, is set to bring a much needed boost to the Scottish creative industry, with over 100+ new jobs and over 3,000 training opportunities.

Speaking about the launch of the new Braw TV Studios, co-founder and executive producer of Bad Pony Media Productions in Glasgow Frank McGowan, said: "we're thrilled to announce the roll out of Braw TV services in 2022," he said. "Coronavirus saw some unique challenges, but by collaborating with other content creators across the global entertainment industry, we're looking forward to reaching audiences who have been waiting for this, and putting Scotland on the map globally."

The project, which was originally titled "Bad Pony TV" was concieved in 2012 by producers from Bad Pony Media, and through funding from local government began development again after the project went into hiatus in 2015 following the frontpage news of producer" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Frank McGowan being assaulted in a homophobic attack which left him with PTSD.

Teasers and promos are expected at the end of the summer. For more details please email [email protected] 

New Scottish Anthology Shorts Enter Production in Prestwick

Posted on July 12, 2021 at 3:10 AM Comments comments (5)

New Scottish Anthology Shorts Enter Production in Prestwick:

A series of new anthlogy shorts have entered production this week in Prestwick. The shorts, written and directed by BAFTA celebrated director/producer Frank McGowan, will have the flavour of classic shows such as Tales of the Unexpected, and pay homage to classic TV shows such as Bewitched, The Invaders, The X Files and others.

Starring an ensemble cast in various roles, top billed are Christine Corbett, Wendy Andrew, Marco Rinaldi. Also making a cameo is director Frank McGowan.

The shorts, which include stories about alien invaders ("Them"), a forgetful witch and her dog ("F*ck..."), a mysterious neighbour who troubles a newlywed couple ("Neighbourly Spirit") and an alternative world where vampires mean you can't go out after 5pm ("Back Before Dark")., will be screened at festivals around the world from October 22nd 2021, beginning with an exclusive film festival screening in Glasgow.

Costumer and Assistant Production Designer, Lorna McKenzie said: "Being on set has been great, as Covid has kept everybody apart. It's important for our mental health to be doing something creative again, and so far this has been so much fun."

Filming also takes place in North Glasgow, South Ayrshire, Bishopbriggs and East Dunmbartonshire.

Actress Christine Corbett, said: "When you love what you do, you never do a day of work in your life. It's such a great opportunity. Thank you to the production team and Bad Pony Media for believing in me."

Behind the scenes photos are available on Facebook and Instagram, as well as an exclusive behind the scenes video diary from producer/director Frank McGowan. For more information, please email [email protected]


Posted on February 14, 2021 at 3:20 AM Comments comments (48)



A new half-hour TV show that was filmed during lockdown in GLASGOW is set to promote the work of writers and entrepreneurs “doing good” in their local community via FACEBOOK.


Production on THE AUTHORS SERIES had stalled after just a few episodes due to the pandemic - however, BAFTA celebrated producer/director FRANK McGOWAN decided to showcase the episodes via social media and make them interactive.


McGowan, (38), said: “These authors have such amazing stories, and the journey which has brought them to where they are now doing great things in their community is just so inspiring. We’re looking forward to filming more episodes as soon as we’re able to get back into the studio, and have decided to keep the interactive format which features clips from viewers at home telling us about the books they love.”


Episode one with STEPHEN GILLEN airs tonight at 8pm via The Authors Series page on Facebook (search “The Authors Series”), and will be accompanied by a live Q&A with director FRANK McGOWAN and presenter CHRISTINE CORBETT. Gillen talks in-depth about his global best-selling book THE MONKEY PUZZLE TREE, which is already set to be a major motion picture directed by KIERAN SUCHET and shares his own personal story of redemption and transformation, going from the streets of Belfast during the troubles to his life now as a global thought leader and peace ambassador.


"It was great coming to Glasgow," said ex-gangster Gillen, "it's a great city with great people - and we had a lot of fun with the team from The Authors Series, and look forward to seeing the finished episode and more collaborations."


The show is produced by multi-award-winning film and TV Production Company BAD PONY MEDIA, who are part of a team behind the launch of the new global Scottish Braw TV channel - which although delayed to a 2021 launch, boasts an elite new line-up of programming from Scotland. Upcoming episodes of “The Authors Series” include Scottish writer/producer M.J. Martin – author of ‘Evil Is’, and Amazon best-selling author Wendy Andrew - who penned ‘How to Recover from Pet Loss’ during the first lockdown to help those grieving the death of a beloved companion animal. Episodes are presented by CHRISTINE CORBETT and ANDY COWLE.


Christine Corbett, said: “The show has so many amazing guests and stories. You won’t want to miss it.”


[PHOTO: Stephen Gillen is pictured with presenter Christine Corbett after being asked on-camera in a light-hearted moment for a “square go” since he was in Glasgow for filming.]


For more information please contact +44(0)7950 919 487, or email [email protected] and visit for details of all current Scottish film and TV projects and productions including ‘The Authors Series’.




Casting Call for SCOTCOIN Nostalgia

Posted on December 3, 2019 at 5:45 AM Comments comments (4)

BAD PONY MEDIA are currently looking for 12 x participants for a NEW nostalgia led ad campaign to promote Scottish crypto-currency brand SCOTCOIN.

The multiplatform ads, which will be filmed at our studios in Merchant City in Glasgow, will feature people from across Scotland talking about their most memorable “firsts” - including first kiss, first concert and first time driving a car. The call is open to those living anywhere in Scotland, aged 18+ who has a memorable story and wishes to share it on camera.

Please note, this is a paid appearance for successful candicates who are chosen, with filming early in the New Year. Applications are currently being accepted online via leading casting websites, and direct via the SCOTCOIN PROJECT website (see" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">here for link to webform).

Be sure to join Bad Pony Media on" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Facebook," target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Instagram and" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Twitter for further project news - and to connect directly with producers for updates on upcoming productions.


Posted on August 26, 2019 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (5)

More than 30 new projects are set to be produced in Scotland by BAD PONY MEDIA PRODUCTIONS having been green-lit for new international Scottish TV channel BRAW TV.

The new free TV channel, which is tipped to begin rollout of services from October 2020, boasts a power-house of creative input and support from a cross-spectrum of the UK wide creative industry, and will see audiences both at home and around the world connect with content produced in Scotland.  A number of pilots are also set to be filmed in Glasgow and Edinburgh for the attention of NETFLIX, BBC SCOTLAND and US broadcaster NBC.

For more details on upcoming projects, plus news and opportunities for new talent, connect with Bad Pony Media on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


Posted on June 12, 2019 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Producers from BAD PONY MEDIA FILMS have announced that despite some early set-backs, their new horror production is once filming again in Glasgow this week, and is tipped for completion in the New Year.

Director of Photography JOHN McEACHRAN joins production designer RON GREEN on bringing the production to life, directed by FRANK McGOWAN, based on the script by MICHELLE MARTIN. On screen talent on board confirmed, includes; REBECCA McWILLIAMS, NATHAN DE LA MAR, SAM COLLINS and newcomer LOGAN O'DONNELL.

McWilliams, who has a starring role in Netflix drama OUTLAW KING, as well as Bad Pony Media’s very own upcoming NINETY EIGHT PERCENT series, says: “Working with Bad Pony Media on this project was so much fun. There were points the creature effects were genuinely scary. I can’t wait to see how audiences react.”

*Pictured above – Director of Photography John McEachran with Director Frank McGowan.


Posted on November 21, 2018 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Highlights for GFF19 (Glasgow Film Festival 2019) have been announced online – with a mix of fresh new world cinema, iconic Hollywood classics and special anniversary events celebrating two of the world’s much-loved blockbusters. Come say hello to the Bad Pony Media producers on the red carpet! 

More information and full programme online at GFF" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">here.


Posted on October 9, 2018 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (8)

We’re thrilled to announce that after a leading nomination earlier in the year, BAD PONY MEDIA have emerged as winners of the prestigious SCOTTISH ENTERPRISE AWARDS in the category of “Best Scottish Film and TV Production Company 2018.”

More information on the awards ceremony will be posted online soon, as well as updates on new projects and productions set to be announced.