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Archive of Shows, Productions & Projects


Contained below is a historical record of some of the huge number of theatre shows, television programmes, live events and other productions that Adrian has been involved in over the years. We have also included one or two historical events just to try and give a sense of time and put the relevant years in context.

'Dreaming' BBC Screen 2 '50/50' BBC1 'Spook Squad' BBC1 'Top of the Pops' BBC1 'Aladdin' Stage Productions Grantham

Adrian has worked in the entertainment industry in many different roles. From Sound Designer looking after live sound re-inforcement and sound effects in the theatre, Follow Spot operator again in the theatre, through to Lighting Designer and Lighting Director or Director of Photography, both in the theatre and in television, most notably for the BBC both in the studio and on outside broadcasts, but also on live events and concerts out on the road for independent clients. Other specialised roles include intelligent, automated or 'moving light' design and programming and Catalyst media server video design and programming.



2015

August

The Mob Museum in Las Vegas
produced a video all about the FIFA allegations featuring Panorama investigative journalist Andrew Jennings which we filmed in Cumbria.
(Producer: Jeff Burbank, Director of Content at The Mob Museum: Geoff Schumacher)

The Mob Museum, Andrew Jennings, FIFA interview

Director of Photography.

2013

August

The Glasgow Skye Association Pre-World's Concert
at the Glasgow Concert Hall featuring the Inverary and District Pipe Band performing their 'Ascension' show (Producer Gus Sicard).

Inverary & District Pipe Band Ascension Show Glasgow Concert Hall

Lighting Designer.

July

'The Light Bus' Documentary Short Film for SLYfC
shot on location in Windermere in the Lake District (Producer / Director Tina Taylor).

The Light Bus, Windermere Lake District

Director of Photography / Editor.



2012

November

NYPBoS's production of 'Legacy'
from the Old Fruit Market in Glasgow (Producer Alisdair McLaren).

NYPBoS perform Legacy from the Old Fruit Market Glasgow. Lighting & Video design by Adrian Turpin

Lighting and Video Designer. Wholehog 3 and Catalyst.

the herald scotland newspaper Read the article in The Herald about this show published on Monday 12th November 2012 and written by Rob Adams. Click Here.

May

Commercial mini drama for Glen Grant Distillery shot up near Elgin in Moray in northern Scotland. Producer / Director Anna McPherson.

glen grant film shoot  glen grant distillery

Director of Photography / Lighting Cameraman / Colourist


Glen Grant Whisky Commercial Crew Photo


2011

August

World War Z
filming in Glasgow.

World War Z Poster

Lighting Console Operator.


April

NYPBoS's production of 'Illumination'
from the Old Fruit Market in Glasgow (Producer Alisdair McLaren).

NYPBoS IlluminationNYPBoS Illumination ConcertNYPBoS Illumination ConcertNYPBoS Illumination Show

Lighting and Video Designer. Wholehog 3 and Catalyst.

the scotsman newspaper Read the article in The Scotsman about this show published on 21st April 2011 written by Jim Gilchrist. Click Here.

January / February

NYPBoS's production of 'Illumination'.
Video Design pre-production for this show which is scheduled for April at the Old Fruit Market in Glasgow City Halls.

SYPB Illumination Show Poster

Lighting and Video Designer.
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2010

September

'BBC Scotland Proms' from the Caird Hall, Dundee.
Moving Light Design / Programmer

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2009

June

Private Function from the Radisson Hotel, Glasgow (Private Client).
Featuring live music from The Riffreshers.

Lighting Designer

This was Adrian's first use of the Hog 3 lighting control desk in a live environment. Adrian contributed to the beta testing of the Whole Hog 3 back in the autumn and winter of 2002. The Hog 3 is the successor to the ever popular and industry standard Whole Hog 2 developed by Flying Pig Systems back in the early '90's.

25th June, Los Angeles
Michael Jackson
dies age 50.

Michael Jackson
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2008

Summer

Runrig 'Road Trip 2008' live from Edinburgh Castle
. Saturday 26th July (Production Manager Mark Green, Lighting Designer Greg Hill, Stage Manager Martin Bell).
Video Imagery / Lighting Designer

Runrig 'Road Trip 2008' on tour in Europe. German dates covering Bonn, Freiburg and Munich (Production Manager Mark Green, Lighting Designer Greg Hill, Stage Manager Martin Bell).
Video Imagery / Lighting Designer

'Hot Rods'
from Studio A at BBC Scotland's new home at Pacific Quay for BBC1 (An Endemol Production, Director James Morgan, Producer Kerry Briggs, LD Jim McNamee).
Moving Lights Programmer

January

Private Function from Giffnock Banqueting Suite, Glasgow (Private Client).
Lighting Designer
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2007

'Your Country Needs You' from Glasgow Studio A, BBC1 (Director Alex Rudinski, LD Chris Kempton, MLP Dave Bishop).
Generic Console Op

'Offside' from Glasgow Studio A, BBC1 Scotland (LD Jim McNamee).
Generic Console Op



2006

'Proms In The Park' from Glasgow Green (Director Trevor Hampton, LD Jim McNamee).
Moving Light Design / Programmer & Catalyst Design / Programmer


'Offside' BBC1 Scotland. New series and new set for the football based topical comedy show.
Moving Light Design / Programmer
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2005

December
'Suspect' BBC1, childrens mystery adventure game (Producer Mathew Napier, Director David Coyle).
Moving Light Design / Programmer

Autumn
'Craig Hill's Out Tonight' BBC1 Scotland, Studio A Glasgow, 6 part series of comedy, chat and music from Athlete, Kubb and El Presidente amongst others.
Moving Light Design / Programmer & Catalyst Design / Programmer

Athlete 24 Hours

'Children In Need' BBC1, Studio A Glasgow. Featuring Athlete, KT Tunstall and Hue & Cry amongst others (Production Donald McInnes, Grigor Stirling, LD Jim McNamee).
Moving Light Design / Programmer & Catalyst Design / Programmer

Athlete Wires

September
'Proms In The Park' from Glasgow Green, BBC1 and BBC4 featuring the BBC SSO condr John Wilson, the National Youth Choir of Scotland, the Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers with Stuart Cassells, music such as Mussorgsky's 'Night on a Bare Mountain', selections from the 'Nutcracker Suite', 'Romeo & Juliet' and 'West Side Story' with soloists Ailish Tynan and Jamie Macdougall and Dougie MacLean and his band (Producer Lindsay Pell, Director Trevor Hampton, LD Jim McNamee, Wholehog II, Catalyst).
Moving Light Design / Programmer & Catalyst Design / Programmer

Summer

'The Last Word' BBC1 Scotland, Studio A Glasgow, topical debate with Nicky Campbell.
Console Op

2nd July. Live 8 is beamed around the world from various places around the world.
Go to www.makepovertyhistory.org and declare your support.

'The Last Laugh' BBC3, Studio A Glasgow, sitcom based writers competition. Scenes shot as inserts for series to be screened in September '05.
Lighting Design & Console Op

April

'Rule The School' BBC1, location shoot near Perth (Presenter Jake Humphrey, Producer Helen Doherty, Director Jacqui McAlpine, Cameras Brian Jobson & Pete Kelly).
Moving Light Design / Programmer
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2004

December

'50/50' BBC1, Studio A Glasgow, series 9 with Sophie McDonnell (LD Jim McNamee, WholeHog II, Production - Mathew Napier, Grigor Stirling).
Moving Light Design / Programmer

Summer

'Proms In The Park' from Pacific Quay, Glasgow. Part of the nationwide contribution to this annual event. Sadly the Glasgow concert had to be abandoned very late in the day due to extreme high winds. The only saving grace on a purely personal level was that LD Jim McNamee and I managed to run through the whole show at the end of our 4 am programming session the previous night - and very nice it looked too !
Moving Light Design / Programmer & Catalyst Design / Programmer

'The Saturday Show' BBC1, Studio A Glasgow, April to September. Kids Entertainment with Celebrity Guests, Interactive competitions and Music.
Moving Light Design / Programmer

January

Kerry Murphy, Jim McNamee, Adrian Turpin

'50/50' BBC1, Studio A Glasgow, series 8 (LD Jim McNamee, WholeHog II, Producer Mathew Napier, Director Nigel P. Harris).
Moving Light Design / Programmer
Pictured above: LD Jim McNamee with Console Op Kerry Murphy and Myself.
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2003

November



'Spook Squad' BBC1, childrens multi part mini drama adventure shot on location in Fyvie Castle in Aberdeenshire. Fast paced and complex 2 camera shoot involving both drama and LE style lighting in close proximity (Producer Fiona White, Director Carys Edwards, Cameras Des 'O' Hare & Ewen Gardner).
Lighting Design & Moving Light Design / Programmer

April to September



'The Saturday Show' & 'Top Of The Pops Saturday' BBC1, 22 weeks from Studio A Glasgow, Simon Grant & Fearne Cotton, April to September. Kids Entertainment with Celebrity Guests, Interactive competitions and Music (Director Nick Harris).
Moving Light Design / Programmer

January / February

The Official 2002 / 2003 'No Worries' Tour of Australia continues.....


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2002

December

'50/50' BBC1, Studio A Glasgow, series 7 - first record block, new presenter Angellica Bell (LD Jim McNamee, WholeHog II, Director Nigel P. Harris).
Moving Light Design / Programmer

The Official 2002 / 2003 'No Worries' Tour of Australia.
Heading off to Sydney in time for the New Year celebrations followed by a two month tour of Australia (well, some of it) taking in Bowral, Melbourne, The Great Ocean Road, Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, Alice Springs and Ayers Rock amongst others. Finishing up in Hong Kong briefly before heading back home early March 2003.

October

Beta testing the WholeHog III.

'Offside' back in Studio A.
Moving Light Design / Programmer

'The Live Floor Show' back on BBC1 Scotland also from Studio A.
Moving Light Design / Programmer


Live Floor Show, BBC1

June / July

25 years on, Elvis is back at no. 1 in both the UK and US chart with JXLs re-mix of 'A Little Less Conversation'. Penned by Presley, Mac Davis and Billy Strange, it first surfaced in the 1968 movie 'Live a Little, Love a Little'.

'The Saturday Show' BBC1, 18 weeks from Studio A Glasgow, June to September. Kids Entertainment with guests, music and interactive competitions (Director Nick Harris).
Moving Light Design / Programmer

March / April

'Jo Brands Hot Potatoes' BBC1, Studio A Glasgow, Comedy Quiz (LD Brian Jobson, Director David G Croft, Producer Dave Morley).
Moving Light Design / Programmer

!!! Hear what Jo Brand thought about the lighting design whilst we were recording one of these programmes. Imagine…. the audience is required to vote on two scenarios by clapping. Everyone has clapped loudly for option A and now a very silent vote has just happened for option B…. !!!

Jan to March

'Live Floor Show' BBC1 Scotland, Studio A Glasgow, Music and Comedy (LD Jim McNamee, WholeHog II, Director Dominic MacDonald, Producer Gary Chippington).
Moving Light Design / Programmer



'Offside' BBC1 Scotland, Studio A Glasgow, Comedy Chat (LD Jim McNamee, WholeHog II, Director John Frame, Producer Tony Followell).
Moving Light Design / Programmer
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2001

December

'50/50' BBC1, Studio A Glasgow, series 6 (LD Jim McNamee, WholeHog II, Director Nick Harris, Producer Simon Parsons).
Moving Light Design / Programmer

Fifty Fifty Lighting Design

16th December, Hawaii.
Stuart Adamson
found dead aged 43

Stuart Adamson

Sept to Nov

'The Beat Room' BBC2 Scotland, The Arches Glasgow, Music (LD Allan Brown, AvoLites Pearl 2000 & FatFrog).
Moving Light Design / Programmer

'Jo Brands Hot Potatoes' Studio A Glasgow, comedy quiz (LD Brian Jobson, WholeHog II, Director David G Croft, Producer Dave Morley).
Moving Light Design / Programmer

'Elaine' BBC1 Scotland, Studio A Glasgow, chat and music (LD Jim McNamee, WholeHog II).
Moving Light Design / Programmer

'Town to Town' Scottish Quiz with Lorraine Kelly (LD Jim McNamee, WholeHog II, Director John Smith, Producer Ed Gray).
Moving Light Design / Programme & Console Op

'Caledonian MacBrains' comedy quiz.
Console Op

'Offside' BBC1 Scotland, Comedy Chat.
Moving Light Design / Programmer

Childrens Charity Concert of Music and Dance at the Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow (LD Jim McNamee, WholeHog II).
Moving Light Design / Programmer

Summer

'Live & Kicking' BBC1, Studio A Glasgow, Kids Entertainment (LD Jim McNamee, WholeHog II, Director Nick Harris, Producer Simon Parsons).
Moving Light Design / Programmer

'Peter Powers' hypnotist show for Channel 5, Studio A Glasgow (LD Brian Jobson, Director Michael Hines).
Moving Light Design / Programmer & Console Op

January

'Elaine' at the Citizens Theatre BBC1 Scotland, Music and Comedy (LD Jim McNamee, WholeHog II).
Moving Light Design / Programmer
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2000

'50/50' BBC1, series 5 (LD Jim McNamee, WholeHog II, Director Nick Harris, Producer Simon Parsons).
Moving Light Design / Programmer



'My Barmy Aunt Boomerang' BBC1, Kids mini drama (LD Jim McNamee, Allan Brown, ADB Vision 10).
Lighting Design & Console Op

'Jo Brand Head On Comedy' Studio A Glasgow, comedy quiz (LD Stuart Gain, ADB Vision 10).
Console Op

'Fully Booked Interactive' BBC1, Kids entertainment show.
Lighting Director, Moving Light Design / Programmer


1999

'Get Your Act Together' BBC1, Studio A Glasgow, music talent show with Ronan Keating (LD Brian Pearce / Jim McNamee, WholeHog II, Director/Producer Martin Scott).
Moving Light Design / Programmer

'50/50' BBC1, series 4 (WholeHog II).
Moving Light Design / Programmer

'MacCoist and MacCauley' BBC1, chat show, on UK and Ireland tour (LD Jim McNamee, WholeHog II, Director Dominic MacDonald, Producer Esme Kennedy).
Moving Light Design / Programmer

'My Barmy Aunt Boomerang' BBC1, Kids mini drama with Toyah Willcox (LD Jim McNamee, ADB Vision 10, Director Michael Hines, Producer John Adams).
Lighting Design & Console Op
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1998

'50/50' BBC1, series 3 (WholeHog II - thanks to Mike Falconer ! Director Michael Hines, Producer Ed Gray).
Moving Light Design / Programmer

'MacCoist and MacCauley' BBC1, chat show, on Scottish tour including Dublin (LD Jim McNamee, WholeHog II, Director Justin C Adams, Producer Esme Kennedy).
Moving Light Design / Programmer

'Mr Wymi' BBC1, Kids mini drama (LD George Ferguson, Jim McNamee, ADB Vision 10, Director Michael Hines, Producer John Adams).
Lighting Design & Console Op

'Space Cadets' CH4, Studio A Glasgow, comedy quiz with Greg Proop (LD Al Gurdon, ADB Vision 10).
Console Op
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1997

'Bright Sparks' BBC1, kids talent (LD Jim McNamee, ADB Vision 10 & MA ScanCommander).
Moving Light Design / Programmer & Console Op

'Mr Wymi' BBC1, Kids mini drama (LD George Ferguson, ADB Vision 10).
Lighting Design & Console Op

31st August, Paris.
Princess Diana is
killed in a car crash.
Princess Diana

1996

'50/50' BBC1, Studio A Glasgow, new kids game show with Sally Gray, series 1 (LD Jim McNamee, Galaxy II and MA ScanCommander, Director Michael Hines, Producer Ed Gray).
Moving Light Design / Programmer

'Going, Going, Gone' BBC1, Antiques quiz (LD Stewart Shearer, Galaxy II, Director John Frame).
Console Op



'Bright Sparks' BBC1, kids talent (LD Jim McNamee, Galaxy II & MA ScanCommander, Director Penny Ewing, Producer Seana Smith).
Moving Light Design / Programmer & Console Op

October

The 'Great American Tour'. A 2000 mile drive from Toronto down to New Orleans. We saw and stopped off at many places on the way, The White House, The Blue Ridge Mountains, Graceland and Sun Studios to mention but a few. Nearly got arrested for alleged speeding in Louisiana !


1995

'Fully Booked' BBC1, kids entertainment with Zoe Ball & Grant Stott, Studio A Glasgow, series 1 (Galaxy II and Gemini II).
Console Op
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1994

'Morning Service' for Abu Tele, multi-camera OB from Glenfinnan.
Lighting Director


1993

'Taille A Bhaille' ('Village Hall') BBC2 Scotland, Studio A Glasgow, Music with (amongst others) Capercaille (LD Ron Irvine, Gemini II controlling VL5's and mini scans, Director/Producer John Smith).
Moving Light Design / Programmer

'Calamity Jane' West End Theatre Group, Mitchell Theatre, Glasgow (Strand M24 + 80way 3 preset manual).
Lighting Director
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1992

'Anything Goes' West End Theatre Group, Mitchell Theatre, Glasgow (Strand M24 + 80way 3 preset manual).
Lighting Director


1991

'Children in Need' with (amongst others) Roachford (LD George Ferguson, Galaxy II and Gemini II).
Lighting Design & Console Op

George Ferguson Adrian Turpin & Galaxy 3

'Oklahoma!' West End Theatre Group, Mitchell Theatre, Glasgow (Strand M24 + 80way 3 preset manual).
Lighting Director


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1990

Summer

'The Garden Party' BBC1, music inserts from the old Railway Tunnel, Botanic Gardens, Glasgow (LD George Ferguson, Celco 60).
Lighting Design & Console Op

March

The 'Indiana Jones, Raiders of the Lost Pyramids' tour of Egypt and Israel. 3 weeks backpacking around this most interesting and exciting land. Whilst in Cairo we had dinner with Jimmy Carter - honestly, we did !


1989

'The Garden Party' BBC1, music inserts from the old Railway Tunnel, Botanic Gardens, Glasgow (LD George Ferguson, Celco 60).
Lighting Design & Console Op

The Kevin McDermot Orchestra

Celco 60, Kevin McDermot Orchestra

'Dreaming' Screen Two, Studio A Glasgow, 16mm Drama with Billy Connolly and Deacon Blue (Strand Galaxy II and Gemini II, Director Mike Alexander, Producer Andy Park).
Lighting Design & Console Op



'Hogmanay Live' from George Square (LD George Ferguson, Celco 90 and Celco 60).
Console Op

Midnight, The Point Theatre, Dublin. U2 perform a concert with special guest BB King and his band to mark the new decade and the end of their Love Town tour. Bono later announces that 'now we have to go away and dream it up all over again'.

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1988
1987 'Aladdin' Stage Productions (Grantham).
Lighting & Sound Design

Aladdin by Stage Productions (Grantham)
1986

'Move over Mrs Markham' Grantham Dramatic Society, Grantham Kings School Stage Hall, Comedy.
Lighting Director

Move over Mrs Markham, Grantham Dramatic Society

'Grantham Gang Show' Grantham Kings School Stage Hall.
Lighting & Sound Design

'Oliver' Harrowby Singers, Grantham.
Lighting & Sound Design
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1985

'The Wizard of Oz' Grantham Dramatic Society, Grantham Kings School Stage Hall.
Lighting Director

Strand JP20, 2 Preset. Wizard of Oz.

'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' Stage Productions (Grantham).
Lighting & Sound Design

13th July, London & Philadelphia. Live Aid is beamed around the world.


1984

'The Long And The Short And The Tall' Grantham Kings School Stage Hall, Play about WWII.
Lighting & Sound Design



'Grantham Gang Show' Grantham Kings School Stage Hall.
Lighting & Sound Design

Lighting Control Booth

'Dick Whittington' Stage Productions (Grantham), Grantham Kings School Stage Hall.
Lighting & Sound Design
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1983
1982
1981
1980
18th May, Macclesfield.
Ian Curtis
dies
aged just 23.
Ian Curtis
8th December, New York.
John Lennon is
murdered aged 40.
John Lennon
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1979
1978
1977
16th August, Memphis.
Elvis Presley dies at his
Graceland home aged 42.
Elvis Presley
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1976
1975
1974
1973

It was around Christmas 1973 when my Dad built for my brother and me, a puppet theatre complete with footlights, a proper house curtain that opened with a pull cord and a removable stage floor so that the puppets could be operated properly. Along with the girls next door and a few others, we put on a whole variety of shows. However the thing that fascinated me the most was the lights. It wasn't long before I had my Dad add on a front of house lighting bar. I then proceeded to dismantle several small torches, attached them to the lighting bar, added coloured gel (sweet wrappers as far as I recall) to some of them, and then wired them up to the power controllers used for our 'OO' gauge model railway. Hey Presto… my first lighting job !
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1972
1971
1970
1969
1968
1967

I was born at 02:00, 13th July in Grantham Hospital, the same year as Colour Television is born.
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