television

‘House of Dragons’

Bill is playing The Master of Coin, Lyman Beesbury   HBO

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Bill has narrated the Repair Shop for the first and fifth series. BBC1

2017 - 21 ‘The Repair Shop’

eries 2 for SKY

2017 - 20 ‘Brassic’

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BBC/Amazon
With Phoebe Walker Bridge, Olivia Colman.

2017 - 20 ‘Fleabag’

Amazon/BBC

 2020 ‘Good Omens’

BBC Scotland with Marc Bonnar. Jamie Civis

 ‘Guilt’

BBC2/Amazon
With David Tennant and Michael Sheen

2018 ‘Good Omens’

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January BBC2

 2018 ‘Inside Number 9’

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Sky Arts. ‘Urban Myths’ episode. 

2018 ‘The Mystery of Agatha Christie

2017 ‘The Rebel'

UKTV Gold

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Six part  comedy  series with Phoebe Waller Bridges, Olivia Colman etc

 2016 ‘Fleabag’

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2016 ‘The Rebel'

Three part comedy series with Simon Callow and Anita Dobson

with Michael Gambon, Lindsay Duncan, Romola Garai

 2016 ‘Churchill's Secret’

as Ned Gowan with Sam Heughan, Catriona Balfe, Tobias Menzies.
Bill should reappear in series 3

 2014 ‘Outlander’

with Douglas Henshall, John Lynch, Alison O’Donnell

 2013 ‘Shetland’

with Ian MacDiarmid,Tim Piggot Smith and Ken Cranham

 2013 ‘37 Days’

For BBC4
Directed by Justin Hardy with Ian Hart,
Ed Stoppard, Alex Hanson and Anton Lesser

 ‘Hitler on Trial’

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2011 Artworks 
‘When Bill Paterson met Bill Forsyth'

a walk through a foggy Glasgow on locations of the 1983 film ‘Comfort and Joy‘

Spring 2010 as Prof Edwin Bracewell, a World War 2 boffin helping the new Doctor played by Matt Smith

  ‘Doctor Who’

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‘Spanish Flu – The Forgotten Fallen'

About the 1918 Flu pandemic directed by Justin Hardy with Charlotte Riley,
Mark Gatiss and Kenneth Cranham. Summer 2009
Nominated for a Scottish BAFTA for his role in this.

‘Law and Order’ UK’

for ITV1 with Bradley Walsh and Jamie Bamber.

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 (above) As Clement Attlee With Brendan Gleason, Janet McTeer.
Shown on HBO America and screened in the UK, November 2nd 2009.

 ‘Into the Storm’

With Matthew MacFadyean, Tom Courtenay and James Fleet. BBC. 

 ‘Little Dorrit’

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With Ben Whishaw, Pete Postlethwaite, Lindsey Duncan and Con O’Neil. BBC 2008

 2008 ‘Criminal Justice’

2007 ‘Sea of Souls’

Two part special with Neve Macintosh, Ben Miles and Douglas Henshall. BBC 

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With Jonathan Pryce, Anna Chancellor and Michael Maloney. BBC

2007 ‘Sherlock Holmes and The Baker Street Irregulars’

2005 ‘A Midsummer Nights Dream’

With Imelda Staunton, Lenny James, Dean Lennox Kelly.

2004 ‘Lie With Me’

With Andrew Lincoln and Eve Best

2004 ‘Foyles War’

With Michael Kitchen and Peter Blythe.

2004 ‘Historians of Genius’

Jonathon Gili history series. BBC Four

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With Dawn Steele and Iain Robertson. BBC Scotland.

2003 ‘Sea of Souls’

2003 ‘Daniel Cable: Eyewitness’

With Joanne Frogatt and Eamon Boland ITV

2002 ‘Dr Zhivago’

With Sam Niell, Hans Matheson and Celia Imrie. BBC1

2001 ‘Home Road Movies’

Animation/short 

2001 ‘Othello’

With Keeley Hawes and Eamonn Walker 

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With Julia Ormond and Lindsey Duncan for Channel 4.
Originally shown in 1988 and screened again in April

2001 ‘Traffik’

2001 ‘Whistleblower’

With Amanda Burton, Neil Pearson and Penelope Wilton for the BBC

2001 ‘Rebel Heart’

for the BBC

‘Victoria Woods Christmas Special’

for the BBC

1999 ‘Wives and Daughters’

With Justine Waddell, Francesca Annis and Michael Gambon for the BBC

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1997 ‘Mr White Goes to Westminster’

With Celia Imrie and Samantha Bond for Channel 4.

1996 ‘Melissa’

With Julie Walters, Micheal Angelis and Jennifer Ehiefor the BBC.

1996 ‘The Crow Road’

With Joe McFadden and Peter Capaldi for theBBC. BAFTA (Scot) for Best Actor.

1995 ‘The Writing on the Wall’

With Lena Stolze, William Macy and Celia Imrie for the BBC.

1992 ‘Tell Tale Heart’

With Brid Brennan and Emma Fielding for BBC Scotland. 

1986 ‘The Singing Detective’

With Michael Gambon and Patrick Malahide for the BBC

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1985 ‘Aufweidersehn Pet’

With Tim Spall, Jimmy Nail and Kevin Whately for Central Television.

1978 ‘Smileys People’

With Alec Guinessfor the BBC. 

1978 ‘The Vanishing Army’

for the BBC.

1977 ‘Licking Hitler’

With Kate Nelligan and Brenda Fricker.
David Hare’s first BAFTA award winning TV drama.