Biographies

Biographies of the Absolutely creative team.

 

Jack Docherty


Jack forms a good 50% of the writing duo Hunter & Docherty, who were principal writers on 'In One Ear' & 'Radio Active' (BBC Radio 4), 'Spitting Image' (ITV), and 'Alas Smith & Jones' (BBC).  In 1987, he and Moray Hunter performed The Couch at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, a two-man, one-piece of furniture extravaganza which launched their alter egos, Don & George onto Channel 4�s 'Friday Night Live' (ITV), into, 'Absolutely' and ultimately their own sitcom 'mr don & mr george'( Both for Channel 4).  Jack directed filmed inserts for the sketch show Absolutely and also co-directed his stage show with Moray Hunter after Edinburgh in 1996. As well as appearing in 'Red Dwarf' (BBC) he make his film debut with the Comic Strip�s Queen Of The Wild Frontier.  With no help from his writing partner, Jack has written a sitcom, 'Mac', for BBC Scotland and was Script Consultant on Vic Reeves Big Night Out. 

 He presented The Ken Fine Show, a Scots language programme for STV.  Jack hosted over 400 episodes of The Jack Docherty Show for Channel 5.

Jack wrote and co-starred in two series of 'The Creatives' for BBC2 and co-starred with Mark Williams in Rob Grant's sci-fi comedy series 'The Strangerers' for Sky 1 and 'Model Actress Whatever', a half hour film for Channel 4 which he co-wrote and produced with Morwenna Banks and was directed by Rankin.

Most recently Jack has written two feature films that are both in development with Scottish Screen "Scotsville" and "Watertight" and guest starred in an episode of Monarch of the Glen.   

 

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