Paul Young (actor)
3 July 1944 |
Paul Young (born 3 July 1944) is a Scottish television actor and presenter.
A former child actor (he played the eponymous hero of the film Geordie as a boy), some of his later credits include The Tales of Para Handy, No Job for a Lady, Taggart, The Crow Road, Coronation Street and Still Game.
Young has gone on to find long-lasting fame among the fishing community, fronting a series of fishing TV shows, which began with "Hooked On Scotland" on the BBC in 1991. The show enjoyed somewhat unexpected success, winning a BAFTA for the first series. After two series, the show switched to ITV (Scottish TV), with the name changing to Hooked on Scottish and Paul's brief widening to include trips to fishing hot-spots around the world.
In 1999, Young was hooked by Scottish, and the show - with much the same format of Paul catching fish in lots of interesting places, each episode showcasing a different type of fish - was taken on by the Discovery Channel with the name changing again to "Hooked on Fishing". This ran successfully for 6 series up to 2004.
Young plays the character of Hugh "Shug" McLaughlin in Still Game, appearing occasionally in the early series but by series 5 and 6 becoming a regular cast member. Nickname "shug the lug" on the account of Paul Young's trademark ears. He is currently involved in filming stages of the long anticipated 7th Series of Still Game which is due to air at the end of 2016. Shug is generally the only pensioner that knows about gadgets and new technology in the group.
|8 January 2004||Bampot Central||Mackay/Captain Finlay Craig||Lu Kemp||BBC Radio 3 The Wire|
|30 July 2007||Be Prepared: The Amateur Assassin||Reader||Kirsty Williams||BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Reading|
|17 March 2008||The Singing Sands||Reader||-||BBC Radio 7 repeated on Radio4Extra, 21 to 24 May 2012|
|7 January 2009||The Intelligence of Hearts||Reader||Eilidh McCreadie||BBC Radio 4 Scottish Shorts|
|18 February 2014||McLevy: A Different Path||Craddock||Bruce Young||BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Drama|
|4 March 2014||McLevy: A Sore Convulsion||Craddock||Bruce Young||BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Drama|
- Shannon, Howard (30 June 2008). "Lost Beatles interview unearthed". news.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 15 November 2008.
- BBC – The Wire – Bampot Central
- BBC – Afternoon Reading – Be Prepared: The Amateur Assassin
- BBC Radio 4 Extra Programmes – The Singing Sands
- BBC – Scottish Shorts – The Intelligence of Hearts
- BBC – Afternoon Drama – McLevy: A Different Path
- BBC – Afternoon Drama – McLevy: A Sore Convulsion
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