BBC Scotland – A View from the Terrace – Put a Shift In
Duncan Cowles has directed eighteen short VT films called Put a Shift In for BBC Scotland TV show A View from the Terrace – An ‘irreverent look at the world of Scottish football.’
Each 5-8min VT short film follows Duncan Mckay, a football enthusiast looking at and trying out different jobs at various football clubs in Scotland. Duncan is filmed by Duncan Cowles, a miserable deadpan filmmaker who doesn’t really understand football, never having been to a match in his life… So far Duncan has tried out being a club mascot, ballboy, Tannoy announcer, been part of a goalkeeper training squad for the day, been the kitman and the groundskeeper at various lower league clubs around Scotland.
A View from the Terrace was first broadcast on BBC Scotland, March 1st 2019 and is now entering it’s 5th season (as of September 2022). Put a Shift In (often referred to simply as ‘Duncan & Duncan’) is a long-standing regular VT and has featured in every series of the show to date.
NOMINATED & HIGHLY COMMENDED
Broadcast Award 2020 – Best Sports Programme, A View from the Terrace (series)
‘The best football show on UK television by far’
‘Quietly but bravely pushing boundaries’
‘A breath of fresh air’
There are some selected clips below, and a playlist of available ‘Put a Shift In’ segments in the Youtube playlist above:
Put A Shift In – Becoming a Goalkeeper from Studio Something on Vimeo.
The Two Duncan’s (@DuncMcKay & @DuncanCowles) were back again on Friday’s show! This time they visited @queensparkfc to capture a day in the life of a ball boy/ball girl… ⚽️
You can watch the full feature AND the full episode on @BBCiPlayer! 👉 https://t.co/rRLZ2iAQwd pic.twitter.com/nFDHppWhmL
— A View from the Terrace (@TheTerraceTV) March 19, 2019
“I’ve got to be ready!”
Watch #AViewfromtheTerrace tonight at 11pm: https://t.co/KvJuKoYXey @TheTerraceTV #VFTT pic.twitter.com/zcrlBan8tC
— BBC Scotland (@BBCScotland) March 29, 2019
The Two Duncan’s in possibly the most awkward cup draw ever 🏆🤣 @DuncMcKay & @DuncanCowles@TheTerraceTV is back TONIGHT at 10:30pm! pic.twitter.com/ExsN1yrxbV
— BBC Scotland (@BBCScotland) September 27, 2019