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Meet the Panellists: rad 2023 info event

rad info event details

We are hosting an online info event for our upcoming rad Scotland programme!

rad is a paid eight-month traineeship within a Scottish independent television production company which includes full training throughout the placement. The programme is aimed at those who are underrepresented in the TV industry: those either with a disability, from black, Asian or ethnic minority communities or from disadvantaged backgrounds.

During the event we will be talking about all things rad 2023 - what you need to know, top tips for your application and what to expect if you are successful. This will be a great chance to hear about the roles available and ask any questions you might have about the traineeship.

We will be joined by four panellists, all of which have started their TV career journeys with rad across the years:

  • Annie Butcher
  • Chris Walker
  • Iqbal Khokhar 
  • SJ Thomson

The rad 2023 info event will take place on Zoom on Thursday 20th April, 6pm. Register your interest here if you would like to participate in this online event. 

Find out more about rad Scotland and how to apply by visiting
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Annie Butcher | rad 2019 graduate, Production Assistant

Annie Butcher is an Assistant Producer, who works across both development and production. She loves to work in a space of innovation and produce programme ideas that are important, fresh and represent our multifaceted society. 

In production, Annie sets up shoots; casts interesting characters and is currently focusing on her work as a shooter. She shoots on Sony FS7, FX6 and FX9 and spends her spare time taking stills on her Fujifilm camera. She enjoys bringing out the best in contributors and giving them the confidence to tell their stories.

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Chris Walker | rad 2019 graduate, Researcher

One of the original rad graduates, Chris credits the programme as giving him the springboard to do what he loves - learning about the world and people through the stories we conjure on screens. Over a four year career, he has worked on a range of factual projects. From documentaries looking at the thorny Scottish English relationship to studio entertainment shows rating partner’s performances in the bedroom. Recently, Chris has moved into scripted having worked on season 2 of UKTV’s Annika. Currently, working in Scripted Development for Mam Tor productions

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Iqbal Khokhar | rad 2021 graduate, Edit Assistant

Iqbal joined the industry as an Edit Assistant through the RAD scheme and has rapidly progressed to Assistant Editor. He has gained broadcast and SVODs credits for Amazon Prime, BBC, CH4, CH5, Sky, Discovery+ and Netflix. His most recent credits are as an additional editor working alongside Charlie Russell for Curious Films on projects for the BBC and CH4. He has worked for several indies in Glasgow, including Firecrest and Tern TV, and was recently selected to be a part of the Grierson DocLab Editing programme supported by Netflix.

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SJ Thomson | rad 2022 graduate, Researcher

SJ loves to tackle bold stories. With a passion for increasing representation, SJ enjoys writing working class, queer disabled stories with authenticity and flair, and can proudly find the dark comedy in any subject matter. With a background in media and marketing, and a self-proclaimed story geek, SJ graduated with an MA Screenwriting from Edinburgh Napier’s Screen Academy Scotland in 2021. Experience includes current Researcher/Trainee Storyliner at BBC Studios Continuing Drama Series River City, rad Scotland 2022 alumni and currently developing a play idea with the support of the Birds Of Paradise Disabled Writers Group.


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