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Tonight - are we too quick to hand out antidepressants to kids?


Plus - tennis, Trainspotting and Attenborough on Trump -


Hello and welcome to the first ever Timeline.


And great to see Shereen back on the telly -


Yes, ten years - it's good to be back.


So tonight - on the week the whole country has gone a bit Trainspotting


mad, we get a different view from one of the film-makers.


We have an exclusive interview with Judy Murray who says Scotland's


too late in capitalising on her boys' success.


That was Inti the armadillo from Edinburgh Zoo who I got to hold


when I went to see Sir David Attenborough.


Sir David will be talking about the future of the planet.


First - what will be a difficult story for many parents -


would you want to know if your child was being prescribed


Annette McKenzie wishes she'd been told before her 16-year-old


daughter Britney died from an overdose last summer.


Annette's grief is still very raw but she's taken a petition


to the Scottish Parliament demanding a change in the law.


She told me earlier what happened when Britney went for help.


The day Britney went to the doctors,... Did she tell you she was


going? No. It was three days after Father's Day. Thinking back, Britney


was working, getting up in the morning, going to work, chatting to


her friends. She didn't do anything out of the ordinary. Back then, in


June, we would have been out on a family occasion for my son's ninth


birthday and she was so happy. So fun loving. She was even being a big


kid on the dodgems and things like that and having a good time. To me,


it was like, whatever she was dealing with, she was doing OK and


getting better. And then I noticed, I would say the last two weeks, her


mood changed a lot. She didn't want to get out of bed, she didn't want


to do the simplest task of going to the shop. She wasn't really eating.


And I would say to her, what is wrong? And she would say nothing. I


asked her why she wouldn't eat and she said she wasn't hungry. There


were no signs that she was going to do what she did. None at all.


Britney was quite vocal. A lot of people have jumped on her Facebook


account and said, you can quite clearly see she was upset and


feeling down. Did they not think I could see those things as well and


that I would speak to her? I would speak to her as her mother and get


to the bottom of whatever it was. She was having trouble online? I


don't know, if that interpreted to her thoughts and feelings that night


alone. When did you realise she had been taking these pills? When her


friend came, at 3:17am and knocked on the front door. She asked me if


Britney was OK. I was, yes, she is in bed, she is fine and she was


like, no, she has taken an overdose. My partner, I can't remember events


properly from that night but I can remember, I was shouting back to the


girl, she came back into the room after me and she was saying, her own


pills. I rang the emergency services and they asked me what Whitney had


taken and I said I didn't know. -- Britney. I didn't understand, I


didn't think Britney had her own pills. I didn't properly find out


Britney had been given these pills until... I think it was when the CID


came to see me a couple of days later. That is when I found out how


many tablets Britney had been given for the month. At 16, she was


legally able to make those health decisions. In the eyes of the law,


yes. I know a lot of people think, at 16, you can move out, you can do


certain things, and it is like, physically, I would say, maybe you


are ready, but emotionally, it lags behind. Do you think Britney


understood all the tablet she was taking? Not at all. The tablets


Britney was taking, she had antibiotics twice in her life, she


never went to the doctor, she wasn't a sickly child. No reason to take


her to the doctor. So what they gave her, the dosage, it was high. No


guidelines to say a child of a certain age is only allowed a


certain dose or only allowed this tablet under the watchful eye of a


mother or father or guardian, they are 13, they go into that doctors


and sit in front of them and have the conversation with the doctor.


That doctor then Dean is if you understand and are capable of


administering and understanding your medication. I don't understand how a


doctor can assess that in 15 minutes. This is where it Britney's


plea comes in, you have taken a petition to the Scottish Parliament.


What do you want to see happening? More talking about mental health.


Not completely taking away the medication but understanding


situations where kids do need to be medicated. Some people have


experiences in life that they can't control and they do need medication


for it. I think when we are just giving kids medication from the ages


of 13, 14, 15, at those ages, there are a lot of life changes going on


at the same time. Something you would take as an everyday event,


they are taking at the end of the world because they are not mature


enough to realise, I had just split up with my boyfriend or fallen out


with my best friend, that things will get better, they just think the


world is caving in. You can treat mental health wrongly in so many


children for that reason. I know it has been difficult for you to talk


about this but thank you very much. You have given parents a lot to


think about. Let's have a look at prescribing in


numbers. 850,000 Scots prescribed


anti-depressants last year. 1,123 were children


under the age of 14. Well, Dr Miles Mack


from the Royal College Are GPs too quick to


prescribe antidepressants? Ake or anti-anxiety drugs? Drugs


have an important part in our treatment for mental health


problems. I don't think that is the first line and I believe our role is


to be there, really as the first point of call for people, the unique


position GPs have got, is that quite often, we have known these people


since they were quite young. We may well have an inkling as to the


social circumstances if we're lucky enough to have built that long-term


relationship. When they come to us, our job is to make that assessment


and start to think about what help they need and what support.


Sometimes, it is a helping hand, sometimes they just need help making


some difficult decisions. That doesn't need to be a GP to do that


but obviously, we are recognised as the first point of call.


Is it true that GPs don't have to tell the parents,


even if they are giving a child as young as 13 antidepressants?


At the age of 16, in Scotland, they are treated as adults. We are very


mindful of our responsibility for patient confidentiality. It is


incredibly important to actually make sure people do access us. There


is a real issue about people not getting help. Under 16, it is on a


case-by-case basis. If we feel that patient understands their treatment


and the implications of that treatment, we would support their


confidentiality. That doesn't mean to say we won't encourage them to be


in contact with their parents or other people close to them. We would


absolutely convinced the best chance of successful outcome is if they


have got that social support around them. When you listen to a net,


isn't it the case that she or indeed any parent would be a better able to


help the child if they had that information? We absolutely agree we


want the parents involved. We want to make sure they have as many


supports close to them. If they decide they don't want to have them


contact, we have to respect that. Wouldn't you want to know,


if it was your child? I am a parent and I understand what


they are going through. It is tough, always wondering but as a parent, I


always want to know that if they don't feel they can speak to me,


they can go to someone who is trusted and who knows the system and


can help navigate them through the difficulties they will have to get


through. Thank you. If you've been affected by any


of the issues we've been discussing and would like details


of organisations which offer advice and support, you can go online


to bbc.co.uk/actionline or you can call free any time to hear recorded


information on 0800 066066. In the past hour we've heard the sad


news that the former Labour MP Tam Dalyell has died,


at the age of 84. He sat in the House of Commons


from 1962 until 2005, representing Lots of tribute still coming in. He


ended his career in Parliament as father of the House of Commons


because he was at that point, the longest serving MP after more than


40 years. Many tributes coming in from across the political divide.


Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party says, sad to hear of the death


of my friend. Fearless in pursuit of truth, thoughts with the family.


From the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon of the SNP, she says very


sad to hear of the death of Tam Dalyell, a giant of Scottish


politics. Ruth Davidson saying very sorry to hear of his death, he was


unique, thoughtful, gracious, dignified and utterly tenacious. You


knew him well, what was he like? He was a gentleman first and foremost,


hugely intelligent and fiercely independent. No lengths to which he


wouldn't go to pursue what he felt strongly about. The creation of the


Scottish Parliament, he thought it would be a motorway without exit


without independent Scotland. He was thought of as a thorn in the side of


whatever government was in power. The title of his biography, The


Importance Of Being Awkward. Tennis now, Judy Murray is the mum


of a tennis Singles World No One She's also very vocal on how kids


from poorer areas aren't getting the chances that her boys got


and that more could be done to capitalise on Andy and Jamie's


sucess.She's been speaking Andy Murray remains for now, world


number one. His success has put Scotland on the sporting map. Much


of that is down to the hard work of this woman, his mum, Judy. I met up


with her just before she headed out to Melbourne and we began by talking


about who really gets opportunities in sport. I am a private schoolboy


and played rugby at private school. Do you think sport is a level


playing field for every one of different income levels? Absolutely


no chance. I also went to a private school and will always be grateful


to my parents forgive me that opportunity because I love sport and


I played for every school team available. It was great for me. But


if I hadn't gone to that school, I would not have had those


opportunities and therefore, I wouldn't have become what I became.


It is funny because if I hadn't gone to private school,... And if you


hadn't gone, they might not be Andy Murray, Jamie Murray, it doesn't


feel right, does it? It does not, I think so often now, if there are not


opportunities within the state schools and within the locality in


which you live in, that make it easy for kids to go into a sport and


develop at it, then it really is again up to the parents to try to


support that love or desire of what the child wants to do. If you are in


the east end of Glasgow for example, hosted two semifinals of the Davis


Cup and doesn't have one public tennis court for anyone to play, so


anyone inspired by that, isn't going to be the play and that is my point.


You put on the big events, you get people excited, but then the


opportunity is there. And it has to be cheaper. It has to


be cheap and affordable. If I look at my experience with the boys, they


played every sport under the sun when they were little, and settled


on a couple that they liked. But anti-it was football, and tennis. I


could never have afforded for my kids to do terrace if I had not


played tennis myself. No chance. It is not a level playing field is it?


No chance. No question. They have long called for more investment in


tennis and are often back in tennis promoting the grassroots game.


Recently sport Scotland, announced a ?15 million investment in indoor


courts, is that enough? 50 million in itself would build about 30


indoor courts and we could do with a whole lot more than that. It has


been an enormous source of frustration to me because I have


seen the opportunity that the success of the boys has presented to


our sport and yet nobody has really grasped it and seen what we can do.


Until Jamie starts treating. I think somebody has to do draw attention to


it. -- Jamie starts tweeting. What was clear to me over the last year


and a half, was when we bought Davis Cup matches to Glasgow the two


semifinals that were at the Emirates Arena, they were sold out within


hours and the atmosphere was incredible, and then we had and


the's exhibition match at the Hydro which was the first thing any thing


like that had been done in Scotland and that sold out very quickly.


There is a huge appetite for it. For people to watch it in Scotland and


what has worried me is seeing that nobody else is really grasping this


opportunity to grow our sport at this boom time. Andy and Jamie may


only play for another few years and when they stop playing, that is too


late to start creating a legacy, you have to jump on it now. If you wait


two or three years, when they have gone, tennis could go back to being


largely available in this country again. Should have started nine


years ago. Exactly. Well I don't know about the next


generation of tennis stars but the film Trainspotting


is reaching a new generation with the release of T2 tomorrow.


You'll have no doubt seen shots from the premiere in Edinburgh


at the weekend, indeed it was a star studded occasion but we've taken


a slightly different perspective on how the movie brand continues


to make an impact 20 years on. Filmmaker Garry Fraser was brought


on board to work on the new movie Choose life, choose a job, choose a


career... It is a cult classic and one of Britain's greatest ever


films. It told the study of the capital's drug culture. In 1996 when


the first film came out I was dealing and kicking heroine. My life


was spiralling out of control and I was chaotic. -- dealing and taking


heroin. The drugs and inequality destroyed communities and very


quickly I had the realisation when I looked to my son's eyes that I had


to turn my life around and that is what I did. I started making short


films and enrolled in the cause of Edinburgh College. It was a new


life, but I was always trying to tell the story of the old one. A


full generation of people died here. My first feature film got me a BAFTA


and attention. Irvine Welsh solid and it was him that told Danny Boyle


that I should be involved in the Trainspotting sequel. -- Ivan Wells


saw it. The new film looks at life after addiction. A battle that I


know well. You are an addict. Do you think I haven't had that so many


times. So, be addicted to something else. Like running until I feel


sick? Yes. And it wasn't just my talent that Danny Welbeck ignite, he


decided to cast these guys to after he came to our acting class. It was


brilliant, Danny Boyle made us feel welcome and talk to others about


normal stuff, like football and music, treated us like normal


people. The addiction stuff, the way bet they put it across in the film


is good, because it is about moving forward and channelling their energy


into something positive and making healthy choices. I think they


captured that well. I think it is great how they looked at addiction


and didn't just covered the drugs, they could Facebook, food, exercise,


addiction covers a wide range of stuff and I think Trainspotting has


captured that. I am really looking forward to you having your position


where you are sitting in the cinema and yous are part of the most


anticipated film of 2017. An Edinburgh has massively changed


since the first Trainspotting, it has a new parliament, shiny new


trams and lots of money blowing in. But there has also been


gentrification and working class communities pushed to the edge of


the city. It has become more multicultural and diversity is a


good thing. Now, I can appreciate Trainspotting was a film than what I


did back then. What I have come to realise after all these years is


that Trainspotting is a work of fiction made for Hollywood and not a


documentary. You are creating something for a large audience and


you have to do make something magical. Now I am part of that


magic, as well. Gary Fraser and his role in


Trainspotting two. our Timeline's available


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find lots of our stories and on BBC Scotland news on Facebook


so head there to join Already Judy Murray has been having


a conversation with solitude. -- there with some of you.


There's also a chat with Professional MasterChef


A behind the scenes film of our studio.


Sir David Attenborough answers the questions you wanted asked.


I did and Sir David is worried by the news that last year the world


There has been an increase in the world temperature and we know now


that it was human activity that contributed very largely to that


with the release of carbon dioxide and other gases, which greenhouse


gases which means that the rays from the sun carrying he'd come in, but


instead of escaping Bay of reflected back onto the earth. This was


predicted 20, 30 years ago that this was going to happen. Some people


said rubbish, but it was not show, that temperature has been


increasing. Here in Scotland we might include could do with a bit


more heat. Maybe, and it would be silly to say that such a global


change wouldn't have effects that were both good and bad, that is


true. You may lose things from up in the North of Scotland but you might


get interesting butterflies coming up from your work. From that point


of view, yes. But, that is a very special point of view. If the


temperature of the oceans increase and the temperature of the world


increases, there is a possibility that the ice caps, particularly in


the North will melt. It is a triggering effect that as you rise,


and it gets warmer, suddenly, the moment comes when instead of being


solid it is liquid. If that happens to the ice cap in the Arctic, the


level of the oceans of the world will rise and man has always built


his city is close to the sea because of trade in communication, so many


of the most important cities in the world, or in danger of being blooded


over a long period of time unless we do something about it. -- floated


over a long period of time. I remember that you had a famous and


privileged conversation with Obama. Would his successor be as receptive


to your point of view? We will have to see, I don't know enough about


American politics to know how powerful, President Obama said a lot


of marvellous things in support of conservation but was frustrated in


putting them into effect because of the way that American politics were.


He doesn't have absolute power. We will see, Quaker S specs -- we will


see greater expats than me will be up to see how far president from


will be up to put the statements he has made into effect. He has talked


about taking America out of the United Nations's agreements and


climate change. If he invited you into the White House, what would you


say to persuade him that he does need to stick with that? I don't


know, it doesn't seem to me that he listened a lot to some of the


arguments that are put to him if he doesn't agree with them. Not the man


who changes his mind recently. Theresa May is meeting him in the


White House, should she put this high on her agenda? I hope so, but


she will have a big agenda and I don't know how long they have the


top. Can we successfully reverse climate change and its effect we do


not have the US on board? It will be very much more difficult and the


fact was that America wasn't and bought about climate change in the


days before Obama. So, we will have deceived. I wonder when you look


ahead to your hundred birthday, what could be the best way someone who


spent their life exploring the natural world to celebrate that


landmark? -- so, we will two C. To see the graph of global warming


levelling out a little, that would be a fantastic birthday present.


As we said earlier we'll be keeping the conversation going throughout


the week on social media - get in touch if you've got a story


you think we should be talking about.


be sitting down to a Burns supper in the coming days we've put


together a wee poem to the Bard with a few well ken't faces


You can see the full version online, but we'll leave


We timorous beastie, oh what... When murdering... I am truly sorry man's


Dominion has broken nature 's social union... Which makes you startle at


me die poor earth bound companion and fellow mortal. The best laid


schemes of mice and men... Still, their art blessed compared with me,


the present only touches... I.e., cast my eye and prospects. Forward


though I had nisi, guess.


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