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Tonight on Timeline: It's Bafta weekend.


We talk with film-makers hoping for a gong and find out where we're


We ask who's to blame for dangerous dog attacks.


And Andy Murray has been answering your questions.


This week we've got hold of figures that suggest serious dog


I've been hearing from one attack survivor who's


now so scared of dogs, she's frightened to


And we'll talk live with a dog expert who says councils


are not using their dog control powers properly.


Plus, as Andy Murray reveals plans to play Roger Federer in Glasgow,


we ask the world number one, and dad of one, your questions.


Any more children on the way? Not that I am aware of!


Andy will be taking more of your questions later.


First tonight, two film-makers from Scotland are up for a Bafta


award this weekend for their short film about a community in India


who live on the edge of a coal mine which has been on fire for more


Bosnian-born Samir Mehanovic and Michael Wilson from Glasgow took


a crew from Scotland to the open cast coal mine to


Timeline went to meet them ahead of Sunday night's awards.


This huge ecological disaster, people survive this. It is an


incredible place, hard to believe it exists in the modern world.


Longevity is about 50 years. It is so polluted and this does affect us.


Jharia in East India is a site of a large opencast mine. People live


around the edge, scraping together a living. I wanted to make a film


about it. It is actually a British company that opened this and the


fires have started in 1916 and they are still burning, the whole houses


are collapsing. And the humans are dying from respiratory problems.


The government wants to read highest them for a very small amount of


money, we're talking about ?5 or ?10, and the worst of the coal is


$200 billion so there is a big ecological disaster and political


game. On the last day we filmed on the coal mines the police came and


we thought they were going to shut us down. Again, our wonderful fixer


had a big discussion with this policeman and who are desperately


trying to film the scene before something happened and they shut us


down. The police man went away and I said, what happened? He said, I am


going around to his house for dinner tonight and I will pay him off. I


was told early on, do not tell them the whole story, that you are going


to India to make a film about child labourers because they will not like


it so we had to edit the truth a little bit on the working visas. I


was travelling first in Jharia and on a train journey I asked the


gentle manner across from me if he knows any school or orphanage and


could you point me to that, and I went and introduced myself and I did


a workshop with the kids. And I had a choice of two of them, I could see


one of them had some experience and the other boy had a better face and


I went for the face, I looked at him and I moved my nose like this and he


responded and that was it! This is a Scottish film with the Scottish crew


and a Scottish production and we're very proud to say that I am half


Scottish, and lower my kilt at the Bafta! -- I will wear my kilt.


There is no question that Scotland has the capacity to have another


studio. We have a studio facility at the moment but it is pretty much in


use most of the time on the TV show. Outlander. I am working on that.


They bring an American producer over and they fly them in a helicopter


and show them Glencoe ad-blocking nest and they think it is incredible


so where can we build the interior sets? There is no question that over


the years we have suffered and we have lost on work because of the


lack of a sound stages and it is time the government stepped up to


the plate and did something about it.


Well, best of luck to the guys for the Baftas.


But what about this business of a Scottish film studio?


Belle Doyle from the Association of Film and Television Practitioners


Scotland is here with Natalie Usher, who's the Director of Screen


at the Scottish government's arts agency, Creative Scotland.


How long have we been talking about a Scottish studio? Probably about 30


years. It might even be more. I think it has been a question people


have asked for a very long time. It must be frustrating? Very


frustrating. As Michael pointed out, he has a production manager. He


knows that we're capable of as a nation I think, speaking on behalf


of the crew in Scotland, who would love to have decent facilities that


are permanent because that is what Outlander has managed so far. If we


had two more Outlanders, think what we could achieve. Why is this taking


so long? Well... The studio facility at Ward Park is a converted Studios,


it was mentioned in the clip. What has been passed through the planning


is an additional two purpose-built studios. Great news for Scotland.


But we must remember that this is a commercial entity, the studio is


owned by a private company and in that, as we know, is Outlander,


returning television drama so what is important is the must find a


point in the schedule when they can construct two studios. They must


think of this as a positive and that will happen. It just needs to work


for those commercial organisations. What we also have got is the


Pentlands proposition which is going through the planning process. That


was called in by the government. It has been with them for ages? It will


be close to one year, really. You think a decision is due very soon?


It is with the Scottish government planning team and we cannot


influence that but we hope to have a decision very soon. That is a


fantastic opportunity for Scotland and we that... There are other


opportunities, there is a building in Leith, 160,000 square feet with a


tank and 30 metre ceilings and infrastructure, gantries to support


up to 20 tonnes. That is a sort of place where they can build sets so


we are marketing that and hope to build large scale productions in


Scotland and we have interesting enquiries. If that gets the


go-ahead, will that do the job? That is fine but part of my job when I


worked at Scottish screen, I was talking to people in America and


everybody is very keen to come here and film but I think the problem is


we cannot, if we cannot demonstrate some kind of commitment to sound


stages and infrastructure, people start thinking we do not have any


cruise facilities or postproduction here. Scotland becomes harder sell


we're good at selling locations but we cannot really offer any at the


moment that level of infrastructure where we start to build the crew and


start -- stopped losing people to London. What do you want's we need a


decision on Pentland, preferably by the end of February, it is supposed


to be the 22nd, that is the deadline, and we would like to


see... I think that the place in Leith is great but it needs a lot of


money spent on it so we would have to have a big production there. We


need something around Glasgow as well. Glasgow suffers because it


does not have the facilities that it should. What would you say to those


who work in this industry and who have moved to London and Hollywood


and elsewhere? Why should they stay here? Want them to stay here and


come back. What we're doing is we are trying to enhance the studio


infrastructure and Buster is more to be done, we have already got the


opportunity for the two soundstages at Ward Park, Pentland is there,


there was a huge opportunity and not huge amounts of money needs to be


spent, we would need to spend a degree of money on a production


there but there are already gantries and rigs and IT and all of that


infrastructure that is very important and makes it attractive


and it is attractive to the people we are talking to and hopefully we


will get a very big production there very soon but equally, we have


managed to attract Churchill to Scotland, that was a Brian Cox


production, we had Glenn close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater, we


had Trainspotting two. We need more. We are attracting big productions?


We do agree on that. I think the frustrations for the crew are at the


slowness of just how things happen in Scotland. What we would like to


see is more like the Northern Ireland or Republic of Ireland


approach, people say yes and they build it. Thank you both very much


for coming in. To be continued... Do we need to be educated more


on how to deal with dogs safely? This week a couple were jailed for


12 months after their Japanese Akita attacked 60-year-old Sylvia Baillie


in the face last summer. I caught up with her


at her home in Paisley. All I could see was the dog's teeth


coming towards me and grabbed me. It was from the year, around my jaw.


And from there, I did collapse. And I passed out. You were at a funeral


with your neighbours. Take me through what happened leading up to


this attack. After the service, we came back, we never went to the


wake, and Leanne invited us in. We did have a couple of drinks. We sat


and we spoke and the dog was next to me, I was petting it, it was fine


and it was giving me it's paw, I did not feel anything. Not intimidated.


So I got up to leave and the way I leaned over the couch to pet the


dog... Cheerio, I am away. It was fantastic all day. All I could see


was the teeth coming towards me. And grabbed me. It was from my ear,


right round my jaw. A plastic surgeon put 17 stitches on the left


side of my face. Transferred me to the Southern General Hospital, where


the ambulance had to stop twice because my blood pressure went very


low. They would not show me my face. I was allowed to go to the toilet


with my drip. I could see my face in the mirror. I was shaking like a


leaf. It was not me in that error. It was like The Elephant Man. My


face was swollen. I never went over the door for three months, I could


not eat for ten weeks. Soup and ice cream. The doctor put me on


different tablets to calm me down. I was still getting flashbacks. Do you


think you will ever be able to approach a dog again? No, no. I


cannot even visit my brother or my nephew. Because they have dogs. I


used to have dogs. For years. By kids were brought up with dogs. My


mother always had a dog. But, no, I would never approach another dog.


Are you sure you did nothing to provoke the dog? It was said in


court that he tried to kiss it? No, no. That is one thing. I never tried


to kiss the dog. The couple who had the dog, it was their baby. They


never checked that for anything. But they know about. Definitely, 100%


record I did not bent down to kiss the dog. What would you like to see


done? I don't want to take this out on the owners, I would like to see a


dog on a lead at all times and if they know it is out of control, it


should have a muzzle. It emerged in court that just two weeks before the


attack, the dog had attacked somebody else. How did you feel?


That dog should have been destroyed there and then another not be


sitting here speaking to you. It would never have happened.


Back in 2005-2006, there were 363 emergency admissions to hospitals


across Scotland involving patients bitten or struck by a dog.


But look how the number of cases has risen over the following decade.


In 2014-2015, 652 people were taken into hospital,


For the last six years councils have been able to issue


notices or orders to make you control your dog.


More than 1,000 have been handed out.


But we've found the law is being used very differently


So in Fife, for example, the council has issued 196


Compare that with Glasgow where they've only issued three.


In the studio now is Elaine Henley who's a dog behaviourist.


Just three dog control notices in Glasgow, yet the rate of attacks in


that area is rising. If the legislation working? The legislation


is working, but it is not being implemented effectively across the


board in Scotland. With the caseload that I have, because I work with


people who have problematic dogs who are attacking other dogs, dogs who


are attacking other people, my caseload for those problems is


increasing drastically. It is surprising there are such


discrepancies across Scotland with how many control notices are being


handed out. One has to go into the local parks and you see professional


dog walkers with eight, nine, ten dogs of lead, no control, rushing up


to people and children. Is there any regulation for professional dog


walkers? No, there is none. What about the local authorities? You


have trained them to enforce the notices. What is it that they are


not doing? Six years ago the Association offered their services


to the Scottish Government to deliver a training package tailored


for local authorities across Scotland in how to implement the new


dog control notices. Part of that training was what is at problem and


what is not? What useful steps they could take in their dog control


notices in order to bring the dogs under control? One of the measures


could be keeping the dog on a lead, muscling the dog. But also making


sure that they had to seek counselling, behaviour modification


therapy for the dog's problems. Come to someone like you. Yes. How often


does that happen? In the last six years I have not had one single


referral from a local authority in Scotland referring any dogs to me


for rehabilitation of their behavioural problems. Why do you


think that is? I think perhaps the councils are not effectively looking


at the legislation and enforcing it. That is problematic, especially when


given those figures. The incidences of serious injuries is increasing.


We have to remember the serious injuries are the ones that people go


into hospital for. People are less likely to go to hospital for a minor


injury, but they are still being bitten. That might be a bite, a


puncture, scratch, they are less likely to go to hospital and are


more likely to go to a GP and a chemist. Sylvia said it was not the


dog that is the problem, it is the owners, you would agree? No, I do


not agree. Behaviour begins at conception, so things that happen


even before the puppy is born May affect its future behavioural


development. The most important time in a dog's life is between three


weeks and 11 weeks. The most important time in a dog's life is in


a breeder's has, it is where the dog learns about the world, a so-so


ionisation period. The majority of that time is spent with a breeder


and not with a caregiver. One of the few clinical animal behaviours that


does puppy classes is me and I see puppies coming into my class at


eight weeks of age with problematic behaviour. People post pictures of


themselves on social media with their dogs. What do you see when you


see dogs like that? What I see is dogs that are highly stressed, they


would like to be away from the situation, they are displaying tense


body language. But people assume dogs and children will all be at


Disney dog and they will all be happy and we have to make people


more aware of that. Thank you for joining us.


I'm looking forward to seeing Rodger Federer in a kilt.


You may remember he got kilted up when he announced he'll play


Andy Murray in a charity match in Switzerland this April.


Well, Andy's returned the request and Federer will now come


to Scotland for the first time for Andy's showcase


John Beattie has been to London to meet the World number one


Tell me about being Scottish, what does Scottish mean to you? I love


being Scottish, I am very proud of being Scottish. I am very attached


to my home in Dunblane, the place means a lot to me. Yes, I like being


Scottish. What we tell him about your country? What will you show


him? His time is very precious, so he will not see much of it. In my


opinion the people are fantastic, friendly, very welcoming to people


coming to visit. Hopefully if everyone treats him well, it will be


good. Your mum has put in an application about a tennis academy.


How important is that? What would happen if it did not go ahead? I


would be sad for my mum because she has put a lot of time and effort


into it and she is doing it for all the right reasons. The Davis cup


does not suit the top players in the schedule. Would you like to see it


shifted? Not so much the schedule, I would rather have the format change.


What would you like changed? If they played it on Saturday and Sunday,


the crowds are not so good on Friday. The best of three sets on


Saturday and Sunday would guarantee live matches every day. On Sunday


the matches do not mean anything if you have a game on Friday. You have


been drugs tested four times in the last three weeks. Why? You have


never touched the stuff. No, but it is a positive thing. The more that


drugs testing is done, the better to protect your spot. Do you think some


people at the top do? At the top level in all sports there are


issues. It is not a problem in one spot more than others and that is


why drugs testing is so important, not just in tennis, but in every


sport. Loads of questions. Any more children on the way? Not that I am


aware of. Mike says, do you fancy a game in North Berwick? I have played


there before, I used to go there with my family in handicap events


and things. Yes, it was not pretty tennis conditions. Any special


rituals before a match? Special rituals? No, not really, I used to


listen to music, but not any more. What makes you sad? You are an


emotional guy, I have watched you. Lots of things make me sad. In my


tennis I do not like it when I feel I have not done myself justice or


something like that. That upsets me. Losing I do not like, but if I feel


I have played badly, then that makes me feel bad. If Lendl was at his


peak, would you hammer him or not? I do not think I would hammer him, no.


I think the surface would dictate the result is a bit. Would you ever


come back to live in Scotland? A good question. I don't know. I am


sure I will spend a lot more time there when I retire, whether I live


there or not I don't know. That is a question more for my family. It


depends if they are settled where we are just now. If you had one place


to visit for one night in Scotland, you have had a bad day, it cannot be


Dunblane, one night, one place in Scotland. I don't know. One place I


would go? It would be dumb Blaine, that is where it would be. I have


not been to loads of places in Scotland. It would be Dunblane that


is where I would go. Are you happy? Future looking good? Yes, obviously


last year was great. The first month of this year was OK. I would have


liked the Australian open to have gone better, but yes I am in a good


place. Physically I feel good. I took a little break after the


Australian open. Hopefully I will be ready to go at the Indiana Wells


Andy Murray, and looking forward to seeing him take on Federer.


If you have anything you think should be on Timeline,


then it's easy to get in touch through social media.


As ever, we'll be keeping the conversation going


Before we go though, we'd like to introduce


you to BBC Radio Scotland's Young Traditional Musician


of the Year, 21-year-old Charlie Stewart from Perthshire.


Congratulations on winning, that must have been an amazing


experience. It was a shock, have not got over it, but it was great. It


was in City Hall in Glasgow, you were nervous? Yes, I was nervous.


The worst was the sound check playing into this empty room where I


have seen loads of bands and then being on the other end feels really


wrong. But it was good fun. Has your new-found fame made a big difference


this week? It has made a big difference to how many Facebook


notifications I have got and a few more e-mails. Just trying to keep my


head down and deal with it all. What made you put yourself forward in the


first place? I was actually in the pub with a guy who won it last year


and he was saying, no one has entered it, you should enter it. It


turned out there were loads of people in my competition. I said,


why have you done that to me? But I am glad he did. You want to make


music your career, but you are still studying. Yes, this afternoon I did


the sound check and I went back to study. You are going to play us out


of the programme today. What are you playing us out with? It is a very


old jig. Take it away. I will take it away. See you next week. Goodbye.


I'm giving you the best advice that he knows, like a big brother.


..from breaking the law in Scotland...