Tim Bain

1st Assistant Director

Tim has racked up over a dozen credits on episodic dramas in half as many years, and for everyone from the BBC to indies and more recently for Netflix. As he comes from a scheduling, production managing and locations background, he knows his way around the floor, around budgets, and around schedules as well as anyone. He’s based in Glasgow but he’s happy to go where the work is.

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Selected credits

dateproductiondirector / producer/ production company
2019ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALLMetin Huseyin / Richard Burrell / Playground Ent. for Channel 5
2019STRIKE BACK Series 8John Strickland / Nuala O’Leary / Left Bank Picture for Sky One
2019DEATH IN PARADISE Series 9Paulette Randall / Ella Kelly / Red Planet Productions
2019THE MALLORCA FILESGordon Anderson / Dominic Barlow / Clerkenwell Films
2018SHETLAND Series 5Gordon Anderson / Eric Coulter, Pam Roberts / ITV Studios
2018THE ATHENAPaul Walker / Paul McKenzie / Bryncoed Productions Ltd
2018OUR GIRL Series 3Brian Grant / Lizzie Rusbridger / Biscuit Films for BBC1
2017LOVESICK Series 3Aneil Karia / Alex Walsh-Taylor / Clerkenwell Films for Netflix
2017CLIQUE (Pick-ups)Robbie McKillop / Gabriel Silver/ Grafton House Productions
2016CLIQUE (2nd Unit)Robbie McKillop / Gabriel Silver/ Grafton House Productions
2016NO OFFENCE IIRobert Quinn, Samira Radsi / Simon Meyers / Abbott Vision
2016HOLBY CITYSteve Brett, Nigel Douglas / Jane Wallbank / BBC Drama
2015-17DOCTORSvarious directors / Sandra MacIver, Dawn Coulson / BBC Drama
2015THE CORONERNiall Fraser, Adrian Bean / Sandra MacIver / BBC Drama
2015NEW TRICKSBrian Grant / Huw Kennair-Jones / Headstrong Pictures
2014MURDERBirger Larsen / Robert Jones / Touchpaper Television
2014BADULTSGordon Anderson / Izzy Mant / Comedy Unit
2013-14WATERLOO ROAD (as production manager)various directors / Huw Kennair Jones / Shed Productions
2012-13WATERLOO ROADvarious directors / Lizzie Gray, Simon Meyers, Fiona Black, Nicola Larder / Shed Productions
2011-15RIVER CITYvarious directors / Graeme Gordon, Donald MacKinnon / BBC Scotland
feature films:
2018SEA FEVERNeasa Hardiman / Brendan McCarthy, John McDonnell/ Fantastic Fims
2017BOYZ IN THE WOODNinian Doff / Brian Coffey, Matthew Plouffe, Laura Tunstall / Bread Thief Films
2014SUN ON SUNDAYCris Mudge / Ellen De Faux / MTP


“Tim is a terrific First AD; an excellent scheduler, problem solver and diplomat. He’s calm and thoughtful, collaborates well with all the HoDs and runs a smooth set. I look forward to working with him again.“

Alex Walsh-Taylor – Producer, Lovesick Series 3 (Netflix)