Category: Journalist

Alastair Borthwick, Producer and Writer

Alastair Borthwick was born in Rutherglen. He was a journalist from Scotland. He served in World War II and became a veteran. Following his service in the war, he began to work as a producer for radio and television. In the 1960s, Grampian TV offered him a position as a writer for their company. His creativity and outstanding writing capabilities allowed him to gain success and recognition. While he was at Grampian TV, he wrote for over 150 programs on radio and television. During his course at the publication, he was co-creator on numerous radio and television shows.

Borthwick wrote the book called “Always A Little Further,” in 1939. The book is a memoir. After he had gained recognition and success for Always A Little Further during 1939, he began to write Sans Peur during 1946. The work he created was revised in the 1980s and 1990s.

Alastair Borthwick grew up in Ayrshire when he was young. His family relocated to Glasgow when he was 11 years old. When Alastair Borthwick turned 16 years old, he left his school to follow the position of copy-taker. He worked for a publication called Evening Times. Following this postion, Alastair Borthwick began working at the Glasgow Weekly Herald. His writing capabilities were praised at both publications. He successfully retained reader’s interest for the magazine. He administered advice for the reader’s inquiries.

His numerous writings were successfully published in the 1930s. Some of his work includes humor and diverse story plots. Some of the most memorable quotes from his writings are used as references in books to this day. Borthwick wanted to work in London when he was a young adult. He began working at the Daily Mirror during 1935. He left the job within a year from his initiation. He worked as head of the press club at Empire Exhibition. After Empire Exhibition, he started at BBC. BBC offered Alastair Borthwick a deal that benefited him, as well as the company. The offered him compensation for his work on the post-war environment in Scotland.