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David Murricane

On leaving Dartington Hall School in Devon, Dave studied Early Music and piano at Cambridge College of Arts, where his principal tutor was Christopher Hogwood of the Early Music Consort. He joined the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh as assistant stage manager in 1969 and then moved to ATV in Elstree in 1972 as a trainee audio technician, working in the dubbing department on network dramas and in the studio on major light entertainment series.

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Dave moved back to Glasgow at the end of 1973, to join Radio Clyde on its first day of broadcasting, and subsequently became joint Head of Commercial Production with his future wife Barbara, writing and producing commercials and jingle packages for the station and advertising agencies in Scotland.

After overseeing the successful transfer of the department to Radio Clyde's new broadcasting centre in Clydebank, David and Barbara set up their own audio post-production facility in Glasgow city centre, the first independent facility of its type to be opened in Scotland, and Murricane & Murricane opened its doors to clients in 1985 in Sauchiehall Street.

As a freelance musician Dave conducted and wrote the orchestral arrangements on many Scottish albums for artists including Kenneth McKeller, The Alexander Brothers, Peter Morrison John Martyn and others, arranged and conducted the BBC Radio Orchestra and wrote orchestral arrangements for BBC Television. He also joined Allan Stewart on the cabaret circuit for many years as musical director.

Dave composed the theme tunes for the BBC series Chewin' the Fat, Offside and The Karen Dunbar Show and the DVDs of Still Game amongst others, and incidental music for Robson Green's Extreme Fishing.

Barbara Murricane

Barbara’s writing background was initially in print journalism where she was a freelance feature and fiction writer/editor for many national magazine titles including “19”, “Honey” and “Woman’s Way”. Following a staff job as editor of the now defunct Scottish “Woman’s Way”, she became copy chief at Struther’s Advertising before moving on to Radio Clyde as Head of Commercial Production (creative).

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Once Murricane & Murricane was established, Barbara was contracted out as writer/associate producer to Grampian TV where she worked primarily on the slate of Light Entertainment programmes from chat shows to comedy via music and lifestyle programmes. She also worked at STV as a scriptwriter on childrens’ and general LE whilst contributing to many network comedy shows.

Currently she has a television sitcom in development and continues to freelance as a feature writer, scriptwriter and editor.

Dawn Tolland

Dawn joined the company in 1995. Previously she had a successful career in Bar & Restaurant management.  She then fulfilled a life time ambition to travel and work abroad and is now Production Manager and Finance Manager in the family business.