Taking the Tattoo to millions on TV
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Taking the Edinburgh Military Tattoo to millions on TV

The Tattoo is one of the pillars of the Edinburgh Festival.

About 8,500 people watch it each day during the event and another 100 million watch it on television.

John Smith has directed the extravaganza that is the TV production for the past 20 years.

He told BBC Scotland about the challenges of changeable weather, a packed stage and just how much he loves his job.

  • 24 Aug 2017