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All round entertainer Tam Cowan is one of Scotland’s favourite television and radio presenters, and is a top newspaper columnist and restaurant reviewer. With his acerbic wit and common touch he is also a huge hit as a host and after dinner speaker for corporate events.
From his home town of Motherwell, Tam showed early promise as a comedy writer gaining writing credits for Radio 2’s Week Ending show whilst still at school. He was soon appearing in print with his popular football columns in Glasgow’s Evening Times.
He caught the attention of Radio Scotland and has been at the helm of their most popular show, Off the Ball, since 1994. He was joined by co-host Stuart Cosgrove in 1995 and between them they’ve notched up two coveted Sony awards with their Friday and Saturday football shows. They now also present the Sunday Supplement which will return to the airwaves in the new season with more great guests and intelligent debate.
Tam moved successfully into television in 1998 with Offside on BBC Choice, the show transferred to BBC Scotland in 2000 along with yearly Scottish Cup Final specials. The show has received two Royal Television Society awards for Best Regional Sports Programme.
Tam is no sycophant when it comes to interviewing his guests and, in 2006, First Minister Jack McConnell didn’t escape his acerbic tongue!
He has also fronted Taxi for Cowan for BBC Scotland and the two shows gained Tam
another gong; this time a Royal Television Society award for Best Regional Presenter.
Success on television and radio hasn’t dampened Tam’s love of writing and he still pens his popular weekly restaurant review column in the Scottish Sun.