Lesley Riddoch: Independence, land reform and Nordic love – it all goes back to Wick

THERE’S a large stuffed-toy tiger peering up from behind Lesley Riddoch as she chats over a Zoom video call from her home in coastal Fife. It is, she explains, a gift for one of her stepdaughters, but also a jokey and cuddly representation of something from her work-life. Her latest documentary, Estonia: The Baltic Tiger, out last month, looks at the economic success of the Baltic country since it gained independence in 1991 – so tigers are a kind of theme of the moment.