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PUBLICATION DATE: February 18, 2021
Time Travels in Scotland: A BBC History
By (author) Susan Morrison; Read by Susan Morrison
Comedian Susan Morrison zips through the centuries to explore Scottish history in this brilliant BBC radio seriesGlaswegian comedian and history enthusiast Susan Morrison mines the rich, sometimes murky, depths of Scotland’s past in this thrilling radio series. Aided by producer/historian Louise Yeoman and a host of ‘history detectives’, the amazing stories she uncovers are sometimes dark, sometimes funny – but always fascinating.From Roman emperors to Black Flag pirates, from Jacobite minstrels to accused witches, and from princess nuns to Far East POWS, Susan travels back in time to examine the lives of ordinary and extraordinary people. Mary Queen of Scots and King Robert Bruce rub shoulders with Highland nurses; and First World War miners mingle with Enlightenment bankers in these 40 enthralling episodes.We meet a female slave owner, a dashing privateer, a revolutionary socialist and a family planning pioneer; visit a Pictish monastery and the lost village of Lassodie; find out about some of the bloodiest, most destructive campaigns on Scottish soil – the 16th Century wars of the ‘Rough Wooing’ – and dig deep into the intriguing world of Victorian true crime and the grisly world of 18th Century dissection.Plus, there’s a wealth of special shows themed around topics including the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry, Suffragettes, the Scottish Women’s Institute and World War One.Bin your Outlander box set and wave bye-bye to Braveheart – this is Scotland like you’ve never seen it before.Presented by Susan MorrisonResident historian and producer: Dr Louise YeomanFirst broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland, 16 May 2017- 6 December 2018.