• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Sunset Song: 6: The Song


We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
by Lewis Grassic Gibbon
Dramatised by Bill Craig
[Starring] James Grant as Ewan Tavendale, Victor Carin as Chae Strachan, Vivien Heilbron as Chris

"Everything I had ever loved and desired went out to the madness beyond the hills on that ill road that flung its evil white ribbon down into the dusk."
(from BBC Scotland)


Author: Lewis Grassic Gibbon
Dramatised by: Bill Craig
Title Music: Thomas Wilson
Incidental Music: Herbert Chappell
Designer: David McKenzie
Producer: Pharic MacLaren
Director: Moira Armstrong
Will Guthrie: Paul Young
John Brigson: David Mowat
Munro of Cuddiestoun: John Grieve
Mrs Munro: Mary Riggans
Long Rob Duncan: Derek Anders
Ewan: James Grant
Kirsty Strachan: Anne Kristen
Mrs Mutch: Joan Fitzpatrick
Chae Strachan: Victor Carin
Gordon of Upperhill: Bill Gavin
Mr Mutch: Alex McAvoy
Rev Colquhoun: Anthony Valentine

About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Feedback about Sunset Song: 6: The Song, BBC Two England, 21.20, 30 April 1971
Please leave this link here so we can find the programme you're referring to: http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/9072d7d32814472aa0789dbc0e163905

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
Continue Cancel