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r Three centuries ago an attempt by Scotland to establish a colony in the jungles of Panama ended in catastrophe -
2,000 of the pioneers died - and the financial repercussions led directly to the unification of Scotland and England in 1707. This documentary follows a team of archaeologists on an expedition to Panama to try and discover what went wrong. Their evocative finds reveal how the Darien colony, led by William Paterson , embarked on a road to ruin.
Director Andrew Thompson ; Executive producer Neil McDonald James Naughtie remembers Darien: page 25
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