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Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

From the Louisiana Cajuns to the Tango musicians of Buenos Aires, why did the accordion make such an impact on the new world? Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Neil McDonald
Series Producer:
Alan Campbell
Director:
Janice Hopper

A History of Scotland

Series 2

Episode 4: This Land Is Our Land

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Neil Oliver looks at how, in the early 19th century, rural workers fled from Scotland's countryside into the industrial towns, becoming factory workforce. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Neil Oliver
Director:
Clara Glynn
Producer:
Clara Glynn
Series Producer:
Richard Downes
Executive Producer:
Neil McDonald

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Accordionist Phil Cunningham travels to an infamous backstreet club in Paris, visits a gypsy suburb of Bucharest and plays in a Prague polka bar. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Neil McDonald
Series Producer:
Alan Campbell
Director:
Janice Hopper

A History of Scotland

Series 2

Episode 5: Project Scotland

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Documentary series. Neil Oliver looks at 20th-century Scotland, and how the country was driven to self-determination through a series of deep economic crises. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Neil Oliver
Director:
Colin Murray
Producer:
Colin Murray
Series Producer:
Richard Downes
Executive Producer:
Neil McDonald

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Mark Beaumont and Jock Wishart head an expedition to row a boat to the 1996 north magnetic pole, a point only now accessible due to the recent dramatic retreat of arctic sea ice. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Beaumont
Presenter:
Mark Beaumont
Producer:
Mark Barrett
Producer:
Mark Barrett
Director:
Mark Barrett
Director:
Mark Barrett
Executive Producer:
Neil McDonald
Executive Producer:
Neil McDonald

A History of Scotland

Series 2

Episode 3: The Price of Progress

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Neil Oliver examines how, in the late 18th century, Scotland was transformed from a poor country into one of the richest nations on Earth. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Neil Oliver
Director:
Sarah Barclay
Producer:
Sarah Barclay
Series Producer:
Richard Downes
Executive Producer:
Neil McDonald

Air Medics

Episode 5: Kids in Danger

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

A look at the work of the Great North Air Ambulance, as they are tested to the limit. Three children are injured, putting extra pressure on the team. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Paul McGann
Director:
Nick Jordan
Producer:
Nick Jordan
Producer:
Amanda Reilly
Executive Producer:
Neil McDonald

A History of Scotland

Series 2

Episode 2: Let's Pretend

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Bitterly divided by politics and religion for centuries, this is the infamous story of how Scotland and England came together in 1707 to form Great Britain. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Neil Oliver
Director:
Tim Niel
Producer:
Tim Niel
Series Producer:
Richard Downes
Executive Producer:
Neil McDonald

Castle in the Country

Series 4

Episode 20

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales (Analogue)

John visits Slimbridge, the birthplace of modern conservation, while Gloria experiences how posh dinner parties were in the 18th century. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Three

Documentary revealing the concerns of 16-year-olds who have been given the right to vote in the referendum on Scottish independence, from education to mental health. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Andrew Lockyer
Executive Producer:
Neil McDonald
Director:
Matt Pinder
Producer:
Matt Pinder

Castle in the Country

Series 4

Episode 18

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

John Craven becomes a Morris dancer, Gloria Hunniford discovers a very rare coromandel screen and Christine Bleakley visits a monument dedicated to life of William Tyndale. Show more

Castle in the Country

Series 4

Episode 19

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Exploring Berkeley Castle in the Cotswolds. While Gloria Hunniford retraces the steps of author Laurie Lee, art expert Rupert Maas analyses a portrait of the eighth Earl Berkeley. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Photojournalist David Hume Kennerly looks back at the work of Paisley-born Alexander Gardner, who in September 1862 took a series of battlefield photographs that shocked America. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Neil McDonald
Director:
Andy Twaddle

A History of Scotland

Series 1

Episode 3: Bishop Makes King

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Documentary series charting Scottish history. Neil Oliver investigates the role the church played in Robert Bruce's struggle to secure Scottish independence. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Neil Oliver
Producer:
Tim Niel
Director:
Tim Niel
Series Producer:
Richard Downes
Executive Producer:
Neil McDonald

Air Medics

Episode 7: A Long Weekend

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

A look at the work of the Great North Air Ambulance. The Guardian of the North is called to a mysterious accident, and a countryside trip ends in disaster. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Paul McGann
Producer:
Paul Tucker
Producer:
Anna Keel
Executive Producer:
Neil McDonald
Director:
Anna Keel

Air Medics

Episode 4: Killer Country

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorkshire

The fast roads of Northern England prove potentially fatal for two motorists, and the search is on for an injured mountain biker. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Paul McGann
Director:
Nick Jordan
Producer:
Nick Jordan
Producer:
Amanda Reilly
Executive Producer:
Neil McDonald

Air Medics

Episode 1: Braving the Storm

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

A look at the work of the Great North Air Ambulance. Stormy weather threatens to ground the Pride of Cumbria while an asthmatic patient lies injured on the rocks. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

A film narrated by Rory Bremner that looks back at the larger-than-life characters that helped shape Winston Churchill's legendary raiding troops trained at Achnacarry from 1942 to 1945. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Rory Bremner
Director:
Andy Twaddle
Executive Producer:
Neil McDonald

Castle in the Country

Series 3

Episode 11

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two England

John Craven and Nicki Chapman continue to delve into the treasures at Burghley House. Nicki indulges her passion for shoes and discovers some of the history behind the craft. Show more