Robert Burns was a poetic genius – but an immensely complex one who was full of contradictions. He was a lover of women and an exploiter of them; a republican firebrand and a social-climbing Government Excise man; an advocate of freedom who almost became a Caribbean slave master.
Alan introduces Burns’ songs and poems, meets experts, and examines original manuscripts - and reveals a modern diagnosis that could help explain what went on inside Burns’ head.
Executive Producers - Seona Robertson/David Harron
Producer - Julie McCrone
Director - Les Wilson