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Production Category: Documentary



The Scots at Waterloo
The Scots at Waterloo

Waterloo is one of history's bloodiest and most decisive battles.  On its 200th anniversary, this BBC Scotland docudrama reveals the role played by Scottish officers, men - and one extraordinary woman.

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After Braveheart
After Bannockburn

This riveting docudrama series reveals the untold story of how a Scottish army tried to drive the English out of Ireland 700 years ago. This is a story of two Celtic nations, a shared heritage and a forgotten war that could have changed the course of history.

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Sunday Post Alex Norton
A Century of Scottish Sundays: 100 Years of the Sunday Post

How the Post - first published to print news from the First World War trenches -  became a the must successful Scottish icon and newspaper in the world.

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Just Dandy
Just Dandy

Ford Kiernan romps through the 75-years of biffs, bangs and banana skins that make up the madcap history of The Dandy

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Montrose
Scotland's Greatest Warrior

Military genius, the Marquis of Montrose, led an outnumbered army to victory in six successive battles during the civil wars of the 17th century.  Some call him the greatest general that Scotland has ever produced.

 

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Chosen People
Chosen People

In 1947 the world's leading photo-journalists chose ten families at random for an American magazine the Ladies Home Journal to represent our common humanity in the wake of war. In this film, we've tracked down these families throughout the world to learn of their lives over the extraordinary past half-century.

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Franz Ferdinand
Shooting Franz Ferdinand

With a million selling album, critical plaudits and ecstatic fans, Franz Ferdinand are the undisputed Scottish success story of 2004. ArtWorks Scotland: Shooting Franz Ferdinand follows the boys from their old Glasgow haunts, to triumph at the Mercury music awards.

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Sammy Marwick
Over the Sea to School

A 13 part observational documentary series about the highs and lows of growing up - and leaving home for the first time. We follow youngsters from Orkney's small islands as they travel over the sea to Kirkwall Grammar School, and have to live, Monday to Friday, in the school hostel.

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My Husband is Gay
My Husband's Gay

My Husband's Gay tells four moving stories of shattered marital bliss, as couples deal with the husband's revelation that he is gay.

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Enjoying the Ice Age
Enjoying the Ice Age

'If you get old, it's your own fault!'
Jack Aram, Paisley Piranhas ice hockey team

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Sharon Finnigan
Love in a Cold Climate

A search for love and romance in the remote Outer Hebrides.

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Gloria Trevi
Superstar on Trial

The story of Mexico's pop superstar Gloria Trevi, and her fall from grace amid allegations of sexual procurement and child abuse.

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Scottish Claymores Cheerleaders
Twirl Power

A profile of the Claymore Cheerleaders - Britain's top cheerleading squad.

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The Queen
The Queen

An in-depth two-part portrait of Queen Elizabeth II to mark her 80th birthday.

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Helen Mirren playing 'The Queen'
The Real Queen

A documentary to complement the ZDF screening of Helen Mirren's 'The Queen'.

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Charles and Diana: Power Couples
Power Couples: Charles & Diana

A portrait of the fairy tale royal marriage that soured, and turned into tragedy. 

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Ballads of the Book Logo
Ballads of the Book

A documentary about one of Scotland's most intriguing arts projects, in which the cream of Scottish contemporary music and writing talent co-operate to create a very modern work of national art.

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Moderator
Bho Mhinistear gu Modaratair (From Minister to Moderator)

A year following Angus Morrison as he is catapulted from humble parish minister into the spotlight as the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, the church's national figurehead.

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Chernobyl
Chernobyl & Fukushima: The Lessons

30 years on from the Chernobyl disaster - what lessons have we learned?

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Kerry MacPhee
Bliadhna Kerry (Kerry's Year)

Following the mud, sweat and tears of Commonwealth mountain biker Kerry MacPhee.

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Heather's Islands
Eileanan Fraoich (Heather's Islands)

Proud islander, Heather Dewar, leaves the comfort of her home on Islay to explore eight other island communities.

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Bho Aois gu Aois
Bho Aois gu Aois (From Age to Age)

A new series exploring the challenges and rewards of bringing up children of different ages.

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Heather Dewar
‘S ann an Ìle (Islay)

Life on the Inner Hebridean island of Islay revealed - in the most ambitious series ever made about this beautiful and fascinating island. 

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Dealbh a' Ghaidheil
Dealbh a’ Ghaidheil (Photographing the Gael)

This film explores the fascination photographers have had with Gaels and Gaeldom ever since the art was invented.

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Moderator
Bho Mhinistear gu Modaratair

Bliadhna a'leantail an Ollaimh Urramaich Aonghas Moireasdan, bho obair làitheil mar mhinistear chomhthionail gu àrd-inbhe ann an sùilean an t-sluaigh, mar Modaratair Eaglais na h-Alba.

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Lights, Camera, Kirkcudbright
Lights, Camera, Kirkcudbright!

Documentary following the teams competing in The Galloway Video Challenge - a short-film festival in which competitors have 24 hours in which to shoot a 5 minute film.

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A Cook's Tour
A Cook's Tour

A film about immigration, race and cooking on the beautiful island of Islay.

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Little Thrill Seekers
Little Thrill Seekers

For some kids computer games just won't do, they want to experience the thrill of extreme sports in the flesh.  Little Thrill Seekers follows three remarkable young children and their fathers in their pursuit of the ultimate adrenaline rush.

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Ghost of '79
Ghost of '79

A young persons guide to devolution

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Pet Portraits
Pet Portraits

A half-hour programme following the process of immortalising four beloved pets in a variety of artforms.

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C4 News Egypt
Channel 4 News: Egyptian Antiquities

A Channel 4 News piece on the rising trade in stolen Egyptian antiquites.

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Outlander
Sàr-Sgeòil (Classic Tales) - Outlander

Cathy MacDonald looks at how Scotland inspired Diana Gabaldon's Outlander

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