In The Footsteps

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...of Conan Doyle20091022

Scottish crime writer Val McDermid goes in the footsteps of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, and examines his time in Edinburgh.

Scottish crime writer Val McDermid goes in the footsteps of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

...of Conan Doyle20090518

...of Conan Doyle2009051820091022 (RS)

Scottish crime writer Val McDermid goes in the footsteps of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

...of Conan Doyle20090518

...of Conan Doyle2009051820090523 (RS)

Scottish crime writer Val McDermid goes in the footsteps of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

...of Conan Doyle20090518

...of Conan Doyle20090518

Scottish crime writer Val McDermid goes in the footsteps of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, and examines his time in Edinburgh.

Adam Smith2009112620091129 (RS)

Pat Kane follows in the footsteps of writer and thinker Adam Smith.

Pat Kane follows in the footsteps of writer and thinker Adam Smith, asking how relevant he is today and whether Scotland gives him the recognition he deserves.

Adam Smith20091129

Pat Kane follows in the footsteps of writer and thinker Adam Smith, asking how relevant he is today and whether Scotland gives him the recognition he deserves.

Pat Kane follows in the footsteps of writer and thinker Adam Smith.

David Hume20110829

Born 300 years ago in 1711, David Hume thought the progress of civilisation depended on ordinary people learning how to think and form opinions about the events of the day.

But Hume's thought was also a bombshell.

In an age of universal religious belief, he was considered to be an atheist.

His philosophy raised such strong arguments that it is still widely taught and admired today, however perhaps his most modern realisation was that logic could only take your so far, and then you had to understand people - this quest to reach the public turned him into that most modern of characters - a celebrity historian.

Richard Holloway goes in the footsteps of David Hume, the famous 'atheist philosopher'.

David Hume20110606

Born 300 years ago in 1711, David Hume thought the progress of civilisation depended on ordinary people learning how to think and form opinions about the events of the day.But Hume's thought was also a bombshell.

In an age of universal religious belief, he was considered to be an atheist.

His philosophy raised such strong arguments that it is still widely taught and admired today, however perhaps his most modern realisation was that logic could only take your so far, and then you had to understand people - this quest to reach the public turned him into that most modern of characters - a celebrity historian.

Richard Holloway goes in the footsteps of David Hume, the famous 'atheist philosopher'.

David Hume2011053020110604

Born 300 years ago in 1711, David Hume thought the progress of civilisation depended on ordinary people learning how to think and form opinions about the events of the day.But Hume's thought was also a bombshell.

In an age of universal religious belief, he was considered to be an atheist.

His philosophy raised such strong arguments that it is still widely taught and admired today, however perhaps his most modern realisation was that logic could only take your so far, and then you had to understand people - this quest to reach the public turned him into that most modern of characters - a celebrity historian.

Richard Holloway goes in the footsteps of David Hume, the famous 'atheist philosopher'.

02John Knox2014121520141216 (RS)

Richard Holloway explores the life of controversial 16th-century preacher John Knox.

- job description: prophet of God. What exactly does that mean? Why did Scotland's most famous ever preacher think he was something a bit more than an ordinary minister? Richard Holloway wouldn't claim to be a prophet, but he has faced some of the more ordinary tasks of pastoring, preaching, and praying which give him a foothold to think about Knox. It's now roughly 500 years since the controversial cleric was born in Haddington, he isn't anything like the great hero he was to Victorian Scots except to an elect few. But he still looms large in the popular mind, people think he was anti-women, that he made Mary Queen of Scots weep, that he vandalised Scotland's medieval Catholic heritage in an almost Taliban-like manner, but how much truth is there in the stereotype? Helped by historians Professors Jane Dawson, Roger Mason and William Naphy, Richard tries to get to grips with how Knox thought and felt. Archaeologist Peter Yeoman of Historic Scotland looks at what we've lost and maritime historian Eric Graham helps us imagine Knox's life as a galley slave.

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02012009011220090118 (RS)

Hannah Gordon goes in the footsteps of author Muriel Spark.

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020120090112

Hannah Gordon goes in the footsteps of Muriel Spark, author of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, and discovers parallels with her own upbringing at a girls' school in Edinburgh.

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Ricky Ross follows in the footsteps of painter Joan Eardley, in an an evocative journey from Glasgow School of Art to the windswept bay of Catterline in northeast Scotland.

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Alison Miller follows in the footsteps of RD Laing, the Scottish psychiatrist who studied mental illness and wrote The Divided Self.

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02042009020220090208 (RS)

Writer and broadcaster Muriel Grey goes in the footsteps of Sir Hugh Munro.

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020420090202

Writer and broadcaster Muriel Grey goes in the footsteps of Sir Hugh Munro, the man who first charted our highest peaks and who remains an icon to Scotland's mountaineers.

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02052009020920090215 (RS)

Actress Siobhan Redmond visits Kirriemuir, birthplace of playwright and novelist JM Barrie

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020520090209

Actress Siobhan Redmond visits Kirriemuir, birthplace of playwright and novelist JM Barrie, to discover how his time there influenced his writing.

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John Beattie goes in the footsteps of John Logie Baird, the Scotsman who gave the world its first television pictures to discover a secret life behind the public image.

John Beattie goes in the footsteps of John Logie Baird, who gave the world television.

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0206 LAST2009021620090222 (RS)

John Beattie goes in the footsteps of John Logie Baird, who gave the world television.

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0206 LAST20090216

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John Beattie goes in the footsteps of John Logie Baird, the Scotsman who gave the world its first television pictures to discover a secret life behind the public image.

0301Alexander Peden20091112

0301Alexander Peden2009111220091115 (RS)

Richard Holloway follows in the footsteps of Covenanter Alexander Peden.

0301Alexander Peden20091112

0301Alexander Peden20091112

Richard Holloway, former Bishop of Edinburgh, follows in the footsteps of Alexander Peden, a controversial leading light in Scotland's Covenant movement.

0301Alexander Peden2009111220091115

Richard Holloway, former Bishop of Edinburgh, follows in the footsteps of Alexander Peden, a controversial leading light in Scotland's Covenant movement.

Richard Holloway follows in the footsteps of Covenanter Alexander Peden.

0302Flora MacDonald20091119

0302Flora MacDonald2009111920091122 (RS)

Singer Eddi Reader follows in the footsteps of romantic heroine Flora MacDonald.

0302Flora MacDonald20091119

0302Flora MacDonald20091119

Singer-songwriter Eddi Reader follows in the footsteps of romantic heroine Flora MacDonald, staying overnight in her cottage and investigating her legacy on the Isle of Skye.

0302Flora Macdonald2009111920091122

Singer-songwriter Eddi Reader follows in the footsteps of romantic heroine Flora MacDonald, staying overnight in her cottage and investigating her legacy on the Isle of Skye.

Singer Eddi Reader follows in the footsteps of romantic heroine Flora MacDonald.

0304Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham20091203

0304Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham2009120320091206 (RS)

The life of an anarchic adventurer, gaucho, writer, politician and libertarian.

0304Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham20091203

0304Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham20091203

Programme following in the footsteps of Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham, an anarchic adventurer, gaucho, writer, politician and libertarian.

0304Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham2009120320091206

The life of an anarchic adventurer, gaucho, writer, politician and libertarian.

Programme following in the footsteps of Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham, an anarchic adventurer, gaucho, writer, politician and libertarian.

0305Hugh MacDiarmid20091210

0305Hugh Macdiarmid2009121020091213
0305Hugh MacDiarmid20091210

0305Hugh MacDiarmid20091210

Poet Janet Paisley follows in the footsteps of Hugh MacDiarmid and tries to make sense of his reputation. Who was the real Hugh MacDiarmid and what is his legacy?