In The Footsteps Of

Episodes

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20071002

1/13. Mary Garden: Well known Scots go in search of their Scottish heroes.

Aberdonian opera singer Lisa Milne visits some of the places associated with Aberdonian opera singer Mary Garden, the first doyen of Opera Houses across America and Europe in the first part of the 20th century.

20071003
20071009

2/13. Calgacus: Well known Scots go in search of their Scottish heroes.

Robbie the Pict, doughty fighter for a toll free Skye Bridge, goes in search of the Caledonian Warrior, the first inhabitant of this land to make it into the history books and the archetypal Scottish hero.

20071010
20071016

3/13. Eric Liddell: Well known Scots go in search of their Scottish heroes.

Gold Medal sprinter Allan Wells was inspired by an earlier Scottish Gold Medallist and subject of Chariots of Fire, Eric Liddell. He looks at Eric's running technique and subjects it to his own analysis.

20071017
20071030

5/13. Billy Mackenzie: Well known Scots go in search of their Scottish heroes.

Musician Davey Scott analyses the extraordinary voice of Billy Mackenzie, the maverick front man of eighties Dundee legends The Associates.

20071031
20071106

6/13. DC Thompson: Journalist Roddy Forsyth goes back to Dundee in the footsteps of David Coupar Thomson, owner of the first newspaper he ever worked on.

20071107
20071113

7/13. James Young Simpson: Ian Wilmut explores the life of physician and obstetrician James Young Simpson. He examines the furore Simpson ignited for using chloroform to ease the pains of labour, and compares that to the controversy his team caused by creating Dolly the Sheep.

20071114
20071120

8/13. Lord Reith: Well known Scots go in search of their Scottish heroes. In the wake of the recent troubles to hit the UK's leading broadcast networks, Jeremy Isaacs, the first Chief Executive of Channel 4, examines the contested legacy of the BBC's founder Lord Reith.

20071121
20071127

9/13. Andrew Carnegie: Well-known Scots go in search of their Scottish heroes.

Entrepreneur and philanthropist Sir Tom Hunter goes in search of the first and perhaps the greatest of all philanthropists Andrew Carnegie.

20071128
20071204

10/13. Robert Louis Stevenson: Well-known Scots go in search of their Scottish heroes.

Award-winning author of The Cutting Room Louise Welsh explores the life and work of Robert Louis Stevenson, the celebrated Scottish essayist, poet and author.

20071205
20071211

11/13. Alistair MacLean: Well-known Scots go in search of their Scottish heroes.

Thriller writer Philip Kerr follows in the footsteps of Alistair MacLean, the man who inspired him to become a writer, but discovers that although one of the most successful authors of his day, MacLean struggled throughout his life with the fame and money his literary success brought him.

20071212
20071218

12/13. Molly Weir: Well known Scots go in search of their Scottish heroes.

Actress Una McLean charts the rise of Molly Weir, famed for her role as Scottish ghost, Hazel McWitch in Rentaghost. A gifted writer and actress, she rose from the crowded tenements of Springburn to become one of the best known faces of Scottish entertainment.

20071219
20071226
20071231

13/13. John Grierson: Well known Scots go in search of their Scottish heroes.

Writer, film-maker and designer Murray Grigor explores the life and work of John Grierson CBE, the pioneering Scottish film-maker, famous as the father of documentary.