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Scotland on Screen (2009)

A documentary exploring the various ways that Scotland has been portrayed on screen. From the Hollywood tartanry of Brigadoon (1954) and Bonnie Prince Charlie (1948) to the harsh reality of ... See full summary »

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Pauline Law

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Alan Cumming ... Himself - Presenter
Christopher Brookmyre Christopher Brookmyre ... Himself - Author
Ian Christie Ian Christie ... Himself - Flm Historian, Birkbeck College (as Professor Ian Christie)
David Hayman ... Himself - Actor / Director
Tom Devine Tom Devine ... Himself - Historian, University of Edinburgh (as Professor Tom Devine)
Harry Lauder Harry Lauder ... Himself (archive footage)
Gillies MacKinnon ... Himself - Director
Peter Mullan ... Himself - Actor / Director
Seoras Wallace ... Himself - Clan Wallace
Andrew Macdonald Andrew Macdonald ... Himself - Producer
Mhairi Calvey ... Herself / Young Murron
Andrew Collins Andrew Collins ... Himself - Film Critic
Alex Salmond ... Himself (archive footage)
Jimmy Robb Jimmy Robb ... Himself
Lachlan Maclean Lachlan Maclean ... Himself (as Sir Lachlan Maclean)
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A documentary exploring the various ways that Scotland has been portrayed on screen. From the Hollywood tartanry of Brigadoon (1954) and Bonnie Prince Charlie (1948) to the harsh reality of Trainspotting (1996). 'Alan Cumming', who despite his more recent Hollywood credentials was born in the Highlands, tours the locations used in various films. Meeting people who live there and asking how the films compare with their reality, talking to film-makers and academics. Some merging of scenes from the films with the footage shot for the documentary gives a "then & now" comparison and even appears to put Alan into scenes from the films he's talking about. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 2009 (UK) See more »

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BBC Scotland See more »
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Color | Black and White (archive clips)
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