SEASON II is HERE...
Shetland, Dundee, Hamilton, Caithness, New Lanark, Glasgow, Edinburgh and the Borders will feature in a new series of STV's The People's History Show, which explores the tales of Scotland's past in six brand new episodes.
Fronted by historian and adventurer Ashley Cowie and presenter and journalist Sarah Mack, the series looks back in time to discover the places and people that make up Scotland's history, with Sarah and Ashley travelling from the Borders in the south to Shetland in the north.
The new series features some of the most fascinating events in Scottish history, including the Shetland Bus, the special WW2 operation that linked Shetland to Germany occupied Norway; the Great Fire of Glasgow in 1652; the historical naval base Scapa Flow; the Udston mining disaster in Hamilton; the Scots who fought in the Spanish Civil War and Dundee aviation pioneer Preston Watson.
Presenter Ashley Cowie said: "The history of Scotland is found not only in books, but in the stories and folklore of its people. This series is extra special to me as we travelled the length of Scotland and filmed some great characters in my home county of Caithness, giving the show a truly nationwide appeal."
Sarah Mack said: "It has been a fantastic opportunity to work on a series that never ceases to amaze me with the weird, wonderful and sometimes gruesome history it explores. No matter where you live in this great country we want to encourage you to scratch the surface and take a closer look because you never know what tales and adventures you might unearth right on your doorstep."
Elizabeth Partyka, deputy director of channels at STV, said: "This new series is a must-see for anyone with an interest in Scotland's history, with Ashley and Sarah travelling all over Scotland to delve into some of the most remarkable stories of our past."
The series will also be available to watch live or for catch-up on the STV Player.
DO YOU HAVE AN IDEA FOR A STORY?
It's often said "history is recorded by the victors". Well not here it isn't! The team at The People's History Show aim to create a documentary archive of 'real' stories told by 'everyday' people, which we bring to life with exclusive interviews and fascinating short-form documentary features from leading academics and historical specialists.
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ALL EPISODES CAN BE VIEWED ONLINE HERE AT STV.TV OR YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE STV PLAYER APP AND STREAM THE SHOW ON ANY DEVICE, ANYWHERE, AT ANY TIME.
SEASON 1 EPISODE LINKS
Tue 06 Sep, 7.30 pm Sarah Mack and Ashley Cowie look back at stories that make up Scotland's people's history. Featuring the tragic story of boxer Benny Lynch, and 19th century body-snatchers.
Tue 13 Sep, 7.30 pm Sarah Mack and Ashley Cowie look back in time to discover more stories that make up Scotland's People's History, including Glasgow's last tram journey and Aberdeen's last hangman.
Tue 20 Sep, 7.30 pm Ashley and Sarah take a break as we Join Fergus Sutherland for a People's History Show special where he explores the history and sites of Roman Scotland.
Tue 27 Sep, 7.30 pm More fascinating stories from Scotland's past. This week's tales include safe cracker 'Gentle' Johnny Ramensky and the scandalous murder trial of Madeleine Smith.
Tue 04 Oct, 7.30 pm Tales from Scotland's past, including when Buffalo Bill came to Glasgow and an interview with the last survivor of the Arandora Star, which was sunk by German U-Boats in WWII.
Tue 18 Oct, 7.30 pm Sarah Mack and Ashley Cowie have more tales from Scotland's past, including the stories of the Battle of George Square, the Vatersay Raiders and the remarkable Isabella Elder.
Tue 25 Oct, 7.30 pm Paul Hughes travels to Barbados in search of the truth behind the story of Scottish white slaves and examines Scotland's role in the Caribbean slave trade.
Tue 01 Nov, 7.30 pm Sarah Mack and Ashley Cowie have tales from Scotland's past, including the stories of the Gorbals Vampire, Drumchapel Amateurs football club and the shipwreck of the Annie Jane.