The People's History Show

57 episodes

Sarah Mack and Angus Simpson explore Scotland's past.

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  • We learn about the histories of Strathaven's miniature railway, Glasgow's Central Station and Botanic Gardens and the town of Maybole which recently celebrated it's 500th year.

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  • Fergus Sutherland looks back on the of bravery of Scottish soldiers in WWI while Angus Simpson explores the history of two of the Clyde’s most famous sights – The Armadillo and the Waverley.

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  • On this episode we look back at the story of Jim Clark’s tragic death competing in the sport he loved, Livingston’s world famous skate park and the legacy of Glasgow’s Dough School.

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  • Angus Simpson takes a look back at the record heatwave of 1976, Fergus Sutherland explores some of Scottish football’s forgotten heroes and Iona Barker delves into the history of Singer in Clydebank.

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  • Tonight we examine WWII prisoner of war camps in Scotland, enjoy a sixties 'love-in' at the Glasgow Botanic Gardens and remember when Scotland became the European Champions of American football.

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  • The People’s History Show brings you amazing stories from Scotland’s past. On this week’s episode Fergus Sutherland tell us about The Eglinton Tournament – Scotland’s most expensive and worst party.

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  • The People's History Show returns with our presenters travelling the country to bring you amazing stories from Scotland's past.

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  • Angus Simpson takes a peek behind the curtain of Glasgow's Citizens Theatre, which has seen performances from some of the best British acting talent.

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  • Sarah Mack and Angus Simpson find out about the old Hoover plant based in Cambuslang, while Martin Kielty explores the history of punk music in Glasgow.

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  • Sarah Mack and Angus Simpson find out about the only female Scottish swimmer to win a gold at the Olympics.

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  • Sarah Mack and Angus Simpson celebrate 55 years of the Clyde Tunnel, Oban's McCaig Tower and a woman who has been dressing the Gorbals for over four decades.

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  • Documentary series. Sarah Mack and Angus Simpson dig deep into Scotland's past, featuring the man from Paisley who invented the ATM and Scotland's greatest wrestler George Kidd.

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  • Tonight we celebrate the QE2, learn about Nan Shepherd - the woman on the Scottish five-pound note - and look back on the life of Mohammed Salim, Celtic's legendary barefooted winger.

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  • Documentary series. Sarah Mack and Angus Simpson find out about Muhammad Ali's visit to Paisley, celebrate 100 years of author Muriel Spark and discover the origins of Beatlemania.

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  • In 1971 an explosion at the Clarkston Toll on the outskirts of Glasgow killed 22 people. Fergus Sutherland takes a look back at the disaster, including interviews with survivors.

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  • The Scots who made Canada. David Farrell presents a special episode exploring Scotland's links to Canada, as the country celebrates its 150th birthday.

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  • Judith Bowers travels Scotland to take a special look into the stories of four remarkable women - Fanny Wright, Mary Somerville, Elsie Inglis and Katherine Marjory.

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  • This week Ashley and Sarah examine the story of the Saltcoats man who plotted to kill Hitler, Ayrshire's real life Rhett Butler, and ask what happened to the Barras in Glasgow.

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  • Ashley Cowie and Sarah Mack tell the tale of The Birdman of Stirling Castle, and talk about Scotland's First World War anti-war movement and Alexander Gardner - The Tartan Turban.

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  • Sarah Mack and Ashley Cowie tell more tales from Scotland’s past – including economist Adam Smith, Civil rights activist Paul Robeson, a German U-boat sunk by a toilet and the Singer sewing factory in Clydebank

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  • Sarah Mack and Ashley Cowie tell the stories of mysterious stone circles in Arran, the 1568 Battle of Langside, anti-war poet Wilfred Owen, and cartoonist Archie Gilkison.

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  • Ashley goes in search of the real location of the battle of Bannockburn and we find out about the Fraserburgh boy who befriended a Zulu king, Shetland’s Up Helly Aa celebrations and the English creator of Oor W

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  • More stories from Scotland's past, including the 16th century massacre of Eigg, Britain's oldest subscription library in Biggar, and the remarkable story of Sergeant David Mackay.

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  • This edition features the photographer who chronicled the American Civil War, a First World War research base in Fife and Scotland's secret Cold War bunker.

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  • Why is Scotland called Scotland? Fergus Sutherland is in the Western Isles to examine recent research challenging traditional theories in search of the kingdom of the Scots.

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  • Stories from Scotland's past including the history of our first 'new town' East Kilbride, the doomed Bristol Brabazon project, the fishing village of Footdee and a tour of the Glasgow Panopticon.

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  • Stories from Scotland's past including Mary Barbour, Second World War defence plans in Dunfermline, a family who have been fishing for generations, and 80's singer Billy Mackenzie.

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  • Sarah Mack and Ashley Cowie examine an 1895 shipwreck in the Clyde, the Scottish father of Argentinian football and a love story born out of the horrors of Auschwitz.

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  • Dr Geoffrey Palmer takes a look at Scotland's links to the slave trade and examines the often untold story of Scotland's role in the abolition movement of the 1800s.

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  • Sarah Mack and Ashley Cowie look into Scotland's past, including Orkney's Scapa ferry, Dundee aviation pioneer Preston Watson and Scotland's links to the Russian Revolution.

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  • A special celebration of 150 years of Queen's Park FC. Dan Gray and Sanjeev Kohli take a look back at a century and a half of Scotland's oldest association football club.

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  • Sarah Mack and Ashley Cowie delve into stories from Scotland's past including naval commander John Paul Jones, Indian Peter, the world's oldest comic and a 13th-century wizard.

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  • A newly unearthed diary describing life as a Scot during the Jacobite rebellions, the story of essayist Thomas De Quincey and the curious death of Jean Milne; a story of murder, mystery and intrigue.

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  • From New Lanark to an abandoned cinema in Partick, the People's History team bring you Scotland's past.

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  • Sarah Mack and Ashley Cowie dig deeper into Scotland's social history, featuring Pollock Country Park, Field Marshall James Keith, Alexander Greek Thomson and the real Merlin.

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  • Sarah Mack and Ashley Cowie dig deeper into Scotland's social history, featuring The Great Fire of Glasgow, Eric Liddell, Robert the Bruce and the story of Black Agnes.

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  • Sarah Mack and Ashley Cowie explore Scotland's past, including a World War II operation in Shetland, the Udston Colliery disaster and the Scots who fought in the Spanish Civil War.

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  • Angus Simpson looks at the stories of the servicemen and women who we remember at this time of year.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Join Fergus Sutherland for a People's History Show special where he explores the history and sites of Roman Scotland.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Dan Sweeney and Dan Gray take a look at the history of the transport links between Edinburgh and Glasgow including the Union and Forth and Clyde Canals, the M8 and Glasgow Central Station.

  • Step back in time with historians Dan Sweeney and Dan Gray as they take a look into some of the fascinating stories from Glasgow and Edinburgh's past.

  • Tonight on The People's History Show step back in time with historians Dan Sweeney and Dan Gray as they take a look into some fascinating stories from Glasgow and Edinburgh's past.

  • David Farrell explores Glasgow's oldest house The Provand's Lordship and discovers some fascinating stories from Glasgow's medieval past.

  • Tonight on The People's History Show David Farrell takes us around Glasgow's iconic People's Palace and we explore the history of the monuments in the surrounding Glasgow Green.

  • Join David Farrell on The People's History Show for a journey through Scotland's educational past at the magnificent Scotland Street School Museum.

  • On The People's History Show David Farrell takes a special look around the Glasgow Museum Resource Centre which stores over 1.4 million objects when they're not on display in Glasgow's museums.

  • On The People's History Show David Farrell takes a special look around Glasgow's Riverside Museum and find's out about Glasgow's rich transport history - from locomotives to skateboards.

  • On The People's History Show with Dan Sweeney and Fergus Sutherland we learn about the 'most haunted place in Edinburgh' & we celebrate 25 years of Glasgow Rock Club 'The Cathouse'.

  • On The People's History Show with Dan Sweeney and Fergus Sutherland we have the criminal history of Glasgow's Taxi Driver Killer and we're at the Museum of Edinburgh.

  • On The People's History Show with Dan Sweeney and Fergus Sutherland we learn how The Morse Code was developed and even used by a Glaswegian on the Titanic!

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