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Hogmanay on TV: The Glory Years

A look back at how Hogmanay has been celebrated on television over the years. From the early 50s until the early 80s Scottish Hogmanay shows were a fixture of the festive schedule. A mixture of woozy sentimentality, big-hearted bonhomie and traditional toe-tapping music these extravaganzas still persist in the popular imagination as much for their failures as for their triumphs. Live TV and alcohol-soaked party-going don't always mix, after all.

Bringing together the best clips from ratings-winners of yesteryear and from the reinvented street-party shows of more recent times, the programme raises a brimming glass to a TV phenomenon.

50 minutes

Last on

Fri 25 Sep 2009 22:30


Role Contributor
ProducerBill MacLeod
DirectorJohn MacLaverty