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Writer Andrew O'Hagan asks what made Robert Burns one of the world's favourite poets. He sidesteps dusty archives, heading instead for the pubs, farms and churches which the poet once knew and where the rhythms of life that fuelled his wild imagination still pulse.

The programme was first shown in 2009 to mark the 250th anniversary of the poet's birth.

30 minutes

Last on

Tue 25 Jan 2011 22:00
BBC Two Scotland