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The Price of Progress

Ten-part documentary series that charts Scotland's history from the days of the Romans to the present date.

Through the winning and losing of an American empire and the impact of the Scottish Enlightenment, Neil Oliver reveals how in the second half of the 18th century Scotland was transformed from a poor northern backwater with a serious image problem into one of the richest nations on Earth. This was the dawn of the modern age when Scotland made its mark on the world by exporting its most valuable commodities - people and ideas.

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1 hour

Last on

Sat 13 Jul 2013 09:00
BBC Two except Scotland

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Role Contributor
PresenterNeil Oliver
DirectorSarah Barclay
ProducerSarah Barclay
Series ProducerRichard Downes
Executive ProducerNeil McDonald

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