Johnny Cash of Easter Cash

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Johnny Cash is an all-American hero, yet he discovered that his ancestors came from a small village in Scotland. A chance conversation on a transatlantic flight led him to trace his family roots to Easter Cash in Fife. Sarfraz Manzoor goes in search of the Cash connection.

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Mon 5 Apr 2010 16:00
BBC Radio Scotland except BBC Radio Shetland

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"Why did Johnny Cash used the name ‘Malcolm’ when he checked into hospital? The reason, says his daughter Roseanne, is that the Cash family are descended from King Malcolm IV of Scotland. This programme documents Johnny’s search for his Scottish roots and the extraordinary impact that ‘the Man in Black’ had on the local community when he descended upon Falkland Palace in Fife to film a Christmas special for American TV."

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