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Duration: 30 minutes

Johnny Beattie leads this celebration of one of Scotland's finest singers, the tenor Kenneth McKellar, who died in April 2010. McKellar's career spanned 50 years and saw him become a household name in Scotland and beyond, but behind the public persona was a quiet man who regularly spurned personal honours and accolades and shied away from the trappings of show business. The programme features contributions from McKellar's friends and colleagues including Sir Jackie Stewart, the singers Eddi Reader and Jean Redpath and his daughter Jane McKellar.

Last on

Mon 3 Jan 2011 18:30 BBC One Scotland only

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    Kenneth McKellar was chosen to sing Britain’s entry in the 1966 Eurovision Song Contest and he took part in a TV series 'A Song For Everyone' on BBC1 in December 1965. In each of the first five programmes he sang a specially commissioned song from which viewers were asked to choose the winner. The song that received the most votes in the contest 'A Song for Europe' was 'A Man without Love'.

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    In the sixties, Kenneth McKellar had his own television series – The Kenneth McKellar Show. This picture was taken from a programme where he joins his guests Gordon Jackson (centre) and Antonio Semprini in a musical number.

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    Former colleague and friend of Kenneth McKellar, Anne Lorne Gillies presents a celebration of his life. This programme is in Gaelic with subtitles.

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