Burghead to Catterline

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Coast, Series 5 Reversions Episode 24 of 31

Duration: 15 minutes

Mark Horton unearths what remains of the mysterious and violent people who once ruled much of Scotland, the Picts. Their coastal stronghold at Burghead was largely flattened to build a herring port, but the Picts left their mark in stone, and bones. At the fishing port of Stonehaven we join a fireball swinger for Hogmanay. The tiny coastal village at Catterline became an artistic obsession in the 1950s for Joan Eardley, one of Britain's best modern painters; Alice Roberts explores what drew Joan to Catterline and how her life was cut tragically short on the verge of great success.


Steve Evanson
Chris Rushton
Mark Horton
Alice Roberts


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