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Shetland Lone Star

A look at Thomas Fraser, the Scottish country musician who achieved international fame 30 years after his death in 1978. Fraser's friends, family and fans tell his unlikely story.

Documentary about Thomas Fraser. When he died in 1978, he was remembered only as a shy fisherman crofter. Thirty years later, he was hailed as the most important figure in the history of British country music and honoured in Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame. No mean achievement for a man who never even played live in Shetland's capital Lerwick. His friends, family and admirers tell his unlikely story.

30 minutes

Last on

Sat 24 Oct 2009 21:00

Credits

Role Contributor
Producer John Archer
Director Brian Ross

Broadcasts

  • Fri 19 Dec 2008 22:00
  • Sat 24 Oct 2009 21:00