Politician, author and adventurer Rory Stewart chooses the Scottish writer, Sir Walter Scott. With Stuart Kelly and Matthew Parris. From August 2012.
Tory MP author and adventurer Rory Stewart champions the life of Sir Walter Scott. Presenter Matthew Parris is joined by Scott's biographer Stuart Kelly. Scott arguably invented the idea of Scottishness and marketed it to the world. But now he is virtually unread and he stands accused of saddling Scotland with tartan tat and Highland kitsch. Rory Stewart argues that Scott's version of Scottish identity represents a valid alternative to today's Scottish nationalism.
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins