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Walter Scott

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

From 2012.

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30 minutes

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Fri 8 Feb 2019 00:30

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  • Tue 14 Aug 2012 16:30
  • Fri 17 Aug 2012 23:00
  • Thu 7 Feb 2019 18:30
  • Fri 8 Feb 2019 00:30

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