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Animation. A feisty Scottish princess (voiced by Kelly Macdonald) gets more than she bargained for when she turns to a witch for help in changing her mother's mind.

Animation. Stubborn and independent Princess Merida grows up wanting to choose her own destiny and live her own life, but her parents are planning a competition to see which of the neighbouring princes can win her hand in marriage. In desperation, furious Merida turns to a witch to try and change her mother's mind. But the spell she is given changes her mother a bit more than she expected, and together they face a race against time to sort things out before the transformation is permanent.

Featuring the voices of Kelly Macdonald (Merida), Billy Connolly (Fergus), Emma Thompson (Elinor), Julie Walters (The Witch), Robbie Coltrane (Lord Dingwall), Kevin McKidd (Lord MacGuffin/Young MacGuffin), Craig Ferguson (Lord Macintosh), Steven Cree (Young Macintosh), Callum O'Neill (Wee Dingwall), Patrick Doyle (Martin), John Ratzenberger (Gordon), Steve Purcell (The Crow), Sally Kinghorn (Maudie) and Eilidh Fraser (Maudie).

1 hour, 23 minutes

Last on

Christmas Eve 2021 11:40


Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:03

    Patrick Doyle

    Fate and Destiny

  • 00:05

    Julie Fowlis

    Touch The Sky

  • 00:17

    Patrick Doyle

    I Am Merida

  • 00:19

    Patrick Doyle

    Remember To Smile

  • 00:20

    Patrick Doyle


  • 00:30

    Patrick Doyle

    The Witch's Cottage

  • 00:41

    Patrick Doyle

    Through The Castle

  • 00:44

    Patrick Doyle

    Mum Goes Wild

  • 00:51

    Julie Fowlis

    Into the Open Air

  • 00:52


    Tra Vento E Aria

  • 00:55

    Patrick Doyle

    Show Us The Way

  • 01:04

    Music Makers

    Can You Feel The Love Tonight

  • 01:07

    Patrick Doyle

    Not Now!

  • 01:10

    Patrick Doyle

    Get The Key

  • 01:17

    Patrick Doyle

    We've Both Changed

  • 01:18

    Birdy & Mumford & Sons

    Learn Me Right


Role Contributor
Director Mark Andrews
Director Brenda Chapman
Director Steve Purcell


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