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Scotland: For Richer or Poorer?

As the debate over Scottish independence hots up, Robert Peston asks the big question which is at the heart of it: would Scotland be richer or poorer as an independent nation?

In September 2014, Scotland's people face a momentous choice: should they remain part of the United Kingdom, or opt for independence? As the debate hots up, Robert Peston asks the big question which is at the heart of it: would Scotland be richer or poorer as an independent nation?

It is a journey which takes him from oil platforms in the North Sea, to the Shetland folk festival, and the high-tech industries of Dundee. He discovers that although money matters, it isn't the be all and end all. For many, just as important is what kind of nation Scotland wants to be.

1 hour

Last on

Mon 1 Sep 2014 10:00

Music Played

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

  • Phil Cunningham

    A Northern Fidler 

  • Goldsmith, Britton 

    Brightest Star 

  • Boards of Canada

    Dayvan Cowboy 

  • HAIM

    Forever

  • Hendrik Noelle

    Forever Mine 

  • Half Moon Run

    Full Circle

  • T. Rex

    Get It On

  • Gabrielle Aplin

    Human

  • Rose Room 

    I Saw Stars 

  • Danny Elfman

    Ice Dance

    Orchestra: City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.

    Edward Scissorhands - Main Theme

  • Arlissa

    into the Light

  • Imelda May

    Johnny Got a Boom Boom 

  • Kimberly Anne 

    Kind Regards

  • Ennio Morricone

    L' Estasi Dell'oro 

    Composer: Daniel Pemberton.
  • The Proclaimers

    Letter From America 

  • Portugal. The Man

    Modern Jesus

  • Little Boots

    New in Town

  • Gabrielle Aplin

    Panic Cord

  • CHVRCHES

    Recover

  • Burt Bacharach

    South American Getaway 

  • Faces

    Stay with Me

  • Eurythmics

    Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)

  • Rhye

    The Fall

  • Alex Clare

    Too Close

  • London Music Works

    Tron Legacy - Recognizer 

  • Robert Bennett

    Violetta 

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Robert Peston
Producer Adam Grimley
Director Adam Grimley
Executive Producer Lucy Hetherington

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