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Aberdeen to Oban

Frankie goes from Aberdeen to Oban to discover how Scotland's landscape has shaped the nation, meeting a hermit, joining a commune and going underneath a mountain.

Frankie Boyle travels from Aberdeen to Oban to explore how Scotland’s landscape has shaped the nation’s history and meets people who live off the land today. It is a journey that sees him contemplate where best to go whilst in witness protection, discuss why people shouldn’t trust extroverts and question whether horses laugh.

On his journey, Frankie meets a hermit called Jake who lives in the forests of the north east of Scotland. Frankie finds out why Jake has retreated to the countryside before exploring his very unique treehouse.

On the north east coast of Scotland, Frankie visits the community of Findhorn. He finds out how this remote area of barren sand dunes became transformed into a thriving village whose main aim is to be environmentally, economically and socially self-sustaining. Frankie helps out in the greenhouse and explores the humble beginnings of the commune and questions whether he is suited to life in a remote community.

Frankie travels to one of the most stunning glens in the Highlands and gives his own unique perspective on one of the darkest events in Scotland’s history - the Glencoe massacre. Visiting the beautiful town of Inveraray, he meets Andy Wightman, an MSP and a campaigner for land reform, who explains why more than half of Scotland is owned by fewer than 500 people.

Frankie then goes deep underground to visit the Cruachan Power Station. He travels along a kilometre-long tunnel to see the huge turbine hall that has been carved out of solid granite in the heart of a mountain and meet one of the 'Tunnel Tigers' who worked on the construction of this engineering marvel. Frankie then goes into full celebrity travelogue-mode as he embarks on a ferry trip to the Isle of Mull. The journey culminates in a stand-up show in Oban.

29 minutes

Last on

Tue 23 Mar 2021 22:00

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Frankie Boyle
Executive Producer Mick McAvoy
Executive Producer Nicky Waltham
Series Producer Graeme Hart
Production Company Two Rivers Media Ltd

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