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Elaine C. Smith visits Scotland’s holiday destinations as STV series returns

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In the second series of Elaine C. Smith’s Burdz Eye View, acclaimed actress and comedian Elaine C. Smith continues her travels across Scotland with her stand up tour as she gets to know the people who live, work and laugh in some of Scotland’s favourite holiday destinations.
 
The six part series on STV, which will air Friday evenings at 2000 from 30 September, follows the performer to some of Scotland’s most popular spots, including the East Neuk of Fife, Ayr, Nairn, Largs and Millport, Aviemore and the island of Arran, where she learns about the area’s history, local delicacies and way of life.
 
The funny and nostalgic series is made for STV by RPM Arts and Solus Productions, with Elaine providing a colourful narrative in her unique style as she meets the people of Scotland.  
 
Elaine C Smith said: "I'm delighted that a second series of Burdz Eye View will be broadcast on STV and hope that viewers enjoy it as much as they enjoyed the first series. I've been bowled over by the response from the public and I’m glad that we have given the audience in Scotland a chance to look at their country through my travels and to see what a beautiful place we live in and also to meet some of the fantastic folk who live here - especially the women who all too often don't get their fair share of airtime!
 
“The best response for me came from a wee woman in the supermarket who said she didn’t get out much and didn't get away on holiday.  She told me the programme is ‘like getting a wee bus run every week, hen!’  So here's to a new series of bus runs!"
 
Elizabeth Partyka, deputy director of channels at STV, said:  “In this second series, viewers are once again invited to join one of our most loved comedians on a trip around Scotland to meet fantastic local characters, along with some well known faces. I’m confident that our audience will welcome back Elaine and her entertaining tour of some of the most beautiful corners of Scotland.”
 
The series is produced by Jim Webster and directed by Tony Kearney.
 
Episode synopsis:
 
Episode 1
Elaine visits the East Neuk of Fife where she traverses the various picturesque fishing villages.  She stops off at Pittenweem and experiences the Arts Festival, helps out behind the counter of a fish and chip shop in Anstruther and then takes part in some light Husky racing!  Elaine then travels west to perform her gig along the coast in Kirkcaldy.
 
Episode 2
Elaine heads west to the seaside town of Ayr.  She visits the birthplace of Scotland’s bard; Robert Burns where singer Eddi Reader gives her a rendition of My Love is Like a Red Red Rose.  Elaine then swaps poetry for horseracing at Ayr races before interviewing showbiz royalty Mary Lee Milroy in the Ayr Gaiety theatre.
 
Episode 3
Elaine travels North to Nairn where she learns about the area from a local historian.  Elaine then makes some cheese in a local dairy and turns her hand to weaving before performing her show.
 
Episode 4
This episode takes Elaine to Largs and Millport on the West side of Scotland where she experiences some line dancing, rowing and samples some ice cream made from a secret recipe.  Elaine then learns about the history of the Barrfields Theatre in Largs before performing her gig there.
 
Episode 5
Elaine heads North again to the Highland resort of Aviemore.  She travels by classic car to work a shift in the sweetie shop of the Highland Folk Museum before travelling by Steam Train to neighbouring Boat of Garten to perform her gig.
 
Episode 6
Elaine travels to the island of Arran and learns about the clearances, makes some soap, and takes part in a children’s day at the Heritage Museum.
 
Ends
 
Please credit all attached images to Alan McCredie Photography.
 
For further information, please contact the STV press office:-
 
Eleanor Marshall
0141 300 3670
eleanor.marshall@stv.tv
 
Anna Hendry
0141 300 3830
anna.hendry@stv.t