Fronted by presenter and journalist Sarah Mack and historian and adventurer Ashley Cowie, the series looks back in time to discover the places and people that make up Scotland's shared social history.
The new series features some of the most fascinating events, places and personalities in Scottish history, including a special celebration of 150 years of Queen’s Park FC with historian Dan Gray and comedian and actor Sanjeev Kohli looking back at a century and a half of Scotland’s oldest association football club.
Viewers will hear about Orkney’s historical naval base Scapa Flow; the Glasgow born 'father of Argentine football', Alexander Watson Hutton; and Dundee aviation pioneer Preston Watson.
The series also features the story of Scotland's Secret Bunker, hidden 100 feet underground beneath a Scottish farmhouse in Fife to help safeguard Scotland during the Cold War in the event of a nuclear attack; and Ashley Cowie visits the Timespan Museum in the village of Helmsdale in Sutherland to learn more about the discovery of gold in the Strath of Kildonan.
Historian Fergus Sutherland visits East Kilbride, Scotland's first 'New Town', to meet some of its first residents, and Glasgow historian Judith Bowers tells the story of The Britannia Panopticon in Glasgow, which dates back to the 1850s and is the oldest remaining music hall in the world with some remarkable performers gracing its stage over the years.
Presenter Ashley Cowie said: “Season three of The People’s History Show digs really deep into Scotland’s lesser known past and we've filmed some really inspirational, awe-inspiring and emotional stories featuring the blood, sweat and tears of the people who built our nation.”
Sarah Mack said: “It has been a fantastic opportunity to work on a series that never ceases to amaze me with the weird, wonderful and sometimes gruesome history it explores. No matter where you live in this great country we want to encourage you to scratch the surface and take a closer look because you never know what tales and adventures you might unearth right on your doorstep."
Elizabeth Partyka, deputy director of channels at STV, said: “This new series is a must-see for anyone with an interest in Scotland's history, with Ashley and Sarah travelling all over Scotland to delve into some of the most remarkable stories of our past.”
The series will also be available to watch live or for catch-up on the STV Player.
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NOTES TO EDITORS
Sarah Mack is a Scottish television presenter and journalist, known from presenting and reporting on Landward on BBC Scotland, The One Show on BBC and STV series Scottish Passport.
Ashley Cowie is a Scottish historian, author, adventurer, photographer and documentary filmmaker. He has written four bestselling non-fiction books about his many historical and scientific research projects. In 2009 Ashley became resident historian on STV’s The Hour Show and has since featured as an expert on several documentaries. Following legends and myths associated to lost artefacts and relics, Ashley's documentaries take viewers to some of the most dangerous and forbidden places on earth.
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