Tuesday 27 June 2017

Outlander starts on More 4 this week

Long after the rest of Earth and mankind has seen it, the first series of Scottish based series Outlander is FINALLY (!) getting a UK broadcast showing starting this Thursday on More4 at 9pm - here's the Radio Times summary of the first episode (http://www.radiotimes.com/tv-programme/e/c62rq6/outlander--s1-e1-sassenach/):

Series 1 - Episode 1: Sassenach
Thursday 9pm - 10:20pm More4 (not More4 +1)

Period drama telling the story of a Second World War nurse who is mysteriously transported back to 1743 Scotland as she travels back from the battlefields with her husband. In the opening episode, Claire Randall finds herself at the mercy of a British soldier before being kidnapped by a group of Highlanders whose ranks include an injured man named Jamie, Starring Caitriona Balfe, Gary Lewis and Tobias Menzies.

The first episode is slightly slow, but the series soon picks up pace! The title, 'Sassenach', refers to the Gaelic word for an English person ('Sasann' means 'England' in Gaelic), and in this case refers to the heroine of the series, Claire Randall.

Forgive the occasional historical hiccups along the way, but if you want to immerse yourself in the Jacobite campaigns for a bit, hear a bit of Scottish Gaelic along the way, boo the bad guy, cheer on the heroine, then give it a wee whirl!

And if you fancy coming to Scotland and visiting some of the locations featured in the series, drop my pal Ian Walker a note at Borders Journeys via http://www.bordersjourneys.co.uk/category/ancestral-tourism/ - he'll soon sort you out! :)


My next 5 week Scottish Research Online course commences Sept 11th 2017 - details at https://www.pharostutors.com/details.php?coursenumber=102.
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