Series 1, Episode 1 - Aberdeen To Oban
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. Frankie 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 journey to the Isle of Mull. The journey culminates in a stand-up show in Oban.
- Friday 7th February 2020
- BBC Two
- 30 minutes
Cast & crew
|Frankie Boyle||Host / Presenter|
|Steven Dick||Writer (Additional Material)|
|Charlie Skelton||Writer (Additional Material)|
|Meryl O'Rourke||Writer (Additional Material)|
|Aiden Spackman||Writer (Additional Material)|
|Graeme Hart||Series Director|
|Graeme Hart||Series Producer|
|Mick McAvoy||Executive Producer|
|Nicky Waltham||Executive Producer|
|Hamish Fergusson||Executive Producer|