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History Zone - Boats


RUNNING ORDER Timings are approximate and given in hours and minutes from the start of the Zone. 00:01 The Irrawaddy Flotilla. The remarkable and tragic tale of the Irrawaddy Flotilla, a venture that bound the fates of Scotland and Burma for nearly one hundred years. Part 1 00:28 The Canoe Boys 1/3 In a three-part series, Simon Willis and Cailean MacLeod kayak some of the most challenging sections along Scotland's west coast. 00:56 The Hunt for U12. The story of German submarine U12, which lay undisturbed in the Firth of Forth for 93 years, until Scottish divers Martin Sinclair and Jim MacLeod located it 01:25 Past Lives: The Waverley. Mark Stephen takes a trip Doon the Water on the world's oldest ocean going paddle steamer. 01:52 Save Our Souls 1: The Evolution. Mark Stephen tells the story of the volunteers of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution 02:19 The Canoe Boys 2/3 Simon Willis and Cailean MacLeod investigate the challenges of modern life in remote coastal communities. 02:46 The Irrawaddy Flotilla. The remarkable and tragic tale of the Irrawaddy Flotilla, a venture that bound the fates of Scotland and Burma for nearly one hundred years. Part 2 03:13 Steamin' Up the Andes. Docu-drama portraying adventurous Scot, John Wilson who constructed, trans- ported and sailed a Clydebuilt steamboat to Lake Titicaca, the highest navagable lake in the world, an extraordinary story of Scottish spirit. 03:40 Revolution! From Brodick to Vladivostok. Brian Wilson tells the story of Charles Mackinnon Hendry, part of a naval force sent to the Russian Far East whose recently rediscovered diary chronicled the Russian Revolution 04:07 The Canoe Boys. 3/3. Simon Willis and Cailean MacLeod investigate the challenges of modern life in remote coastal communities. 04:34 Save Our Souls 2: Mark Stephen continues to profile the stalwart work carried out by the R.N.L.I. in Scotland people who brave 10 metre waves, blizzards, force 10 gales, and zub zero temperatures whilst doing their duty. 05:01 Songlines: Ol' Man River. John Cavanagh explores the story behind one of the world's most significant songs, "Ol Man River" which Paul Robeson turned from a show tune from the 1920's into his own signature song and world anthem.

Broadcasts

  • 2009-09-09 00:30:00 - 2009-09-09 06:00:00 on mw,
  • 2009-09-16 00:30:00 - 2009-09-16 06:00:00 on mw,