In Gary Goes to Hollywood, Gary McLintoch, Tank Commander, proud Scot, showbiz personality and now documentary film-maker, is off to Hollywood to meet the Scots who have left Scotland behind for the bright lights of Los Angeles. He’s determined to find out why they have moved away from home and what they feel about the country they left behind.
Gary meets a host of fellow Scots who have relocated to seek fame and fortune in LA. He explores the ups and downs of life in Tinseltown, what these people love about their new home, what they miss about Scotland and what sacrifices they have made to create a life in America. Gary meets with Guardians of the Galaxy and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’s Karen Gillan and quizzes her about the movies, fame and leaving Scotland. He chats to Aberdonian magician Stuart MacLeod, one half of the successful magical duo Barry and Stuart, strikes poses with Invershnekie’s yoga practitioner Mark Guibarelli, and hangs out at home with Ross King.
Host Larry Dean puts team captains and fellow comedians Christopher Macarthur-Boyd and Fern Brady through their paces as they take to the road in Scotland’s new car-based panel show.
This week, both teams are challenged to deal with some unwelcome visitors – foxes – at Traquair House, Scotland’s oldest inhabited house.
Joined by TV personality Aggie MacKenzie and Still Game’s Scott Reid, their road trip takes a series of unexpected and anarchic turns, all engineered by Larry, intent on leaving them feeling Whiplashed.
Thousands of black soldiers fought in the First World War. Poet Jackie Kay tells the story of one of them – Arthur Roberts. Arthur grew up in Glasgow and joined the King’s Own Scottish Borderers in 1917. He fought at Ypres and kept a detailed diary, which gives us a unique account of the war. Arthur’s evocative writing and sketches paint a vivid first-hand picture of life in the trenches. Like Arthur, Jackie Kay is a black Glaswegian, and she explores what it was like being black 100 years ago.