UK: David Tennant Narrates Music Documentaries On BBC Four Tonight



Two David Tennant-narrated music documentaries will make up part of BBC Four's celebration of Scottish musicians tonight. Both programmes have previously aired on BBC Scotland and BBC Four.

From 9.30pm, music fans can enjoy Gerry Rafferty: Right Down The Line, and hour-long Artworks Scotland documentary from 2011 celebrating the life of one of Scotland's best loved singer/songwriters. Rafferty, who died in January 2011, was famous around the world for hits such as Baker Street and Stuck in the Middle With You. The programme tells the story of Rafferty's life through his often autobiographical songs and includes contributions from Gerry's daughter Martha and brother Jim, friends and colleagues including Billy Connolly, John Byrne and Joe Egan, admirers such as Tom Robinson and La Roux, and words and music from Rafferty himself.

Following straight after at 10.30pm is The Proclaimers: This Is The Story, which originally aired in 2017 and in which David appears as well as narrates. In 1987, two brothers from Auctermuchty in Fife released an album called This Is the Story. Featuring songs such as Letter from America, the album propelled The Proclaimers and the Scottish accent into the charts. Superfan David Tennant talks to Craig and Charlie Reid about 30 years in the business which has taken them from playing small pubs and clubs across Scotland to become one of the nation's most iconic bands. The Proclaimers: This Is The Story is repeated at 2.30am.

Other Scottish artists celebrated tonight are Rod Stewart, Annie Lennox and Travis, with programmes starting at 9pm. All shows will be available to stream via iPlayer after broadcast. 

 


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