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    Robert Bruce - the truth

    I realise that getting BBC iplayer outside the UK is not staightforward and probably needs a VPN. Nevertheless, if you want the truth about Bruce, this documentary - "The Rise of the Clans" - is probably as near as you will get. A good watch.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episod...ruce-supremacy

    Alan

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    Quote Originally Posted by neloon View Post
    I realise that getting BBC iplayer outside the UK is not staightforward and probably needs a VPN. Nevertheless, if you want the truth about Bruce, this documentary - "The Rise of the Clans" - is probably as near as you will get. A good watch.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episod...ruce-supremacy

    Alan
    Thank you, look forward to watching it.

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    Another offering by the rather opinianated archaeologist, Neil Oliver and it might be more appropriate if these historical programmes were compiled by properly qualified historians. Sometimes you have to ask whether academic rigour takes a back seat to media ambitions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdinSteve View Post
    Another offering by the rather opinianated archaeologist, Neil Oliver and it might be more appropriate if these historical programmes were compiled by properly qualified historians. Sometimes you have to ask whether academic rigour takes a back seat to media ambitions.
    Neil Oliver may be somewhat Marmite but the actual contributors have very high credentials.

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    Then I must apologise if I have impugned the historical accuracy of this programme. Presenters such as Oliver seem to rely upon their media presence to add to the integrity of the programmes they present rather than the academic rigour of their backgrounds.

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    Irrespective of my views on Neil Oliver, viewing BBC IPlayer is a problem as they seem to block most VpNs. The only one I have identified is Hidden vpn but even that may have been blocked by now (especially if the geeks at the BBC are reading this!)

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    Here is my attempt and result to the link.

    I'll have to wait for the DVD.

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    I have just been watching a fascinating programme by one of Oliverís erstwhile presenters, Alice Roberts, called Britainís most historic towns and features Belfast. How refreshing to enjoy a programme by a non-political presenter.

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    I think some of you may be able to get BBC1 on Sky in which case the next "Rise of the Clans" instalment is on tomorrow (10 December) at 9pm UK time. The Campbell/MacDonald/MacRuaraidh alliance is giving place to a new force - the Stewarts.

    Alan

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    I don't think BBC iPlayer is available outside the United Kingdom.
    Every time I sign in to it, a pop up message asks for confirmation that I hold a television licence.
    Television is a media whcih I very rarely watch nowadays, indeed I think the last time we had it switched on was almost a year ago for the Hogmanay show. However I do pay the licence fee every year as I quite often watch BBC iPlayer on my home computer.
    Vice-President and Regional Director for Scotland for Clan Cunningham International, and a Scottish Armiger.

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