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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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    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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    Here is my attempt and result to the link.

    I'll have to wait for the DVD.

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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.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by cessna152towser View Post
    I don't think BBC iPlayer is available outside the United Kingdom.
    No, but I think BBC1 is available live on Sky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cessna152towser View Post
    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.
    A license for television is an odd thing to me. I suppose it places the burden on TV viewers rather than all taxpayers. Not to get political, but just an observation that intrigues me about how various governments fund various programs.

    Just for curiosity's sake, how much does the license cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by huntgathergrow View Post
    A license for television is an odd thing to me. I suppose it places the burden on TV viewers rather than all taxpayers. Not to get political, but just an observation that intrigues me about how various governments fund various programs.

    Just for curiosity's sake, how much does the license cost?
    The licence is 150.50 per annum just now, cheaper for black and white (!) or if the viewer has a visual impairment and free if you're over 75

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    Quote Originally Posted by neloon View Post
    The licence is 150.50 per annum just now, cheaper for black and white (!) or if the viewer has a visual impairment and free if you're over 75

    Alan
    That seems pretty reasonable, actually. Although, it's cheaper to register my car every year here in the states.

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