Revered Scottish actor and director David Hayman will travel across his homeland to discover its natural wonders, spectacular landscapes, and world-famous hospitality in a new four-part ITV documentary series starting on Tuesday (7 September).
In Wonders of Scotland with David Hayman, the star of stage and screen will visit different corners of the country he loves, to dig deeper into its fascinating history and folklore. He’ll also learn more about the people who shaped Scotland, as well as those who make it what it is today.
In the first episode (7:30pm, Tuesday 7 September, ITV/STV), Hayman begins his Caledonian journey with a trip into the Highlands and Islands, across Argyll to Glencoe. Along the way, he visits Easdale Island – the smallest permanently-inhabited island of the Inner Hebrides and home of the World Stone Skimming Championships.
Hayman also ventures to the notorious Corryvreckan Whirlpool – one of the most dangerous stretches of water around the British Isles – before reaching Glencoe and a brutal engineering masterpiece of the early 1900s: the Blackwater Dam.
Later episodes of the series, produced by STV Studios, will see the Glasgow-born star visiting the breathtaking islands of Harris and Lewis; feeding Nordic reindeer in the Cairngorms; learning the origins of the Scottish Saltire; and canoeing down the River Spey to find the oldest living thing in Britain – but what could it be?
David Hayman is one of Britain’s most recognisable actors, having starred in countless TV hits – including Trial and Retribution, Taboo and The Nest – as well as films such as Hope and Glory, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and Fisherman’s Friends.
David Hayman said: “At a time when more and more people are discovering the beauty that Scotland has to offer right on their doorstep, I’m delighted to be bringing this account of my own unique journey across the country to ITV and STV.
“Expect stunning landscapes, historical revelations, and unrivalled natural wonders that – if they’re anything like me – will make viewers want to get out there and see even more of glorious Scotland as soon as the programme ends.”
Wonders of Scotland with David Hayman begins on Tuesday 7 September at 7:30pm on ITV and STV, with all episodes available to stream after broadcast on ITV Hub and STV Player.
Stephen Innes, STV – firstname.lastname@example.org
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