Friday, March 07, 2008

'Scuse me? 'Wha's like us?' Historian questions BBC's choice for new flagship series
A LEADING historian has criticised BBC Scotland over their choice of presenter for a new ten-part series on Scottish history.

Best-selling Scottish writer Professor Tom Devine has questioned why the BBC picked Neil Oliver to front the show which promises to "explode the myths" of Scotland's romantic past.

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He asked: "Why are they using an archaeologist as a presenter? There surely is an army out there of young and telegenic historians."