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The Battle of Culloden, Outlander, Peter Watkins: Matthew Sweet with Outlander creator Diana Gabaldon, historian Tom Devine and John Cook

The Battle of Culloden, Outlander, Peter Watkins: Matthew Sweet with Outlander creator Diana Gabaldon, historian Tom Devine and John Cook

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The Battle of Culloden, Outlander, Peter Watkins: Matthew Sweet with Outlander creator Diana Gabaldon, historian Tom Devine and John Cook

FromArts & Ideas

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Length:
45 minutes
Released:
Apr 15, 2021
Format:
Podcast Episode

Description

16 April 1746, the Jacobite rising was quelled by the Duke of Cumberland's army at the Battle of Culloden. Marking this anniversary here's a chance to hear Matthew Sweet discussing portrayals of Scotland's Highlands in the Peter Watkins' film Culloden and in the Outlander series of books which have become a successful TV series. His guests in a conversation recorded at the Edinburgh Festival in 2014 are Outlander author Diana Gabaldon, historian Tom Devine and media expert John Cook.
They explore how Watkins's film Culloden was received in 1964 and the way it gave birth to the television form of docudrama and shaped the early development of Dr Who. They also ask why the emotional imagining of Culloden continues to be so strong - the TV series of Outlander is now in its seventh series and you can find a series of online events marking Culloden 275.

Producer: Jacqueline Smith
Released:
Apr 15, 2021
Format:
Podcast Episode