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The Family Tree - February/March 2003
James Cosmo take you 'In search of Robert Burns'

A Braveheart's TaleBraveheart actor James Cosmo takes you on an incredible journey across Scotland ‘In Search of Robert Burns’. A new documentary film on the short life of the famous Scottish poet Robert Burns.

It has always been James’ ambition to reveal the man behind the poetry - Burns the traveller, the nationalist, the womanizer, the revolutionary thinker and the ‘heaven taught ploughman’. The journey begins at Bannockburn the battle site that inspired Burns to write ‘Scots Wha Hae’

The film then takes you to Alloway, the poets birthplace, then to Edinburgh, Perthshire and the Highlands, finishing it’s dramatic story in Dumfries where Burns passed away aged 37 after suffering a fatal bout of rheumatic fever.

James Cosmo reads an unforgettable ‘Address To The Haggis’ performed in a favourite haunt of Burns The Globe Inn. The film portrays the bards life through selected pieces of his work plus humorous stories, heartache and saucy tales about his famous love life, all shot against a background of spectacular Scottish scenery and places of historical interest, including Burns Cottage, Alloway Kirk Yard and the Brig O’Doon.

James Cosmo’s experience of working on the project: ‘I’ve always been passionate about Burns and consider myself to be knowledgeable about the writer, but it’s only after travelling across our beautiful country to the places which inspired him to write that I now feel I understand the man who became Scotland’s literary hero.’

‘In Search Of Robert Burns’ is the first in a series of documentaries planned by Scottish based ‘Small Time Productions’.

Small Time Productions directors; Eurythmics front man Dave Stewart, Actor James Cosmo, Rick Wood and Roy Davis created the company because of their shared passion for Scottish history. Future projects include ‘In Search of Bonnie Prince Charlie’ with a musical score by Annie Lennox, ‘In Search of William Wallace’ and a full length special effects movie of Tam O’Shanter’.

In Search Of Robert Burns’ is available on DVD £18.99 & VHS £12.99 by contacting

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