Miriam and Alan: Lost in Scotland

Lost in Scotland

Hollywood actors Miriam Margolyes and Alan Cumming return to their roots, motorhoming their way through their beloved Scotland, meeting fascinating people, taking trips down memory lane and also reliving painful memories, in a love letter to their homeland. In the remote village of Ullapool, Alan reveals that he’s on the hunt for a home to retire to, as a showbiz recluse. If not for one problem: midges. With net hats and gloves at the ready, our celebrity couple split up as Alan does a spot of house hunting at Loch Broom, while Miriam meets an ethnobotanist, to create a midge repellent for Alan. The pair meet Gaelic musician Griogair Labhruidh (Grigar Lowry), in a bid to fulfil Alan’s dream of recording a song in the local language. While he wraps his tongue around the lyrics, Miriam’s on percussion, which involves chasing goats for the ‘sounds of nature’. When Miriam confesses that she has her own bucket list item – to go up a mountain – the pair have a novel race to the top of the mighty Glencoe. They also meet Susan, a pagan witch, who involves them in an ancient healing ritual and night-time fire ceremony as her masked friends gather. After a detour to the wobbly bridge to pay homage to Alan’s maverick granny, Alan and Miriam return to Ardgour for the world premiere performance of their Gaelic track

Miriam and Alan: Lost in Scotland – Tuesday 9.15pm on Channel 4

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