STV explores Scotland’s past in new series of the People’s History Show

Sarah Mack and Angus Simpson will take viewers on a tour of Scotland's history.
Sarah Mack and Angus Simpson will take viewers on a tour of Scotland's history.

Fascinating stories from Glasgow feature in a new series of STV’s The People’s History Show, which returns Monday evening (April 16) at 8pm.

Fronted by STV viewers’ favourite Angus Simpson and returning host Sarah Mack, and with David Farrell bringing features from across the country, The People’s History Show looks back in time to discover the places and people that make up Scotland’s shared history.

The new episodes explore a host of fascinating events, places and personalities from Scotland’s past, including a look at McCaig’s Tower in Oban, one of the country’s most unusual buildings; the story of world-famous transatlantic liner Queen Elizabeth 2, which was built and launched in Clydebank in 1967; and a chance to learn more about Aberdeen writer and poet Nan Shepherd, whose picture can be seen on Scottish £5 notes.

The series pays tribute to iconic Edinburgh author Muriel Spark to mark the 100th anniversary of her birth and looks back at Muhammad Ali’s visit to Paisley in 1965, when the heavyweight champion was still known as Cassius Clay.

In a special episode, STV celebrates Glasgow’s iconic Citizens Theatre, which in its 70 years has established itself right in the heart of the local community. As ‘The Citz’ prepares for a major redevelopment project, Angus Simpson looks at the impact of this much loved and unique theatre.

Angus Simpson said: “I’ve always been fascinated by the personal stories behind some of the most famous – and not so famous - events in Scotland’s past. There are many fantastic stories coming up on the People’s History Show, and it’s an absolute delight to be presenting them.”

Executive producer Paul Hughes added: “The People’s History Show continues to be a must-see for anyone with an interest in Scotland’s history. Viewers can expect some truly fascinating stories as Angus and Sarah journey all over Scotland to delve into some of the most remarkable events, places and people of our past.”

The series will also be available to watch live or on catch-up on the STV Player.