Miriam Margolyes teams up with Alan Cumming in the new documentary Miriam and Alan: Lost in Scotland – and it’s a compelling pairing.
The Call the Midwife actress and X-Men star Alan set off on a road trip the like of which has never been seen on British TV before!
Here’s everything you need to know about Miriam and Alan: Lost in Scotland on Channel 4.
Miriam and Alan: Lost in Scotland – what’s it about?
This new series sees actors Miriam Margolyes and Alan Cumming take off on a camper-van adventure to rediscover their Scottish roots.
They start out in their one-time mutual home of Glasgow.
Although Miriam, 80, was born in Oxford, the actress visits the street where her Jewish family first lived in Scotland.
The pair then journey north into the Highlands.
Alan, 56, learns about his ancestral past at Cawdor Castle, and they meet up with fellow actor Bill Paterson.
Later, Alan takes us to his childhood home in Carnoustie where he remembers his abusive childhood.
He remembers the traumatic moment his bullying father cut his hair with a pair of shears.
How many episodes is it?
Miriam and Alan: Lost in Scotland is three episodes long.
Each episode will be one hour long, including advert breaks.
The first episode airs on Tuesday November 16 2021 at 9.15pm on Channel 4.
Episode two follows the following week at the same time.
Episode three is set to air on Tuesday November 30 2021.
All episodes will be available to watch on All 4 after transmission.
Miriam and Alan: Lost in Scotland – where do they visit?
In episode one, Miriam Margolyes and Alan Cumming start out in Glasgow, then journey north into the Highlands.
They visit Cawdor Castle, before travelling on to Carnoustie.
Episode two sees the unlikely double act continue their motorhome adventure and take part in the Glencoe uphill mountain race.
In episode three, the pair spend time in the garden of Lady Liza Campbell in Cawdor.
They also visit the Monifieth Golf Links, and Cockburns Butchers in Dingwall.
The pair subsequently meet farmer Euan Cameron at the Pittormie Fruit Farm in Cupar, and meet up with the Monifieth Amblers walking group at the Monikie Country Park – alongside Alan’s mum Mary Darling!
Miriam and Alan also travel to Kirkcaldy.
How do Miriam Margolyes and Alan Cummings know each other?
They didn’t! At least, not before teaming up for the show Miriam and Alan: Lost in Scotland.
Unless you count sharing the sofa on The Graham Norton Show a few years back.
However, Alan says of his new friend: “Intergenerational friendship is a very interesting thing that you don’t see very often.
“We’re an oddball couple, but we had a great time.”
Miriam and Alan: Lost in Scotland starts on Tuesday November 16 2021 at 9.15pm on Channel 4.
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