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Series 4 on Public Television

Fiona Kennedy hosted the first three series, and still makes contributions to Series 4. Robert, who (under his TV name of Robert Scott) co-hosted some of the previous shows, is now joined by a wonderful new Scottish lass.

Robert is pictured (left) with Series 4 co-presenter Nicci Jolly. (Beauty and the Beast!) Nicci is a Miss Scotland winner, Miss UK winner and represented the UK in Miss World. But she's not just a gorgeous face. She also has a Business degree from the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen. She was born and brought up in the North East of Scotland.




Another major feature of the new series is the conversations between Robert and Scottish history expert Professor Ted Cowan, who runs the Crichton Campus of the University of Glasgow in Dumfries. There's no reason why history has to be dull, and the red haired bearded duo certainly takes us to fascinating places with memorable and hilarious stories.


Tartan TV has paid close attention to what has been most popular with its North American audience. With the departure of Fiona Kennedy following Series 3 we had an opportunity to look again at our content and take a completely fresh approach to shooting the features which our audience want to see.

"A confident 21st Century nation ought to have no need to apologise for looking at its history and mythology. Scotland's traditions are colourful, eccentric, sometimes completely bizarre!" says Robert.

"But that doesn't mean we should ignore Scottish technology and invention. Presented the right way, this is just as compelling - in fact this is the aspect of Scottish achievement which has touched lives all over the world."

The new series introduces co-host Nicci Jolly. Her enthusiasm for a wide range of activities comes as a breath of fresh air. She's just as happy abseiling or taking part in a motor rally as she is in the world of fashion. She's a model as well as TV presenter - and the camera loves her.

"She's a smashing person to work with," says Robert. "Bubbly and ready to try anything. The atmosphere on the shoot was great."

Another new feature in Series 4 is what we call 'Rob and Ted's Excellent Adventure', as Robert is joined by history Professor Ted Cowan in a series of visits to historic sites across the country. With the pair of them looking like long-lost brothers, with their red hair and beards, these features turned out to be a source of hilarity as well as enlightenment.

And there is technology too. Computer games music design, the Scottish Institute for Enterprise, Dundee's science centre and much more. There's a cracking interview with Formula One racing champion Sir Jackie Stewart, and a visit to the birthplace of Peter Pan in Kirriemuir, plus ghouls, ghosts and bodysnatchers.

So Series 4 promises to be the best yet, and we can't wait for the shows to go on air.