Richard Wilson to go on a Highland Odyssey with STV

The Only When I Laugh and One Foot In The Grave actor is to take a tour of the Scottish highlands with STV for More4.

“Richard is one of Britain’s most recognised actors with a successful career spanning several decades. This documentary for More4 gives him the opportunity to explore a part of the world where he has always wanted to spend time, while giving the viewer an insight into the unique history and stunning scenery, all through the eyes of the iconic actor.” – Mick McAvoy, head of documentaries at STV Productions,

STV Productions has been commissioned to make a documentary for More4 following actor, director and broadcaster Richard Wilson as he fulfils a lifelong ambition to explore the Highlands and Islands of his native Scotland.

The one-off programme, Highland Odyssey with Richard Wilson, follows Richard as he returns to Scotland to embark on a once in a lifetime tour of the north of the country. At 80, the voyage proves a fascinating journey of discovery and personal reflection.

The hour-long production captures Scotland’s hidden gems as Richard travels in style from Edinburgh to Mull – first by train on the iconic Royal Scotsman, before taking to the water on The Hebridean Princess with visits to Oban, Iona, Rum and Skye.

Richard is best known for his role in BBC comedy One Foot In The Grave where he starred as grumpy Victor Meldrew alongside Annette Crosby as his suffering wife Margaret. Prior to this he starred in Yorkshire Television hospital based sitcom Only When I Laugh for ITV. Other appearances include on The Mrs Merton Show and Father Ted.

“It’s wonderful to have Richard back on our screens, with a project that’s especially personal to him. This promises to be a loving exploration of one of the most captivating expanses of the British Isles.” – Lizi Wootton, commissioning editor for features at Channel 4

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