actor James Cosmo takes you on an incredible journey across
Scotland ‘In Search of Robert Burns’. A new documentary film
on the short life of the famous Scottish poet Robert Burns.
It has always been James’
ambition to reveal the man behind the poetry - Burns the traveller, the
nationalist, the womanizer, the revolutionary thinker and the ‘heaven
taught ploughman’. The journey begins at Bannockburn the battle site that
inspired Burns to write ‘Scots Wha
The film then takes you to
Alloway, the poets birthplace, then to Edinburgh, Perthshire and the
Highlands, finishing it’s dramatic story in Dumfries where Burns passed
away aged 37 after suffering a fatal bout of rheumatic fever.
James Cosmo reads an
unforgettable ‘Address To The Haggis’ performed in a favourite
haunt of Burns The Globe Inn. The film portrays the bards life through
selected pieces of his work plus humorous stories, heartache and saucy
tales about his famous love life, all shot against a background of
spectacular Scottish scenery and places of historical interest, including
Burns Cottage, Alloway Kirk Yard and the Brig O’Doon.
James Cosmo’s experience of
working on the project: ‘I’ve
always been passionate about Burns and consider myself to be knowledgeable
about the writer, but it’s only after travelling across our beautiful
country to the places which inspired him to write that I now feel I
understand the man who became Scotland’s literary hero.’
‘In Search Of Robert Burns’
is the first in a series of
documentaries planned by Scottish based ‘Small Time Productions’.
Small Time Productions
directors; Eurythmics front man
Dave Stewart, Actor James Cosmo, Rick Wood and Roy Davis
created the company because of their shared passion for Scottish history.
Future projects include ‘In Search of Bonnie Prince Charlie’
with a musical score by Annie Lennox, ‘In Search of
William Wallace’ and a full length special effects movie of ‘Tam
‘In Search Of Robert
Burns’ is available on DVD
£18.99 & VHS £12.99 by contacting