Inside the Mind of Robert Burns

Robert Burns was a poetic genius – but an immensely complex one who was full of contradictions.  He was a lover of women and an exploiter of them; a republican firebrand  and a social-climbing Government Excise man; an advocate of freedom who almost became a Caribbean slave master.

Alan introduces Burns’ songs and poems, meets experts, and examines original manuscripts - and reveals a modern diagnosis that could help explain what went on inside Burns’ head.


Executive Producers - Seona Robertson/David Harron
Producer - Julie McCrone
Director - Les Wilson