Gods Frontiersmen: Episode 2

Gods Frontiersmen: Episode 2

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Belfast, United States of America




Transmission 09/08/1989


51min 59sec




Betacam SP



Digitised as part of the UTV Archive Partnership Project (ITV, Northern Ireland Screen and PRONI)


Department for Communities, ITV, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

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A four part series exploring early Irish immigrants who settled in America. Showing political scenes in Northern Ireland and traditional events we are shown the "media caricatures" which are a "tiny fraction of truth amongst the remarkable people". The Ulster Scots or Irish Scots, where Americas first frontiersmen, they gave the United States ten presidents and a democratic philosophy, they built cities like Pittsburgh. But intergration which was easy in America, in Ireland seems impossible.

Narrated by John Keegan and shown through dramatic reenactment, the story of the Ulster Scots is played out for the viewer to watch.


A UTV Production

Narrated by John Keegan

Documentary Unit Director (Ireland/Scotland): Anne Ross Muir 

Film Editor: Derry O'Rouke

Series Film Editor: Steve Ward

Music: John Anderson

Executive Producer: J.Brien Waddell

Produced by Rory Fitzpatrick

Directed by Steve Butcher 

Our thanks to the following: Anglia Television, City of Edinburgh Museum and Art Galleries, Dalmeny Church, Department of Agriculture (N.I.) Forestry Service, Department of the Environment (N.I.), Donegal Presbyterian Church, Edinburgh City Libraries, Glascar Presbyterian Church, Greyfriars Kirk, H.T.V, Historic Buildings and Monuments (Scottish Dev. Department), Lady Macnaughten, Linenhall Library, National Galleries of Scotland, National Portrait Gallery, National Trust, Public Records Office, Sealink British Ferries, Square Sail, St Gails Cathedral, Tinkling Spring Church, Trinity College Library, Upper Octorara Church, Virginia HistoHistorical SociSociety, West Point Museum Collections and United States Military Academy.



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