The Fearsome Frontier

  |  Buy to Own: 01/12/2005
  |  320 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Three films about the border lands between England and Scotland. In 'Debateable Lands: In Search of the Border Reivers', George MacDonald Fraser and Eric Robson go in search of the Border Reivers, a group of 16th century murderers, arsonists, kidnappers and all-round scoundrels who populated the Scottish Borders. Hadrian's Wall is the most famous frontier of the Roman empire - and is also probably one of the most misunderstood archaeological monuments in Britain. In the four-part ITV series 'Edge of Empire: A Journey Along Hadrian's Wall', Eric Robson travels along 73 miles of the Wall, uncovering pointers to over 2500 years of history as he goes. 8000 years of turbulent border history are brought to life in the ITV series 'The Borders' presented by Alistair Moffat, which looks at the battles and bloodshed that have taken place on the much-disputed soil that lies between Northern England and Southern Scotland.