I have just received confirmation that the landmark two-part documentary, which is a partnership between UTV and STV, will be broadcast on both channels on 1 and 8 February.
It follows Senator Webb as he charts the incredible story of the Scotch-Irish and discovers how they helped to build one of the most powerful nations in the world. Webb, who is himself of Scotch-Irish descent, travels from his home in Virginia to Scotland and Ulster, where he visits Belfast, Carrickfergus, Newtownstewart and Londonderry, to tell the story of the Scotch-Irish and how they shaped present day America. Dramatic reconstructions take viewers through key historical moments such as Bannockburn, the siege of Derry and the American Civil War.
'I wrote Born Fighting after many years of thought and painstaking research,' noted Senator Webb. 'It is a pleasure to have been able to work with UTV, STV and the Smithsonian Channel to bring the essence of this book into a powerful, visual format.'