The Burns Supper

The Storyboard
■Discussion regarding the Burns’ Supper and the traditions behind the evening.
A short documentary discussing the Robert Burns Supper – on the lead up to “Burn’s Night” – a night dedicated to the life of Robert Burns, and his famous work. While the official date is the 25th of January – the documentary could be played during the lead up to this date – informing people of the type of evening to expect, and why the evening is so important in Scottish history.
■Focusing on the traditions such as;
– The ‘piping’ of the haggis
– The Immortal Memory
– Address to the Lassies
– Reply from the Laddies
■Positive angle – uplifting to Scottish history

The Station
■While the rest of the UK may be interested in the life of Robert Burns, Scotland is the only place to really celebrate the ‘Burns Supper’. As the culture of Robert Burns is beginning to drift, BBC Radio Scotland would be a great place to discuss this – as the target audience is of a similar age to those, who studied Robert Burns at school.
■BBC Scotland explains themselves as ‘a speech-led service for listeners seeking programmes about the life, culture and affairs of Scotland.’ with a target audience of 35+.

Style
■The overall aim of this documentary is to remind people of the tradition.
■The documentary will include many pieces of music to help entertain, however the overall aim is to inform and educate the Scottish population on the main reasons we hold the Burns’ Supper.
■The style should remain upbeat yet formal, using a mixture of true Scots’ language where appropriate and ‘proper English’.
■Overall, the documentary must remain informative.

 

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The Burns Supper

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