The Line of Duty star is joined by fellow TV common and pal Phil MacHugh, as they journey throughout Scotland to determine what makes our bonnie wee nation tick. On this episode, Martin and Phil journey Scotland’s Central Belt to discover why efficiency is such a giant a part of Scottish tradition.
On this episode as Phil says: “We’re celebrating the individuals who like to placed on a present, studying from the actors, musicians and sportspeople who assist this small nation punch above its weight on the worldwide stage.”
And so they put into follow all that they’ve learnt of their Central belt loop in an final wrestling showdown.
The boys’ first vacation spot is Scotland’s Nationwide Sporting Efficiency Centre simply outdoors Edinburgh to satisfy the boys’s soccer staff whose performances just about defines the temper of the nation. Right here they meet midfielder John McGinn to speak all issues efficiency and what it means to have been a part of the squad that lastly certified for a serious event after 22 years.
And because it was penalties that acquired the staff to the Euros it appears solely honest that the boys face off in opposition to three of Scotland’s goalies – together with penalty hero Craig Gordon – to get a style of being placed on the spot.
Martin and Phil then head westward Glasgow. Their vacation spot is Hampden, however not the present nationwide soccer stadium however moderately the unique, that’s now a bowling membership.
Over a spherical of bowls – as you do – they meet up with musical stadium filler Amy Macdonald and talk about how Amy acquired into the trade and what it’s prefer to carry out residence and away.
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They then journey to Edinburgh for a rendezvous with actor and comic Greg McHugh to talk about his most well-known character Gary Tank Commander and all issues Edinburgh Pageant.
Ayrshire beckons subsequent and a younger girl Millie who, due to Tik Tok, has created an enormous fan base with out the necessity to carry out dwell. As a substitute, her stage is her bed room the place she’s managed to rack up over 100 million views.
Right here she lets the boys into her success and naturally Phil can’t assist however bounce on these tens of millions of followers by throwing himself into the world of on-line cosplay.
Glasgow once more and the boys take to the ring at native Insane Championship Wrestling gymnasium the place they face one another in a tag staff smackdown with native fighters Jester and Levi. A plucky Phil says: “Are you able to rumble?”
Martin Compston’s Scottish Fling will air on Thursday, October 6 at 10pm on BBC Scotland. This episode may even be proven on BBC Two on Friday, October 7 at 9.30pm.