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The Dirt Detective with Craig Ferguson
The Dirt Detective with Craig Ferguson
Actor: Craig Ferguson
Directors: Bill Boyes, Paul Murton
Genres: Television, Documentary
NR     2008     2hr 30min

Uncovering the Mysteries of Scotland?s Ancient PastIn this refreshing look at Scotland?s past, host Craig Ferguson (The Late Late Show) adopts his Dick Tracy persona to dig into the mysterious lore and legends of this land...  more »


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Actor: Craig Ferguson
Directors: Bill Boyes, Paul Murton
Creators: John McKenzie, Pat Doherty
Genres: Television, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Television, Documentary
Studio: Bfs Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 04/08/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 2hr 30min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 6
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Very Interesting DVD
Mary Garrett Engman | Panama City, Florida USA | 04/21/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I saw this DVD set on Scotland on TV website. It was broken up in smaller parts. Having the entire series together is much easier to enjoy. Craig looks so very young, but he wrote and starred in this series and IF you like ancient history you will certainly enjoy this set of DVDs. It is worth the price and very good."
Light Archeology
Scott M. Kruse | Fresno, CA USA | 03/13/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"A light approach to Scottish archaeology. You visit Roman ruins and baths, north islands, churches and ancient sewers. Professors and ministers help you understand what you are seeing. Craig Ferguson has the just right sense of humor to not take himself or the topic too seriously. You realize the Scots are making an effort to recognize, study and take care of their history while living in the present. You see how rocks have been moved and recycled for reuse in new buildings. You visit the Antoine "wall" and the remains of Roman forts. Scottish weather comes through - cold and windy."
The Dirt Detective
Paul Garland | El Paso, Texas USA | 06/15/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"More than 15 years ago (as is apparent from seeing how much younger he was) the Scottish Conan guy Craig Ferguson hosted an archaeological TV show in Scotland.

This six part series just recently came out on DVD in American format. It is really fun to watch. It is interesting from the standpoint of seeing things like the best preserved 5,000 year old Neolithic settlement in Europe. Even back then Craig Ferguson marched to the beat of a different drummer, and he is funny to watch.

These DVDs do not have subtitles. Even though Craig Ferguson and all the people he interviews are speaking the Queen's English, I do miss some of the words. And this is coming from a guy who owns (and wears) a real honest Scottish kilt which I bought in Scotland. And not at some tourist shop either. I have travelled widely in Scotland on several different occasions. Even so, my DVD player remote control is getting a good workout, rewinding a little and listening to a phrase or sentence again.

I recommend this set of DVDs to anyone who likes archaeology, likes Scotland, or is a fan of Craig Ferguson.
Craig knows his homeland well
R.V. | 06/24/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Believe it or not, a documentary can be interesting and entertaining. This one is.Along with the obvious,his humor,Craig Ferguson goes to different parts of Scotland, talking to people who are experts on their particular area, walking the ground he's talking about.There's also quite a bit of local history included, which makes it even more interesting. All in all, well worth the money spent buying and the time spent watching."