BBC Scotland urged to replace Neil Oliver to placate historians and attract broader range of viewers

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John Robertson
BBC Scotland urged to replace Neil Oliver to placate historians and attract broader range of viewers

Neil Oliver BA Archaeology    Dr Ross McKenzie Crawford PhD in History TuS Culture Correspondent, Assistant Professor Rosetta ‘Greek’ Thompson, has urged BBC Scotland to drop the ‘past-it’, unqualified and ‘displeasing’, Neil Oliver, from his many presenting and walking-around trying to look hard, roles in its history shows. Thompson in 1938 Oliver, whose powerful nose reputedly detected a cancerous presence in the Scottish independence movement has been a controversial figure since his spat with legendary history professor Tom Devine in 2009.…

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John Robertson
BBC Scotland urged to replace Neil Oliver to placate historians and attract broader range of viewers