Jim McColl at 80

BBC (1 x 30)

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Jim McColl has been part of Scottish culture and family life for over 40 years, providing sage gardening advice on the Beechgrove Garden since the 70s.  We have all seen Jim gardening on telly but what about the man behind the trowel?

Musician, friend and fellow squeezebox player, Phil Cunningham takes Jim on a wee dander down the garden path of Jim’s life to dig around in the passions that have shaped him as they share a few reminiscences and tunes together wrapped in some choice archive from the last 40 years. 

In this special programme as Jim reaches his 80th birthday we have the chance to examine the life and times of the horticultural broadcasting legend that is Jim McColl and find, for Jim, that every day is still a school day.