26 June 2009, 12:38
Ronnie Corbett is well known for being a keen golfer, but it is less certain that Colin Montgomerie is a popular comedian. Nevertheless, the two proud Scots get it together on the golf course to celebrate what, were it not for football, might be Scotland's national game.
It was a beautiful day in Strathearn when they met up, which makes their round on the Nicklaus course at Gleneagles a particular pleasure as they chat about the origins of golf, the Gleneagles course and pick up some tips along the way.
Ronnie comes from Edinburgh and - although stardom took him away to London - he now spends as much time as he can at his home near Gullane. He began in showbiz in 1952 as an actor, often playing schoolboys because of his diminutive stature (he is 5ft 1 1/2ins, just to settle any pub arguments you may have had in the past).
He then moved into cabaret as a comedian and was picked up by The Frost Report, first of the great satirical programmes in the 1960s, where he met Ronnie Barker. Their subsequent show The Two Ronnies ran on and off from 1971 to 1987 and is still spoken off as part of televison's golden age.
Ronnie went on to star in Sorry! and still crops up in cameos in current shows such as Little Britain and Have I Got News for You. Famously, he teamed up with Peter Kay for the Comic Relief version of Is this the Way to Amarillo. He is a keen golfer and frequently takes part in celebrity Pro-Am events.
Made in Scotland - which celebrates the national "brands" that make Scotland what it is - is one of three special programmes created by STV, in association with the Daily Record and Sunday Mail, for the Year of Homecoming 2009. The other two are Scotland Revealed and The Greatest Scot.
The former is a new series of Scotland shot from above, all filmed in dazzling High Definition to reveal scenic images with a startling level of detail never seen before.
The Greatest Scot is a chance to settle the argument once and for all over who is the greatest Scot of them all. The public will get to vote on a shortlist of 30 names, with the winner being anonunced live on television on St Andrew's Day.
- To watch the programme in full visit here
Last updated: 23 July 2009, 17:44