TRANENT Parish Church stars in a BBC TV history documentary now available to view on BBC iPlayer.

The church features in the third episode of Union with David Olusoga which explores the events, people and forces that brought Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales together as the United Kingdom.

Film crew from the BBC visited the church in August 2022, where they filmed scenes within the grounds.

The programme has received favourable reviews from critics.

East Lothian Courier: Tranent Parish ChurchTranent Parish Church (Image: Newsquest)

Mr Olusoga, a British historian and writer, visits the church where his ancestor David Ewart, a soldier who fought at the battle of Waterloo, was buried in an unmarked grave in 1851 after his family were unable to afford a proper funeral.

The historian visits the cemetery at the church, where he speaks about the struggles soldiers faced economically when discharged following the battle.

A spokesperson for Tranent Parish Church said: “One of the joys of having a building such as ours is that it and the site we sit on has seen a long and varied history.”

The episode is broadcast on BBC Two tomorrow (Monday) at 9pm and is also available to view now on iPlayer.