The narrative follows the story over hundreds of years, starting with the oldest football in the world, through the Foot-Ball Club founded in 1824, the first international in 1872 and the 'Scotch Professors'. It then examined how Scottish football lost its way in the 20th century, while the passing game was exported around the world.
You can see the programme on BBC iPlayer and it is an entertaining hour.
What made it different for me was discovering Dougray Scott's own personal link to football history, which he was unaware of despite being a lifelong football fan.
He knew his father Allan had played for Queen's Park in the 1940s, although without making the first team. But what he did not know was that three members of the previous generation - his great uncles - were top referees, including one who holds a Scottish record to this day.
He was given the name Dougray because it was his grandmother's maiden name. And the Dougray family, who hailed from the Barrhead area, had an amazing record as referees in the early years of the 20th century. Three brothers - James, Tom and John - all refereed at the highest level.
Tom was following in the footsteps of his elder brother, James, who had just two years as a first division referee (1902-04) but left a lasting impression as one of the founders of Scotland's first Referee Association in 1903.
James Dougray (1877-1952)
Tom Dougray (1879-1964)
John Dougray (1889-1932)
Dougray Scott: Bringing Football Home is available to watch on BBC iPlayer at this link: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001wdny