Friday, 27 May 2011

BBC ALBA – WEEKLY PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS Saturday 4 June – Friday 10 June 2011

Title: Taghadh bho Na Trads
Julie Fowlis presents music and chat from Trad Award Winners’ – some of the finest traditional musicians in the country. Tonight’s show features Eilidh MacKenzie.

Transmitted: Monday 6 June
Time: 8.30 – 9.00pm

Title: Talamh Trocair/Revealing Scotland's Past
Exploring archaeology around Scotland. This week's theme is "ritual" archaeology which features current thinking on some of the unusual ancient burial practices and a recently discovered cemetery in Skye dating back to a Scotland of 4000 years ago.

Transmitted: Tuesday 7 June
Time: 8.30 – 9.00pm

Title: Archibald Hall - An Uaislean/The Perfect Gentleman
Gary Lewis stars in a drama documentary as Glaswegian Archie Hall, the "mad butler" who murdered five people in the 1970s.

Transmitted: Wednesday 8 June
Time: 9.00 – 10.00pm

Title: Last Stronghold of the Pure Gospel: An-Diugh
In 1979, the BBC's Everyman series broadcast a documentary about religious belief on the Isle of Lewis. This programme offers a unique opportunity to see The Last Stronghold of the Pure Gospel and also find out what happened to some of those featured in the original programme.

Transmitted: Thursday 9 June
Time: 9.00 – 10.00pm

Title: Donny B/The Original King of Daytime
The inspirational story of the writer and broadcaster, Donny B Macleod, and the journey that took him from a small Hebridean town to the Hollywood homes of the rich and famous.

This film delves into the rich archive of Donny's programmes, films and writings. It also looks at the fascinating life that he led before embarking on his broadcasting career - including an eye-catching spell as a school teacher and a famous, charisma fuelled, general election campaign.

Narrated by Patsi Mackenzie and featuring contributions from family, celebrity friends and colleagues - including musician Aly Bain and journalist Angus Macleod of The Times.

Donny B is the story of a man of vast talent and radiant personality, one that affected the ordinary and the famous equally, and treated them all with the same respect.

Transmitted: Friday 10 June
Time: 9.00 – 10.00pm

Title: Dolly Parton Live at the O2
Live from the O2 Arena in London, BBC ALBA brings you a concert of Dolly Parton's greatest hits.

Transmitted: Friday 10 June
Time: 10.00 – 11.10pm