Monday, 5 September 2011

BBC Alba: Programme Highlights Saturday 10 September – Friday 16 September 2011

Title: Pro 12 Live Rugby – Ospreys v Edinburgh

Live rugby action from the Celtic League as Ospreys host Michael Bradley’s Edinburgh at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea.

Last season’s fixtures between the sides ended in a share of the spoils, with one win apiece, and Edinburgh will be hoping for a repeat of their last encounter in March which saw them run out 23-16 winners at Murrayfield.

Transmitted: Saturday 10 September
Time: 6.25 – 8.20pm

Title: Cuirm @ Celtic – Art Club Comp

Julie Fowlis and Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh present a roundup of some of the acts who appeared onstage at Glasgow’s Art Club during Celtic Connections 2011.

Transmitted: Saturday 10 September
Time: 9.00 – 10.00pm

Title: SPL Hibernian v Aberdeen

‘As-live’ coverage from the Scottish Premier League as Colin Calderwood’s Hibernian face Craig Brown’s Aberdeen side at Easter Road, Edinburgh.

Transmitted: Sunday 11 September
Time: 5.30 – 7.30pm

Title: Breab / Teenage Reality Show

Breab is back with six new teenagers from across Scotland faced with tackling an array of interesting and varied challenges.

In this programme, the teenagers are given two stalls at Glasgow's Farmers Market to raise as much money as they can for charity. The catch? They must stock the stalls themselves.

We join the teenagers as they get their bakers whites on and quickly learn the art of baking, with one of the lecturers from the City of Glasgow College keeping a close eye on proceedings.

Transmitted: Wednesday 14 September
Time: 6.05 – 7.00pm

Title: Soillse – Saoghal na Surma / Black Samurai

In ‘Black Samurai’, we're thrust into the lives of the Surma people, one of the fiercest tribes of south-western Ethiopia, where war ravages the land.

Recently, because of a terrible famine, the Surma land has been infiltrated by hundreds of their lifelong enemies, the Bumis. They are aggressively seeking new territory, leaving the Surma no choice but physically defend their land. In this film, we follow Wole Kiwo and his group of Surma warriors, as they watch over confines of their territory to prevent attacks from the Bumis.

War is about to break out, and the Surma King decides to call for a Donga. The Donga is a dual with long sticks during which blood must be shed. It helps the clan and supply a contingent of new fighters for the upcoming battles.

Transmitted: Wednesday 14 September
Time: 9.00 – 9.50pm

Title: Fuil a Chiùil

Exploring the musical links within families and across generations. In 2001, three families are already making a name for themselves in traditional music circles - the MacKenzie sisters, Ruaraidh, Marianne and Rory Campbell and the young Henderson clan.

They discuss their musical influences and the impact of their families on their developing talent and the programme captures a snapshot of their musical journey up until that point and their ambitions going forward.

Transmitted: Friday 16 September
Time: 9.00 – 10.00pm