Tuesday, 20 September 2011

BBC ALBA – WEEKLY PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS Saturday 1 October – Friday 7 October 2011

Title: SPL Kilmarnock v St. Johnstone

The latest full-match coverage from the SPL as Kilmarnock host St Johnstone at Rugby Park.

Transmitted: Saturday 1 October
Time: 5.30 – 7.30pm

Title: Rockness 2011 Highlights

Main stage highlights and unseen performances from Saturday night at Rockness 2011: Example, Annie Mac, Magnetic Man with acoustic sets from Bombay Bicycle Club & Frightened Rabbit. Hosted by Andrew Robertson.

Transmitted: Saturday 1 October
Time: 9.00 -10.00pm

Title: Air an Toir – In search of….

Aiir an Toir follows the lives of individual Gaels whose global journeys found them in extraordinary situations.

Angus Macaskill from the Isle of Skye was just 22 years of age when he answered an advertisement for an extraordinary motor expedition across the continent of Africa. Seumas MacDonald follows his remarkable journey.

Transmitted: Tuesday 4 October
Time: 8.30 – 9.00pm

Title: Ceol Country / Country Music

Anne Morrison brings you some of the musical highlights from the Northern Nashville Caithness Country Music Festival. Among the artists showcased at the festival are The Jacks, Sharon Nixon and Ron Williams. In addition to the music, Anne spends time in Texas with veteran performer Tony Booth.

Transmitted: Tuesday 4 October
Time: 9.00 – 10.00pm

Title: Eorpa

Another edition of Eorpa, reporting on the most interesting stories from around Europe.

Transmitted: Wednesday 5 October
Time: 8.30 - 9.00pm

Title: Siuthad Siubhal / Go Explore!

Our intrepid presenters tackle a variety of activities on offer in the Highlands region - so don't be a couch potato! Go! Explore! The series is presented by Emma MacInnes and Derek ''Pluto'' Murray.

Transmitted: Thursday 6 October
Time: 10.00 – 10.30pm

Title: Midwives: Mnathan-Gluine

Mum Samantha anxiously waits to go to theatre for her elective caesarean but a delay means she has even longer to wait.

First time mum Tracy will also have her breech baby delivered by caesarean section - unless Dr Reid can manipulate baby into the correct position for the natural birth Tracy so desperately wants.

Meanwhile, midwife Kareen Laird tests first time mum Janet Campbell for gestational diabetes, while Consultant Obstetrician Dr Russell Lees explains the implications of diabetes on pregnancy.

We also hear why Cameron will have an interesting story to tell about the time of his birth when he is older and heartburn is making Catherine Anne's life a misery - can her Gaelic tutor Mattie, who just happens to be a retired midwife, offer her any advice?

Transmitted: Friday 7 October
Time: 8.30 – 9.00

Title: A-U: Na Thadhail Thu?

As part of the BBCs Year of Gaelic Song, Tìr nan Òran (Heartland Song) brings you five of the most popular songs from Argyll, including performances from Anne Lorne Gillies and Griogair Labhruidh. The series is narrated by popular Gaelic singer Kirsteen MacDonald.

Transmitted: Friday 7 October
Time: 9.00 – 10.00pm