Friday, 11 November 2011

BBC ALBA – WEEKLY PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS Saturday 19 November – Friday 25 November 2011

Title: Scottish Premier League - Dundee United v Hearts

The latest full-match coverage from the SPL as Dundee United host Hearts at Tannadice Park.

Transmitted: Saturday 19 November
Time: 5.30 – 7.30pm

Title: Trusadh - Sgaothan Sgadain/Silver Darlings

Herring has been fished around Scotland for hundreds of years. Where once there was heavy work there is now automation.

Hundreds of boats are reduced to only 28 in the Scottish pelagic fleet - fishing for mackerel and herring - but each of these modern supersize vessels is capable of catching as much fish in three days as the boats of previous decades could catch in a year. The Isle of Scalpay was sustained on the wealth gleamed from fishing. It was so wealthy that it gained the epithet "Treasure Island." But these days are long gone and the island has slipped into a steady decline. Through sustained overfishing the North sea and west of Scotland fishing grounds were closed between 1977 and 1983 to protect dangerously low stocks.

When they re-opened it was a very different industry. Fraserburgh, Peterhead and Shetland and particularly the island of Whalsey, were ready for this change though. Today the majority of the pelagic fleet is based in these three ports. In 2011, Whalsay has perhaps inherited the moniker once bestowed on Scalpay.

Transmitted: Monday 21 November
Time: 9.00 – 10.00pm

Title: Turas Tony - Trawlerman
Actor Tony Kearney from BBC's 'River City' swaps the comfort of a television studio for four varied and challenging professions.

Episode three sees Tony travel back to his family home of Barra and take to the high seas as he joins the crew of a trawlerboat.

Transmitted: Monday 21 November
Time: 10.00 – 10.45pm

Title: Soillse - Jamie Climbing against all the odds
On January 26th, 1999, the rescue team of Chamonix in the French Alps could only save one of the two Scottish mountaineers stuck at the edge of a glacier in the Mont Blanc: after six days of a frozen ordeal, one was frozen to death, the other suffered very severe frost bites.

The medical team of the Chamonix hospital sees no other solution but to amputate Jamie Andrew of both hands and feet. Equipped with feet prosthesis, he learns to walk again, to run, to use his arm stumps like hands, with only one idea in mind: climb back on the Mont Blanc in memory of his friend and to defeat destiny.

Transmitted: Wednesday 23 November
Time: 9.00 – 9.50pm

Title: Na Geamannan/World Island Games
The Island Games get underway on the Isle of Wight - how will the Western Isles fare?

Transmitted: Thursday 24 November
Time: 8.30 – 9.00pm

Title: Eadar Duil is Dochas
Through the eyes of a few passionate football fans we get an insight into their unique world. Featuring loyal followers of Ross County, Rangers, Celtic, Ness, Southend and Scotland.

Transmitted: Thursday 24 November
Time: 9.00 – 10.00pm

Title: Pro 12 Live Rugby - Glasgow V Ulster
LIVE rugby action as Glasgow Warriors face Ulster in the RaboDirect Pro 12 competition at Firhill Stadium, Glasgow.

Transmitted: Friday 25 November
Time: 7.30 – 9.25pm