Monday, 6 February 2012

BBC ALBA – WEEKLY PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS Saturday 11 February – Friday 17 February 2012

Title: SPL St Johnstone v Dundee United

The latest full-match coverage from the SPL as St Johnstone host Dundee United at McDiarmid Park, Perth.

There has been a share of the spoils in both previous Tayside derbies this season. Their last match ended in a 0-0 stalemate in October, so viewers will be hoping for a repeat of their first encounter in August which ended in a scintillating 3-3 draw.

Transmitted: Saturday 11 February
Time: 5.30 – 7.30pm

Title: An Ribheid Chiuil

The pipes are one of the music world's most distinctive sounds and piping is one of its earliest musical forms. This exciting, new series - An Ribheid Chiùil / Reed Music - tells the amazing story of the instrument and its players, and is a fascinating introduction to the international, colourful and exciting world of the pipes. From diffusion, change and sophistication in the world of piping over history, to today's players who have taken piping into new popularity through pipebands, solo performing and bands touring international festivals and circuits.

The last programme in the series looks at how the pipes are now being used alongside other instruments in bands leading to new, exciting and developing sounds. The trail blazed by Moving Hearts in Ireland and Scotland's Tannahill Weaver and continued today by a new generation of musical collaborations including Daimh, Breabach and Ross Ainslie & Jarlath Henderson. Presented by piper Anna Murray.

Transmitted: Monday 13 February
Time: 8.30 – 9.00pm

Title: Farpaisean Chon-Chaorach / Sheepdog Trials

The first day of the 2011 International Sheepdog Trials, from Tain, Ross-shire.

Transmitted: Tuesday 14 February
Time: 9.00 – 10.00pm

Title: Eorpa

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

Transmitted: Wednesday 15 February
Time: 8.30 - 9.00pm

Title: Gleusta

Gleusta is a fast, exciting studio game show in which two teams of youngsters go head to head in a battle of brains, wit and agility.

With the support of a special celebrity guest, the teams meet on the studio set of Gleusta and battle over five rounds of competition.

This week's programme features teams from Gairloch Primary School and Portree Primary School, with special guests Mairi Rodgers and Mairi Alice Bartlett. Gleusta is presented by Liz Pyper & Steven MacIver, directed by Michael Hines and produced for Sealladh by Morag Stewart.

Transmitted: Thursday 16 February
Time: 5.30 – 6.00pm

Title: Glasgow City FC

The City girls play against powerful German opposition in the last 16 of the Champions League. Anne Morrison joins the team as they aim to lift the Scottish Cup final and a domestic double. Kat plays her last game for City and the girls look back on a record-breaking season.

Transmitted: Thursday 16 February
Time: 8.30 – 9.00pm

Title: Sgeulaiche

Bhlurb works in a zoo, but this is no ordinary zoo. He goes to the rainbow coloured Llama with a special request. A story created and read by Sean MacKenzie and Caine Johnson.

Transmitted: Friday 17 February
Time: 5.50 – 6.00pm

Title: Alba 1986

Experience some of the stories hitting the headlines in 1986 through archive footage and the year’s chart hits: The Commonwealth Games are held in Edinburgh, Prince Charles and Princess Diana visit Shetland and a book about the Glaswegian dialect, “The Patter”, becomes a hit. The year’s chart hits include Europe’s The Final Countdown, Berlin’s Take my Breath Away and Falco’s Rock Me Amadeus.

Transmitted: Friday 17 February
Time: 8.30 – 9.00pm