Monday, 5 March 2012

BBC ALBA – WEEKLY PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS Saturday 10 March – Friday 16 March 2012

Title: SPL Inverness CT V Kilmarnock

The latest full-match coverage from the SPL as Inverness Caledonian Thistle host Kilmarnock at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium.

The game will be the third meeting of the sides this season, with Inverness winning the previous two encounters. Their first match was in August when Terry Butcher’s side won 2-1 at home to the Ayrshire men. The most recent match was a nine goal thriller in November, when Inverness travelled to Rugby Park and emerged victorious in a 6-3 win.

Transmitted: Saturday 10 March
Time: 5.30 – 7.30pm

Title: Turas a’ Bhradain / The Salmon’s Journey
BBC ALBA’s popular fishing series returns with presenter and keen angler, Neen MacKay taking viewers on a journey of discovery charting some of the most accessible salmon fishing available in Scotland.

The Atlantic Salmon’s amazing ability to navigate thousands of miles of open ocean, and leap formidable waterfalls on its return journey to the place it was born, has justifiably earned it the title ‘king of fish’.

Turas a’ Bhradain : The Salmon’s Journey, offers viewers a visual feast with stunning footage, returns with the very latest news from the rivers and coastline around Scotland.

Transmitted: Tuesday 13 March
Time: 8.30 – 9.00pm

Title: Eorpa

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

Transmitted: Wednesday 14 March
Time: 8.30 – 9.00pm

Title: Soillse - Racing Around the World Alone

The Vendée Globe is one of the most challenging races in the world. Sailing single-handed, competitors must sail around the world without stopovers and without any external help and Soillse tracks some of the stories and issues behind the race.

Transmitted: Wednesday 14 March
Time: 9.00 – 9.50pm

Title: Thar an Aiseig / Ferry Tales
The ferry is an intrinsic part of life in many communities throughout Scotland. From large vessels to small motor boats, the ferries transport people, goods and livestock from islands and peninsulas, providing a crucial connection with mainland Scotland.

Over a year, this series follows the people that run and use Scotland's ferries. From family run businesses to large corporations, all striving to deliver the best service, despite the daily challenges of weather, timetables and engineering problems. From holiday travellers to commuters and school children, the ferry is vital to people for all sorts of reasons.

In this programme, the Easdale ferry has its busiest day of the year transporting competitors to the Stone Skimming World Championships; its spring cleaning time at Western Ferries and the MV Earl Sigurd heads for North Ronaldsay with a load of new kit houses for the island.

Transmitted: Thursday 15 March
Time: 8.30 - 9.00pm

Title: Taigh Ali

'Ali's House' is a story which saw a young man from the Punjab leaving his native land to head for Britain and land on his feet
finally in the Western Isles where he raised a family inside a thatched cottage in the midst of a Gaelic community.

In the company of Rose Duffy and Kathy Stewart, Ali and Mary Ann Mohammed's daughters, Iain MacPherson takes us on a journey overseas and over here from the end of Ali's story in Benbecula to the place where things began in India. To follow their father's trail, we go first to Ireland where he found a wife and back to Glasgow where he found a job and then up to Uist where he found the very life he had so greatly lacked. To become more familiar with the strange furrow their father ploughed from his life over there to his life over here, we and his daughters take a huge trip over distance and time to the heart of their family story in a village out in the country in the middle of the Punjab: a journey with countless twists throughout which no one expected.

And along the way we discover more of the stories inside each emigrant's legacy and the wealth of culture, language and faith
which in the end built 'Ali's House'.

Transmitted: Friday 16 March
Time: 9.00 – 10.00pm