Friday, 9 March 2012

BBC ALBA – WEEKLY PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS Saturday 17 March – Friday 23 March 2012

Title: Trusadh – From Asylum to Community
A powerful and poignant documentary which tells the story of how care of people made the move from asylum to community.

Until twenty or thirty years ago, large hospitals for people with mental health problems, and people with learning difficulties, were situated on the outskirts of towns and cities throughout Scotland, where thousands of people who were in need of care were shut away from the rest of society.

However, changing thinking and attitudes about how people should be treated and cared for, and The NHS and Community Care Act of 1990, revolutionised the way in which services were delivered. People who had previously had little control over their lives were encouraged to move into and be part of the community like the rest of us.

Trusadh: Care - From Asylum to Community tells the story of this transition through the personal stories of those who were affected and involved and reveals how attitudes and ideas about how best to care for people have changed over time.

Transmitted: Monday 19 March
Time: 9.00 – 10.00pm

Title: Caileagan an Iasgaich – Trawler Girls

Three girls from Skye take up the challenge of signing on as deckhands on a North Sea trawler.

They plan to spend ten days as part of a tough and experienced crew fishing for cod and haddock in the dangerous waters off Shetland. But have they got what it takes to be Caileagan an Iasgaich? In the series they face gale force winds, extreme sea sickness, and hour upon hours of hauling nets and gutting fish in wet and freezing conditions.

Transmitted: Monday 19 March
Time: 10.00 – 10.30pm

Title: Turas a’ Bhradain / The Salmon’s Journey

Neen MacKay returns with a new series of The Salmon’s Journey, visiting the North East's well-known salmon rivers.

Transmitted: Tuesday 20 March
Time: 8.30 – 9.00pm

Title: Eorpa / European Current Affairs

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

Transmitted: Wednesday 21 March
Time: 8.30 – 9.00pm

Title: Club TV
Exclusive interviews, match action, and behind the scenes at Celtic and Rangers F.C.

Transmitted: Thursday 22 March
Time: 9.00 – 10.00pm

Title: Pro 12 Live Rugby Glasgow v Aironi

Live rugby action from the Pro12 league as Glasgow host Aironi at Firhill Stadium, Glasgow.

The last time the sides met was in November at the Stadio Zaffanella, when Warriors ran out 18-6 winners, with stand-off Duncan Weir kicking all of Glasgow’s points on the afternoon.

Commentary will be provided by Hugh Dan MacLennan with trackside analysis from Eilidh Barbour.
Transmitted: Friday 23 March
Time: 7.30 – 9.25pm