Tuesday, 3 April 2012

BBC ALBA – WEEKLY PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS Saturday 14 April – Friday 20 April 2012

Title: PRO12 Live Rugby - Munster v Glasgow
Live action from the RaboDirect PRO12 competition as Glasgow travel to face Munster at Musgrave Park, Cork.

As both teams look to gain vital points in their push for play-off spots, Warriors will also make the trip looking to improve on their last match against the Irish side which saw Munster record a 23-12 win at Firhill in September.

The match will start at 7.15pm with commentary from Hugh Dan MacLennan and trackside analysis from Eilidh Barbour.
Transmitted: Saturday 14 April
Time: 7.10 – 9.05pm

Title: Trusadh - New Starts
Many of us dream about making a fresh start in our lives - to do something new and to take on a new challenge in a new country. But few of us are actually brave enough to make it happen.

In these days of cheap and easy access to all corners of the world, it's not uncommon for people to head off for a short while, travelling and experiencing a new culture and way of life, only to return home and carry on with life and the comforts and familiarity of their home surroundings.

It takes a far greater level of commitment though to leave all that behind and become part of a new community in a foreign land, far from family, friends, and a normal working life.

That though is exactly what the four intrepid individuals we follow in this week's Trusadh did. Four very different stories from four very different people, as they head for Thailand, Vietnam, Europe and beyond. Each of them have different reasons for making this massive leap in to the unknown, and making that difficult decision to change direction. But they are all driven by the same desire - to start their lives afresh.

Transmitted: Monday 16 April
Time: 9.00 – 10.00pm

Title: Caileagan an Iasgaich
Can women take on the 'men's work' of crewing North Sea trawlers? In this week’s show, the girls are sick and tired - but heading home! Last in the series.

Transmitted: Monday 16 April
Time: 10.00 – 10.30pm

Title: Turas a' Bhradain/The Salmon's Journey
In the final programme of the series, Neen MacKay discovers the salmon systems on the Firth of Forth and the Solway Firth.

Transmitted: Tuesday 17 April
Time: 8.30 – 9.00pm

Title: Soillse - Women of the Vatican
The Vatican is traditionally a male dominated state. But recently women have increasingly been finding careers at the heart of the Catholic faith; running, promoting and preserving the heart of the Catholic church.

These women do some of the most important jobs in the Vatican - outwith those jobs which require ordination. They fulfil tasks as varied as helping to vet saint applicants to dealing with public enquiries to meet the Pope.

Transmitted: Wednesday 18 April
Time: 9.00 – 9.55pm

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

Transmitted: Thursday 19 April
Time: 9.00 – 10.00pm

Title: Taghadh bho Na Trads
Music and chat from the Trad Award Winners – some of the finest traditional musicians in the country. Tonight’s show features Julie Fowlis and her band.

Transmitted: Friday 20 April
Time: 8.30 – 9.00pm