Thursday, 5 April 2012

BBC ALBA – WEEKLY PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS Saturday 7 April – Friday 13 April 2012

Title: SPL – Dunfermline v Heart of Midlothian
The latest full-match coverage from the SPL as Dunfermline host Hearts at East End Park.

The clash will see new Dunfermline manager Jim Jefferies face his old side for the first time since taking over as Pars boss but previous league meetings this season suggest that Hearts will enter the match as favourites.

Dunfermline’s first meeting with Hearts this season was in October when the Jambos travelled to East End Park and recorded a 2-0 victory.

Their most recent match was in December, when Hearts recorded a 4-0 victory at Tynecastle Stadium thanks to goals from Stephen Elliott, Mehdi Taouil, David Templeton and Rudi Skacel.

Transmitted: Saturday 7 April
Time: 5.30 – 7.30pm

Title: Air An Rathad – Wacky Races Special

Join presenter Derek Murray as he catches up with the Air an Rathad team this Easter in the Wacky Races Special. All your favourite Wacky Races challenges in one programme, with eight gruelling races to test our plucky presenters to the limit.

Fiona, Murray and Calum Iain may be friends, but they are ruthlessly competitive. Watch them battle it out on the track, in their own version of basketball, with the help of Rollover Roy! There's jelly and eggs to play with, and a strange new game called car curling. Murray thinks he has got the better of Calum Iain in the karting but in the end the rules beat him, despite a tremendous effort by his young team mate Jamie. There's more dressing up, and the lovely Lola returns for a spot of je ne sais quoi.

Who will win the Air an Rathad Cup this time? And what really goes on, behind the scenes? Join Derek on Easter Monday to find out.

Transmitted: Monday 9 April
Time: 9.00 – 10.00pm

Title: Caileagan an Iasgaich / Trawler Girls

Can women take on the 'men's work' of crewing North Sea trawlers?

The girls tackle seasickness - on day one of a 10 day voyage.

Transmitted: Monday 9 April
Time: 10.00 – 10.30pm

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

Neen MacKay visits the Uists for more salmon fishing in the Western Isles.

Transmitted: Tuesday 10 April
Time: 8.30 – 9.00pm

Title: Soillse - 300 Days on an Island

Xavier Rosset decides to see how he will cope with spending 300 days alone on a Pacific island.

The only equipment he will take is a machete, a knife, a first aid kit and a camera to start with. Witness how he struggles through hunger, illness, tropical hurricanes and follow day-by-day this incredibly tough challenge.

Transmitted: Wednesday 11 April
Time: 9.00 – 9.55pm

Title: The Self Help Society – an Diugh

In 1981 the BBC series The Self Help Society looked at the co-operative movement run by communities in the Western Isles and, in particular, its impact on Eriskay. This programme offers the opportunity to view the original version and also find out what impact the co-operative and the many other changes which have taken place since have had on the island and the residents.

Transmitted: Thursday 12 April
Time: 9.00 – 10.00pm

Title: PRO12 Live Rugby – Leinster v Edinburgh
Live action from the RaboDirect Pro12 as Edinburgh travel to Dublin to face Leinster at the Royal Dublin Society.

Edinburgh will enter the match hoping to improve on their last outing against the Irish side – a match that saw Leinster record a 36-28 victory at Murrayfield in October.

The match will start at 7.45pm with commentary from Hugh Dan MacLennan and trackside analysis from Eilidh Barbour.

Transmitted: Friday 13 April
Time: 7.40 – 9.35pm

Title: Gruth is Uachdar / Crowdie and Cream

The late Finlay J. Macdonald's timeless rite-of-passage story about a young boy growing up on the island of Harris continues. It is now 1937. Finlay travels to the little port town of Tarbert to spend the holidays with his grandparents. The wonders of Tarbert and his grandfather's large house (complete with flush toilet) amaze Finlay. Unfortunately he isn't able to enjoy his own room for long. With the Communions approaching he will have to give up his room to visitors from the neighbouring island of Lewis. Finlay devises a scheme to get his own back...

Transmitted: Friday 13 April
Time: 10.30 – 11.25pm