Monday, 23 July 2012

BBC ALBA – WEEKLY PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS Saturday 28 July – Friday 3 August 2012

Title: Live Shinty – Camanachd Bheo / Aberdein Considine Sutherland Cup Final Live shinty with Hugh Dan MacLennan from Beauly, near Inverness. Badenoch rivals Kingussie and Newtonmore clash for just the third time ever in the final of the Aberdein Considine Sutherland Cup. The Junior championship of Scotland. Transmitted: Saturday 28 July Time: 4.00 – 6.00pm Title: Horo Ghealaidh / Celtic Music Sessions World class musicians from the Celtic Connections festival drop in to give special, intimate performances at the Horo Gheallaidh ceilidh session's filmed in Glasgow and presented by Sarah Cruickshank. This week, Cedric Watson with Creole and Zydeco music, Highland based band Cruinn, Mindy Smith with music from Tennessee and Ana Moura with a taste of Europe. This is a unique opportunity to watch world-class artists up close, performing stripped down versions of their songs live on our sofa in a way you won't have seen them before. Transmitted: Saturday 28 July Time: 10.00 – 10.30pm Title: Dileas – Working Horses New series observing ways in which the famous Scottish Clydesdales, and the iconic Shetland ponies are put to use today. Transmitted: Monday 30 July Time: 8.30 – 9.00pm Title: Ullaidhean – Museum of Islay Life Derek MacKay and Kirsty MacDonald scour Scotland's museums in search of fascinating artefacts and the stories behind them. In this programme they explore the treasures of the Museum of Islay Life. Transmitted: Wednesday 1 August Time: 8.30 – 9.00pm Title: Soillse – Ionnsigh na Muir-teachd Invasion of the Jellyfish There are billions of them and their numbers are growing by the day. From Japan to Australia, China, the USA and Europe the seas are being taken over by...... jellyfish. What are the consequences of this upsurge and how it can be halted - or turned into profit? Transmitted: Wednesday 1 August Time: 9.00 – 9.55pm Title: Donny B – The Original King of Daytime Another chance to see Donny B, an hour long documentary film that tells the inspirational story of the writer and broadcaster Donny B Macleod and his journey from a small Hebridean town to the Hollywood homes of the rich and famous. It studies a life work grounded not only in a vast knowledge that grew out of his voracious appetite for reading, but also his deep humanity and unaffected personality. This film delves into the rich archive of Donny's programmes, films and writings. It also looks at the fascinating life that he led before embarking on his broadcasting career - including an eye-catching spell as a school teacher and a famous, charisma fuelled, general election campaign. Narrated by Patsi Mackenzie and featuring contributions from family, colleagues and celebrity friends - including musician Aly Bain and journalist Angus Macleod of The Times. Donny B is the story of a man of vast talent and radiant personality, one that affected the ordinary and the famous equally, and treated them all with the same respect. Transmitted: Thursday 2 August Time: 9.00 – 10.00pm Title: Belladrum 2012: Cridhe Tartan Live Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival coverage hosted by Fiona MacKenzie, Niall Iain MacDonald and Sarah Cruickshank. Coverage continues on Saturday 4 August. Transmitted: Friday 3 August Time: 9.30 – 11.30pm