Friday, 21 September 2012

BBC ALBA Saturday 29 September – Friday 5 October 2012

Title: SPL: Motherwell v Celtic The latest full-match coverage from the SPL as Celtic travel to Fir Park to face Motherwell. Transmitted: Saturday 29 September Time: 5.30 – 7.30pm Title: Orain A Eirinn / Song For Ireland Recorded in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall at Celtic Connections 2012, Songs of Ireland, features some of the finest Irish singers and musicians around. Eleanor McEvoy, Finbar Furey, Cara Dillon, Luka Bloom, Brian Kennedy and many others sing the songs that Ireland's famous for. Love songs, songs of emigration songs of loss, contemporary and traditional are all beautifully accompanied by the house band, top Irish/American group Solas. Mary Ann Kennedy welcomes you to this hour of great Irish music. Transmitted: Saturday 29 September Time: 9.00 – 10.00pm Title: Turas Tony Actor and presenter Tony Kearney formerly from the BBC's 'River City' swaps the comfort of a television studio for another set of four varied and challenging professions. This episode sees Tony join a building firm on the Isle of Lewis. From the workshop, to being out on site, Tony gets a real flavour of life as a builder. Transmitted: Monday 1 October Time: 10.00 – 10.30pm Title: The Grounds / An Gearradh Chruaidh The Castle Grounds of Stornoway in the Isle of Lewis is a park land of over 6000 acres, the centre piece of which is the historic Lews Castle. Once the indulgence of island lairds, today the lands are owned and used by islanders, having been gifted to the people of Stornoway by the last resident of the Castle - the infamous Lord Leverhulme. From gentle walks and golf to car rallies and music festivals, the Castle Grounds is used by a host of people for a host of reasons. The park, or "the Grounds" are held in huge affection by the people of Stornoway and are a great surprise for visitors to the town. Run by a community trust which is elected by the townsfolk, the acres of ancients trees , shrubs, pathways and formal gardens are managed by a hardy team of groundsmen and estate workers. Through four seasons cameras stayed with the grounds; the users and the workers to chart a year in this treasure of a park. In the third programme we'll see the unique Stornoway Waterwheel which was built in 2005; Stornoway Trust, who manage the Castle Grounds, hold their quarterly meeting and it's time to get rid of a nuisance in the grounds. Transmitted: Tuesday 2 October Time: 8.30 – 9.00pm Title: Soillse – Iomall nan Sgamhan / Final Frontier Soillse follows Herbert Nitsch, one of the best free divers in the world today, who constantly pushes himself to try and break records for being the longest and deepest underwater diver. Transmitted: Wednesday 3 October Time: 9.00 – 9.55pm Title: King Kenny Another chance to King Kenny, charting the career of Kenny Dalglish up until the end of 2011 – the year he returned to Liverpool as manager. Transmitted: Thursday 4 October Time: 9.00 – 10.00pm Title: Siuthad! Siubhal! / Go! Explore! - Argyll This week on Siuthad! Siubhail! : hip-hop in Oban, Emma going under and Pluto getting whipped! Transmitted: Thursday 4 October Time: 10.00 – 10.30pm Title: Sar Sgeoil – The Silver Darlings Cathy MacDonald explores Caithness and Sutherland, using 'The Silver Darlings' as her guidebook. Transmitted: Friday 5 October 2012 Time: 8.30 – 9.00pm