Wednesday, 10 October 2012

BBC ALBA – WEEKLY PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS Saturday 20 October – Friday 26 October 2012

Title: SPL Dundee Utd v Aberdeen The latest full-match coverage from the Scottish Premier League as Dundee United host Aberdeen at Tannadice. Transmitted: Saturday 20 October Time: 5.30 – 7.30pm Title: Trusadh Là an Dalai / Dalai Day The Highlands of Scotland aren't top choice for most travelling World leaders but in June 2012, the city of Inverness found a living hero in its midst. An exiled Tibetan Buddhist monk turned globe-trotting Man of Peace.... Là an Dalai - Dalai Day is a heart warming tribute to the day His Holiness the Dalai Lama came to town, to give one his most intimate ever public talks. The Spiritual leader and former Head of State for Tibet fled to India the 1950s when communist china invaded. He'd longed to visit the Highlands since childhood but had never made it beyond Edinburgh. We meet the tour organisers as they explore the challenges logistics of transporting a famous holy man and spend time with Zen and Zany highlanders as they prepare an occasion to remember. From Buddhist ceremonies to a rather unusual dog collar, it's an unexpected and colourful gathering. An insight into Scotland's growing Buddhist community, the programme also explores the historic role of the Dalai Lama, whose peaceful appeal for Tibet's cultural and spiritual independence is now supported by millions worldwide, striking a particular note with Scots. Transmitted: Monday 22 October Time: 9.00 – 10.00pm Title: Cuide Ri Cathy / Scottish Celebrities – Gregor Fisher Scottish actor Gregor Fisher and Cathy MacDonald visit the Athenaeum Theatre in Glasgow where the Rab C Nesbitt star's career began. Transmitted: Monday 22 October Time: 10.00 – 10.30pm Title: Buskers In a brand new series, Buskers opens the door to an often misunderstood lifestyle with fascinating anecdotes and performances from the famous and those still striving for fame! Featured this week are Kassidy, Krystina Miles and busker Matt Johnston. Transmitted: Monday 22 October Time: 10.30 – 11.00pm 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. Transmitted: Tuesday 23 October Time: 8.30 – 9.00pm Title: Siuthad! Siubhal! Go! Explore! This week Emma and Pluto are in Aberdeenshire where they go wild in the woods, attempt axe-throwing and try some beer that is more like a whisky. Transmitted: Thursday 25 October Time: 10.00 – 10.30pm Title: PRO12 Live Rugby – Edinburgh v Scarlets Live PRO12 rugby action as Edinburgh host Scarlets at Murrayfield Stadium. Transmitted: Friday 26 October Time: 7.30 – 9.25pm