Monday, 29 October 2012

BBC ALBA – WEEKLY PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS Saturday 3 November – Friday 9 November 2012

Title: Ross County v Aberdeen The latest full-match coverage from the SPL. Transmitted: Saturday 3 November Time: 5:30pm - 7.30pm Title: Trusadh - The Leverburgh Lifeboat The inspirational story of how the South Harris community came together and raised a crew for their new lifeboat. Communities around the South of Harris have long been campaigning for a lifeboat to be stationed there. The RNLI have approved a trial period of at least one year. This is the first all weather lifeboat station that the RNLI have set up in over 20 years and the 17 brand new crew members have a lot of work ahead of them. A few of them have experience working on boats, however the rest of them have very little knowledge of the sea. The pressure is on to get the crew trained up and ready to go 'live' by the end of the Summer 2012. Transmitted: Monday 5 November Time: 9:00pm – 10:00pm Title: Turas Tony/Tony's Travels:Ranger on St Kilda Former 'River City' actor Tony Kearney swaps the comfort of a television studio for another set of varied and challenging professions. In this episode Tony becomes a Ranger on the island of St. Kilda, welcoming other visitors to the island and surveying the wildlife. Transmitted: Monday 5 November Time: 10:00pm – 10:30pm Title: Ceilidh@Blas/Blas Music Festival 2012 Kathleen Macinnes and Fiona Dunn present music and chat from Blas music festival. Guesting on ceilidh@blas are Hamish & Fin Moore, Blazin'Fiddles and Maeve Mackinnon. Transmitted: Tuesday 6 November Time: 8:30pm – 9:00pm Title: Soillse - Racing Around the World Alone The Vendée Globe is one of the most challenging races in the world. Sailing single-handed, competitors must sail around the world without stopovers and without any external help. Transmitted: Wednesday 7 November Time: 9:00pm – 9:50pm Title: Monte Cassino Brigadier John MacFarlane explores the history and impact of the World War II battles surrounding the Italian hill-top monastery of Monte Cassino. The Allied invasion of Southern Italy in September 1943 led to one of the most controversial campaigns of World War II. To prevent invaders from reaching Rome, the Germans constructed a chain of fortifications across Italy. Integral to this was the mountain-top monastery of Monte Cassino. Monte Cassino and its surroundings would be the site of thousands of Allied and Germans casualties in four battles in 1944. The monastery at Monte Cassino was bombed by the Allies in the mistaken belief that German troops were occupying it. After this bombing which destroyed much of the monastery elite German paratroopers occupied the rubble and it took several months and several thousand lives to dislodge them. Transmitted: Thursday 8 November Time: 9:00pm – 9:45pm Title: Siuthad! Siubhail!/Go! Explore! - The Northern Isles In the last programme of the series Pluto and Emma visit Orkney and Shetland where they learn about brewing and visit an unusual bus-stop before Emma ends up jumping off a cliff! Transmitted: Thursday 8 November Time: 9:55pm – 10:25pm Title: Grinn/Makeover Makeover show. In episode one Donna, Lynda and hair stylist John Comerford transform CarolMcGlone from South Uist. Transmitted: Friday 9 November Time: 8:30pm – 9:00pm Title: Bho Stalag Gu Gulag/From Stalag to Gulag Norman MacArthur pieces together his grandfather's incredible wartime journey, following in his footsteps from the bloody battlefields of France, through Poland and on to the camps of Odessa in an attempt to find out what actually happened to him. Transmitted: Friday 9 November Time: 9:00pm – 10:00pm