Wednesday, 28 November 2012

BBC ALBA – WEEKLY PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS Saturday 1 December – Friday 14 December 2012

Title: PRO12 Live Rugby – Munster v Glasgow Live rugby action as Munster host Glasgow Warriors in the PRO12 competition at the Thomond Park Stadium, Limerick. Transmitted: Saturday 1 December Time: 7.40 – 9.35pm Title: 1872; A Rugby Rivalry / Caigeann na Callainn Sides representing Glasgow and Edinburgh first met in 1872 in the first ever inter-district clash in rugby. The programme looks at the history of the fixture and features contributions from many of the great names that have taken part over the years. Today the match has evolved into a hotly contested affair between the two professional teams that now exist in the Cities, and players from both sides will also explain just how intense the rivalry has become. Narrated by Hugh Dan MacLennan. Transmitted: Saturday 1 December Time: 9.35 – 10.05pm Title: Am Posadh Hiortach A drama-documentary examining life on St Kilda prior to the 1930 evacuation. Transmitted: Sunday 2 December Time: 10.00 – 11.00pm Title: Runrig – City of Lights A classic concert from 1990 featuring Gaelic rock band Runrig. Transmitted: Sunday 2 December Time: 11.00 – 11.55pm Title: Trusadh – The land raiders / Strì an Fhearainn Join writer Joni Buchanan as she explores the history behind the four landmark monuments which commemorate key land struggle events in Lewis. These events shook the establishment to its very core and resulted in new legislation that ultimately led directly to the recent land reforms. 2012 saw work start on the fourth of these, a stunning, new, landmark sculpture, Sùileachan - an innovative community project in Uig which commemorates the struggle of past generations against evictions and the efforts to repossess their land, and those who took direct action - the Reef Raiders. Amongst those featured is Donald John "Finn" Morrison in Uig, whose grandfather was one of the raiders; and historian, Dr Jim Hunter, who has written extensively on the history of the Clearances and Land Struggles, from the perspective of the Highland people. The renowned artist, Will MacLean, who designed all four monuments also explains what inspired him to each individual design. Transmitted: Monday 3 December Time: 9.00 – 10.00pm Title: Turas Tony / Tony’s Travels Actor and presenter Tony Kearney, formerly from BBC's 'River City', swaps the comfort of a television studio for another set of varied and challenging professions. In episode three of the series, Tony is put in charge of a bus load of tourists on the Isle of Lewis as he attempts to be their coach trip tour guide. Transmitted: Monday 3 December Time: 10.00 – 10.30pm Title: Aonghas Padraig Caimbeul – Meas air Chrannaibh / Angus Peter Campbell Angus Peter Campbell discusses his life, and his work, in a frank and open interview with Father Colin MacInnes. Starting with Angus Peter's roots in South Uist, he charts his early success as a journalist at Grampian TV, through turbulent years battling alcohol addiction, to his acclaimed success as a novelist, actor and poet. With performances from Mary Ann Kennedy, Michael Marra, Cathy MacDonald and AL Kennedy, this celebration of modern Gaelic writing is a treat not to be missed. Transmitted: Monday 3 December Time: 10:30 – 11.30pm Title: Ceilidh @ Blas / Blas Music Festival 2012 cèilidh@blas: music show, featuring Emily Smith, Vamm and Rachel Walker. Presented by Kathleen MacInnes and Fiona Dunn. Transmitted: Tuesday 4 December Time: 8.30 – 9.00pm Title: Eòrpa – European Current Affairs In this week's Eòrpa, the team report from Uist and Norway. Transmitted: Wednesday 5 December Time: 8.30 – 9.00pm Title: Dolina Born and brought up the youngest of seven children in the fishing community of Marvig on the east coast of Lewis, Dolina MacLennan became, within a few years of moving to Edinburgh in 1957, a mainstay of the Scottish folk revival of the 60s and 70s. Her Gaelic singing was a revelation and an inspiration to many while her writing for radio and her acting – perhaps particularly as the only Gael in 7:84's The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black Black Oil - contributed greatly to the developing culture of the Gàidhealtachd. In this archive-rich celebration of her career, Doli converses with Domhnall Uilleam Stiubhart and reminisces with family, friends, and associates in locations as different from one another as Marvig and Edinburgh's Waverley Bar but all of them integral to her many-faceted career. Transmitted: Thursday 6 December Time: 9.00 – 10.00pm Title: Air an Rathad - On the Road There's a lot of burning rubber in this week's show, as Calum Iain heads to Crail for a master class in Drifting. And we stay in Crail for more fun and frolics in Wacky Races. The scores are all equal so whoever wins this next challenge is setting the pace! Murray is on home ground as he test drives the Volvo XC60 in Lewis. Can it get him from A to B as comfortably and safely as he would like? And Fiona's very happy with Cudig's classic selection- it's the ever popular MG. Transmitted: Thursday 6 December Time: 10.00 – 10.30pm Title: Grampian – Toradh na Bliadhna Nostalgic look at back at Gaelic tv on STV and Grampian, with Norman Macleod and Patsi Mackenzie. Transmitted: Friday 7 December Time: 10:30 – 11.30pm Title: SPL Hearts v Aberdeen The latest full-match coverage from the SPL as Hearts host Aberdeen at Tynecastle Stadium. Transmitted: Saturday 8 December Time: 5.30 – 7.30pm Title: Na Trads 2012 / Scottish Traditional Music Awards 2012 Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Scots Trad Music Awards is coming live to BBC ALBA for the first time. The great and the good of the Scottish traditional music and song community will be heading north to the Nevis Centre, Fort William. Hosted by Mary Ann Kennedy and Tony Kearney, the awards provide the annual opportunity for singers, musicians and the wider industry to come together and to celebrate those who have made an impact throughout 2012. Alongside the coveted 'gongs' a great line-up of artist will be performing, including The Treacherous Orchestra, Karine Polwart, Man's Ruin, and Deacon Blue's Ricky Ross will be paying a special tribute to the late, great Michael Marra. Transmitted: Saturday 8 December Time: 9.00 – 11.00pm Title: Ceilidh @ Blas / Blas Music Festival 2012 Kathleen Macinnes presents music from the Blas festival. Guesting on ceilidh@blas are the Battlefield Band, Emily Smith, Linda MacLeod, Blazin'Fiddles and Breabach. Transmitted: Tuesday 11 December Time: 8.30 – 9.00pm Title: Eorpa In this week's Eòrpa, the team report from Romania and Ireland. Transmitted: Wednesday 12 December Time: 8.30 – 9.00pm Title: Soillse - Pàirce Boubandjida Boubanjida a national park created in the 1960s in northern Cameroon, is a paradise of 220,000 acres for many species: antelopes, primates, wildcats and elephants… but it's an endangered paradise. Neglected for years, the park is being reborn thanks to the work of Paul Bour and his team. With the collaboration of the Park's manager and the inhabitants, the park's supervision is reinforced more and more each day. The awareness of the nearby village inhabitants is increasing and the concept of 'nature protection' is starting to be understood. Transmitted: Wednesday 12 December Time: 9.00 – 9.55pm Title: Air An Rathad / On the Road Murray takes on The Grizzly - 8 tons of American Monster truck, while Fiona is turning heads in the super light, eco friendly Renault Twizy. Cudig's classic car is the Rover 2000, and everyone 's lost the plot in this week's Wacky Races! Transmitted: Thursday 13 December Time: 10.00 – 10.30pm