Monday, 10 December 2012

BBC ALBA – Saturday 15 December – Friday 21 December 2012

Title: SPL – Dundee Utd v Inverness CT The latest full-match coverage from the SPL as Dundee United host Inverness Caledonian Thistle at Tannadice. Transmitted: Saturday 15 December Time: 5.30 – 7.30pm Title: Belladrum 2012 Highlights: Cridhe Tartan Belladrum 2012 Festival highlights presented by Sarah Cruickshank and featuring performances from Kassidy, Toby Michaels & The Wombats. Transmitted: Saturday 15 December Time: 9.00 – 10.00pm Title: Trusadh – Belief – Words with Dawkins / Creideamh: Facal air Dawkins Has knowledge and science brought a new enlightenment or has the "Light of the World" been eclipsed by the new securalism? November 2012 saw Faclan, the Hebridean Book Festival, explore the concept of 'Belief', with headline speaker, Britain's leading atheist Richard Dawkins, provoking an intriguing debate in what is seen as the last stronghold of Christian belief in the country. Roddy Murray, Faclan director explains that when he first mooted the idea many told him there would be no interest. The tickets sold out within two hours. Acclaimed historian and science writer, Francis Spufford mounts the Christian defence against Dawkins’ radical atheism, and sharing the platform with him is Rev. David Robertson of The Free Church, described as Scotland's leading Christian apologist. We also hear local opinion, notably from the Rev. Dr. Iain D Campbell, moderator of The Free Church, and from different elements of the community in both camps. Trusadh - Belief : Words with Dawkins , a fascinating, open and honest exploration of 'Faith'. Transmitted: Monday 17 December Time: 9.00 – 10.00pm Title: Ealtainn – In Search of a Superhero / Sireadh na Seoid Postman Pat and Bob the Builder have their Gaelic personas in Padraig Post and Calum Clachair, but where are Gaeldom's home-grown animated heroes? In 2005, artist and animator Catriona Black embarked on a quest to find out. Transmitted: Tuesday 18 December Time: 8.30 – 9.00pm Title: De a-nis? The presenters get excited about Xmas as they prepare for the De a-Nis? panto. Transmitted: Wednesday 19 December Time: 6.05 – 7.05pm Title: Eòrpa In the final programme of 2012, Eòrpa brings you a special half hour report from Iceland. Transmitted: Wednesday 19 December Time: 8.30 – 9.00pm Title: Sgaoileadh na Sgeul / Animated Folk Tales Animated folktales from around the world. A king refuses to undertake a ceremony that would involve taking off his crown, for fear of revealing what is underneath. Will the needs of his subjects help him to overcome his pride? Transmitted: Thursday 20 December Time: 5.35 – 5.50pm Title: Please, Mister – Sgeulachd Tony Miller Anthony Miller aged 19, was the last man hanged in Glasgow, in 1960. His defence lawyer recalls the crime and trial. Transmitted: Thursday 20 December Time: 9.00 – 10.00pm Title: Air an Rathad – On the Road Scotland's very own car show - Air an Rathad - is back with top cars, top speeds and top entertainment! It's the Air an Rathad Energy special this week, as Murray drives one of the very first commercial hydrogen fuelled cars in the UK - a Hyundai IX35. How does it compare to other renewable fuelled cars on the market? The Arnold family put the all electric Vauxhall Ampera to the test - it's won 2012 Car of the Year, but is it to their liking? Wacky Races also goes green as the team try to catch the wind, and Cudig's classic reminds us of the old days when petrol was 16p a litre - and the Ford Cortina was the car to be seen in! Transmitted: Thursday 20 December Time: 10.00 – 10.30pm Title: PRO12 Live Rugby – Glasgow v Edinburgh Live PRO12 rugby as Glasgow welcome Edinburgh to Scotstoun Stadium in the first leg of the eagerly awaited 1872 Cup. Transmitted: Friday 21 December Time: 7.30 – 9.25pm