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News and Events - Ulster Scots Broadcast Fund

12
Sep

The Call of the Pipes, Saturday 17 September, BBC Two Northern Ireland, 10pm

12/09/16

The bagpipes may be the national instrument of Scotland, but during the past 50 years Ulster has become the bedrock of the pipe band world. The Call of The Pipes is an observational […]

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05
Sep

USBF Committee Recruitment

05/09/16

Northern Ireland Screen is seeking to appoint up to three independent representatives for the Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund (USBF) Investment Committee. The USBF was set up to provide finance for the production of quality […]

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03
Jun

Groundbreakers: A Woman Called Nesca, Sunday 5th June, 10pm BBC2NI

03/06/16

Ulster Scots Broadcast Fund documentary A Woman Called Nesca follows writer and journalist Lesley Riddoch as she explores the forgotten story of Nesca Robb, the 20th century Ulster poet, writer and historian who played a […]

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25
May

Groundbreakers: Belfast’s Richest Radical

25/05/16

Discover the life of William Tennent in Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund documentary Belfast’s Richest Radical. Tennent was “nothing if not extraordinary,” according to Belfast-born historian Dr John Bew. Rising from humble Presbyterian roots in […]

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19
May

Groundbreakers: Rebel Heart – The Life of Mary Ann McCracken

19/05/16

New Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund documentary presented by Game of Thrones star Michelle Fairley, Groundbreakers: Rebel Heart – The Life of Mary Ann McCracken, shines a spotlight on the remarkable life and work of […]

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10
May

Groundbreakers: In the Shadow of the Shipyard on BBC NI

10/05/16

Often cited as the founding father of modern Northern Ireland drama, Ballymacarret-born St John Greer Ervine (1883 – 1971) gave a voice to early 20th century urban and rural Ulster with his groundbreaking […]

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11
Apr

Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund first call for 2016/17

11/04/16

The Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund has announced its first call for 2016/17 The aim of the Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund is to ensure that the heritage, culture and language of Ulster-Scots are expressed through moving […]

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29
Feb

Paul and Nick’s Big American Food Trip, 4th March at 10pm on UTV

29/02/16

Ulster Scots Broadcast Fund series Paul and Nick’s Big American Food Trip returns for a second series, Friday 4th March at 8pm on UTV. Once again top chefs and great friends Paul Rankin […]

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30
Oct

Minding Our Language, Sunday 8th November, BBC 2 NI, 9pm

30/10/15

In a new two-part Ulster Scots Broadcast Fund programme, comedian Tim McGarry goes on his own unique “journey” to learn more about Ulster-Scots. Minding Our Language, starting on BBC Two Northern Ireland on […]

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08
Oct

Brave New World Canada airs BBC 1 NI, Sunday 18th October, 10pm

08/10/15

Having explored Ulster’s relationship with New Zealand, presenter William Crawley sets off on a new journey, to reveal the lives of men and women who also departed these shores but travelled in the […]

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23
Apr

Five Fables App wins a Torc Award

23/04/15

The Seamus Heaney: Five Fables app made by Flickerpix has won a Torc award at the Celtic Media Festival for best app. The Celtic Media Festival is an annual 3 day event that […]

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26
Feb

Imagining Ulster, airs Sunday 1st March at 9:45pm on BBC2NI

26/02/15

Northern Ireland Screen’s Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund three-part series, Imagining Ulster, airs Sunday 1st March at 9:45pm on BBC2NI. Presenter William Crawley explores some of the social, cultural and political influences that have shaped […]

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23
Feb

Paul and Nick’s Big American Food Trip, Friday 27 February at 8pm

23/02/15

Northern Ireland Screen’s Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund series Paul and Nick’s Big American Food Trip launches on Friday 27 February at 8pm on UTV. Paul and Nick’s Big American Food Trip sees the duo […]

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20
Feb

Call for Applications to the Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund

20/02/15

Northern Ireland Screen is pleased to announce the first call in 2015/16 (thirteenth call overall) for the Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund. The closing date for the call is 5pm on Monday 27th April 2015 […]

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22
Sep

Second call for 2014/2015 for the Ulster-Scots broadcast fund.

22/09/14

Northern Ireland Screen is pleased to announce the second call in 2014/15 (twelfth call overall) for the Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund. Please note that the funding of television programmes by the Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund […]

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13
Jun

Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund deadline looming

13/06/14

The closing date for the latest call for the Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund is 5pm on Friday 27th June 2014. Full details on funding available can be found in the Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund section […]

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09
Jun

The Gaitherin begins Thursday at 10pm on BBC Two NI

09/06/14

BBC Northern Ireland launches a topical new monthly magazine series celebrating the culture, language and lives of the Ulster-Scots. The Gaitherin which begins on Thursday, June 12 on BBC Two Northern Ireland at […]

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18
Apr

Latest call for Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund

18/04/14

Northern Ireland Screen is pleased to announce the first call in 20114-15 for the Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund. The closing date for the first call is 5pm on Friday 27th June 2014. Full details […]

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11
Mar

Seamus Heaney’s Five Fables on BBC Two NI

11/03/14

Five medieval Scots fables, translated by Seamus Heaney, have been brought into the 21st century as enchanting animated tales for BBC Two Northern Ireland. Narrated by acclaimed comedian/actor Billy Connolly and with a […]

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09
Dec

Tim McGarry’s Ulster Scots Journey on BBC One NI

09/12/13

Wednesday 11th December BBC One Northern Ireland, 10.35pm Stand-up comic and writer Tim McGarry embarks on a two-part journey for BBC Northern Ireland to discover more about his Ulster Scots identity. Produced and […]

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30
Oct

013 Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund deadline looming

30/10/13

The closing date for the latest call for the Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund is 5pm on Monday 4th November 2013. Full details on funding available can be found in the Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund section […]

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23
Oct

Stumpy’s Brae on BBC Two NI on Halloween night

23/10/13

Stumpy’s Brae, a chilling new horror drama, is due to be broadcast on BBC Two Northern Ireland on Halloween night (Thursday, October 31) at 10pm. Directed by Chris Baugh from Omagh, County Tyrone, […]

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21
Oct

Isabella Tod: Ulster’s Forgotten Radical on BBC Two NI

21/10/13

She is regarded as the UK’s most prominent feminist of the nineteenth century. A woman who not only persuaded Queen’s University, Belfast, to allow girls to sit exams for the first time but […]

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10
Sep

The Santer Session on BBC Two NI

10/09/13

Music has played a big part in the popular Santer television series. Musicians and singers from all over the world have appeared on the series along with local and Scottish performers. We now […]

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05
Sep

Paul and Nick’s Big Food Trip returns for second series

05/09/13

Celebrity chefs Paul Rankin and Nick Nairn have returned for a new series of the maritime cooking adventure, Paul and Nick’s Big Food Trip. Mondays at 8pm on UTV. The eight-part series, sees […]

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