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News and Events - Ulster Scots Broadcast Fund

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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14
Jun

Latest call for Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund

14/06/13

Northern Ireland Screen is pleased to announce the second call in 2013/14 (ninth call overall) for the Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund. The closing date for the second call is 5pm on Friday 21st June […]

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28
May

Dan Cruickshank’s Written In Stone on BBC4

28/05/13

Dan Cruickshank is Britain’s leading art & architectural historian. In this series expert Dan takes us on a personal journey to explore various aspects of Ulster’s architectural history. The series features four themed […]

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