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News and Events - Ulster Scots Broadcast Fund

17
Jun

Gerry Kelly Uncovers Links To The Past: Pioneers Of Ulster Golf

17/06/19

Lifelong golf fan Gerry Kelly explores the history of golf in Ulster, visiting clubs like Royal Belfast, Royal County Down and Royal Portrush as well as the town of St Andrews in Scotland, […]

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19
Apr

Sam Henry Songs Of The People, Sunday 21 April, BBC Two NI

19/04/19

A new series for BBC Northern Ireland explores the unique story of Sam Henry and his monumental music collection – Songs of the People – that is often referred to as an ‘Ulster […]

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05
Apr

The Glazed Foreshore documentary on NVTV

05/04/19

The Glazed Foreshore, a feature-documentary exploring the diverse culture, heritage and biodiversity of the Ards Peninsula and its links with Scotland has been completed by Northern Visions with the support of Northern Ireland […]

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20
Feb

The Band, Sunday 24 February, BBC Two Northern Ireland at 10.00pm

20/02/19

The Band is a new series for BBC Two Northern Ireland that brings us into a remarkable world of colour, character and community. A community brought together by a shared love of music […]

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30
Jan

The People’s Painters, BBC Two NI on Sunday 3 February at 10pm

30/01/19

William Conor is one of Northern Ireland’s best-known and most-loved artists. Known as the People’s Painter, he took inspiration from all aspects of life, from the city to the countryside. In The People’s […]

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24
Jan

True North: Faith In Fishing on BBC One NI, Monday 28 January at 10.40pm

24/01/19

True North: Faith In Fishing features David Boyd, a man on a mission, on Monday 28 January at 10.40pm on BBC One Northern Ireland. A successful businessman, David hopes to return to Portavogie to the ‘good old […]

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23
Jan

Burns By The Lagan, Friday 25 January, BBC Two Northern Ireland and BBC Radio Ulster, 9pm

23/01/19

Titanic Belfast is the setting for a musical celebration of the genius of Robert Burns, whose work remains cherished in Scotland, Ulster and around the world, even 260 years after his birth in Burns […]

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29
Nov

Groundbreakers – Helen Waddell: Living The Past

29/11/18

Best-selling author Kate Mosse reveals how Ulster-Scots writer Helen Waddell has influenced her, and uncovers the fascinating story of how Waddell’s life and work intertwined. Groundbreakers – Helen Waddell: Living The Past was […]

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02
Nov

Captain Jack and the Furious Few

02/11/18

Captain Jack And The Furious Few is a Below The Radar production for BBC Northern Ireland with support from Northern Ireland Screen’s Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund. He was a teenager from Portaferry, one of […]

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30
Oct

Groundbreakers – Anne Acheson: The Art of Medicine, BBC Two NI, Sunday 4 November at 10pm

30/10/18

Dr Saleyha Ahsan uncovers the remarkable story of Anne Acheson, a pioneering, Portadown-born sculptor who revolutionised fracture treatment during the First World War in Groundbreakers – Anne Acheson: The Art of Medicine The […]

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28
Sep

USBF series traces family’s ancestry in ‘Family Footsteps’

28/09/18

Have you ever wondered where you came from or what life was like in Northern Ireland for your ancestors?  A new three-part series takes one family from County Antrim to find out just […]

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12
Sep

We The People, Sunday 16th September at 10pm on BBC Two Northern Ireland

12/09/18

We The People, a new documentary for BBC Two Northern Ireland, explores the impact that Ulster-Scots emigrants had on different aspects of American culture, life and politics, including their role in the framing […]

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05
Sep

Groundbreakers: The Man Who Charmed The World on BBC Two NI

05/09/18

Groundbreakers: The Man Who Charmed The World is the story of an Ulster-Scots legend who, from humble beginnings, established a global retail empire, represented Britain in the Americas Cup and donated his fortune […]

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08
Jun

Applications open for our USBF New Entrant Training Scheme

08/06/18

Northern Ireland Screen’s Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund is seeking applications for its New Entrant Training Scheme. The scheme will provide an 18-month training programme for two new entrants to develop skills in all aspects […]

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20
Apr

USBF series Made in Ulster to broadcast on BBC Radio Ulster

20/04/18

Made In Ulster is a new four-part discussion series for BBC Radio Ulster, in which presenter William Crawley and guests explore a diverse range of topics drawn from Ulster-Scots history and culture. The […]

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16
Apr

New destination for Paul and Nick’s Big Food Trip

16/04/18

Top chefs and great friends Paul Rankin and Nick Nairn return to UTV tonight (Monday 16 April) at 8pm with a new eight-part series.  Paul and Nick’s Big Food Trip New Zealand sees the dynamic duo embarking on a […]

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14
Mar

New series explores the spirit of Ulster-Scots communities

14/03/18

Hame, a brand-new series from Below the Radar productions, is set to showcase the people and places at the heart of Ulster-Scots communities across Ulster. Beginning on Sunday 18 March, on BBC Two Northern Ireland […]

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15
Feb

USBF programme explores man from Tyrone who helped win American West

15/02/18

Robert Campbell, Mountain Man, a new programme for BBC Two Northern Ireland, tells the story of a penniless teenager from Tyrone who would become one of the richest men in America. The programme, […]

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07
Feb

USBF series chronicles life of US Founding Father Charles Thomson

07/02/18

BBC Northern Ireland presents The Man Who Told the Truth, a landmark documentary detailing the life and times of United States Founding Father, Charles Thomson, a remarkable Ulster-Scot from the townland of Gorteade […]

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19
Jan

Burns Night celebrated through USBF content

19/01/18

A number of projects funded by Northern Ireland Screen’s Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund (USBF) will broadcast across TV and radio next week to mark Burns Night in celebration of the life, poetry and music […]

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20
Nov

USBF programme True North: Raphoe to Red Square   

20/11/17

True North: Raphoe to Red Square follows three young women from the border regions of counties Tyrone and Donegal as they travel to Moscow to take part in the Russian Tattoo. The programme, […]

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06
Nov

Languages of Ulster on BBC Two Northern Ireland

06/11/17

Languages of Ulster, a new three-part series for BBC Northern Ireland, focuses on the Concise Ulster Dictionary, which has been described as “the most comprehensive record of Ulster vernacular speech”. It explores Northern […]

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23
Oct

Irish language and Ulster-Scots programmes get a big, new showcase on BBC iPlayer

23/10/17

BBC Northern Ireland’s Ulster-Scots and Irish Language television programmes are to be made more widely available to audiences around the UK on BBC iPlayer from today (Monday 23 October). A wide collection of […]

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19
Oct

Brave New World: Back Home

19/10/17

Over four years and across seven hours of television, William Crawley has travelled to America, Canada, New Zealand and Australia to tell the stories of some remarkable Ulster-Scots men and women who made […]

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26
Sep

William Crawley returns for Brave New World: Australia

26/09/17

In a new three-part series presenter William Crawley travels ‘down under’ to explore the stories of men and women from Ulster who left their imprint on the political, economic and cultural life of […]

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