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News and Events - Ulster Scots Broadcast Fund

11
Sep

Joe Mahon returns in a beautiful new UTV series about Lough Foyle

11/09/20

Joe Mahon returns to UTV on Monday 21st September in a brand new series LOUGH FOYLE, a television travelogue series featuring the history, natural environment and cultural heritage of the Foyle catchment area, […]

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27
Jul

Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund New Entrant Training scheme 2020-21

27/07/20

Northern Ireland Screen’s Ulster-Scots New Entrant Producer Training Scheme, is an 18 month programme (NMW/NLW) for 1 new entrant.  The successful candidate will be placed with local production companies working on USBF projects.  You […]

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29
Jun

Storytellers: Across The Narrow Sea on BBC Radio Ulster

29/06/20

To launch the new season of Storytellers, Scottish actor, Douglas Henshall reads a specially abridged version of Sam Hanna Bell’s iconic novel ‘Across The Narrow Sea‘ for BBC Radio Ulster. The series was […]

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28
May

Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund Application Call

28/05/20

  The Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund (USBF) is seeking digital content projects. The projects should be aimed at supporting learning about aspects of Ulster-Scots such as language, culture and heritage. These projects will be […]

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13
Mar

The Lang Hame

13/03/20

In The Lang Hame, a series of two programmes, Dan Gordon explores hidden histories in graveyards across Belfast and Londonderry and discovers the fascinating stories of Ulster-Scots people buried in some of Northern […]

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28
Feb

The Jimmy Kennedy Songbook celebrates greatest hits

28/02/20

It is a little known fact that a songwriter from an Ulster-Scots background penned ‘Teddy Bears’ Picnic’, one of the best loved and best known children’s songs of all time. The songwriter’s name was Jimmy […]

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17
Jan

Hame returns to screens to explore the spirit of ulster-scots communities

17/01/20

A new three-part series of Hame is back on our screens from Sunday 26th January on BBC Two Northern Ireland at 10pm to showcase the people and places at the heart of Ulster-Scots communities. Hame is a Below the Radar TV production for […]

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09
Dec

Singing the Messiah

09/12/19

A new two-part series, Singing the Messiah, follows a community choir on the Ards Peninsula as they prepare to perform Handel’s Messiah – one of the most famous pieces of classical music in the world. A […]

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18
Oct

From Russia with love as new series of Family Footsteps starts on BBC One NI

18/10/19

A new series of Family Footsteps starts on BBC One Northern Ireland this Monday night (21st October) at 7.30pm. Gavin Andrews takes the Smyth family from Bangor, Co Down on a genealogical detective […]

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10
Oct

A Quare Tongue to air on BBC Two NI

10/10/19

From a Bafta to an MBE, the work of County Down-born poet, playwright and documentary film-maker Damian Gorman has garnered many awards over the past 25 years. He describes himself as someone who feels ‘at home in language’. He says words […]

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16
Sep

ILBF series with Sam Henry airs on TG4

16/09/19

Sam Henry – Saol’s Saothar explores the unique story of the Coleraine man and his remarkable music collection – Songs of the People – that is often referred to as ‘a hidden Ulster jewel’ and a […]

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10
Sep

Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund New Entrant training scheme

10/09/19

Northern Ireland Screen’s Ulster-Scots New Entrant Producer Training Scheme, is an 18 month programme (NMW/NLW) for 1 new entrant. The successful candidate will be placed with local production companies working on USBF projects. […]

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09
Sep

A Carryin’ Stream

09/09/19

Award-winning film-maker Alison Millar returns to her Cullybackey roots in new documentary for BBC Northern Ireland. A Carryin’ Stream is an Erica Starling production for BBC Northern Ireland, with assistance from the Northern […]

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24
Jul

ILBF series Sam Henry – Songs of the People on BBC Two NI

24/07/19

ILBF series Sam Henry – Saol‘s Saothar on BBC Two NI Sam Henry – Saol‘s Saothar explores the unique story of the Coleraine man and his remarkable music collection – Songs of the […]

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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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