A new series of films exploring the Ulster-Scots links of Ulster’s extraordinary tourist attractions. Produced by Clean Slate with funding from Northern Ireland Screen’s Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund. Follow the link below, then select ‘Language’ and ‘Ulster-Scots’.
5.00 Film: Pursued. A boy haunted by nightmares about the night his entire family was murdered is brought up by a neighbouring family in the 1880s. He falls for his adoptive sister but his adoptive brother and mysterious uncle want him dead. 7.00 RoundUp: Unite the Union holds a celebration of women in the trade union movement. Gaye Partidge, Mary Davis, Susan Fitzgerald, Emma McCann and Alison Spencer-Scragg highlight women’s work and some of the challenges still being faced 7.10 Kick Out the Jams: Music from Frank Turner 7.30 Restoration Day 2006. Demonstrations of building techniques at the Ulster Folk Museum 8.00 Democracy Now! “No One Is Safe in Gaza”: Journalist Akram al-Satarri Reports from Khan Younis Amid Israeli Assault 9.00 Robin Elliott. Visiting Coleraine Riverside Theatre to meet the cast of this years Sleeping beauty, former ‘Made In Chelsea’ star Millie Mackintosh, footballer Jake Daniels, thriller writer Samantha Lee Howe, local filmmaker Luke Galbraith and music from Caillín Joe and Paul Casey and a visit to Hillmount Garden Centre who are preparing for Christmas. 10.00 Indie Film on TV: Deborah Espect introduces films made by independent filmmakers, followed by interviews with the directors. A pirate action film shot on Super 8 and a comedy webseries about a time-travelling drag queen and her companion
Monday 4 December
5.00 Film: House of Rothschild. The wealthy Rothschild family undergoes prejudice from the anti-Semitic society they live within 6.30 Banterflix. Reviewing Ridley Scott’s historical epic ‘Napoleon’ horror comedy ‘There’s Something In The Barn’ and the Christmas classic ‘Gremlins’ a visit to The Strand Arts Centre were we talk to Napoleon producer Mark Huffam and Chief Executive of The Strand, Mimi Turtle and actor Shaun Williamson turns on the Banterflix Christmas lights! 7.00 RoundUp The winners of the 2023 Ulster-Scots Writing Competition are announced. Frank Ferguson, Patsy Horton and Morna Sullivan discuss the event. 7.10 Covering Ukraine 7.30 Emerging Palettes Trina Hobson+Saffron Monks-Smith. Emerging Palettes is an artist led film initiative, inviting various artists at the beginning of their artistic careers to share the experiences as an emerging artists. 8.30 Talk Like That: Stevie Shanks, Belfast drummer with Queen Tribute band ‘Flash Harry’ also has a passion for the dinnie stones. In 1860 legendary Scottish strongman Donald Dinnie famously carried the stones with his bare hands across the width of Potarch Bridge in Scotland. He set this challenge for others which went unanswered for over 100 years until 1972, when Belfast man Jack Shanks, father of Stevie, weighing just 11 1/2 stone, successfully hoisted the giant boulders with his bare hands. Today Stevie has revived the tradition of the weighlifting stones and is the founder of the annual Donald Dinnie Day Gathering. 9.00 Poet Henry Normal ..Staring Directly at the Eclipse. Poet Henry Normal’s very personal film of his UK Poetry tour 10.00 Democracy Now “Mass Assassination Factory”: Israel Using AI to Generate Targets in Gaza, Increasing Civilian Toll
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