Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share

BBC Alba Digs Up Scotland's Landscapes

The archaeological heritage of Scotland is to the focus in April as BBC Alba brings viewers a six-part series exploring what lies under the surface of Scotland's landscape.
Presented by keen amateur archaeologist Kirsty MacDonald from North Uist, Talamh Tròcair, (Revealing Scotland's Past) has been produced by mactv for the BBC station.
The series will cover the most advanced and dynamic excavation projects taking place in Scotland including the more conventional processes of buried landscape, accidental discovery, coastal archaeology, plus the less conventional categories of the ritual and the extreme.
Each programme will be dedicated to exploring one theme of archaeology with Finding Archaeology featuring one of the most important sites in the country, at Forteviot beside the A9 and just south of Perth, where archaeologists are trying to find the palace of Scotland's first king.
Programme two is Submerged Archaeology on the search for a hidden legendary village off the coast of North Uist between Baleshare (Bailesear) and the Monach Islands (Heisgeir).
Programme three, Community Archaeology, centres on local communities in Pitlochry and the Isle of Harris who help archaeologists understand Scotland's past and four – 'Extreme Archaeology - follows Kirsty MacDonald as she explores some of the unusual methods used by archaeologists to reveal Scotland's past including reconstructing an Iron Age crannog based on underwater research and using the methods people would have employed 2000 years ago.
Programme five is on Eroding Archaeology and features some of the valuable sites and artefacts around Scotland's coasts that are in danger of being lost forever such as a 3,000-year-old site opposite Lerwick on the Shetland Isle of Bressay while six is on Ritual Archaeology.
It will provide an insight into the current thinking on some of the unusual ancient burial practices and a recently discovered cemetery in Skye dating back to a Scotland of 4,000 years ago.
Talamh Tròcair, the six part series will commence on Tuesday 6 April at 8.30pm and each consecutive Tuesday thereafter.
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

Production News : BBC Radio Cymru Announces New Names To Weekly Line-Up
BC Radio Cymru announces new names to the weekly line-up. From 20 November, Trystan Ellis-Morris and Emma Walford will host a live show every Friday b
Production News : BBC Appoints Global Trade Correspondent
Dharshini David has been appointed Global Trade Correspondent for BBC News. The newly created role will enhance the BBC's coverage of trade at a time
Production News : BBC Announce Series Dedicated To Victoria Wood
BBC One has commissioned a new series that will look back and celebrate Victoria Wood. The late comedian, writer and actress had a career spanning fou
Production News : Filming Begins On New S4C And BBC Wales Crime Series
Filming has started on a new eight-part crime series, 'Hidden/Craith', in Snowdonia, North Wales. The show will premiere in the Welsh language on S4C
RTW To Exhibit TM3 Series At BroadcastAsia 2017
RTW will demonstrate its TM3 series of products at BroadcastAsia 2017, Stand 6D4-01, later this month. Also on display will be the company's new TM3 1
New EditShare Single-Node XStream EFS 200 And 300 Series Opens Doors
The solution delivers more affordable, high-performance, scale-out storage options for small to mid-size productions. Until today, the only option for
Production News : Sky Commissions Second Series Of Jamestown
Sky has commissioned a second series of its original production, Jamestown. The eight-part drama from the multi award-winning makers of Downton Abbey,
Production News : Channel 4 Announces New Docu-Drama Series Nightmares
Channel 4 has announced the commission of Nightmares, to be produced by Eleven; a docu-drama series will depict chilling tales of real life horror sto
Production News : Still Game To Return For New Series
BBC one has announced that comedy series Still Game has been commissioned for a new series. The news follows the show's successful return to televisio
Production News : BBC Two Announce New Chris Packham And Ella Al-Shamahi Series
BBC Two have announced the commission of a new Chris Packham and Ella Al-Shamahi series, in which they will create a waterhole in Tanzania, under the
Production News : Dragons' Den Returns For New Series
BBC Two has announced that Dragons' Den is to return for a fifteenth series. The latest run of 14 episodes will commence on Sunday, 20 August. Peter J
Filming The Bees Nees Music Series 'Seirm'
In January each year, Glasgow plays host to the Celtic music festival Celtic Connections. The festival is held over many venues and features musicians
Production News : New Series Of Celebs Go Dating Confirmed
E4 has confirmed that reality television show, Celebs Go Dating, is to return for a third series. The latest offering will see seven more famous faces
Clear-Com's LQ Series Making New Communication Connections
Clear-Com has announced that it will present the latest updates to its LQ Series of IP interfaces at IBC 2017. The enhanced LQ Series adds SIP capabil
Production News : ITV Commissions Two New Series
ITV Entertainment has commissioned two new series for weekend mornings, beginning in April. Kate Garraway and father and son duo Martin and Roman Kemp