BBC and stv announce new programmes

A REVAMPED version of a year-long radio programme, from 15 years ago, is to be centrepiece of BBC Radio Scotland’s music output next year.

The programme, Scotland’s Music, comprises a staggering 50 parts and begins, with a preview, on Hogmanay.

Says BBC Radio Scotland: “Presented by John Purser, Scotland’s Music is a radical reworking of the 1991 landmark series which traces the story of the sounds of Scotland from the Stone Age to the present day.”

And a TV series by the same name – but this time over six parts – is to be presented by well-kent accordion player, Phil Cunningham.

Meanwhile, across at stv, details of a new ten-part TV series, on angling, were being announced yesterday.
Presented by the host of the former BBC sports quiz, ‘They Think it’s all Over’, Nick Hancock’s Fishing School follows six aspiring anglers who spend two intensive weeks living and fishing together in the remote area of Scourie in the Scottish Highlands.

Says Elizabeth Partyka, managing director of makers, SMG Productions: “We’re confident that Fishing School will be a highly popular series, based on a format that could run and run. We’re sure that viewers who love the sport – and those who don’t – will get caught up in the participants’ lives as they spend two weeks living and breathing fishing.”

The series begins transmission on stv on the ninth of next month. It will be also airing on the Discovery Real Time TV channel.

Its executive producers are Derrick Thomson and Jim Manson. Series producer is Cameron Miller.