A release from BBC states that BBC NI Autumn viewers can look forward to a diverse range of fresh programmes with everything from brand new comedy and culture shows on Wednesday nights to thought-provoking and hard hitting documentaries.
Following the release of the new Autumn schedule, Ailsa Orr, Head of Programmes in BBC Northern Ireland, commented: “BBC Northern Ireland’s new schedule offers a great and fresh range of programmes for the autumn season with something to suit everyone as the nights begin to draw in.”
The following are some of the Northern Irish productions that will broadcast on BBC NI in the coming months:
Wednesday nights will become the new home of comedy and culture on BBC One Northern Ireland kicking off with ‘Our William’, presented by Lurgan entertainer, William Caulfield. Tim Mc Garry’s ‘Irish History Lesson’, produced by Flickerpix, looks to offer an alternative and entertaining romp through the history books alongside fellow in-house production, new sketch series, ‘LOL’, featuring local comedy writing and acting talent. Green Inc. will bring audiences further sketch comedy in the shape of ‘Sketchy with Diarmuid Corr’, a new series starring County Tyrone-born actor and comedian, Diarmuid Corr.
Monday nights on the channel will continue with BBC NI produced factual programmes such as ‘Special Deliveries‘, which looks to provide a window into the inner workings of one of Northern Ireland’s busiest maternity units in the Ulster Hospital, following the midwives who work there. ‘The High Life’ will reveal how landmark Belfast high-rise, Divis Tower, has become a modern haven of high style living, while in ‘Choirboys’ TV cameras follow the new choir master in Saint Peter’s Cathedral as he scours Belfast for new recruits to fulfill his ambition to have the choir sing in Rome.
BBC NI’s ‘Our Man In The Vatican’ rejoins local man Francis Campbell, British Ambassador to the Holy See, as he prepares for the Pope’s visit to Britain, while Joe Lindsay and Emma- Louise Johnston return with a new series from Waddell Media of ‘Getaways’, on a mission to uncover the best holiday destinations both at home and away. This season also sees Stirling Productions’ ‘In Cold Blood’ back for another series on Tuesday nights where cold case murders are explained by the detectives who solve them.
Finally BBC Northern Ireland will hope to be at the heart of the action with this year’s Belfast Festival at Queens. In-house production, ‘Festival Nights’ which will kick off the week before the festival starts, in a programme with Ralph McLean and Marie-Louise Muir previewing the must see productions and events. Once the festival’s underway, Ralph and Marie-Louise will present five shows across two weeks, from a venue at Queens.
“This wide range of distinctive, high quality programming shows our commitment to making local programmes reflecting life in its many forms and we hope our audiences will sit back and enjoy what promises to be a great autumn line-up.” Ailsa Orr says of the line-up.
All the programmes will be available to view again on the BBC’s iPlayer accessed at: bbc.co.uk/iplayer