Celestial Weasel (celestialweasel) wrote,
Celestial Weasel


Do you remember when the launch of a TV channel used to be a big thing? (See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9OJpiGXX2k for a promo telling you how to tune in and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbogllExwIM for the launch featuring David Dundas's finest work for the launch of Channel 4 and for the launch of Channel 5 see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iq4jgW5ADOM, I think a fair representation of how far things had, er, progressed between the two :-))
Anyway, for those of you with Sky or Freesat, somewhere in the mid 100s BBC Alba, the BBC Gaelic channel (actually a joint venture with, shock horror, the Gaelic Media Service (hmm, copy and pasting of press release there, perhaps?) has launched.
Already on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bs07sYQqc1c

Now, as we know, all politics is power politics, so the question has to be asked, is this manner of boondoggle considered a price worth paying to preserve The Union, or is the subliminal message that this is a terrible warning of what an evening of Television would be like on SBC on independence day under Premier Salmond. I lean towards the latter.

Highlights of the next few days include:

Set on Lewis the day Elvis dies, the King appears to a young punk who is less than amused.

Cnag na Cùise
Is money the root of all evil? Derek MacKay and guests discuss.

And... paint me magenta and call me a weasel, who would've thunked it...
Episode 1
A study of the impact of oil on the Scottish economy, communities and politics.

(edit - fixed a link)

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