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BBC Northern Ireland Autumn 2006
Anna Carragher

BBC Northern Ireland - Autumn highlights 2006

Introduction - Foreword from Anna Carragher, Controller, BBC Northern Ireland

"I'm delighted to introduce BBC Northern Ireland's autumn 2006 schedule - it's a rich and varied mix which we hope will provide something for all tastes.


"Our aim is to make a range of programmes which celebrate and explore our diversity, which will make us laugh, make us cry and make us think.


"This autumn's crop of programmes looks at many aspects of life in Northern Ireland. It explores our beautiful and varied environment and the art and music it has inspired.


"It's crowded with stories about our people, from van men to lion keepers, from Steve Aiken, the Ulsterman who commands a nuclear submarine to the veteran actor and writer, James Ellis.


"A whole host of programmes looks back on our history, the forces and people who made Northern Ireland what it is, ranging from the seminal events at the beginning of the 17th century, the Flight of the Earls and the first large-scale Scottish settlement in Down and Antrim to the remarkable story of Belfast City Hall as it celebrates its centenary.


"We also remember some of the many people from here who have left their mark on the world; Colonel Tim Collins tells the remarkable story of the Ulster generals who won the war in Africa and Egypt in 1941 and 1942 and Dickie Best remembers his son George with love and tenderness.


"Through the autumn we have all our usual, great music in big events like Proms in the Park and the Tennent's Vital Concert, returning comedy series including the Blame Game and a brand new unmissable animation of Gerry Anderson's real-life radio moments as well of course as news and current affairs - BBC Newsline, Spotlight, Hearts and Minds, Let's Talk and the Politics Show.


"I hope you enjoy all the programmes from BBC Northern Ireland in the coming months."


Anna Carragher, Controller, BBC Northern Ireland





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