New comedy to air on Radio nan Gàidheal

A new satirical Gaelic comedy show, ‘Dè Do Naidheachd’, is to make its debut on Radio nan Gàidheal next week.

The show, a news-based panel quiz in which two teams battle for laughs as well as points, will be presented by photographer, artist and broadcaster Calum Angus MacKay.

The first of the six half hour Friday evening programmes will be broadcast on May 12. A second series of the show, which is being funded by MG ALBA, is already planned for later in the year.

Murdo Angus MacLeod, the show’s producer and former Scotland on Sunday Political Correspondent said: “There is a rich seam of distinctive Gaelic comedy which we are going to make use of to get people laughing. We will also have a few surprises for the audience by introducing new talent both on-air and in the script-writing team. Author Catriona Lexy Campbell will be the chief scriptwriter with some aspiring young writers joining the production team. The comedy will be no-holds-barred and for the avoidance of doubt, there are various ways of saying ‘allegedly’ in Gaelic.”

MG ALBA Editor Margaret Cameron said: “Radio has a long history of developing comedy talent and we’re delighted to be working with Radio nan Gaidheal to further develop and expand our talent base while offering our audience quality entertainment at the same time.”

The show will be recorded in front of a live audience in Stornoway starting Thursday 12 May at 5:45pm.

The first programme is scheduled to be transmitted on Friday 13 May at 5:30pm and with a chance to catch it again on Saturday morning at 10.00am.