An episode of ‘VIP in the Kitchen’ with
Ms Ahmed, left, and US Ambassador Thomas Krajeski and his wife Bonnie
Bahrain TV to launch new programmes
Manama, June 10, 2013
A facelift to the only local English television channel in Bahrain is underway with the scheduling of eight programmes to be screened next month.
Bahrain Television's Channel 2 will air programmes, movies, old sitcoms and an Indian series in line with the plan, channel head Ahdeya Ahmed was quoted as saying in the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.
She was speaking during a Press briefing held at the Information Affairs Authority in Isa Town yesterday.
"We have, for the past year, been training and looking for producers who can support us to give the channel a facelift," she said. "I was lucky to find colleagues who have been working in print media to be the main faces behind the production of our programmes."
Three new faces will be introduced to Bahraini media, with all presenters for the eight shows being Bahraini, stressed Ahmed.
"During Ramadan, we will introduce three new faces and we have made sure that young people get the opportunity to be faces of Bahrain Television," she said. "The shows are 100 per cent Bahraini."
She said the programmes will vary from food, politics, religion, quizzes and children's shows. The channel will also screen an Indian series, classic British sitcom Mind Your Language as well as blockbuster movies.
"We have managed to have a variety of programmes, for those who love both food and politics, we will be introducing VIP in the Kitchen," explained Ahmed. "It will shed light on political issues in a light manner. The programmes also include Islamic ones which are unique."
It includes Our Beloved Islam, which will feature three young men speaking about Islamic practices.
It will be presented by Mohamed Al Awadhi, Abdulkarim Akhnod and Ahmed Al Madani and will be screened daily from 6.05pm to 6.20pm.
Another programme that sheds light on Islam is Take a Moment, which focuses on a young man discussing the religion from a youth perspective. It will be presented by Mohammed Al Awadhi and will be screened daily from 6.20pm to 6.40pm.
Interviews with foreigners who have converted to Islam will be the showcase of the programme I Became a Muslim, which will be presented by Fatma Al Dhaen daily from 5.45pm to 6.05pm.
Meanwhile, food lovers will have a treat with It's All Food, a daily cooking programme with presenters Mariam Anwar and Mohammed Nadim visiting productive families at their homes to discover recipes. It will be screened daily from 4.45pm to 5.15pm.
VIP in the Kitchen merges politics and food, with the presenter being Ms Ahmed. She will visit ambassadors and VIPs in their homes to discuss political issues while preparing their favourite meal.
The show will be screened daily from 9pm to 9.30pm. Covering Ramadan events and ghabga nights every Friday and Saturday will be presenters Atifa Al Sayed and Noof Khlaifaat from 8pm to 9pm in the show Ramadan Edition.
Another show in the spirit of Ramadan will feature presenters Noor Al Thani and Mohammed Abbas interacting with people and asking them questions in a bid to win prizes. It will be aired everyday from 5.25pm to 5.45pm as part of the show Ramadan Quiz.
Meanwhile, Aysha will be screened daily from 4pm to 4.45pm and features presenter Ayesha Khadem interacting with children. – TradeArabia News Service