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Dè a-nis?
Genre Children's
Presented by
  • Derek MacIntosh
  • Megan MacLellan
  • Annabel MacLennan
  • Kim Carnie
  • Mark Smith
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) Scottish Gaelic
No. of series 19
Running time
  • 50 minutes (1993–95)
  • 45 minutes (1995–2000)
  • 60 minutes (2000–2015)
  • 30 minutes (2015–present)
Original network BBC Alba
Original release 30 September 1993 (1993-09-30) – present

Dè a-nis? (pronounced: Jaay a-neash) is a Scottish Gaelic-language children's program produced by BBC Gàidhlig. It is broadcast on BBC Alba on Wednesday nights at 6:00pm. "Dè a-nis" is Gaelic for "What Now?"


Launched on 30 September 1993 as part of an improved line-up of Scottish Gaelic-language programmes, Dè a-nis? was originally produced by CTG (Commataidh Telebhisein Gàidhlig). Originally, no presenters were used and individual programmes were used to fill up the hour. Until 2011 the programmes was broadcast on BBC Two Scotland on Thursdays at 6pm, but with digital switch over the series is now only broadcast on BBC Alba

Magazine format

Since 1995 a magazine format has been used with live presenters, pop music, special reports, cartoons and viewers contacting the show. Since 2012 all the cartoons were dropped.


Dè a-nis? often presents special episodes covering a particular event, such as the opening of Bun-sgoil Ghàidhlig Inbhir Nis, St. Patrick's Day from Dublin and Galway and the mòd. For Children in Need 2007, Dè a-nis ran a number of events including Eilidh and Jo (from Aileag) cycling the length of the Western Isles and Sarah and Calum abseiling on the BBC Pacific Quay building and raising £865.


Current presenters

  • Derek MacIntosh
  • Kim Carnie
  • Megan MacLellan
  • Annabel MacLennan
  • Mark Smith

Past presenters

  • Mairi MacInnes
  • John Urquhart
  • Flora Anne MacLean
  • Tony Kearney
  • Evelyn Coull
  • Sarah Cruickshank
  • Martin MacDonald
  • Somhairle MacDonald
  • Calum MacAulay
  • Siobhan MacInnes
  • Colin MacLeod
  • Padraig MacQueen
  • Rhoda Meek
  • Shona Morrison
  • Shannon McFarlane (voice only)
  • Eilidh MacLennan
  • Penny Fraser (nee MacInnes)
  • Roddy MacKay
  • Lisa MacKinnon
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