15/02/2022

This week I had the pleasure of interviewing British award-winning actor, writer and director (and fellow Northerner) Mike Jibson. You may have seen him in the true crime BBC production ‘Four Lives’ released in January this year, where he played the distasteful character of DC Slaymaker. This interview gave a real insight into how he got where he is today. Despite Mike’s on-screen successes, his career started off in musical theatre, and during the interview it was fascinating to learn…

20/08/2019

Live painting: Sunday 25 August until Friday 30 August 2019 Mural on display: Friday 30 August until Friday 20 September 2019 British artist David Downes has been commissioned by ITV to create a large-scale public mural in Bournemouth ahead of the launch of their 2019 drama Sanditon in August 2019. Painting publicly for 5 days, Downes will recreate an illustrated version of the poster artwork for Sanditon, on a giant billboard in the UK’s coastal town, to reflect the seaside…

20/08/2019

  The extraordinary and sensational story of how Charles and Diana Ingram attempted an ‘audacious heist’ on the quiz show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? is to be told in a three-part drama, Quiz announced ITV and AMC today. Major Ingram, his wife Diana and an accomplice, Tecwen Whittock, who was sitting in the audience, were accused of cheating their way to a million pounds on what was, the most popular game show on earth in 2001.   The…

15/03/2019

ITV today announced a brand new reality show, Singletown, which will air on ITV2 later this year. From Keshet Productions, this 15 x 60 series will see five couples press pause on their relationships and spend one incredible summer experiencing single life in the most glamorous city in the world, London. Each couple will have a different reason for putting their relationships on ice – from school sweethearts who’ve never dated other people properly, newer relationships that have hit the…

05/03/2019

  The serious business of comedy will be one of many contemporary topics under discussion at this year’s Creative Cities Convention, hosted by top journalist and Newsnight presenter Kirsty Wark. After its highly successful inaugural event held in Leeds last year the convention’s second outing, on Monday April 1 and Tuesday April 2 at the wonderful Royal College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, is shaping up to be a full house of industry leaders and a packed programme of…

15/10/2018

  The lost communities of Cardiff’s docklands are to feature in a new four-part tv series on ITV Cymru Wales. ‘Dock of the Bay’ examines the transformation of the city’s waterfront from Tiger Bay to Cardiff Bay. It also chronicles the history and demolition of Newtown, nick-named ‘Little Ireland’ and Lower Splott, a community that was built in the shadow of the giant East Moors steelworks. The series celebrates the present day diversity of the Bay and goes behind the scenes…

28/02/2018

CelebAbility, TV’s most chaotic and crazy show returns to ITV2 later this year for a second series in its continued quest to discover more unique skills and abilities possessed by celebrities. After a successful first series (the youngest profiling new show on the channel – 62% of viewers aged between 16-34), series 2 has been extended from 6 episodes to 8. The comedy entertainment show from Potato (makers of Ninja Warrior and The Chase) is from an original idea devised…

05/06/2017

  The Swansea Triathlon took place on Sunday 28th May, in Swansea with almost 1000 athletes starting the race. This is a sprint triathlon where athletes swam 750m in the SA1 dock, cycled 20k on closed roads around the city centre and ended their race with a 5k run crossing the finish line in Castle Square to great crowds of supporters. The top 3 male winners of the Swansea Triathlon were Alex Matchett with a time of 55 minutes and…

05/06/2017

CHORAL VETERAN OVERCOMES TRAGEDY TO LEAD YOUNG SINGERS TO LIVE SEMI-FINALS  (Wales’ only Semi-Final entry!)   A choral conductor who has been conducting a children’s choir since the shadow years of World War II will this week lead his youth singers with pride as they reach the Semi-Finals of ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent. Wales’ Angelicus Celtis comprise of everyday schoolgirls aged 12 and up from the ranks of the Hywel Girls’ Choir led by conductor John Hywel Williams who has nurtured…

10/03/2017

Shakin’ Stevens is to embark on his biggest ever UK tour visiting 32 towns and cities across England, Scotland and Wales in spring 2017. The announcement coincides with the release of his critically acclaimed 12th studio album Echoes Of Our Times, a surprising record on which blues, roots, Americana and classic rock take centre stage as Shaky explores his mysterious and intriguing family history.   Tickets for the Echoes Of Our Times Tour are priced from £24 went on sale…