During the Summer of 2016, Big Centre had been doing nicely. It had passed through the difficult times and emerged in really quite a good state. This made it attractive to other would-be owners. So it was that in October 2016, Big Centre was merged with Made Television, and was […]
In April 2016 Big Centre TV re-branded to simply Big Centre. A subtle difference, but it was what everybody called it anyway, and the rebrand said goodbye to the colour swirl, and welcomed the stylized ‘BC’ icon. The company also now officially became Big Centre Television Broadcasting. With this rebrand […]
The Midland was the name of Big Centre’s original daily news programme. The main anchor was Bob Hall with Lois Swinnerton, Roshni Patel and Monika Plaha also presenting on a regular basis. In November 2015, Big Centre went through a rough patch. A number of people were made redundant and […]
During the Summer of 2015, I was presenting Crossroads Check-in at the weekend on Big Centre. I was also helping Chanelle Shea-Calvin with Postbag which was a nice little half hour programme which highlighted stuff on the station, and allowed people to get in touch with their thoughts. Between us, we […]
Now this is where it gets a little anorakky. On the telly, the bits between the programmes where you hear the announcer speaking and saying things like “This is BBC1, now it’s time to see who’s the most depressed, in tonight’s seventeenth edition of EastEnders”. Yeah, well, anyway, those announcer […]
Postbag was the first programme that I actually presented on Big Centre, on a single occasion in March 2015. The programme initially had a number of presenters and did exactly what it said on the tin – it was a way for viewers to get in touch with the station, […]
I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for a good box set. Just looking up from my laptop screen right now I can see box sets of Doctor Who (old school of course), Minder, Superman, Live Aid, Round the Twist (remember that!) that I’ve integrated into my collection […]
On 11th June 2013 radio presenter Rory Morrison died. Rory worked at Beacon Radio in the late 80s. He presented the afternoon show and then he went out and about on the roads to do the travel news (as “Fonzie”). He moved to the BBC and later worked on Radio […]
Whilst at Made in Birmingham, and Big Centre Television before it, I produced a number of promotional trailers which serve to advertise upcoming programmes. Here are some of them, but do remember that the programmes may not still be airing at the advertised time!
Whilst working on ‘Birmingham News’, I’ve put together a number of News items and packages. Here’s a selection of the News reports I’ve produced and voiced, including some updates on previous material. All reports should include the original introductory script in the description.