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, find out more, air their views, have a moan, have a laugh… etc… For the most part it was presented and produced by the lovely Chanelle Shea-Calvin.
It originally aired every weeknight, at around 11.30pm, after Crossroads. As time went on it became a way to re-show the news items that Big Centre had run in their bulletins during the day. For a show called Postbag, this was a little unusual, so during the summer of 2015 it was decided to move it to the weekend and let it breathe a little. This allowed time for viewers comments to come-in, also new features were planned and introduced, and best of all (for me anyway) I was asked if I’d become the regular co-presenter and co-producer, alongside Chanelle!
I’ve managed to pull together a selection of the shows that we did (as usual the numbers in each title are the date forwards or backwards), as well as some of the earlier shows from the original format. Over the time that we did this half-hour weekend show, Chanelle and I came to the conclusion that we could expand the show to an hour and include even more interesting stuff. The resulting show, from the second week of September 2015, was to be called “The Big Centre Magazine”… but that’s another story for another page…
A quick note about how the listings below work. Videos all play in the main big screen, and you choose from the thumbnail listing underneath! Oldest first, newest last. Each title is the original transmission date backwards, followed by the programme name and whether the programme is in standard (SD) or high definition (HD). So “150519 Postbag – HD Master” is the programme for 19th May 2015, in high definition (for various technical reasons we produced most things in HD, even though they were ultimately broadcast in SD).