13/03/2014 – The Matthew Gudgin Show: BBC Radio Norfolk
The interview that introduced the Did Anglians Dream of Electric Screens? project to the wider world and my first ever media appearance! It provided a great opportunity to engage the Norfolk population with the ideas behind the project and introduce a few snippets of the institutional history to an audience that may have forgotten or have been unaware of the rich history of television in Norfolk. It also gave me an opportunity to make a plea for potential participants in the oral history part of the project.
A massive thank you is due to everyone at BBC Radio Norfolk for their help and for allowing me on the air.
08/04/2014 – The Stephen Bumfrey Show: BBC Radio Norfolk
Just before I went on air on the Matthew Gudgin Show I was lucky enough to meet Stephen Bumfrey and discover that we shared an interest in the history of television. Stephen suggested that he would be keen to have me on his show to talk about television at some point, so after a couple of cheeky emails to his producer they agreed to have me back on air on the 8th of April, just after 3pm.
What resulted was a really enjoyable experience talking about the history of television in Norfolk as well as in Britain, what my project is about and a couple of examples of me being put on the spot – it’s always good (although mildly terrifying at the time!) for someone to keep you on your toes!
This interview was genuinely a lot of fun to take part in and a huge thank you is due to both Stephen Bumfrey and Thordis Fridriksson for all their help in making the interview happen and for kindly editing together the embedded sound file for me.
25/04/2014 – Anglia News 6pm – Interview with Natalie Grey.
Anglia Television (ITV Anglia) have been enormously supportive of my project, and Natalie Grey produced this wonderful piece promoting the project and what I’m trying to achieve. It’s a thoughtful and sympathetic piece that highlights the role that Anglia played within the region during the late 1950s and early 1960s and features a short interview with someone who started with the company a few days before they went on air for the first time and subsequently had an extremely interesting career! (There’ll be more about that at a later date!)