Thursday, 19 November 2009

BBC Norfolk's Ten Town Tour.

Adrian Rigging in Sheringham

BBC Radio Nofolk have ten venues for the bus in ten towns on ten days. As well are a room next to the bus where the broadcast is coming from we are also joined by the Radio Car. 

The Ten Venues where...

Thetford - Guildhall and Market Place
Swaffham - Assembly Rooms - Regency Room (on Market Place)
Sheringham - North Norfolk Railway
Wymondham - New Co-operative store, Market Place
Great Yarmouth - Palmers department store and Market Place
North Walsham - QD department store
Hunstanton - Town Hall
Holt - Bakers and Larners department store
Diss - TW Gaze auction rooms (Roydon Road)
King's Lynn - Vancouver Quarter (by D2)

Also see.. BBC Norfolk

Also on my Blog...  The Royal Norfolk show 2009. 
                                 Jelly at the Royal Show 

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Sunday, 15 November 2009

10 years later

Today marks 10 years to the day that I quit Butlins. So much has happed sinced then. I work for the BBC and have a wife and two children.

But even after 10 years people still talk about what it was like back then. It really was the strangest job I have ever done.

Thursday, 22 October 2009

BNP on Question Time. Right or Wrong.

As I right this blog large scale protest are happening outside BBC TVC on Wood Lane in London. This is due to the BBC showing the BNP leader, Nick Griffin, on question time.

The prostesters say they want the BBC not to air the program however ate they right.

Yes the BNP are rasist and stupid however they are a freely elected party and, like anyone in the uk, has freedom of speech.

Let's not take anyones human rights away. Not the blacks or the BNP.

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

My Story

For 4 weeks the BBC My Story roadshow hits the road and travels across the north.

Last week it was Roththetham and this week were on the north east.

My Story is about telling your story on less than 5 mins.

Next wee we move on to North Lincolnshire and Lincolnshire.

Saturday, 26 September 2009

Skipton Puppet Festival

Jessica made new frends again this weekend as she whet to the Skipton Puppet Festival, only this time it was with Punch. Well, thats the way to do it.

After meeting up with Grandma and Grandad she settled in to watch the show.

We only stayed a few hours but that was all Jessica could take and the day just put Joel to sleep.

Friday, 11 September 2009

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire Tour

We've got a bus. It's big and it's jam-packed full of the latest gadgets - and comes complete with your favourite BBC Radio Cambridgeshire presenters plus lots of giveaways. We're coming to a town near you so make sure you don't miss out on the fun!
We're all going on a summer holiday...

The only thing missing from the great big, glorious BBC Radio Cambridgeshire bus tour is Sir Cliff Richard himself, but with a bevy of brilliant presenters and live shows, your favourite local radio station is going to be bigger and better than ever.

Come and join in with the fun!
The BBC Radio Cambridgeshire Big Bus Tour - Thursday 3rd September to Thursday 10th September 2009
Have a go... inside a BBC Bus

All aboard...
The BBC Bus is big, beautiful and equipped with the latest hi-tech equipment so that we can broadcast live from a town near you. There's lots of gadgets and gizmos for you to try your hand at and then take away a clutch of BBC goodies at the end of your visit.

Also see.. BBC Cambridgeshire 

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Monday, 24 August 2009

Southport Flower show

David Bellamy was on hand at the southport flower show 2009 as the BBC Bus was used by BBC Radio Merseyside and BBC Radio Lancashire.

Four days of hard work and fun as the bus became a focal point of the show to find out what the final ashes test score was.

With England doing so well in the test the bus got very busy at times. England did go on to win and oh yes there where some flowers at the show, not just Andy Flower's lads.

Tuesday, 18 August 2009


We went to York yesterday to watch the milkshake tour.

Jessica was so happy to see Noddy, Fifi, Peppa Pig and all the other channel 5 childrens tv stars.

She is now looking forward to Cathy's wedding next Monday.

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Albert Dock Liverpool

The BBC Bus is down by the Albert dock today with loads of family fun underway.

I have seen huge bugs, and man driving a piano and These childrens enteratainers.

On the bus childress can record a jingles and get given it on CD.

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Nantwich Show

A very wet, very muddy Nantich show. With loads of cheese and cows but mainly mud.

BBC Radio Stoke used the bus to broadcast the mid morning show, or should that be Mud morning as the ground gave in to the rain.

Sunday, 19 July 2009

BBC Solent's Big Red Bus Tour.

The BBC Bus in Ryde.
BBC Radio Solent's Big Red Bus hit the road across Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight in July 2009!

We're 'loving life in the South', visiting many major towns and cities in mid-July and celebrating all that our region has to offer.

From cookery demonstrations and family history advice, to hula hooping sessions and internet surgeries, a range of local experts will be on hand to give you some top tips.

People came along to get a complimentary hand or foot massage at all of the locations listed below, as well as some summer Solent goodies!

And many of your favourite presenters will be hopping onboard, so come along and say hello!

Monday 13 July - Bournemouth Pier
Tuesday 14 July - Winchester Guildhall
Wednesday 15 July - Ryde
Thursday 16 July - Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth
Friday 17 July -Weymouth Esplanade
Saturday 18 July - southampon Mela Festival,
Sunday 19 July - Royal Victoria Country Park, Netley

Also see.. BBC Hampshire
                 BBC Dorset

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Friday, 10 July 2009

Last day of the last Royal Show

The sun has come out for a few hours at least at the Royal Show. And the stars of Radio are out too.

As Liz Kershaw broadcast for BBC Coventry & Warwickshire, Nicky Cambell broadcast his show on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Later the BBC C&W will broadcast as the show ends for the final time.

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

The Royal Show (day one)

The first day of the very last Royal Show in Stoneleigh was a bit of a washout really. Thunder and lightening kept people away and the BBC Cov & Wark staff dried out on the bus.

We did broadcast a full show from the bus but numbers where down.

3 more days to go. Hope it's better weather for them.

Friday, 3 July 2009

The Royal Norfolk Show 2009

If you didn't have sun cream or a hat then the Royal Norfolk Show 2009 may not of been for you. Held in a heatwave the sun brought out record crowds.

The BBC bus was the center peice in a breathing place garden. With the plants around the area was quite and shaded.

BBC Royal Norfolk Show broadcast on AM when BBC Norflok stayed on AM.

I now have the weekend off as the bus goes to the Cotswolds show. I'm back for the Royal Show in Coventry.

Also see.. BBC Norfolk 

Also on my Blog...  BBC Norfolk's Ten Town Tour

More at 

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Jelly at the Royal Show

Jelly and Adrian

The gates at the Royal Norfolk show opened this Wednesday and the weather was great for the first day.

A record heat wave lead to record attendence with people queing for hours to get in.

Once in the showground sun cream and hats where order of the day for adults where as for children it was a visit to the BBC bus to see Jelly From Cbeebies. (in photo).

Meanwhile the bus had a garden bulit around it which made it look reay nice.

Also see. BBC Norfolk 

Also on the Blog.... BBC Norfolk's Ten Town Tour

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Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Royal Norfolk show

Set up day at the Royal Nofolk Show is always a day of hard work, but in a heat wave it's not good.

If your planning on coming get you hats and sun cream out and set off early.

If not you can listen to the BBC Royal Norfolk Show Radio on 855 am or online at

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Weekend away

Had a great weekend away at Holgates camping site in a motorhome. Jessica really enjoyed it and the sun was out so all in all it was fab.

Joel may not know what was going on but Jessica did and as soon as she saw the pool she was in. Twice a day.

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Happy Mount Park

Today we went out to Happy Mount Park in Morecambe. Jessica had so much fun she had to sleep on the way home. Joel on the other hand just slept all the time.

Have a look at the photos a

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

What a hot day

With sun cap and fully creamed up, Jessica enjoyed playing in the garden with her new sand pit from ELC.

I, on the other hand, was too hot so I spent most of my time inside out of the hot sun.

I hope to have more to say tomorrow when it is a bit cooler.

Monday, 1 June 2009

Jessica takes to Joel

Jessica has taken to her new brother really well. I was a little worried about how she would be hoewever I had nothing to worry about.

Being a big sister has is somthing is somthing that she really enjoys.

Joel may be too small to play with but he is not to small to hold.

Sunday, 31 May 2009

Welcome Home

Joel has come home and all is well. Jessica is taking well to being a big sister.

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

BBC Breathing Places.

A weekend away. They Said! Bring a tent. They said! What they didn't tell me was the "get up at 4.30am to listen to the birds. well I can do that from my tent.

BBC Breathing Places in Lincolnshire was a great success and the BBC Bus was there to help put with uploading photos to the BBC website.

Next up for the bus a trip to the Wirrel.

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Jessica Scores

In a trip to Inskip Pre-school, Jessica is given the chance to show off her footballing skills.

Faces with PNE Keeper Andy Lonergan she side foots him and scores a goal.

Jessica didn't want to leave and may be back in September, (at the Pre-school that is - not takeing shots in Championship keepers.

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Sunday, 26 April 2009

Made in England

The BBC Bus is back and being used for Big BBC campains.
Over the last week I have been in MK finding out about what it is to be English!
The idea was to sing a new "english" song in Mk, get on a London Routemaster to Luton then by Train to London where the story was told all over again.
My photos are (From MK only) are at
From MK it was on to Birmingham for St Georges day in the square. A full filled day and loads of people to talk to.

Sunday, 18 January 2009

From Scan to 3 points. Not bad

What a week. It started with a visit to the hospital for Margaret to have a scan. The good news is the baby is doing fine and should put in an apperance around the 31st of May. (Befire you ask, No we don't know the sex)

Thursday was a night out to say goodbye to Liam my old boss as he leaves the BBC. Good luck to him.

Then to cap the week Free tickets, Three Goal and Three points at ewood. as Blackburn beat Newcastle 3 - 0. Theres only one BIG SAM.

Monday, 5 January 2009

Back to Work

Well there it is. Another Christmas over. Only 50 weeks to the next one. Hope your Chrismas was a good one.

It's back to work today but the bus isn't going out for a week or so as it's being serviced. Loads to sort out anyway. So I best get going.

Thursday, 1 January 2009

Happy New Year

Jessica really enjoyed herself yesterday by rounding off 2008 with a Darwen. There she meet up with Jessica and Olly.
Daddy and Mummy also meet with Danneil and Stu and it was really great to see them too.
Jessica played really hard and then went to Graandma's and Grandad's for more play. On the way we bumped into Unc Andy out shoping.
Anyway it was a great way to end 2008 and here's to a great 2009. Strange isn't it, this time last year I had no idea what job I was going to be doing at the end of the year. Now Im in a great job and Jessica is coming on really well.