Monday, 30 July 2012

The Olympic Torch Relay 2012

The Olympic Trail Logo
Over 70 days in 2012 the Olympic Torch is crossing the UK.

Starting at Lands End in Cornwall, on the 19th of May, the torch went to every English county, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, before reaching the Olympic stadium in time for the games on the 27th of July.

As always the BBC bus has been with the torch every step of the way.  By the time the relay is over the re-branded BBC Olympic Bus will have made it to all but 4 BBC local radio stations, BBC Wales and BBC Scotland.

Adrian with an Olympic Torch
Arriving at each evening event we broadcast for the local station for that area about the party that is happing as the eyes of the world looks on.

Then the next day before heading to the next evening venue its breakfast time when the torch is relit and sent on its way for the day.

Starting in Cornwall and traveling up to Wales before a few days off as the torch goes to Northen Island.  We catch up with the Torch again as it came in to Scotland and then down the North East of England.   It was not long before it was going to the North west then Midlands and onward to the South East.    After  stops in the South it will make it to London in time for the games on the 27th of July 2012.

Along the way 8000 people got the chance to carry the flame.  From people who work in their community to well known sports personalities like Lewis Hamilton in Luton.

Also see..  Photos from The Olympic Torch Relay
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Sunday, 26 February 2012

League Cup 2012 - Liverpool

Liverpool v Cardiff.

It's Been 6 years since Liverpool last won siverwear. But they now have King Kenny back looking to add to his personal tally of cups after hios premership win in 1995

 The English league cup was up for grabs on the 26th of feb 2012 between the most successful English Team and and the most successful Welsh team.

BBC Radio Merseyside Broadcast from just outside of the stadium on Olympic way between 1 and 3pm.

Also broadcasting was BBC Radio Wales and BBC Cymru both broadcasting from Olympic way for Cardiff fans.

Liverpool went on to win the cup. but not before ending the 90 minuets one all and the 120 mins 2 all.

Andrew singing inside Wembley.

Also see.. BBC Meresyside
                 BBC Wales
                 BBC Cymru

Also on my blog.... BBC Radio Merseyside Toy Appeal 2013
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Saturday, 18 February 2012

The love bus.

The fist week out with the new BBC Bus was for BBC Radio Stoke. Visiting 5 places in 5 days around Stoke we broadcast the mid morning show, with Paula White (in for Stuart George).

The crowed turned out and the shows went better than expected.

It was the 14th of Feb on the Tuesday but the "love bus" tag was to given to the tour to tie in to the, "loving where you live" strap line.

It was such a success that BBC Stoke have asked to do it all agin in March.


- Adrian Chenery

Monday, 23 January 2012

Stargazing live.

Last week was the first week of this year back on the road.

At trip to Somerset was in order but not before we turned up at a school in Rugby.

A cloudless night is what greeted the stargazers at the Stargazing live event that was put on to tie in with the BBC 2 program.

Then the trip to Dulveton in Somerset to turn out the lights. Making national news the BBC 2 program got the whole town to turn off their lights at 8.30pm right in the middle of the program.

It was a big success in that all the lights went out however a rain cloud that came into the town in the morning hadn't moved by the evening and nothing was visible. Still it showed what was possible when a town pulls together.

- Adrian Chenery