Friday, 20 December 2019

James Hazel's Christmas Tour 2019

James Hazel's Chrismas Tour 2019
James Hazel's Chrismas Tour 2019
For the 3rd year in a row the BBC Bus, James Hazel and BBC Radio Suffolk has taken Santa on a tour of Suffolk.

Without Issac Chenery for the first year, Vic Tucks comes in the producer and was helpet along by Lois Worrow.

As in other years, its five days and five venues, at each venue we broadcast the James Hazel show on BBC Radio Suffok but also have a VIP joining us. None other than Santa himself.

We started on the 16th of December in Bury St Edmonds before heading on to Beccles, (17th) ,
Hadleigh, (18th), Haslesworth, (19th) and Stowmarket (20th).

Heres a video from each day out on the road plus one other video of an interview in Halesworth.

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Friday, 6 December 2019

BBC Radio Meresyside Toy Appeal 2019

The BBC Radio Meresyside Toy Appeal is an annual event aimed at rasing toys for children on christmas day who would otherwise not have antything to open. 

The toys themslefs are collected by the local Lions cub, (local to whichever part of Liverpool we are in),  so the toys are staying within the area where we collect them.

We often find that the people of Meresyside are very kind and keep giving.  So we keep collecting for them.

This is where we have been 

Saturday, November 30 
Widnes Market,

Tuesday, December 3
New Mersey Shopping Park

Wednesday, December 4
Tesco Extra store, St. Oswalds St, Liverpool

Thursday, December 5
Smyths Toys,  Ravenhead Retail Park, Saint Helens

Friday, December 6
Sainsburys   Birkenhead,                                                   

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Friday, 29 November 2019

BBC Radio Manchester in Middleton

BBC Radio Manchester spent a week away from the studios to broadcast from the town center of Middleton.

Just before the general election of 2019 one of the main topics that they talked about was politics.

On Monday Mike Sweeney came out to do his show from the town center however he was replaced due to not feeling well.

Tuesday and Thursday saw Becky Want come out with Phil Trow doing his drive show on Wednesday.

Mike was feeling better by Friday and came out to finish off the week with his mid morning show.

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Sunday, 3 November 2019

Stockton Fireworks 2019

Every year BBC Tees host the  Stockton Fireworks in Stockton on Tees on the banks of the River Tees.

One of the biggest firework displays in the country, viewed by 30,000 plus in the immediate area and over 50,000 along the banks of the River Tees from Thornaby to Middlesbrough'

In 2019 the BBC Bus joined BBC Tees. There was no broadcasting but we were there simply to meet the listeners. 

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Sunday, 13 October 2019

Leicester's Diwali 2019

The city of Leicester has one of the highest Asia comunitys in the U.K. Because of that Leicester has the biggest Diwali celibrations in England,

Over 35,000 people of all faiths attend the switch on of the lights on the Golden Mile. The festivities are loudest along Belgrave Road, in the heart of the city's Asian community, where the two main events take place each year, and that is where the BBC Bus was this year. 

Having been moved from the Cossington Recreation Ground after very wet weather over the past week, BBC Radio Leicester was based at the BBC Bus on Belgrave Road and Law Street.

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Sunday, 29 September 2019

UCI World Championships, Harrogate 2019

The UCI World Championships are the Road World cycling championships and as such atract teams and suporters from across the world. 

In September 2019 the championship where held in Yorkshire, focused around the town of Harrogate.

Based in the fan zone on the Harrogate Stay, BBC Radio York and BBC Look North (Leeds) both came along each day to broadcast.

It was all going very well until midweek.  Thats when the rains came in. A lot of Yorkshire was under water and the fan zone itself was tuned into a swamp.  The fan zone closed however the racing carried on and so should the briadcasting, from a closed fan zone.

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Monday, 9 September 2019

BBC Stoke in Stafford

BBC Stoke in Stafford
BBC Stoke in Stafford

BBC Radio Stoke love to get out and about and talk to listeners where ever they find them.

Starting on Tuesday the 3rd of September 2019 Bbc Stoke based themselves in the market place of Stafford outside the Guildhall.
BBC Stoke in Stafford
BBC Stoke in Stafford
On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Paula White and Denholm Siegertsz both came out the office and head to Stafford to spend mid-morning finding out what made the people there tick.

But it was until Friday when Perry Spiller came down the A34 and brought his full show from the market place. A fun-filled 3 hours ending with Top-Of–The-Pots in the last half hour.

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Friday, 16 August 2019

Countyfilelive Castle Howard 2019

For the first time BBC Countyfile Live had too venues in 2019.   The northen venue was in the grounds of Castle Howard in North Yorkshire.

BBC Radio York, BBC Radio Humberside, BBC Radio Leeds and BBC Radio Sheffeild all came to Castle Howard to broadcast from the event.

It was at this southen event that had been held at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire since the start of the event, would move to Windsor Great Park in Berkshire for 2020.

The 2020 event at Catstle Howard has been canciled due to finance isuess (Not Covid 19),

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Sunday, 21 July 2019

RHS Tatton Fower Show 2019

The RHS garden shows are a staple of the BBC Bus and have been for years.

In the North West we broadcast from RHS Tatton Park flower show each  year.

With a memorial garden dedicated to the memory of the late BBC North West weather presenter, Diane Oxberry who died suddenly on the 10th of January 2019.   

Due to that garden the BBC Bus didn't just turn up for the broadcast but stayed open to interact with the RHS members and visiters.   Glen Hunt was added to the Bus staff to help with that. 

Mutil briadcast from BBC Radio Lancashire and BBC Radio Manchester where added to broadcast ftom BBC Radio Stoke, BBC Radio Meresyside and BBC Radio Cumbria.  

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