Thursday, 6 December 2007

Flowerpot's 30 seconds of TV Fame

Tonight the Westcountry Hall of Fame programme series starts on ITV Westcountry (ITV1) at 1930 (that’s 7.30pm to the likes of me).

I have to say here that the fame in the programme title refers, sadly, not to my participation but to those featured - i.e. famous writers. Of which I am not one YET.

Tonight's programme will feature writers, music and painters. The second one on 13th December looks at entrepreneurs, politicians, campaigners. Programme 3 looks at sailor/adventurers, inventors, visionaries on 20th Dec, and the last programme on Thursday 27th December is all about saving lives, soldiers, sporting heroes.

As Dermot, the producer, says,

“In addition – and to facilitate viewers’ votes – we will have a strong presence on the new, dedicated ITV Westcountry web page: http://www.itvlocal.com/westcountry which will go "live" for each programme immediately after transmission. This will guide online visitors through the voting process, and will allow them to view either the entire programme or – to refresh memories for those who will already have seen it – the background films on the nominees. Do please log on to vote yourself and, perhaps more importantly, ask all of your friends, colleagues and neighbours to do the same!! The results of the viewer voting for each programme will be posted on the website on the Monday following the programme, and will be announced soon thereafter on “Westcountry Live” (weekday evenings 1800-1830 on ITV1).

We are sure you understand that we have had to edit the discussions (which averaged about 25 minutes) down to a fraction of that. Sadly, to squeeze 3 categories into a programme that runs for 23 minutes in total, each discussion runs for less than 4 minutes or so. Rest assured, though, that we have chosen the very best of the discussions, that every panel member contributes, and that all five nominees get a mention. This means that some material that we had hoped to include has had to be dropped, but the end result has much better pace and rhythm without hesitation, repetition etc.

We hope you enjoy watching.”

It will be interesting to see whether my bit about Mary Wesley and sex will remain in. I’ll just have to wait till this evening to see my 30 seconds of fame..

21 comments:

Rebecca Taunton said...

Oh! I'm all excited, I can't wait to see it FP. Just think, I'll be living next to someone who's famous! ;@)

Flowerpot said...

I'm dreading it RT. I'm the most unphotogenic person alive!

Rebecca Taunton said...

I'm sure that's not true FP!

laurie said...

wow, what fun! (and don't worry--none of us is photogentic in our own minds, flowerpot. i bet you look terrific.)

Graham, Prince & Tilly said...

Oooh - I'll have to see if I can get your ITV region on my Skybox....

Flowerpot said...

laurie - I'm not sure that fun is the right word. I'm now bitterly regretting mentioning it - except that most of you won't be able to see it!

Flowerpot said...

oh NO Graham! Please god that the weather will completely screw things up so you cant get ITV!

ChrisH said...

Right - I shall have to tinker with the wilder regions of Sky (oo-er!) to see if I can find you!

Flowerpot said...

chris - well, I'm flattered and now wishing I'd kept my mouth shut.

Totty Teabag said...

The vagaries of the satellite footprint means that we alternate between Granada and the Channel Islands version of ITV, so I shall probably miss your erudition. I think Mary Wesley should be required reading in schools; she had an instinct for what really matters in life. I am sure your enthusiasm will shine through on the programme.

Akelamalu said...

I'll look out for it, though since we got the new HD telly it's all a bit of a mystery to me! :(

Anyway you will tell us tomorrow if you were on right?

Akelamalu said...

PS I've posted the second Christmas Carol Quiz today.

Flowerpot said...
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Flowerpot said...

totty - thank god someone's going to miss it. So glad to find another Mary Wesley fan.

Ak - yes I will report back tomorrow - though I will probably be cringing by then! I had a look at your Christmas carol quiz and my brain went completely dead! Will try later..

Miss Understood said...

I can't wait to see this! Hey, I may even record it! I bet you're gonna be wonderful.

Lane said...

Oooh how exciting. Gosh it seems ages ago when you talked about recording this!

(and I bet you looked just great:-)

elizabethm said...

Well,were you on?

Ellee Seymour said...

Unfortunately, it looks like I missed it as it is now 9.25pm, I look forward to your update on this.

Flowerpot said...

MissU - dont know about wonderful...!!

lane - not as bad as i'd feared, certainly. Relief!

Flowerpot said...

elizabeth - yes I was!!

ellee - well there wasnt much to miss, but I enjoyed doing it..

The Rotten Correspondent said...

I'm late, but reading in order. Fingers crossed...