In partnership with the BBC Alumni Network we are producing a special event taking place at MediaCityUK in Salford on Monday 20th March.  The event, in association with the BBC Alumni Network and the British Entertainment History Project will talk about the evolution of broadcasting in Manchester and the North-West, and particularly its significance during the “golden age” of comedy and light entertainment.  Our fellow committee member, Colin Sykes and former correspondent on ‘North West Tonight’ will speak about the BBC’s broadcasting history in Manchester and Salford ‘From Dickenson Road to Salford Quays via Oxford Road’ .  Mike Dick,  from The British Entertainment History Project (BEHP) will be introducing archive from their collection, in particular an interview with legendary light entertainment Producer John Ammonds,  There will be anecdotes and archive clips galore and an opportunity for you to share your memories of working in the North West.  We will also be joined by members of the BBC Alumni.

Doors open at 6.00pm for registration and refreshments and the event begins at 7.00pm .  We anticipate the evening ending with audience Q&A with a Drinks Reception at 8.00pm until 9.00pm.

If you’d be interested in joining us for this fascinating and entertaining event then please click on the link below to claim your free space:

Published On: February 16th, 2023 / 1.1 min read / Views: 386 /


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