Blog by Inclusive’s Nottingham researcher Kate Chaplin on how we have produced 22 TV programmes in six months.
Here at the Inclusive Nottingham office, we have had an extraordinary six months creating programmes for the local channel, Notts TV. So far, we have made 22 programmes for the channel – nine for the Nottingham ‘Now and Then’ series, and 13 for the ‘Day in the Life’ series.
As a Researcher at Inclusive Digital, I have been responsible for gathering content as well as sourcing contributors and finding filming locations.
Nottingham ‘Now and Then’ is presented by a pool of local history experts, who explore the city’s heritage and discover how the past has shaped Nottingham today.
For each episode of ‘Day In the Life’ we go behind the scenes at a range of venues and organisations to find out what it takes to run each place; from the National Ice Centre to Nottingham’s local market.
Here is a list of our programmes so far:
Nottingham Now and Then:
Episode 1: Trams and The Lace Market
Episode 2: Nottingham Castle and World War 1
Episode 3: Notts County Football Club and The Meadows Community
Episode 4: Nottingham Caves
Episode 5: Nottingham Breweries
Episode 6: Local Authors and Toton Archaeological Dig
Episode 7: Nottingham Railways
Episode 8: Boots
Episode 9: Newstead Abbey
A Day In The Life:
Episode 1: The Theatre Royal
Episode 2: National Ice Centre
Episode 3: Oak House Veterinary Centre
Episode 4: Galleries of Justice Museum
Episode 5: Nottingham’s Official Robin Hood
Episode 6: Sherwood Forest Ranger
Episode 7: Stonebridge City Farm
Episode 8: Newark International Antiques and Collectors Fair
Episode 9: Holme Pierrepont Country Park and National Water Sports Centre
Episode 10: Green’s Windmill and Science Centre
Episode 11: RSPCA Radcliffe-on-Trent Animal Shelter
Episode 12: Harts Hotel and Restaurant
Episode 13: Victoria Market.
We have a great production team working on these programmes, including: Stephen Arkell, Ben Jay, Rehannah Mian, Silvia de Abreu, David Skerry and Steve Cowper.
It has been a fascinating process, and I look forward to making many more programmes in the future!
Kate Chaplin, Inclusive Digital Researcher