Notts TV has launched an innovative new live and interactive programme on Nottingham memories.
Each Sunday at noon, popular local presenter Paul Robey now hosts three hours weekly of music and viewer recollections from the ’50s ’60s, ’70s and ’80s.
Paul hosted an oldies radio programme for the BBC for over a decade until March this year, but this new Notts TV initiative sees archive photographs accompanying the music and chat in a unique partnership with picturenottingham.co.uk.
“Creating a multi-media programme like this on TV has been a totally new experience for me after a forty year career in radio. I was keen for it to be live as it is the stories from viewers that really bring the programme alive. Songs always set off the memories – and now treasured photographs help too. I’ve really missed being on-air – and it’s wonderful that so many old friends have now got in touch with their stories”, said Paul.
Chris Breese, Notts TV’s channel manager, added: “Nottingham has one of the very few independent TV channels in the UK, thanks to support from Nottingham Trent University, and we believe that this sort of ambitious programme, drawing on Paul’s incredible heritage in the area, is a great addition to our schedule. We’ve been taken aback by the level of response.”