The next step in Arnold’s preparations for his epic voyage around Wales in an inflatable boat, are the sea trials. The forecast is for high winds but will that stop him taking his vessel on to the sea for the first time?
producers - Geoff Ward
Geoff Ward is an accomplished director and one of the most experienced and talented cameraman currently working in documentary programming. He is in constant demand by directors who value his creative eye, his empathy with subjects and his ability to produce outstanding work under often difficult circumstances. Originally a news cameraman at the BBC, Geoff moved into the challenge of documentaries over twenty years ago. His award winning work has been broadcast globally on BBC World News and on all the major UK networks, including “Country File” and “The One Show” for BBC One, “Waterworld” for ITV, plus numerous programmes at C4 and Sky. He has travelled all over the world to record the extraordinary lives of people living in some of the most remote places on the planet. He’s in demand not just as a cameraman, but as a stills photographer and as a director. Despite his globe trotting, Geoff has lived in Shropshire most of his life. To him, it’s home and where his roots are. Using his considerable television experience, Geoff is now leading the team that is creating one of the most exciting new ventures in broadcasting – The County Channel.
Our cameras spent the day with the internationally renowned cartoonists at this years cartoon festival.
The enjoyment many of us feel when watching the birds in our garden, receives a boost over the winter months with colourful and characterful species from the north. Join Ben Waddams in a hunt for our ‘winter visitors’.
In this episode of The Volunteers, we meet a group of enthusiasts from local business, Ricoh, who quietly support their community by offering their time to decorate Santa’s Workshop.
Artist and writer Ben Waddams visits the quarry and landfill site at Wood Lane near Ellesmere, and finds out how a big hole can be turned into a wetland haven for bird life.
Wildlife artist and writer Ben Waddams begins his exploration of Shropshire’s wild places and the wildlife that can be found there by searching for one of Britain’s most ferocious predator fish, the Pike.
This week on The Volunteers, we meet Georgina, who’s between university courses and wants a career working in a large museum. She’s gaining experience in Ironbridge.
In this episode of The Volunteers, we meet Hannah, who expected to get a job on leaving university but soon realised things may not go to plan.
The County Channel is due to launch fully online in September 2012.
Robert Harper and Vicki Archer introduce the County Channel concept in this promotional video, shot in the Shrewsbury Market Hall.