Commissions welcomed! We are available for Radio and TV work, Event Compering, PR and Media Consultancy, Ghostwriting
- also foreign language translation and interpreting in French, German, Italian, Spanish and a bit of Dutch and Czech....

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Postcard From Blackpool - Number 2

Looking back at Blackpool FC's dramatic play off final win at Wembley, Fleetwood Town's promotion to the Conference, Clarins evening at Ribby Hall and a review of the new Clock House cafe in St Annes. Also a preview of shows on Blackpool's North Pier this summer with Tony Jo.

This is available as a speech only file or fully engineered with music and jingles at lengths to suit.

Blackpool Grand Theatre Preview - June & July



Looking ahead to what's on at Blackpool Grand Theatre over the coming weeks.

East Lancs Theatre Guide

What's coming up at Burnley Mechanics, Bacup Royal Court and Todmorden Hippodrome Theatres. Also looking ahead to the Colne RnB Festival in August and the special advance ticket offer.

Friday, 28 May 2010

Nightfright at Blackpool Grand - Neil Roberts Interview




A telephone interview with Neil Roberts recorded on Thursday.

A 2 minute interview package is available talking about the "NightFright" touring theatre production.

Also: as a 5 minute package where he also talks about being in the US TV show "Charmed", and a forthcoming episode of the BBC's "Doctors" and compares making TV in England and the US.

Sound clips to follow

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Clarins Evening At Ribby Hall



We attended a Clarins make up and skincare evening at the Ribby Hall resort on Thursday evening. Here's Lucy with Sally and Sammi and the whole team of demonstrators. You'll be able to hear more about this fascinating and enjoyable evening in our next "Postcard From Blackpool" broadcast!

RAF Association Conference In Blackpool




Here's a photo fromm last weekend - Lucy with our adopted 89 year old war veteran Roy Hardacre at the RAFA Conference held at the Winter Gardens - music provided by the superb RAF dance band.

One Night In Vegas at Blackpool Grand


The sensational "One Night In Vegas" show - featuring Martyn Lucas - is appearing the Blackpool Grand Theatre for one night only on Saturday 5th June.
We have a 2 or 5 minute telephone interview feature available - listen to the preview clip above.

WIN TICKETS!

You can win a pair of tickets to the show by joining the "One Night In Vegas" Facebook group. Each day the TENTH person to join up will win a free pair of tickets for the show on 5th June.

For more information about the show and to sign up,visit www.onenightinvegas.co.uk

To book tickets or find out more about what's on at the Grand Theatre, visit www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Tony Jo Interview - Coming Up In Blackpool...




A fascinating chat with Blackpool comedian and promoter Tony Jo looking ahead to this summer's shows on the North Pier, Armed Forces Week and his plans to raise money for a bus for local schools.

Tailored interview now packages available - listen here to the preview clips.

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Blackpool Promoted - but Lucy Predicted it last August!


Well done Blackpool - promoted to the Premier League to the surprise of many but not our Lucy... Ever since Blackpool beat Everton in a preseason friendly back in August, Lucy has been telling anybody who would listen that Blackpool could do it..and now they have!

Actually Lucy is quite a talisman for local sports teams, since we have been watching live sports together, she has seen:

1999: Darwen FC get to Lancashire Cup Final and narrowly lose out on penalties to conference side Morecambe.
2000: Peterborough Utd win the 3rd Division play off final at Wembley.
Blackpool Cricket Club win the Thwaites Creamflow Trophy
2008 Peterborough United win promotion from League Two
2009 Peterborough United win promotion from League One
Peterborough Pirates ice hockey team win the Christmas Cup - their first trophy since 1987.
Nelson FC and Colne FC win promotion to the NWCFL Premier Division
Clitheroe FC win promotion to the Unibond League
Clitheroe FC reach the /Lancashire Cup Final but lose to Mossley
Accrington Stanley win promotion form Unibod 1st Division, Unibond Premier League and Conference to regain football league status. Accrington win lancashire Cup
Fleetwood Town win NWCFL Division 2, NWCFL 1, Unibond 1st Div, Unibond Premier Div and Blue Square North
2009: Lancashire beat Yorkshire in the Roses match at Fylde Rugby Club and then win the county championship
2009: Blackpool Panthers win Northern Rail 9s Trophy.
2009: England Ladies Football Team beat Malta 8-0 in World Cup Qualifier
2010: Fylde Rugby Club beat Preston Grasshoppers to retain the Lancashire Cup
2010: Fleetwood Town win promotion in Blue Square North Play Offs
2010: Blackpool FC win promotion in Championship play offs.

I make that 25 significant achievements in 11 years - not bad, eh...?

If you want us at your sports club's matches, just drop us a line...

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Postcard From Blackpool - Number 1



A digest version of "Best Kept Secrets" suitbale for syndication, basically an audio diary of "our" week in Blackpool including:

Opening of the new Victoran te Room on Northpier, including intevriew clips from North Pier manager David Staveley, Blackpool Town Cryer Barry McQueen and comedian and promoter Tony Jo.

Final of Miss Fylde Coast Competition: interviews with contestants, regional organiser Mark Jones and winner Kerry Capoverde.

Bill Barrow Trio play for Cancer Care.

Telephone preview of Colin Fry - TV medium - on North Pier.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Fawlty Towers at Pendle Hippodrome - Cast Preview



For info and tickets visit www.phtheatre.co.uk

Anything Goes at Lowther Pavilion - Cast Preview



Why not go along and see The St Annes Amateur Operatic Society's production of the Cole Porter musical "Anything Goes" at Lowther Pavilion in Lytham St Annes from 29th May to 5th June.

We sat in on a rehearsal recently and it looks as if it should be a really superb show! Lots of humour, dancing and songs you'll all know.

For info and tickets visit www.lowtherpavilion.co.uk or www,stannesoperatics.co.uk

Colin Fry on Blackpool's North Pier - Preview and Telephone Interview



TV medium Colin Fry will be presenting his psychic demonstrations at Blackpool's North Pier Theatre on the first Thursday of the month through until October.

We have available a 2 minute telephone interview package with Colin looking ahead to the show and talking about his experiences as a medium.

Available free of charge to not for profit community and internet broadcasters.

Monday, 17 May 2010

You Can Now Hear Us On East Lancs Radio !

(click on this title to go to the East Lancs Radio website - but do come back, won't you...)


Yes - it's true! We have just arranged to provide Best Kept Secrets, What's On features and interviews to East Lancs internet radio. Find them at www.east-lancs-radio.co.uk.

Watch this space for more exciting developments!

Bill Barrow Trio Support Cancer Care



The Bill Barrow Trio - featuring Lynne Fox on vocals - played for a charity coffee morning and sponsored swim in aid of cancer charities at the De Vere Hotel in Blackpool.

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Panthers Roar To Record Haul





It was very much one way traffic as Blackpool Panthers beat Gateshead Thunder 132-0 to maintain their 100% record in Cooperative Championship 1.

It was 60 - 0 at half time and Tom Hemingway went on to kick an incredible 22 conversions without missing a single kick.

Find out more about Blackpool Panthers at www.blackpoolpanthers-rlfc.co.uk

Support SASHFEST in Nelson - Bank Holiday Sunday

(click on this title to hear a sound clip about Sashfest)



Support All Serving Heroes a with a fun day out at SASHfest at the Nelson ACE centre on Bank Holiday Sunday in aid of both Help For Heroes and the Royal British Legion.

It's just £5 for 10 hours of music and entertainment, with something for everybody.

Listen to organiser Sue Madigan tell all about it on our "Best Kept Secrets" radio show on Fylde FM - and be inspired!

Why not buy a stylish limited edition Sashfest T shirt - as modelled here by Lucy - and get a great souvenir....?

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Hi De Hi - Nikki Kelly Exclusive Telephone Interview



An exclusive telephone interview today with Nikki Kelly - original cast member from TV's Hi de Hi talking about her stage role as dance professional Yvonne Stewart-Hargreaves and looking ahead to the show's run at Blackpool's Grand Theatre next week. Plus a unique opportunity to join the cast on stage as a guest performer for the day...

Finished interview packages and dry voice interviews at various lengths available for syndication free of charge for community stations and non profit making internet broadcasters.


Email poshupnorth@googlemail.com for details.

Friday, 14 May 2010

Kerry Is Miss Fylde Coast 2010!






Lytham St Annes based school teacher 23 year old Kerry Capoverde was crowned Miss Fylde Coast in a thrilling final at the Dalmeny Hotel on St Annes Sea front. She will now go forward to the semi final of Miss England, in the hope of qualifying for Miss World 2010.

Runner Up was Leigh Osgerby and there was a tie for 3rd place between Charlotte Latus and Jessica Berry.

Charlotte Latus won the public vote and goes through to a special Miss Popularity semi final with a chance to get through to the Miss England final proper. Charlotte also won the Miss Charity award for raising the most money for the Variety Club of Great Britain and also qualifies for the Miss Charity semi final.

For more information about the competition, visit
http://www.miss-fylde-coast.co.uk/ and wwwmissengland.info

New Victorian Tea Room On Blackpool's North Pier




We were lucky enough to be invited to the opening of the new Victorian Tea Room on Blackpool's North Pier on Friday afternoon - and what a treat it turned out to be!

There were exquisite sandwiches, scones and cakes to try out and the Tea Room has had its very own "North Pier Tea" blends developed by J Atkinson & Co. of Lancaster. There will be also be a guest coffee every month to try out.

The Tea Room was officially opened by Blackpool Town Cryer Barry McQueen and the opening was attended by around 60 invited guests.

We had a chat with Barry McQueen, Tony Jo and Elaine Fossett and took tea and cakes with top performers Tony Martin from the "Kings Of Swing" and Leanne Fury.

The walls of the tea room have been furnished with photos of Victorian views in the town and will transport many visitors back to a bygone era. There is seating inside the tea rooms for up to 100 guests and an outside seating area to make the most of the sea views.

North Pier has long been regarded as the pier with the most historical significance with its cast iron railings and traditional carousel ride. The tea rooms will be a great addition to the end of the pier and provide a real haven for visitors.

Paul Fairclough, Six Piers operations executive said: “This is a natural development for the pier which already has so much history attached to it. We already run a very successful Victorian tea room on one of our other piers in Eastbourne and we know that visitors enjoy the relaxing surroundings and tasty treats on offer.”

The tea room is open daily from 10am and will also be licensed to serve selected wines and beers - we would definitely recommend a visit!

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Hi De Hi At The Grand - Nikki Kelly Interview!







The stage version of TV comedy Hi De Hi is on at Blackpool's Grand Theatre next week - visit www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk for info and tickets.

Watch this space for an exclusive interview with original TV cast member Nikki Kelly to be broadcast on Fylde FM next week!

http://www.box.net/shared/udedro24rf

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Dirk Benedict Plays Columbo At Blackpool Grand!





On at the Grand Theatre in Blackpool from 11th to 15th May - for info and tickets visit www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk.

Watch this space for an exclusive interview with the former A Team star!

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Exclusive Interview With Buzz Hawkins - Creator of " The Bradshaws"


Tune in to our show on Fylde FM at 1pm on Friday to hear this exclusive interview with Buzz Hawkins. Just click on www.fyldefm.com.

Photo Shoot for 1966 Dinner at Burnley Mechanics