How to Get on TV

How to get on TV















This press cutting from the Birmingham Evening Mail dates from July 31st 1998. It features two shows from BBC Birmingham – Cafe 21, and the Really Useful Show. Cafe 21, was an Asian youth series, which discussed issues affecting young British Asians. The Really Useful Show was a BBC1 Daytime consumer affairs series.

Thanks to Dharmesh Rajput for sharing the cutting.


The Really Useful Week














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The Really Useful Show was a BBC1 Daytime magazine show, which tended to concentrate on consumer items. It began in 1996, and was presented by a repertory company including: Chris Choi, Kaye Adams and Cheryl Baker. The series editor was Huw Marks.  The Really Useful Week was a spin-off to the main series. The Really Useful Week with this specific title card, was a week long initiative to encourage volunteering. It was transmitted in Feb 98 and won the Royal Television Society Community Programming Award. It featured the usual presenting team going to charities and services that required help and taking calls in the Hub from viewers to match the jobs.

Thanks to Ian Collins for making this grab available, and to Caroline Jones for providing the information.