Articles about Regional Television in the northern North West of England about shortfalls in Regional Programming, and how the northern two thirds of the North West is sidelined by BBC North West Tonight, ITV Granada Reports and BBC Look North (Newcastle).

About Me

I am a 50 year old man who lives near Alston in the north-east of Cumbria, where I have lived for most of my life. I work as a free-lance Book-keeper.

In 1992 I graduated from Lancaster University with a degree in Environmental Science and I lived in Lancaster for 14 years afterwards. I used to regularly watch BBC North West Tonight and can remember my dismay whilst studying at Lancaster University when, on 27th September 1991, I discovered that BBC North West Tonight chopped- off all but southernmost Cumbria: “No more news from Home [near Alston] whilst at University”, I sighed!

Get In Touch

  • iapennell@yahoo.co.uk

6 thoughts on “Home

  1. Wonderful website you have here but I was curious if you knew of any user discussion forums that cover the same topics discussed here? I’d really love to be a part of community where I can get advice from other experienced people that share the same interest. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Thank you!

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    1. Dear Barton

      I am happy that you enjoy the Website and associated articles? Do you live in the North West?

      There is not a lot out there in terms of Regional Forums of any description that will enable you to discuss Regional Television with like-minded folk in the same part of the country. Digital Spy (https://forums.digitalspy.com/) is the best, but there’s also TV Forum where they just talk about style and presentation rather than the content of programmes.

      On this Website there is a platform where you can discuss the merits of Regional Television in different parts of North West England- https://northwestisnorthwest.org/northwest-england-discussion-forums/

      Do discuss and share this Website with your friends and family. The more folk can write in and organise to contact BBC North West Tonight and ITV1 Granada if they are not happy with the amount of Regional News coverage for their area the more likely it is that something will happen.


      Ian Pennell

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  2. Howdy just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The words in your article seem to be running off the screen in Ie. I’m not sure if this is a formatting issue or something to do with web browser compatibility but I figured I’d post to let you know. The design and style look great though! Hope you get the problem resolved soon. Cheers

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    1. I am pleased that you like the Website. If you live in the North West, do tell your friends and family about it. The more people who look at the articles and realise that they are being short- changed by BBC North West Tonight and ITV Granada Reports the more influence we can bring to bear on Regional Television broadcasters in the North West of England.

      Ian pennell
      (NorthWest Is NorthWest Manager, Cumbria)


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