Monday, 5 September 2011

Gardeners Question Time

Thanks to the project leader of Colne In Bloom the Radio 4 show Gardeners' Question Time is coming to the Colne Muni Theatre on the 19th of September.  Michael Osborn applied to the BBC after Colne reached the finals of the Britain in Bloom contest, to offer local gardeners the opportunity to seek advice from some of our best national gardeners.

First broadcast in the BBC northern region from the 'Singing Room' in the Broad Oak Hotel, Ashton-under-Lyne on the 9th of April 1947, the programme was called "How Does Your Garden Grow?" It was inspired by the Dig for Victory campaign and the panel took questions from the Smallshaw Allotments Association.  The programme went national in 1957 and in its time has answered well over 30, 000 questions!

The panel for the Colne show is set to include Christine Walkden, Carol Klein, Bob Flowerdew, Chris Beardshaw, Roy Lancaster and Anne Swithenbank.  

Tickets are available from the Muni box office on 01282 661234. Doors will open from 5.30pm on the 19th of September when the audience can submit their questions with recording starting at 6.30pm.  The show will be aired on September the 23rd at 3pm, repeated on the 25th at 2pm and as always the podcast is available
online to download.

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