Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Appearance on BBC Breakfast for Slow TV and Saltstraumen

Me, Thomas Hellum & Naga Munchetty
Norway has another Slow TV event on its way for 7th May - the changing of the tide at Saltstraumen. Picked up by UK media last weekend I got an email drop in from BBC Breakfast on Saturday afternoon. There aren't many folk who can speak knowledgeably and insightfully about Slow TV in the UK, so, yours truly fitted the bill... a very early get up for a Sunday morning (05:15) and two interviews at 0655 and 0855.

BBC Breakfast 17th April 
The second interview was shared with Thomas Hellum, Slow TV project manager and one of the innovators of the format from NRK Hordaland, in Bergen. It was all over very quickly, as befits most media experience, but I'm very glad to have had the opportunity to speak about Slow TV. It seems a very simple format, a very simple idea - but the way it plays out for the broadcaster and is received by the audience is a very complex, manifold experience. Here's to more speaking out for Slow TV. Bring it on.

If you wish to catch more than a few seconds of the Norwegian Ferry journey from 2012 (also refer to Thomas' t-shirt!), the entire Hurtigruten Minutt for Minutt is available here.

Slow Television - The Slow TV Blog

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