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Berkshire residents have their say on Video Nation

Category: Radio Berkshire

Date: 21.06.2004
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BBC Berkshire is offering Berkshire people the chance to have their say on camera.

Whatever the topic this is the opportunity to share views and experiences with others, locally and nationally through the BBC's Video Nation project.

Berkshire residents Polly Falconer from Reading; Maggie Barnes, a grandmother from Whitley; and Georgia Pravda from Caversham Heights have already made their tapes.

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Anyone can register themselves to take part.

A Video Nation producer will deliver the equipment and give advice on how to use it, but those who are not technical need not feel intimidated – previous knowledge or skill with a cam-recorder is not required.

The finished tapes will be edited for, and may be selected for; played out on BBC Radio Berkshire; or even broadcast on television if the participants agree.

Marianne Bell, Managing Editor, BBC Radio Berkshire says: "BBC Radio Berkshire and exist to tell the stories of people who live here.

"We are always looking for new ways to get under the skin of the county.

"The Video Nation project lets people tell their own tale, talking straight to camera rather than through a BBC journalist.

"It will give our audience a whole new insight into some of Berkshire's characters and be great fun for those who take part."

Video Nation is an acclaimed BBC community programme. It started in 1993 as an experimental television and archive project and currently over 1300 individuals and groups have taken part, recording their thoughts and experiences on a huge range of topics from naturism to bungee-jumping.

Together these films form a snapshot of life in Britain in the 21st century as well as constituting a social history archive.

Those who want to take part can do so by visiting or by emailing




Category:Radio Berkshire

Date: 21.06.2004
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