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Last day to sign petition to save free TV licences for over 75s

happy older woman

If you agree with Age UK that over 75s should continue to still receive free TV licences, today is the last day to add your signature to an online petition.

Monday, 11th February, 2019 2:18pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

‘Celebrity 5 Go Camping’ on the Isle of Wight

'Celebrity Five go camping' promo shot

Not quite camping, a bit more like glamping, as the Celebrity Five stay in a converted 1965 Falklands helicopter during their visit to the Isle of Wight.

Tuesday, 22nd January, 2019 2:13pm

By Sally Perry

450+ deaths at Gosport War Memorial Hospital the focus of BBC’s Panorama

gosport war memorial hospital

Almost on our doorstep, over 450 people died in questionable circumstances whilst at Gosport War Memorial Hospital - many there for recuperation. Here are further details about the Panorama programme focusing on it tonight.

Monday, 21st January, 2019 5:17pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

New Year’s Day boost for Isle of Wight tourism thanks to French TV

french drone footage of sheep on the isle of wight

This five minute segment shown on French TV is a fantastically cost effective way of promoting the Isle of Wight as a destination and will remain on the broadcaster's Website for 12 months. Watch here.

Friday, 4th January, 2019 2:14pm

By Simon Clark with 2 readers' comments

Work from Isle of Wight animators features on Sky Arts mini-series

undiscovered - justin mason animations

We're big fans of the work of Justin Mason (aka Drivelsieve) so chuffed to bits for him and his brother whose work features in this latest mini-series on Sky Arts tonight and tomorrow night

Wednesday, 19th December, 2018 4:44pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight is the destination for this week’s BBC Countryfile

artecology on countryfile

Check out our friends from Artecology on this Sunday's Countryfile programme on BBC from 5.25pm.

Friday, 7th December, 2018 12:13pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight-developed BAE SAMPSON radar system excels when 17 Russian jets showed ‘Brazen Hostility’ to HMS Duncan, Type 45 Destroyer

HMS Duncan exterior - Warship: Life at Sea - Channel 5 - Artlab Films - @mark_tatts on Twitter

This evening (Monday) you can watch the Isle of Wight-developed SAMPSON radar system protect the UK's most advanced warship, Type-45 Destroyer, against a raid on it by 17 Russian fighter aircraft.

Monday, 3rd December, 2018 1:07pm

By Simon Perry with one comment

Don’t miss Isle of Wight sailors on your TV screens

XOD with John Sergeant

Look out for Michael Buerk and John Sergeant on your TV screens tonight when they'll be sailing in the Solent with the XOD class sailors from Cowes Corinthian YC.

Friday, 30th November, 2018 11:45am

By Tina Scott

Video: Wonderful Isle of Wight Pride feature on BBC’s InsideOut

iw pride inside out segment

There are some touching and heartfelt stories in this great feature on the BBC's Inside Out programme about this year's Isle of Wight and UK Pride.

Friday, 21st September, 2018 4:48pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

BBC1 screening offers unique insight into UKPride 2018

uk pride

Commissioned by Solent Productions, working with Solent University students, this segment on BBC1's Inside Out programme will provide a unique insight into UKPride2018 which took place on the Isle of Wight this summer.

Monday, 3rd September, 2018 4:15pm

By Sally Perry

Tragic death of homeless woman from the Isle of Wight features in ‘Homeless Britain’ series

jayne simpson as a teenager

Channel Four News share the tragic story of the death of a woman who grew up on the Isle of Wight. Jayne Simpson was just one of 133 homeless people who have passed away since October last year.

Monday, 13th August, 2018 6:54pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

See the Isle of Wight on Gardeners’ World later this week

ventnor botanic garden

Tune in on Friday to see Gardeners' World presenter, Mark Lane, make a visit to the Isle of Wight.

Monday, 6th August, 2018 1:00pm

By Sally Perry