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‘The Cockfields’ Sitcom Isle of Wight-based – now being filmed

Two Episodes of Mash Joe Wilkinson Dianne Morgan

The new sitcom, starring Joe Wilkinson of 8 out of 10 cats does Countdown and Diane Morgan of Cunk on Britain and a host of others, including Kim Cattrall (Sex and the City), is filming now.

Tuesday, 4th June, 2019 6:51pm

By Simon Perry with 2 readers' comments

BBC’s ‘Escape to the Country’ on the Isle of Wight (catch up)

Escape to the country

The Isle of Wight will be on our TV screens today (Tuesday) as Jules Hudson heads across the water to property-shop with a couple looking to find their dream home.

Tuesday, 12th March, 2019 10:25am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight produce praised to the hilt in James Martin’s Great British Adventure

james martin and paul griffin

A great deal of love is shown for Isle of Wight produce by TV chef, James Martin, in the latest episode of his 'Great British Adventure’, shown on ITV earlier this week and available on catch-up. Details within.

Thursday, 7th March, 2019 8:12pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

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