An exciting new tv internet programme kicks off this coming weekend, with the debut of Northern Decision Makers.
A monthly current affairs programme filmed especially for the net, it will take a specifically North East slant at the world of politics and public affairs. The first show promises to be a cracker, concentrating on transport and a review of the political landscape here in the North East, with upcoming key elections for the new unitary councils in Durham and Northumberland. Guests will include Tory North East champion and former MP Michael Bates, and Dr Simon Henig, politics academic and Labour deputy leader of Chester-le-Street Borough Council.
The show is being produced by Recognition PR, co-owned by Graham Robb, the Conservative's candidate in the recent Sedgefield by-election. Graham will be hosting the show with yours truly, (playing Michael Portillo to my Diane Abbott?). It promises to be a lively show - neither Graham nor I are short of opinions - and there should be plenty of debating points to chew over as well as the usual political banter.
Recognition's broadbandtv Channel can be found here. The show will go live on air soon after we've recorded it on Saturday.