Ahead of next week’s Mustard TV launch time to meet the stars who will appear on your screens

Mustard TV team. 
Photo by Simon Finlay. Mustard TV team. Photo by Simon Finlay.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
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Ahead of next week’s Mustard TV launch, we get to know the talented team that will appear on your screens from Monday.

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Mustard TV team. Beth Davison.
Photo by Simon Finlay.Mustard TV team. Beth Davison. Photo by Simon Finlay.

Beth Davison, presenter of the Mustard Show

1) What does Norwich mean to you?

I came to Norwich eight years ago after leaving the hills of Mid Wales to go to university. For me it’s wide skies, flat land and a little more sun.

Mustard TV team. Michael Bailey.
Photo by Simon Finlay.Mustard TV team. Michael Bailey. Photo by Simon Finlay.

2) What is your favourite spot in Norwich and why?
There are so many places I love in the city, but one of my favorites is Biddy’s tea shop.

3) How long have you been a presenter and how did you get there?
I used to be a radio host and had almost a decade behind the mic as a presenter and voiceover artist.

Mustard TV team. Dan Bancroft.
Photo by Simon Finlay.Mustard TV team. Dan Bancroft. Photo by Simon Finlay.

4) What do your previous jobs include?
I’ve parked tractors at the Royal Welsh Show, sold ice-creams, and was also a waitress, where I lasted five weeks.

5) Tell us something no-one else knows about you...

When I was two years old I had my right kidney removed and 20 years later doctors discovered that I’d grown it back!

Mustard TV team. Tom Vince.
Photo by Simon Finlay.Mustard TV team. Tom Vince. Photo by Simon Finlay.

Mustard TV bringing all things Norfolk to your screens

Former Norwich City star Darren Eadie looks forward to his starring role with the Mustard TV team

Dan Bancroft, presenter/producer

1) What does Norwich mean to you?

I went on my travels a few years ago and Norwich is still my favourite city.

2) Favourite spot in Norwich and why?

The sign post to Framingham Earl, the village I grew up in the south of the city. When I was working away for so many years the signpost meant I wasn’t far away from a roast dinner at my parents house!

3) What is your experience in your current field?

I’ve been a presenter for two years and a producer for four years in shopping TV. My first job in TV was in 2001 for Trisha at Anglia TV.

4) What do your previous jobs include?

Setting up meeting rooms for conferences, waiter, barman, handing out chocolate in supermarkets.

5) Tell us something no-one at Mustard knows about you...

For my 25th birthday my friends changed my name by Deed Poll, but that’s another story.

Kate Wincup, producer on The Mustard Show

1) What does Norwich mean to you?

Norwich is my home-town, or ‘Endz’ as the youth say. I’ve been living in Manchester for 10 years, so being back in Norwich is lovely. And it’s easier to scrounge money from my parents.

2) Favourite spot in Norwich and why?

The pub. Almost any of them. Oh and Mousehold’s, quite nice I suppose.

3) What is your experience in your current field?

I’ve been producing for a couple of years, most recently on The Jeremy Kyle Show at ITV.

4) Why should people tune in to Mustard TV?

Because original television production in the region has been far too quiet for too long. We’re here to give the people of Norfolk genuine, warm, witty programming that they can be involved in. I’m passionate about us proving that you don’t have to be in a massive city to produce great TV.

Mark Summers, video journalist with the news team

1) What does Norwich mean to you?

I’ve only been here a few months but I’m already loving it. It’s a great city and a fantastic hub for the county.

2) Favourite spot in Norwich & why?

I’m already a big fan of the bacon butty stands on the market. I aim to try out each one – great journalism is based on thorough research, after all!

3) What do your previous jobs include?

I worked in a church for four years and my summer jobs included washing up at a racecourse and working in a timber yard!

4) Something no-one at Mustard knows about you?

I’m learning to juggle. It’s not going well!

Michael Bailey, sports editor, correspondent, presenter

1) What does Norwich mean to you?

It’s my home. I’ve spent plenty of time in other places, but it always comes back to Norwich and Norfolk. I think the people who live here get that too.

2) Favourite spot in Norwich and why?

Norwich Arts Centre – I love the atmosphere around the place and the acoustics in the main auditorium.

3) What is your experience in your current field?

Sitting in reception, winging a fanzine about Norwich City. And repeating the trick in the rain outside Premier League football grounds. I’ve hosted a sport show on Future Radio and a few podcasts for a while too. I’ve been a sports journalist for the county’s newspaper titles for more than six years.

4) What do your previous jobs include?

Singer/songwriter (although it didn’t actually pay anything), pensions guru, West End show ticketing set-up maestro, alternative music sales executive (ish), paper boy.

5) Something no-one at Mustard knows about you?

Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason said he liked my songs. I don’t even care if he was just being polite.

Rob Setchell, Mustard TV newsreader

1) What does Norwich mean to you?

I moved here a year ago. Now it’s starting to feel like home.

2) What’s your favourite spot in Norwich and why?

I like Whitlingham Broad, Castle Gardens and basking in the mud of Eaton Park’s Sunday League footy pitches.

3) What is your experience in your current field?

I did my journalism training at The University of Sheffield before moving back to my home town of St Ives in Cambridgeshire. I worked as a news and sports reporter for more than two years before moving to Norwich last March for a taste of Mustard.

4) What do your previous jobs include?

My part-time jobs through school and university included everything from cricket coaching to working as a waiter.

5) Why should people tune in to Mustard TV?

You’ll get television that’s honest, informative, entertaining and, most importantly, truly local.

Tom Vince, In his dual role as presenter and producer, Tom co-stars in the ‘Mustard Must Try’ series currently available online, and we will be seeing more of him on screen when Mustard TV launches next Monday.

1) What does Norwich mean to you?

Norwich is just a trove of hidden gems! One of the best things about the city is that the place has pretty much everything, you just have to spend a bit of time looking for it!

2) Favourite spot in Norwich & why?

In the Summer, at the Jenny Lind community basketball court for some relaxed, early evening competition! In the Winter – At the dry ski slope in Trowse, keeping sharp for the upcoming ski season (plus falling over… a lot).

3) What is your experience in your current field?

I started work in television around 2010, when after finishing sixth form I decided to launch my own fledgling production company. We specialised in the filming and broadcast of Martial Arts events from across the country and eventually secured a twice weekly broadcast slot on Sky television.

As far as presenting goes, I started out at a few martial arts events (if you can call shouting really loudly and making fun of drunk crowd members presenting). Then, eventually progressed into the presentation of more complex features and live studio based events!

4) What do your previous jobs include?

Martial Arts Instructor: 2001 – present (I still do it part time, for fun)

Fight Sports Commentator – 2010 – present

Does washing windows and cutting grass count? (yes, of course Tom)… If so, I’m a practiced pro!

5) Tell us something no-one at Mustard knows about you?

I LOVE country music. Not just a bit of the Eagles – I’m talking Deep-South banjo strumming, ten gallon hat wearing tunage!

11 comments

  • Melamighty, I agree with one part of your response. These new employees should perhaps have been described as "slight twinkles". However, I contest the part about a local channel (although your "local Chanel" may smell nicer) with local people. Several of these local people do not seem to be local at all. Let's wait and see how many howlers we get when we find them referring to local places such as Cley, Wymondham, Happisburgh or even Heigham and Magdalen Streets. Having said this, my comments should not be taken as prejudiced criticism of the channel and I do wish Mustard well and hope it succeeds.

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    Bunter

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014

  • Wow, looks dull.

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    dan

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014

  • I find it hard to believe that this bunch of unknowns can be publicised as "Stars". To be a "Star" you need a greater amount of public adulation than they are likely to attain. After a few months on your new channel they may be recognized on the street by someone other than their immediate relations. If that is the necessary criteria for being a "Star" I am a supernova.

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    Bunter

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014

  • Alek Wellesley all big stars started off as a slight twinkle, how grateful you must be that you have an on and off switch. I think it's great that we will have a local Chanel with local people, local business, local news etc. I for one can't wait for the launch date :)

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    melalmighty

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014

  • Stars?? I have seen more charismatic dustbin lids. These people are non-entities.

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    Toxteth O'Grady

    Sunday, March 23, 2014

  • You mean schmucks, not stars. They're nobodies, just like your writers are nowhere near the standard required to be called journalists.

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    Wednesday, March 19, 2014

  • Melamighty, I agree with one part of your response. These new employees should perhaps have been described as "slight twinkles". However, I contest the part about a local channel (although your "local Chanel" may smell nicer) with local people. Several of these local people do not seem to be local at all. Let's wait and see how many howlers we get when we find them referring to local places such as Cley, Wymondham, Happisburgh or even Heigham and Magdalen Streets. Having said this, my comments should not be taken as prejudiced criticism of the channel and I do wish Mustard well and hope it succeeds.

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    Bunter

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014

  • Wow, looks dull.

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    dan

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014

  • Why are they all trying to be funny and all so "relatable"? "Tell me something no one knows about you" - why would I even care? A decent presenter should challenge all of your deeply held assumptions about life. Hardly seems to be a serious venture, what with them waffling on about harps and deed polls.

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    dan

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014

  • Wow, looks dull.

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    dan

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014

  • At least if it's a local "Chanel" mealmighty, it will smell nice, shame it's on 8 and not 5 !!

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    crunchy dick

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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