Halloween, Norwich Cocktail Week, and airing on Sundays - what to expect from Mustard TV this month

Gemma Seager who is organising the Norwich Cocktail Week.Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Gemma Seager who is organising the Norwich Cocktail Week.Picture by SIMON FINLAY. - Credit: Archant Norfolk

It's another great week here on The Mustard Show.


We've had a fabulous report from Antiques Expert Mike Hicks, ending with him scurrying off on a miniature tractor (if you missed that, you missed out. Make sure you catch up on Tuesday's show!).

As ever, Caroline Culot was fabulous this week, when she joined the show to discuss celebrity properties in Norfolk, and Wednesday saw a fabulous interview with our very own rock star Rick Lennox chatting to The Jim Jones Review prior to their penultimate gig at Open.

But perhaps my favourite thing this week (and not just because it was alcohol-based…) was our chat to Organiser of the first Norwich Cocktail Week, Gemma Seager, and mixologist Dominic Burke who joined Dan Bancroft and Beth Davison on Tuesday's show. Dominic made the presenters a cocktail live in the studio, using Norfolk sloe gin. Obviously we only had a sip, what with being at work and all, but it was fab.

Norwich Cocktail Week runs from the 4th-10th October, and numerous bars across the city are offering discount cocktails if you've purchased a wristband for £8, available from The Birdcage on Pottergate. It's a great event for Norwich to host, and Gemma's done a great job putting it all together. It's a fabulous excuse to visit some of the city's best venues and get some inspiration for our Christmas cocktail parties!

• For more information visit www.norwichcocktailweek.com

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The next big date on our Mustard calendar is Halloween, and we're planning a few special surprises on The Mustard Show! We want to help our viewers have a brilliant Halloween weekend, so if you're part of a group staging a performance for the festivities, or you're putting on an event, make sure you let us know and our presenters will give you a shout-out on the show!


This week sees the return of the Music Mash for two very special programmes live from this year's Norwich Sound & Vision Festival. The festival which brings together emerging artists from the world of music and film is also an industry showcase for the best local talent this city has to offer, held over this weekend.

Alongside the screenings and performances, there'll also be a host of seminars where people from the region can listen and talk to some of the biggest names in the multi-media industry today.

In keeping with the event, the two shows are a special collaboration between us here at Mustard TV, Norwich City College, Epic and the NS&V organisers. We'll be sitting down with Public Service Broadcasting & The Hold Steady before they settle in to their headline slots, and of course, we'll be looking at the festival from a very local perspective.

• Make sure you tune in on Friday 10th for the first show as we go live behind the scenes for Norwich Sound & Vision 2014. For more info on the festival, visit www.norwichsoundandvision.co.uk


It was a wet and miserable Tuesday morning in the Mustard office, as winter seems to have finally set in, but as we were downing our third coffee of the morning our spirits were brightened somewhat by listening to Nick Conrad on BBC Radio Norfolk, who was discussing television with his audience.

Nick asked people to call in with their views on Mustard TV, and it was lovely for us as the team behind it to hear what our viewers think.

We were really happy to hear that the people of Norfolk are genuinely interested in real, local programming and that is what we strive to deliver.

We're still a new channel, and don't always have all of the resources at our disposal that we might desire, but our main objective is to make programming that our local audience will enjoy, interact and identify with – hopefully with a good measure of fun and warmth thrown into the mix!

Perhaps the most recurring comment for us, is that many people in the region still can't pick us up on their televisions – a problem which is unfortunately out of our hands. As a television company we obviously want as many people as possible to be able to watch us on their TVs, and it's something we are looking into. Our catchment area spreads across a large portion of Norfolk, and when the channel went live there were a few surprises in terms of areas that we thought wouldn't be able to get Mustard but had.

However, it's still a great shame for us that many people in Norfolk can't get the channel and we are aware of the problem, and it's one we would love to be able to resolve in the future.

• In the meantime, don't forget that our website does have a catch-up service, where programmes are available to watch for 14 days, on www.mustardtv.co.uk/show. And as mush as we loved hearing our viewers thoughts on BBC Radio Norfolk, we also want to hear from directly, so if you have any comments or questions, do get in touch!

• It's important to us to have feedback from our audience so we can strive to make the best possible programmes for them, so email us on production@mustardtv.co.uk, tweet us at @mustardtv or find us on Facebook.


Since we went live in March, the channel has been transmitting Monday to Friday, but now Mustard will also be on air on a Sunday!

From 2.30pm to 6.45pm, Sunday will now be our catch-up day on channel 8, repeating the week's Mustard Shows, 3 Up Front and This Week.

We wanted to give our viewers the chance to catch up on the week's shows in case they missed them – and looking at the weather, it seems we've timed it pretty well!

So, if you're at a loose end, snuggled up on a rainy Sunday, get channel 8 on! It's another chance for you to see what japes Darren, Beth, Cara and Dan have been up to in The Mustard Show studio, hear some top NCFC analysis from Michael Bailey and check in with Clare Precey debating our region's biggest topics on This Week.

• Mustard TV wants to hear from you. Call us on 01603 772857. • Have you got a story? Email news@mustardtv.co.uk To talk about business opportunities email sales@mustardtv.co.uk Or get in touch via the Mustard TV www.mustardtv.co.uk

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