Celebrating nearly 15 years of Quality Broadcasting
'Distinct Nostalgia' is a must-listen for fans of all ages and genres as it becomes the place to hear exclusives stories, special reunions and interviews with some of the legends of entertainment as well as creators and writers.
Reunions, star interviews and mini documentaries already recorded and ready to broadcast include those with stars of classic tv shows and films like Brief Encounter, Juliet Bravo, Pipkins, The Muppets, Hong Kong Phooey, The Waltons, George and Mildred, Only When I Laugh, The Gentle Touch, Lassie and the legendary children’s schools series How We Used To Live.
In one of the early podcasts, Stephanie Turner who played Inspector Jean Darbley in the original series of cult Saturday night 80s cop show Juliet Bravo, is reunited with Anna Carteret who played Insp Kate Longton in later episodes. Stephanie says: "I was pleased to do this interview for MIM. It was so enjoyable meeting up with Anna again after all these years and reminiscing about a very special time. The idea for the series is such a good one. I think It will be absolutely fascinating."
MIM head of development Kurt Brookes says: "Everyone loves a bit of nostalgia, you’ve only to look at the number of Facebook and twitter accounts dedicated to celebrating favourite tv and film programmes, events or music ....but no one’s actually catching up with these greats from the past and grabbing fresh stories. But that’s exactly what we will be doing - and we’ve some real gems for fans to lap up."
Among the presenters digging through the history and archives will be MIM’s own Creative Director Ashley Byrne who regularly hosts Witness History and Sporting Witness on the BBC World Service, The voice of BBC1 and 2, continuity announcer Duncan Newmarch, Orna Merchant from Radio 2 and 5 Live, former Sky and CH5 news presenter Marverine Cole, Carry On historian Robert Ross, prolific actor and voice over artist Jonathan Kydd (Paddington, Big Ears, L’oreal’, channel 4/5) BBC and commercial radio host Darryl Morris and academic, broadcaster and soap fan Dr Katie Edwards.
Creative Director of MIM Ashley Byrne says "we’re delighted to be launching this project. Popular history is our USP and entertainment is a huge part of that. I’m hoping that unlike many podcast offerings there’ll be something in the mix for a range of ages and generations. We’ve got hosts with interests in most of the decades - from the 40s to the early 2000s"
The first Distinct Nostalgia from MIM podcast will be available from all good podcast platforms. Ashley adds: "This nostalgia pod is the first of a series of new podcast strands coming from MIM. Others will be launched in coming months but unlike most of the podcast market, we're not aiming narrowly, we want to entertain and to unite people of all ages in their love of different interests."