Special Request from the BBC
This summer, BBC Northern Ireland is filming for a new four-part series called The Travelling Picture show. Each programme will feature the people and film archive from a particular region, town or village.
I am the producer of the series and I’m keen to speak to anyone from Ballymoney and the surrounding area who has home movie footage and a story to tell. I’m interested in anything related to the town itself – the businesses, shops, markets and industry – from 1950s through to 1990s. Also I’d like to speak to anyone who has any film of events, celebrations, Church outings and music and drama relating to your area. Farming over the decades and holidays and homelife that shows how much the area and the way we live has changed would also be really interesting to me. Crucially I want to know about films that have a story and someone who can tell that story – perhaps it’s your mum and dad at harvest time, or you in a play at the drama festival or your Granny at a WI cake sale.
Once we’ve edited the films we will bring them back to the town where they came from - so if we have enough material to make a film based around Ballymoney, then one day in August we will set up a mobile cinema in the town and invite you to come and see films that may never have been seen in public before and we’ll film the event, getting local peoples’ reactions to how their town looked in decades past, the people they know on screen or the places they worked.
If you think you might be able to help, or know anyone who can please call me – Jane Magowan at the BBC – Tel 07813701001 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.