With the launch of ‘Council TV’ aka the web streaming of meetings today, we take a sneak peak at the TV listings this week.
Although today’s Executive Board meeting is the first being filmed for public consumption it will be broadcast online later, rather than live due to mysterious ‘technical issues’. The aim is for future meetings to be broadcast live directly from the meetings.
The Council meeting webcasts will take place when some meetings are on, however the ‘dead air’ around this is being filled with some Wrexham specific programming.
We have been given special access to a leaked draft document of the TV listings for the first day:
TODAY ON WCBCTV 1
9-11am GOOD MORNING WREXHAM! Council Chief Exec Helen Paterson hosts a new daily magazine show from her office with selected readings from her ‘HelloFromHelen‘ website.
11am LOOSE WREXHAMERS The Town Centre Forum monthly meeting coverage for the 13th time with the hot topic of discussing a possible What’s On Guide. Again.
11:30am GROUND FORCE Alan Titchmarsh evades the Council’s rules to mow a small bit of common ground in Pandy.
Midday NEWS Wrexham Council’s press officers will read out the latest thrilling news from Connect Magazine. (Translation available by turning your TV upside-down and explanation what ‘Connect’ is by pressing the Red Button). Fat fingered review: ‘Pathetic’.
1pm HOMES UNDER THE HAMMER Martin Roberts and Lucy Alexander follow the story of a leisure centre site being sold off, while Mrs Badcrumble from Hull enquires about converting a 1960’s police station site into student flats.
2:05pm FLOG IT! Paul Martin and experts Adam Partridge and Christina Trevanion look where ‘savings’ can be made in Wrexham Council, with an antique gold chain up for sale.
3pm THE GADGET SHOW This week Wrexham Councillors will be given their own free iPad. They also take a look at the ‘high score’ table for Candy Crush with Councillors.
4pm TIME TEAM Tony and the gang uncover a historic market town in North Wales that used to have beautiful old buildings before it was partially homogenised into an identikit generic town centre.
6pm COACH TRIP! More fun and frolicks from the site visit coach trips of the planning committee. This week Brendan Sheerin guides the councillors through a tricky change of use decision.
6:30pm WREXHAMOAKS The Students in Wrexham have a big night out in the Cent. Again.
7pm THE HISTORIC BIG MATCH LIVE Highlights as Wrexham FC continue their quest for promotion, however tonight they come up against property developers. In this classic match from the 2009 season the Council Planning Committee ‘take a gamble’, will all profits go to the club as promised? (Spoiler: No.)
9:45pm MASTERCHEF School Dinners Special! Michel Roux Jr creates Michelin star food for £2.05 per child containing zero horse meat.
9:30pm BAD GIRLS Jim Fenner gets moved to the Wrexham Prison, his wife Di is impressed at how quick she can visit him using a newly constructed link road.
10pm TOP GEAR This week Boyracers test drive their Honda Civic Type R (1.6 VTEC) around the old Macca Run, and a special feature on the deepest pothole on the planet from 63 metres underground. Tim Vincent is this week’s Star In A Reasonably Priced Car.
10:30pm 24 Hours In A&E: We follow a couple waiting for the full twenty four hours before being seen.
11pm FRESH MEAT – Comedy sitcom for Glyndwr Students who go out to the Cent. Again.
11:30pm DOCTOR WHO With boundary changes local residents are confused about who is providing their health care. (repeat).
11:55pm A483 COPS This week’s episode follows the GoSafe speed camera camping out on the A483 Rossett Junction. Richard Bacon narrates.
12:20am FILM: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Wrexham Councillors discuss items in ‘Part 2’ secrecy, yet somehow the details of what is discussed get leaked. Not a mystery, not really a thriller either. One Star.
2:45am Sun Sex and Suspicious Constituents – Which Councillor has been on holiday with a secret camera and what did they get up to? Ben Fogle narrates.
3-6am CLOSE Note: this programme will soon be renamed ‘reshaping’.
The above are all subject to change, and as the grant for webcasting meetings is for one year we do not expect programming to continue past 2015.