“Holding Back the Years” – BBC at Good Neighbours

At the Good Neighbours Coffee Morning on 7th Dec 2017. A BBC team came to film some members for the programme series “Holding Back the Years” which will be broadcast as a set of 10 programmes over a 2 week period at 10am on BBC1. This is the 2nd series of the programme, the first of which in March this year had a set of personalities  looking at key concerns related to ageing.

The programme Good Neighbours is involved in is looking at Balance and Falls in old age – our experience of them and what we do to try and avoid falls as we get older. The presenter in Dr Rangan Chatterjee who is a GP in Gatley (not far from Chorlton) and also a bit of a media star ( see https://www.drchatterjee.com/)

Bernard, Enid and Judith were interviewed by Dr Chatterjee, and later many of our members at the coffee morning also participated in  balance exercises

We will be interested to see the final programme, but like our previouse experience of the media, I imagine the end product will be cut down to a few seconds on the many minutes of the interviews we gave

Bernard, Enid and Judith waiting to be interviewed

Bernard with the Clapper Board – I’ve always wanted to try one of those!

Dr Chatterjee interviewing Judith

Lights, camera,. action!

Dr Chatterjee interviewing Enid

members queuing up to try our the balancing exercise

X marks the spot

Matt Callaghan, the producer and director of the “Holding Back the Years” programmes, filming people as they arrived for the coffee morning

Helen trying out the clapper board

Gary, the assistant producer, talking to Helen

Judith with Dr Chatterjee

The normal crowd at the coffee morning happily ignoring the filming going on