Bells – Latest TV and Radio

Latest bellringing news – radio and TV

BBC Look North reported on the Opening Ceremony in their late night bulletin. Their coverage included Gary Verity’s reference to ringers in his hosts speech. In this news piece, BBC camera crew had filmed the Leeds Minster band ringing at the designated welcoming time of 8.20pm on the 3rd of July.

BBC Radio York. Earlier in the day, Martin Davies (Ringing Master of Ripon Cathedral) was interviewed on the Elly Fiorentini drive time show. Martin’s interview starts at around 1:35:30 on the player.

And of course, bellringing at Cawthorne, Masham, Chapel Allerton and Ossett was seen by over 10,000 people in the Opening Ceremony itself at the Leeds FD Arena.  In the actual broadcast, a number of sections had to be reduced and bellringing was not therefore in the final broadcast on the evening. However, we will enquire as to whether, how and where the whole ceremony film may be shared.

Le Tour – TV and web

Tour news, footage, TV schedules, handy websites – here’s a few.

Le Tour de France YouTube site

ITV – daily coverage on ITV4. Yorkshire stages on ITV1

BBC Cycling

France Televisions

SBS Cycling Central

Le Tour de France website

Welcome to Yorkshire – Le Tour Yorkshire website


Alan Titchmarsh on Bellringing

As all eyes turn to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show here’s a link to a piece in the Telegraph from 2013 where Alan Titchmarsh, gardening hero, explains change ringing and how he first rang at the age of 11.

Alan rang at All Saints Ilkley which is, of course, on the race route of Le Tour de France in Yorkshire on Saturday 5 July.

This week, viewers of BBC TV may well see Alan in the vicinity of the Le Tour de Yorkshire artisan garden at Chelsea, designed by Alistair Baldwin for Welcome to Yorkshire.