BBC casting call for active retirees in Bournemouth

Television production company Electric Ray is developing a series for BBC4 about what it’s like to be growing older in Britain in 2014. It is looking for people over 65 years old who may want to feature. They are interested in people who are active, have strong opinions and live in the Bournemouth area, so have asked the OBA to carry this notice in case it is of interest to Members. If you are interested, please call Ainsley on 07725 638 374 for a chat. Alternatively you can email him.

Documentary seeking participants

We have been contacted by Wall to Wall, a television production company. They are planning to make a new documentary series for the BBC about people who want to track down people from their past who had a profound effect on them. Given the number of requests we receive for people seeking to re-establish contact with others, some members may be interested in participating. Please click below to see the flyer.

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Old Boy update

Sean Boyle (1994-2001) sends the following update:

Upon leaving school in 2001 I decided to have a year out. I worked for 6 months at Sky Sports in London before spending 5 months travelling around the world. This definitely gave me a broader perspective on things and held me adjust to the change of going to university. I then attended Somerville College, Oxford, graduating in 2005 with a 2:1. During my time at university I continued working at Sky Sports in my holidays and this turned into a full time job in 2005, a couple of weeks after leaving Oxford. At Sky I began initially as a runner working on a broad range of shows before finding a job in the Cricket department as an assistant producer. I have recently taken on the role of a producer on a show called Cricket AM which runs during the summer months on Sky.