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Broughshane TV show airs on Friday

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Broughshane TV show airs on Friday thumbnailFlashback: Broughshane residents were filmed by Channel 4 last year.

THE TV screens in Broughshane will be buzzing on Friday when the village appears in the Channel 4 programme Village of the Year.
 The competition has been visiting villages across the UK and so far, we have seen over 40 of the UKs best villages featured.  Hosted by Penelope Keith, the programme pits villages from various areas of the UK against each other.  In the first two sections, we have seen the villages of Beer, winners of the Western Area, and Hampstead Norries, winners of the South Eastern Area make it through to the Grand Final.
Broughshane is competing in the Central Area - an area stretching from the Midlands of England to the west of Ulster.  Five villages from Northern Ireland have made it into the televised programmes and Broughshane will be appearing on our screens on Friday 2nd February.
‘There is a tremendous buzz of excitement in the village and district,' commented Lexie Scott, Chairman of the Community Association.
‘We were really pleased with how enthusiastically the local people joined in when the TV crews were in the village to film the programme,' continued Sandy Wilson, the Vice-Chairman, 'and it was very satisfying to hear the positive comments which the television folk made about our village and its people.'
The village is no stranger to awards but know that achieving recognition on national television would be a huge boost for the area.
‘Obviously we hope that the village will do well in the heats but getting onto national TV will let people across the whole of the UK and perhaps further afield see what makes Broughshane such a special place,' said Sandy.
The villagers won't have long to wait as the semi-final in their area takes place the next evening, Saturday, February 3.
‘We believe that Broughshane is a very special place and have watched with interest the lovely villages which have featured in the series so far,' went on Lexie, 'getting to the next stage would be tremendous and would, I think, give everyone in the area a wonderful boost.'

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