There’s a flock of paper birds and a herd of cardboard cows. A battered armchair and a dog (not made of cardboard) called Archie. Two film cameras, a bit of mood lighting, 30 real-life minutes ticking by and four great guests. It could all go horribly wrong. It could be great. Finding out is all part of the fun.
Welcome to Yorkshire Telly LIVE – fancy taking part?
Tonight at 9pm GMT, for the first time ever, the Yorkshire Telly team will broadcast a half-hour internet TV show around the globe from a hastily erected studio in Leeds city centre. You can watch it by clicking here: http://dev.yorkshiretelly.com/live
Improvised, unscripted and 100% live, this is a real-time celebration of the arts in Yorkshire – a unique chance to enjoy some creative cultural tourism beamed directly to the comfort of your own home, as it happens.
Joining presenter Albert Ross on the Yorkshire Telly sofa will be stand-up comedian Silky, creative thinker Ivor Tymchak and inspirational mountaineering legend Nigel Vardy. There’s also live music from the wonderful Ryan Spendlove.
Here’s the best bit.
You, the audience, can tweet or message the show live as it unfolds. Why not ask one of the guests a question? Or give some feedback on proceedings? It doesn’t matter where in the world you live, just get involved using hashtag #ytlive on Twitter or the chat room on the YT website.
Publicised entirely by word of mouth and social media, this is a massive experiment. Yorkshire Telly aren’t TV chat show people. But they’ve made a TV chat show anyway. This is a test. This is a pilot. This is an adventure.
Hopefully Yorkshire Telly LIVE will become a regular monthly viral happening. So stick the kettle on and we’ll see you at 9pm GMT tonight. It’s either that or yet another documentary about obesity on Channel 4…