10th March 2005




Students from the University of Lincoln in Hull have produced a 10-minute programme for the BBC’s Comic Relief which will be shown on Hull’s big screen tomorrow (Friday).


Mick Tickner (presenter), Luke Cash (camera), Dave Mitchell (sound) and Alex Macintosh (production assistant/camera) are all students on the university’s

Media Technology course which is taught at the Derek Crothall Building on George Street.


The show, called ‘Top Lip’, is an anarchic comedy sketch show along the lines of ‘Big Train’.


“We showed the BBC what we’d done for our course work and they liked it so we produced a ten-minute programme based on that,” said Mick.


The four students also had the chance to work in the BBC’s new Look North studios on Queens Gardens where they filmed cutaway links which will be broadcast tomorrow.


They were commissioned by the BBC to produce the film as part of their work on Spark TV, the unique digital interactive student television channel which is a collaboration between University of Lincoln students and BBCi in Hull.


The four students have previously produced live shows on the university radio station, Siren FM, and Dave Mitchell is involved in developing a student radio station based in Hull using the Hull School of Media Technologies' recently re-furbished radio studio.


BBC North will be screening a one-hour Comic Relief programme on Hull’s big screen at 4pm tomorrow (Friday) which will include the students’ ten-minute programme.



For more information contact:

Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

01522 886042                         jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

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