'Hidden Bristol - Mentor's first broadcast production

Bristol’s hidden gems will be unveiled in a one off special programme, ‘Hidden Bristol’ set to launch on the city’s dedicated TV channel, Made in Bristol Tuesday 3rd March, 8pm. Broadcasting on Sky Guide 117, Freeview channel 8 and Virgin 159, the programme will be fronted by popular local TV presenter, Richard Wyatt.

‘Hidden Bristol’ lifts the lid on the city, past and present, revealing Bristol’s buried treasures: from unusual industries and famous neighbours to clandestine clubs and secret woodlands. The thirty-minute episode will be divided into three main segments, covering previously unseen historic artefacts which belonged to Isambard Kingdom Brunel, through to science and street art.

Dave Mason, Executive Producer, from Mentor Digital said: “Bristol has a treasure trove of achievements, sights and experiences available to enjoy and appreciate. From Luke Jerram’s world inspiring water slide and global piano installations, to Bristol’s production of the Bloodhound supersonic car, which follows on from the city’s historic excellence with Concorde, the Great Western Railway, and the SS Great Britain ocean liner – this programme demonstrates the city’s passion and ambition is genuinely limitless.”

Chris James, Made in Bristol’s Station Manager adds: “It’s a real pleasure to air a programme like ‘Hidden Bristol’. With more than 170,000 viewers tuning in each week, we’re committed to growing the amount of quality, Bristol focused content on the station and ‘Hidden Bristol’ is a prime example of an interesting, relevant and entertaining show dedicated to the people and city of Bristol.” 


Article Author: Magnus Carter, FCIPR

Magnus is one of our crisis communications specialists, handling all aspects of crisis training, planning and exercise management. As Mentor's founding consultant, he has an international reputation for media and crisis communications consultancy. Magnus started his career as a newspaper journalist, later spending 25 years in news and current affairs broadcasting, working with the BBC and commercial companies in both radio and television. He is an associate consultant of Bristol Business School at the University of West of England, where he was a senior lecturer in postgraduate journalism before founding Mentor Consultancy in 1998. Magnus has worked with many corporate and public sector clients to ensure that media encounters become a positive opportunity, even in times of crisis. He is a Fellow of and trainer for the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. Magnus is author of Handling the Media! and several published articles on reputation management.