If you were out and about in Alston last Tuesday, you may have noticed a small film crew in your travels? The BBC were in town filming a short news story for their topical evening news show "The One Show".

If you were out and about in Alston last Tuesday, you may have noticed a small film crew in your travels? The BBC were in town filming a short news story for their topical evening news show 'The One Show'.

The film is part of a news feature to highlight the nationwide increase in community led social enterprises delivering services and businesses within their communities. As Alston Moor has something of a national reputation for being a hub of community and social enterprise, it was the obvious choice to showcase this shift. Producer Toby and his team Alex and Simon spent the day doing a short tour of some of the many social enterprises, including a visit to the community hospital to see the new video link between Alston and Penrith hospitals, a baking session at the Moody Baker, followed by a quick workout at the community gym to work those pasties off. They finished their day with a visit up to Nenthead to see the new community snowplough in action.

When guest Ricky Gervais was asked on the show whether he was into community spirit, he answered "yes, as long as they leave me alone"  although he don't go onto to give his personal endorsement of "Good Luck to everyone".

the one show logoIf you missed the programme on Wednesday, 2nd Nov CLICK HERE
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(the piece on Alston is about 2 minutes into the show and lasts for about 4/5 minutes)