Central Tonight reports on MACE co-production, From ATVLand in Colour


Those of you who live in the Midlands may have seen Bob Warman and Sameena Ali-Khan preview a feature on our new DVD release this evening…

…Central Tonight will be reporting on our co-production with ATVLand.productions, From ‘ATVLand’ in Colour tomorrow evening (Wednesday 26th October) at 6pm. Those of you reading this from outside of the region will be able to view Central Tonight online after the programme, tomorrow HERE

From ‘ATVLand’ in Colour has been a labour of love for the guys at ATVLand.Productions, and their infectious enthusiasm for the ATV Centre and regional production as a whole has meant MACE’s partnership with them in bringing this 4 hour documentary to DVD has been a great experience – their passion for the region complementing MACE’s core aims of preserving and providing access to the screen heritage of the Midlands.

Chris Tarrant, a keen fisherman, presenting Angling Today with the legendary Terry Thomas.

...and more than 30 years on, remembering good times at the ATV Centre

Even better now, that viewers of the programme are reacting so positively to the documentary, with 5 star reviews on Amazon, a wonderful write up on Cathode Ray Tube, and orders from, not only the Midlands, but Scotland, Wales, Switzerland and the USA.

MACE have sold over 250 copies in the DVD’s second week of release, and enthusiasm for the DVD is spreading across the internet.

Shaw Taylor remembers the origins of 'Keep 'em Peeled'

When ATVland.Productions and MACE first discussed collaborating in bringing their documentary to DVD, we talked of From ‘ATVLand’ in Colour having a specific appeal to those interested in TV history. What has been, perhaps not surprising, is that the DVD is actually having a much broader appeal, especially for those who fondly remember ATV (Associated Television) and the regional and national programmes that were made in Birmingham.

I hope, like me, you’ll be tuning into Central Tonight tomorrow to remember with Bob Warman and colleagues, a vibrant and exciting time in the history of television… all from studios in Birmingham.

Pics Above: Bob Warman remembers his debut report on 16th July 1973: 'Yardley Wood Mini Houses'

To purchase the DVD:

From the MACE website Shop – CLICK HERE

From Amazon – CLICK HERE

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