In conversation with Billy Ivory


Born in Southwell and known as one of Britain’s leading TV and theatre writers, Billy Ivory returns to his home county next month to entertain guests at Castle House in Newark, the new home of Newark & Sherwood District Council.

Presented by The Wolfit FoundationIn Conversation With Billy Ivory takes place on Sunday 8 September when he will be talking about his career and some of his best known work, which includes Common as Muck, Made in DagenhamChefBoonThe Invisibles and A Thing Called Love.

His TV credits include episodes of All Creatures Great and Small, Emmerdale and Coronation Street, while viewers may also have seen the recent programme he wrote about local skating stars Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean.

Tickets for the event, which starts at 3pm, are on sale now, priced £12 each and including afternoon tea.

For bookings, contact Carolyn Drury on 01636 658555 or Carol Wilkinson on 01636 672295 ( email

Winter warmers

pot on stove

Girls Around Town’s favourite foodie, Lisa Holloway, will be back in the studio next weekend – and, along with some super winter recipes, has she got a lot of news to share since her last visit!

Earlier this year, she was featured cooking in Channel 4’s Journey To The Centre of Your Plate, then shortly afterwards her Channel 5 show To B&B The Best took her all around the country offering help and advice to would-be bed and breakfast proprietors.

More recently Lisa’s added yet another string to her bow, writing for Luxury B&B Magazine – it seems there’s simply no end to her talents…

As well as chatting to June, Tina and Sue about her experiences as a TV presenter, she’ll be sharing the recipes for a special meal that’s proving to be a big hit with guests at Compton House.  Celeriac and potato soup, venison stew and pear and ginger sponge are just some of the dishes on Lisa’s winter warmer menu – and all the recipes will be here on the website after the show.

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon next Sunday for the latest tasty offering from Girls Around Town!