Want to appear on TV and talk about Politics’?

Councillor Phil Bateman

” I have received this correspondence. It may hold a great opportunity for you!”

Councillor Phil Bateman said today ” I have received this correspondence. It may hold a great opportunity for you! Please read it and if you are enthused by the opportunity please contact Robert Beck direct! Not me…… So please read and act!”


I am writing to you from Outline Productions who are developing a new political series for Sky with the working title Us And Them. We’re looking for a team of members of the public who would take turns every few weeks to appear on a panel of around 4 who get to question an equivalent panel of politicians, business leaders and other decision-makers about important issues of the day. 

We want to go further than programmes like Question Time, giving the people who take part an opportunity to exchange views with the decision-makers on equal terms. Our intention is for regular people’s opinions and experiences to get more of a hearing but also for the decision-makers to be less able to hide behind evasive answers. 

We are not featuring anyone who holds an elected office as one of our “person on the street” side of the panel and so councillors themselves could not appear, but I was hoping you might be able to pass the information about this program on to anyone you think might be interested in taking part in your local area or any groups in your area which could have members interested in taking part. We are looking for anyone with strong opinions about what’s going on in the country and the world today. If they email robertb@outlineproductions.co.uk or give me a call on 0207 424 7608 I could tell them a bit more.


Robert Beck Researcher Outline Productions
Direct Line: +44 (0)20 7424 7608
Outline Productions Ltd, Unit 315, Highgate Studios, 53-79 Highgate Road, London NW5 1TL


Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more


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