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Barnsley Local TV Broadcasts - On Demand - via the Internet - Local News, Views, Current Affairs and Entertainment

Max Chats

There’s a New Programme Series starting presented by Max Senior and called ‘Max Chats’.
In each programme Max will be chatting with a Studio Guest from the Barnsley Area who has an interesting Hobby, Community Involvement or a Project to discuss.
During the chat Max will find out all about their Community Involvement, Project or Hobby, what problems there are, how it’s turning out and some historical facts about it as well.
The First Programme in the Series is now in our ‘Latest Videos’ Box on the right.

Churches of Barnsley

Joshua Daniels is a South Yorkshire based Historian and Filmmaker, who has been making Local History documentaries professionally since 2020. He’s done work for Elsecar Heritage Centre, Wentworth Woodhouse, and South Yorkshire Transport Museum.
The ‘Churches of Barnsley’ is a series of 26 short documentaries each of which will deal with a different Church in the Borough of Barnsley. Joshua will be visiting them and exploring the History and the Location of each and also any odd and interesting facts about them. Where possible Joshua will be talking to some of the people who work there and finding out about their activities and forthcoming events as well as their future plans and any campaigns that they may have.
The first programme in the series featuring The Parish Church of St John the Evangelist in Staincross is now on the ‘Latest Videos’ panel to the right.

Our Latest Videos

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Max Chats No 1
In this First Programme Max Senior chats to Local Historian Ian Davison who is involved with investigating the Ruins of Monk Bretton Priory near Lundwood.
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Barnsley Focus No 4
Presenter Max Senior features  the 100th Anniversary of Worsbrough Bridge Athletic Football Club – Nurses Strike Action at Barnsley Hospital and also National Drug. Awareness Day in Barnsley.
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Nice Out Innit No 4
Dave Hodgson visits the Ancient Wortley Top Forge which dates back to 1640 making Wrought iron Products. Dave investigates the History of the Forge and why it didn’t become the centre of Iron and Steel Production in the Region.
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Churches of Barnsley No 1
Local Historian Joshua Daniels visits the Parish Church of St John the Evangelist in Staincross and tells us about its History and some facts about its Location.
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Making A Difference
  Don Chamberlain and Carl Yeates visit the Barnsley Foodbank which doesn’t think that anyone in our Community should have to face the prospect of going hungry in this day and age.

What is BLTV?

Barnsley Local TV (BLTV) is part of The Dearne Media Group which is a not-for-profit, Community Interest Company which is run entirely by Volunteers.
BLTV uses social media to promote the best interests of the Town and it’s people by highlighting personal achievements and showcasing the activities of the many community groups and voluntary organisations in the Barnsley Area.
This site operates in conjunction with BLTV on Facebook which you can visit using the Facebook Icon at the top of this page.
If you wish to Volunteer and join the Team we will be pleased to hear from you. Just send us an email (Email Address at the bottom of this Page and on the Contact Page). You don’t need to have any experience of working in Television but some knowledge or the ability to use a Camera would be useful.

Barnsley Focus

Barnsley Focus presented by Max Senior has changed it’s format slightly and is now a shorter programme containing several short News and Information items about things happening in Barnsley and District.
The longer items featuring local people with something to say about their Community Involvement, Hobbies or Projects are in the New Programme ‘Max Chats’.

Treasures of the Dearne

The Five Films that BLTV has produced about the Huge Transformation of the Dearne Valley are now in our Video Library and are available for Viewing.
These Documentary Films, which were funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, show the work carried out in the Dearne Valley, parts of which were once described as the largest single area of toxic derelict land in the UK, into flourishing, environmentally friendly areas of housing, industry and countryside.
There is also a Taster Trailer which gives a flavour of what’s in the main Films.

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