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Fishing in the Footsteps of Mr. Crabtree – Series 2

Opening sequence - Mr. CrabtreeWe’re delighted to announce that Toast Entertainment Group has been given the green light to produce Series 2 of Fishing in the Footsteps of Mr. Crabtree. Series 1, starring John Bailey, set out its stall as an antidote to the typically sensationalist angling programmes that have become the norm.

It was a brave move in a culture of instant gratification and ‘extreme everything’ but its one that we were confident of. We listened to the fans and produced a series that was unashamedly gentle, paid homage to angling’s greatest hero – Mr. Crabtree – and oh my, was it beautiful!

Fishing in the Footsteps of Mr. Crabtree is a gorgeous blend of natural history, british heritage, fishing, banter and warmth and we’re really excited […]

The Final Finalists!

Here they are, the finalists for The Search for ‘Peter’. They’ve all gone off and made a video telling us why they think they should appear in our new series ‘Fishing in the Footsteps of Mr Crabtree’ broadcasting Autumn 2012. They’re a fabulous bunch of kids and frankly we’re very happy that it’s not us having to make the decision of which four are going to win. That responsibility lies with our media partners The Angler’s Mail, Anglers’ Net and the Daily Mirror. Good luck everyone! Continue reading “The Final Finalists!” »

Search-for-a-TV-star producer reveals the secret to winning…

As the Search for ‘Peter’ competition enters its final few days, and the first stage of sifting through the mountain of entries begins, Executive Producer Lester Holcombe reveals the secret to winning:

“It’s easy – just be yourself. We’re not looking for an actor – Fishing in the Footsteps of Mr. Crabtree is not a staged drama, there are no lines, no costumes and there’ll be no pretence.  We’re looking for kids who genuinely love angling, or the idea of angling – we’ve had entrants who’ve never picked up a rod in their life, but who desperately want to be given the opportunity to try.” Continue reading “Search-for-a-TV-star producer reveals the secret to winning…” »

TEG produces new TV series scheduled for Autumn 2012

If you’re a regular reader of The Angler’s Mail you’ll already have caught up with the exciting news announced today.  John Bailey last seen playing at Celtic v Man U – The Legends, UK angler, traveler, naturalist, writer, photographer, guide, presenter and lifetime fan of Mr. Crabtree will be appearing in a new TV series created in homage to the late Bernard Venables and the legacy of Mr. Crabtree.

John will be walking ‘In the footsteps of Mr. Crabtree’, using his natural ability as a teacher and a guide to demonstrate simple fishing techniques to a new generation of anglers.  For those of us a little longer in the tooth it will be a chance to revel in some nostalgia and remind ourselves where it all began.

We start filming very soon, and there’s more exciting news to come on this subject – […]

Gerard Butler reminisces about playing for The Legends at Parkhead

Talking to Colin Paterson on the Richard Bacon show January 5th 2012, Gerard Butler reminisced about playing for  Celtic v Man U – The Legends on August 9th 2011. Continue reading “Gerard Butler reminisces about playing for The Legends at Parkhead” »

Are you keeping up with The Legends?

We’re very proud of our marquee football property The Legends.  Through this platform we’ve been able to assist in raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity over the last 10 years for charities like the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, The John Hartson Foundation, Oxfam and many more.  Currently working on our programme for 2012 and beyond, do visit the website and keep up to date with The Legends’ news.

Toast Entertainment Group presents a double helping of The Legends and celebrates 10th live event show on TV

Toast Entertainment Group’s football property The Legends is rolling out its Live Event TV production of two international charity football matches for ITV Sport. With ‘Celtic vs Manchester United The Legends’ now in the final planning stages these experienced event managers are ALSO launching ‘The Legends Presents Wales vs England’.

Continue reading “Toast Entertainment Group presents a double helping of The Legends and celebrates 10th live event show on TV” »

Emerald necklace to be auctioned for Sir Bobby Charity

A stunning emerald necklace is to be auctioned off at the Tyneside Irish Festival in aid of the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.

The beautiful piece of jewellery was donated by Richard Sinton Jewellers, in Eldon Gardens, Newcastle, and will be sold as part of the Emerald Ball. Sir Bobby’s widow, Lady Elsie Robson, will be one of the guests of honour at the Emerald Ball on Friday October 15 at St James’ Park. Continue reading “Emerald necklace to be auctioned for Sir Bobby Charity” »

Last Days of Summer Shines

The infamous festival weather failed to show at the Last Days Of Summer, as music fans descended on the county border to see Richard Ashcroft and Supergrass.

The Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft delighted fans at Monday’s event with his only solo performance of the year, which he played as a favour to former Northampton Saints player Ben Cohen, who was involved with the festival at Stowe House as part of his testimonial year.

Old favourites Supergrass and the Fun Lovin’ Criminals were also on the bill, alongside new bands The Rascals and Black Kids. The line-up was completed by the Young Knives, Athlete and Royworld.

Mr Cohen said: “It’s been really good. The turnout is good and I think everybody’s having a really good time and I think we’ve achieved what we wanted at the outset. It’s been difficult to organise but we’ve got some great acts and I think that’s what […]

The Sun Says…

You know, The Sun gets an awful lot of stick, some of it warranted. But you can’t help that when they get it right (like they do here) there sports department is capable of some good stuff…

SIR BOBBY ROBSON was known throughout the world for being a gentleman of British sport.

He was loved for his enthusiasm for the beautiful game and his willingness to share the knowledge he gained over a lifelong love affair with football. Continue reading “The Sun Says…” »