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ITV Meridian
30 January 2019
Our cameras go inside the iconic Brighton Hippodrome
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'I fully understand people's emotions about what they want the Hippodrome to be but in my view it should be what Frank Matcham wanted it to be in the first place, which is a theatre-in-the-round.'—Aized Sheikh, the then owner.
• Matcham designed a circus-theatre for his clients, who couldn't make it work. It was a variety theatre for 62 years, never theatre-in-the-round. Aized Sheikh couldn't make it work either.

BBC One
29 September 2016
Dara O Briain talks about theatre buildings at risk on The One Show.

Latest TV News
20 September 2016
Locals remain hopeful about the future of Brighton Hippodrome
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Latest TV: The Vote
10 June 2016
Brighton conservationist claims saving Brighton Hippodrome is not that far away
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Latest TV News
2 June 2016
Celebrating the past and the future—plans to restore the Brighton Hippodrome move a step closer
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BBC South East News
10 April 2016
Fatboy Slim Joins Save Our Hippodrome
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Latest TV News
2 March 2016
Fatboy Slim joins the campaign to save the Brighton Hippodrome
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BBC Radio 3
18 September 2015
Mention of the Theatre Buildings at Risk status on In Tune, presented by Sean Rafferty.
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Latest TV News
22 June 2015
Hope for Brighton Hippodrome as new owners snap it up
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ITV Meridian
20 June 2015
Derelict music venue could be brought back to life
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Latest TV News
26 September 2014
Follow-up on the refusal by Planning Minister Brandon Lewis to call in the planning application. Although it overstates the finality of the council's decision—yet to be determined at the time—all of the randomly selected vox-poppers are in favour of theatre restoration.
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BBC Radio Sussex
26 September 2014
Interview with David Fisher on Sussex Drivetime with Sarah Gorrell is not available online.

ITV Meridian
19 September 2014
Mention of the Theatre Buildings at Risk status in the news headlines at 0:40.
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Latest TV News
6 August 2014
Campaigners launch new push to halt Brighton Hippodrome development
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David Fisher gives the OBH case. Cllr Geoffrey Bowden asks where the campaigners have been for the past 10 years. A tired and silly argument as 10 years ago it was a bingo hall and for at least five subsequent years a scheme was being developed to restore it as a music venue, which ended when his council said there would be no late night licence. Then the retail/cinema scheme came out of the blue and OBH got moving.
      'So all of a sudden these people have come out of the, er, ... woods (!) to object because someone has actually come up with some money...' Not a convincing statement. [It appears to have been edited to remove his question about where we were in 1965 when it ceased to be a theatre!]
      Cllr Bowden is chair of the council's Economic Development and Culture Committee and so logically ought to be in favour of the economic and cultural argument in favour of the theatre. Why isn't he? We deserve to know.

Latest TV News
18 July 2014
Brighton Hippodrome campaigners vow to carry on despite cinema plans approval
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16 July 2014
News items on the BBC's South-East Today are no longer available online.

ITV Meridian
12 July 2014
Very fair ITV News report includes an interview with David Fisher.
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Radio Reverb
22 March 2014
One-hour programme hosted by Susi Maxwell-Stewart and Mjka Scott, with David Fisher, Michael Reese and Johnny Worthy. Introduced by Melita Dennett and sponsored by Vegfest. Musical selections have been edited out for copyight reasons.
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BBC Radio Sussex
29 January 2014
Breakfast Show, David Fisher interviewed by Neil Pringle.
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ITV Meridian
10 January 2014
ITV News includes an interview with Jevon Antoni-Jay.
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Page updated 24 February 2019