The woolly cuties that stole the Mustard Tv show

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Are they woolly goats? Are they goaty llamas?

Jeremy Goss with Chris Goreham and Darren Eadie at the launch of his book 'Gossy' at Jarrolds on Sat

Jeremy Goss with Chris Goreham and Darren Eadie at the launch of his book 'Gossy' at Jarrolds on Saturday. Photo: Bill Smith

ANIMALS

Just two of the insightful inquiries to come from the budding David Attenborough in Mustard's midst yesterday. Unsurprisingly the answer to both was 'No!' – the cute animals in question were in fact alpacas. But what were these woolly, goaty, llama-like cuties doing here in Norfolk, thousands of miles from their natural home in the Peruvian foothills? The reason, as seen on yesterday's Mustard Show, is a 15-year-old lad from by the name of Jacob Keen.

Jacob had long been an, ahem, keen keeper of chickens on his farm in Swanton Morley. And it was researching how best to keep the foxes away from his birds that led him to the weird and wonderful world of the alpaca.

They apparently make excellent fox guards and having bought his first alpaca in March, Jacob has quickly added more to the herd that keep his hens safe. Jacob now has 10 alpacas – including baby ones – and he tells us they are proving particularly good at keeping his lambs safe too.


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Also joining Darren and Beth this week to talk through some fascinating war stories was 93-year-old RAF hero, Jack Griffiths.

If you want to know how to be the most awkward prisoner-of-war possible or find out what it takes still be flying as a nonagenarian, Jack's your man and The Mustard Show was your place to be.

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• The Mustard Show is on air weekdays from 6.15pm. And if you miss it, don't worry, you need not miss out – there is another opportunity to catch up with Darren, Beth and the team each evening at 8.15pm.

MUSIC

What with Latitude, Voewood, VW Whitenoise and the Norfolk & Norwich Festival. What with becoming a father for the second time and helping with the birth of the nation's hottest new TV channel (yes, that's Mustard). What with being in not just one but two full-time, full-on bands (Vegas Fame Index and Liqueur since you're asking) AND what with the researching and hosting of 20 brand new weekly music shows, it's fair to say Si Holden has been pretty busy these past few months. It's time for him to take a well-earned rest and exiting stage left. But only temporarily. The curtain is coming down on Music Mash for now but it'll be back in no time.

It's back to the day job for Si – yes, he's got a full-time one of those too – but fear not, music will still feature prominently on Mustard. Si's got some exciting plans for the forthcoming Norwich Sound & Vision festival and he'll be keeping Mustard Show viewers regularly updated with the best of what's on and what's going down with those musicians making the biggest waves locally.

For one last look at those luscious locks of his, check out Si's Music Mash tonight and treat yourself to a great chat with Eva Black, a rundown of Si's Top 5 videos so far and a play of the new ditty from new darlings of BBC 6 Music, Norwich band Wooden Arms.

The Music Mash: Tonight at 19.15pm and On Demand

• Si will be taking up residence on The Mustard Show sofas every Wednesday from September 24. If you are in a band or even if you've just glimpsed a new vid you think Si should be shouting about, get in touch with him via production@mustardtv.co.uk or using #musicmash @mustardtv.

FITNESS

Did you know that 50.3% of people in Norfolk do no physical activity at all?

According to research carried out by Active Norfolk, over half the county score a big fat zero when it comes to the amount of moderate exercise undertaken each week to help stay in shape. That's bad news for the county and only contributes to a building catastrophe in the country as the national obesity timebomb ticks ever louder in all of our ears.

Tom Vince and Phil Armes tackle the issue head on tonight with Active Norfolk's Shelly Aims. 'Fun and Fit' is one part of their solution to a problem that sees too many in the region failing even to do light exercise on a par with mowing the lawn.

Find out all about Active Norfolk's 12-month programme to get our hearts pumping once more, and stock up on all your local sporting news with the boys from 7.45pm tomorrow night.

• Sports 'n' All: Freeview Channel 8, Friday at 19.45.

• If you want Mustard to shout about you, your team, or any local sporting success please contact Tom and Phil via: sport@mustardtv.co.uk

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