Who to expect on Mustard TV this week

Helen McDermott joins Daren Eadie on the Mustard TV sofa.

Helen McDermott joins Daren Eadie on the Mustard TV sofa. - Credit: Archant

Keeping things perfectly in sync. and seasonal, Mustard has had a sparkler of a week.

William Osborne.

William Osborne. - Credit: Archant


We were working too late to enjoy any Bonfire Night fun, but we did let off the odd firework to celebrate the return of our resident footy fanatic, the beautifully bearded Michael Bailey.

Alas, his beloved Canaries didn't get the memo so he was back to the 3 Up Front studio with a bump – and only a 4-0 defeat away to Middlesbrough to pick through.

He'll be hoping for better times ahead for City but back on board the good ship Mustard, it's been all go…

We've been gearing up for what looks like being a very busy festive season.

No trees or tinsel in the office as yet, but plenty of plans in place to bring our viewers a Yuletide treat or two.

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But that's for later. What else happened at Mustard Towers this week?


Hollywood screen-writing royalty graces The Mustard Show sofa this very evening.

You might not necessarily know the name, but anyone on nodding terms with some of the Mustard team's favourite 80s movies will certainly know of his work.

William Osborne wrote the laugh-filled little 'n' large fest that gets us every time: TWINS, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito. He's also collaborated on Goldeneye, The Mummy and The Scorpion King. Find out how he got his big break and how he's gone from Blakeney to LA and back again over the course of an amazing writing career.

William is on The Mustard Show with Darren Eadie and Cara Macdonald tonight at 6.15pm.


Hot on the heels of his recent interview with retiring rockers The Jim Jones Revue, Rick Lennox took to the Mustard Show sofa to tell us all about OPEN's exciting pre-festive live music line-up. Mustard's resident muso and mop-top – Si Holden – wasn't happy. So let's not argue about who delivered the best gig guide, let's turn our attention instead to two great new videos from some amazing local bands instead.

On Wednesday's Mustard Show, Si gave us a glimpse of Red Devil, the new vid from stomping Norwich favourites The Thinking Men. And playing out (and appearing on) the Mustard Show tonight are Wicked Faith. Check out their new track Truth or Dare at the end of the show.


This week's pick of the week comes from Tom Vince, the baby of the Mustard bunch.

There's not a lot this lad won't turn his hand to to bring you your daily dose of Mustard.

He's part-producer, presenter, director and editor. Most recently he took his tough pills to bring us an exclusive behind-the-scenes snoop around the terrifying PrimEvil. He's also fed lions at Africa Alive and held a scorpion in the palm of his hand – all in the name of research.

Tom's a karate black belt but even he was knocked off his feet by the force of nature that is the one, the only, Lady Helen McDermott. And he wasn't the only one.

The whole Mustard team fell at the feet of a bona fide local broadcasting legend as she came in to save the day and host Monday's Mustard Show (Beth Davison was confined to her sick bed)…

What a lady, and what a return to Norfolk TV screens. Mark my words, Lady Mac will be back soon on Mustard, and we can't wait.


How do you turn a box of manure into a tasty treat? Mustard gardening goddess, Ellen Mary, reckons even this unpromising beginning could be the first step to growing your own crop of mushrooms. Here's how…

You can build your own mushroom growing kit but there are loads available to buy cheaply. As a general guide your kit may include a plastic container and lid, a substrate material such as straw for the mycelium to grow (from which your mushrooms will fruit), some nutrient rich compost (usually manure based) and mycelium will already be present. All you will need to do is:

• Store the substrate in the container at about 20 to 25 degrees for four to five days.

• When the mycelium has covered the substrate it will have a white coating

• Soak the compost to ensure it is wet through

• Sprinkle the compost over the substrate

• Store at 20 to 25 degrees for another four days

• When the mycelium appears move it to be stored at about 16 degrees

• Depending on the type of mushroom being grown, you should be able to harvest about three times by twisting off the mushrooms when they are ready and using a mist sprayer to keep the compost moist but not over-watered.

• Always read the instructions as they will vary depending on the type of mushroom being grown. They can be harvested all year and as they are almost fat and calorie free, they are a great source of nutrients. So, if you don't know much about them try growing your own, rather than risk picking wild mushrooms.