Radio favourite seeks more outlets

A range of venues including more garden centres will host Radio Four's popular gardening show.

BBC Radio Four’s Gardeners’ Question Time (GQT) will be broadcast from more garden centres next season after the success of shows from outlets in the last series. Producer Trevor Taylor, whose company, Taylor Made, has regained the contract for the flagship series, said he had been inundated with offers from garden centres wanting to host broadcasts. He also wants to broadcast from stately homes, shopping centres, the seaside and National Trust properties when the show is revamped this year. Taylor said he wants to use “a broader range of venues — not everyone who gardens goes to a gardening club. We want to reach a broader spectrum of gardeners”. A BBC representative said GQT will keep the panel, including Bunny Guinness, but will introduce “gradual evolution”. He added that the 30 minutes of questions and answers were “sacrosanct”, but the 15 minutes of features will be revamped to better suit modern gardeners.

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