An Island Parish – Sark on TV
The popular television series ‘An Island Parish’, which has been filmed here this year, comes to the small screen this week. The first of six episodes will be broadcast nationally on Friday 16th November at 8.30pm on BBC Two. The programmes follow the work of Anglican Minister Gill Nicholls and Methodist Lay Preacher Karen Le Mouton. (Gill and Karen are being interviewed about their part in the series on the BBC’s Breakfast programme on Friday morning.) Filming began in early spring and includes the Royal visit and Sheep Racing as well as the every day life of the island. Other islanders featured are fisherman Basil Adams, Shepherd David Scott and Kevin Adams, head of Sark’s Fire and Rescue Service. The series also records the progress of horse trainer Julie Jackson as she works with Ronaldo, a young Shire horse being prepared to work as a carriage horse. ‘An Island Parish’ continues every Friday night until Christmas.
Photographs by Sue Daly
Fisherman Basil Adams
Shepherd Dave Scott and sheepdog Tess
The Reverend Gill Nicholls and Lay Preacher Karen Le Mouton
Some of the islanders who feature in ‘An Island Parish’