The Powerdown Show

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The first two programmes of The Powerdown Show produced by Cultivate is piloting on Dublin Community TV which is launching this week.

Cultivate’s Powerdown TV Show is a series of ten twenty minute programmes that aim to inform individuals and groups on the context and responses to climate change and peak oil. The programmes follow the same themes as Cultivate's Community Powerdown course and will be both educational and entertaining.

The series includes interviews with Richard Douthwaite of Feasta, Rob Hopkins of Transition Towns, George Monbiot, author of 'Heat' and Guardian journalist and many other leading thinkers in the fields of Climate Change and Peak Oil. The shows also include other interesting segments such as animation which will both inform and entertain and comedy sketches which take a slightly different look at the issues and include such characters as the Oil Junky, the Eco-Preacher and the Peak Beer Party People.

DCTV will broadcast 24-hours-a-day at Channel 802 on the Chorus and NTL digital cable networks, reaching 200,000 households across Dublin, Limerick, Cork, Galway and Waterford. The new channel will air drama, documentaries, arts shows, magazine programmes, current affairs, adult education and more; some made by experienced producers, others by community organisations jumping into TV production for the first time, availing of DCTV's broadly open access ethos.

Episode 1 - 'The Challenge Ahead' will be broadcast in the "Digital Stories" block of programming at the following times: first broadcast July 17th Thursday at 9pm , Friday 18th at 10am , Sunday 20th July 6pm and Tuesday 22nd July 6pm.

Episode 2 - 'The Power of Community' will be first broadcast on Thursday July 24th at 9pm, Friday 25th at 10am, Sunday 27th at 6pm and Tuesday 29th at 6pm.

The full series of 10 programmes will be broadcast in September.