New television outlet for Birmingham

Birmingham Now TV launched online.

Midlands telly legends Des Tong and Gary James are returning to the small screen – but this time, they’re online.

The duo became firm favourites with viewers of the Birmingham-based cable channel Big Centre TV, but their new monthly show will be available via YouTube.

Birmingham Now launched on Monday and will feature interviews with personalities from the world of music, movies, theatre and art, as well as profiles of business and sports figures. In the first episode, Des talks to Wolverhampton-born singer-songwriter Rebecca Downes about her new album More Sinner Than Saint and Gary will be discussing business energy with local expert Lisa Gregory.

In addition, there are special appearances from Jasper Carrott, Bev Bevan and Joy Strachan-Brain of rock band Quill and champion gymnast Dominick Cunningham.

Birmingham Press readers can watch the show and get a free YouTube subscription via the show’s website