Love is in the air for The Magazine

Published Thursday, 13 February 2014
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UTV's The Magazine returns for a new series on Valentine's Day, with host Sarah Travers asking Northern Ireland: "Where is the love?"

Love is in the air for The Magazine
Sarah Travers returns for a new series of The Magazine. (© Neil Harrison Photography)

A recent study has claimed that people from the UK are the least romantic in Europe, and now Sarah is on a mission to prove otherwise!

Meanwhile viewers have been invited to send in their romantic video messages to their nearest and dearest as love is in the air for NI.

Sarah will also be speaking to 'hardman' Ross Kemp about his documentary series Extreme World, which takes a look at some of the most dangerous places in the world.

The actor visited Northern Ireland last summer to record the violence which took place during the Twelfth of July parades and talks about the difficulty of filming during such a tense period for Belfast.

And The Magazine also catches up with screenwriters Glen Patterson and Colin Carberry ahead of this year's BAFTA Awards.

The pair are nominated in the outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer category for their debut feature Good Vibrations.

The film depicts the life of Belfast record-store owner Terri Hooley, who paved the way for the city's punk-rock scene during the 1970s.

"It all came from knowing Terri and our idea that Terri's live story would be something worth telling," explains Colin.

"We always thought the best way to tell (Terri's story) would be in the form of a film, so we kind of had to teach ourselves how to write a film."

Glen added: "We talked to him very early on back in the 1990s, and he said at that stage that if anyone was going to write his life story, it was going to be us."

The writers will head to London for the glittery award ceremony on Sunday 16 February.

Meanwhile Sarah is joined in the studio with Terry Hooley himself who talks about his experience of taking part in the movie and what is was like to watch the big screen adaption of his life.

And as always The Magazine showcases the heart warming stories of local folk for their amazing deeds in People Like You.

The Magazine returns to UTV on Friday 14 February at 8pm.

You can follow The Magazine on Twitter @UTVMag

And if you know someone who you think deserves special recognition, you can get in touch with The Magazine's People Like You team here.

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