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TV host savours Silver City

Thursday, 17th October, 2013

Vintage cars gave that extra sparkle to a TV travel show being filmed at Bell’s Milk Bar yesterday. PICTURE: Jason King Vintage cars gave that extra sparkle to a TV travel show being filmed at Bell’s Milk Bar yesterday. PICTURE: Jason King

By By Emily Roberts

A TV travel show sampled a taste of Broken Hill at Bell’s Milk Bar yesterday.

A Taste of Travel offers holidaymakers tips and insights into colourful local characters, attractions and what to eat.

Producer and presenter, Scott McRae, said the show had filmed at some great locations.

“We do this all over the world,” he said.

“This year alone we have featured Indonesia, Borneo, Thailand, China and in Australia we have been to Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales.”

Scott said he looked for unusual places to film when he researched for the show.

“We wanted something a bit different. You can come to Broken Hill and concentrate on the mining and art or mix it up a bit.

“The town has so much character.”

Scott said Bell’s held special appeal to him.

“My parents ran a milk bar when I was born, so for the first five years of my life I lived in a milk bar, stealing lollies from the jars,” he said.

The show also filmed at Broken Hill Earth, the Imperial Hotel and the Big Picture.

“The Big Picture was mind-blowing,” Scott said.

“We are also travelling to Silverton to film at the Mad Max museum.

“Mad Max is my favourite movie of all time. My brother and I quote lines out of the film to each other.

“All the things we are experiencing in Broken Hill I have an interest in.”

At Bell’s, locals dressed up and vintage cars added colour.

Scott said the episode will air towards the end of November or the start of December.

It is on Channel 10 on a Saturday at 4.30pm.

“If you like something different to your standard show, this is a great show,” he said.

“It is a bit of fun and it provides good information.”

Scott said it is always nice to come back to Broken Hill.

“I’ve got some good friends here, including the Mayor, Wincen Cuy.

“We did some filming here when Pro Hart was alive. It is always good to come back and do a fun trip.”

Bell’s owner Jason King said the show was great promotion for the city.

“The more that know about what Broken Hill has to offer, the better,” he said.

“We have so many wonderful experiences and there is a lot of different places to see.”

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