Port shines on small screen

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

PORT Dou­glas has shone on the small screen in the past week with three tele­vi­sion pro­grams heav­ily fea­tur­ing the re­gion in pub­lic­ity worth mil­lions of dol­lars.

Chan­nel Nine’s muchan­tic­i­pated prime­time de­but of the Bbc-dig­i­tal Di­men­sions joint pro­duc­tion Great Bar­rier Reef show­cased the un­ri­valled un­der­wa­ter won­der­land found right on our doorstep, with the pro­gram beamed to mil­lions of house­holds around the world al­ready.

Sun­day also saw the ar­rival of Chan­nel Seven’s Week­end Sunrise weath­er­man James Tobin who un­for­tu­nately brought the rain­clouds with him while film­ing at the Port Dou­glas mar­kets.

While the weather put a bit of a damp­ener on things, the pro­gram still fea­tured plenty of lo­cal char­ac­ters in­clud­ing artist Davvyd “The Bird­man” Brown, Port Dou­glas Cater­ing’s Cam Wal­ton and the crew from the Port Dou­glas Out­rig­gers.

But the main event was Mon­day night’s screen­ing of My Kitchen Rules which fo­cused on the Dou­glas re­gion as com­pet­ing teams raced around search­ing for our fresh­est pro­duce be­fore cook­ing up a camp oven feast un­der the fig trees in Rex Smeal Park.

So­cial me­dia sites went into melt­down dur­ing the screen­ing as en­vi­ous view­ers raved about the lo­ca­tions and rem­i­nisced about their mem­o­ries of vis­it­ing.

The ex­po­sure comes hot on the heels of sev­eral weeks of Neigh­bours footage fo­cused on Port Dou­glas, with the next small screen ex­po­sure likely to be Reef Doc­tors star­ring Lisa Mccune on Chan­nel Ten later this year.

Photo by NEIL WEAVERS

South­ern ex­po­sure: Port Dou­glas shines in My Kitchen Rules (inset) Sunrise pre­sen­ter James Tobin with the Port Dou­glas out­rig­gers

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