HTV's Tostevin to set up on his own

HTV West news and current affairs producer Ray Tostevin is leaving the Bristol-based regional broadcaster to pursue documentary making for network television and to set up his own production company.

Tostevin, a former reporter on the channel’s flagship current affairs programme West Eye View, leaves next month after 10 years. “I’d like to do something similar to West Eye View, but elsewhere,” he said.

Tostevin was one of the journalists to expose the Bristol Royal Infirmary children’s heart surgery scandal in 1995, and reported on the case for Channel 4 News. While at HTV, he also spent a year as a special investigations producer for Channel 4 News.

More recently he was a producer for the current affairs programme Punchbag and series producer on Currie Night, a talkshow hosted by former MP Edwina Currie.

“I’m leaving on a positive note. I’ve had wonderful opportunities to work on regional and network programmes, such as Murder Trail on Discovery and Five. But when you see colleagues moving on to projects elsewhere, you feel it’s never good to stay in one place for too long. But I hope to continue to work with Carlton and HTV.”

Tostevin began his broadcasting career in BBC radio, before freelancing for a production company.

By Wale Azeez

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