Sweet and Sour is a community television production made at the studios of Perth’s North Metropolitan TAFE. It is produced in collaboration between the North Metropolitan TAFE (Executive Producer: Lawry Hill, Director Media and Education Portfolio), Community TV Broadcasters across Australia and the Sweet and Sour student and community volunteers (Executive Producer/ Chief Mentor Gary Mitchell). It has screened across Australia nationally for almost two decades.
Our First episode screened in 1998 and broadcast initially from the studios of WA Community Broadcaster Access 31, Sweet and Sour expanded to be broadcast over the entire Community network across Australia. Joining with Central TAFE (as it was) in 2003, Sweet and Sour evolved into the student mentoring production success it has become today more than 800 episodes later. Sweet and Sour is Australia’s longest-running Community Panel Show and the world’s only enduring (22 Seasons) weekly television production produced entirely by mentored students since inception.
Executive Producer, Gary Mitchell (Mitch to his mates), has been the regular host of Sweet and Sour since 2001. He was compere of the 2004 National Community TV Awards, The Antennas, broadcast from Melbourne when Sweet and Sour won its first big gong, the National Antenna Award for Australia’s Best Panel Show.
Since Sweet and Sour began, past students who volunteered to work and learn TV production on Sweet and Sour are found in TV and Movie production across the planet. It’s a huge Community TV success story.
A Small percentage of the Sweet and Sour crew who have put together Sweet and Sour over the past 22 seasons.