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Bees United Feature: Behind the scenes of the Bees Bulletin

A detailed look at the matchday podcast

12 January 2021

After every Brentford game Bees fans around the world can catch up on what’s happened in a short podcast with highlights from the commentary plus post-match interviews with Heach Coach Thomas Frank and players. The Bees Bulletin is released after every game home and away and carried on Club channels as a short update of some of the best audio from every match. What listeners to Bees Bulletin probably don't know is that over the years is has come from United Nations Headquarters in New York, a conference centre in Japan or a shed in Hanwell.

Bees Bulletin sounds professional because it is all the work of one professional, Bees fan Stuart Hughes. Stuart's day job is BBC World Affairs Senior Producer and, in the time before the Covid-19 pandemic, he would often be travelling the world producing, filming, video editing and sometimes reporting himself on international stories for TV, radio and online. A normal year will be a mix of breaking news, conflicts and global summit conferences. Digital technology is at the heart of his working day but it also allows him to follow The Bees as he travels.

Stuart started Bees Bulletin a couple of years ago as a way to bring Brentford to a wider audience. He started following Brentford a decade ago and kept up-to-date wherever he was in the world through our online matchday commentary team. Stu has been part of the iFollow commentary team, pre pandemic, and contributes his podcast every matchday.

Stuart's story, which includes details of losing a leg and time as a war reporter, was told to Bees United, the Brentford Supporters' Trust, earlier this season. On the Bees United website a team of writers have been looking behind the scenes. In all facets of Brentford Football Club there are people the fans will not really know and Bees United have been delving deep. See Stuart's story and learn more about Bees Bulletin here.


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