Alastair Clements
Group Head of Content

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We're thrilled to announce details of the all-new Practical Motorhome TV, stuffed full of expert ’van reviews and much more – our Group Editor tells all

For those of you who have enjoyed The Motorhome Channel in the past, and were beginning to wonder whether it might ever return to your screens, we’ve got some good news! Because not only is it back, but it’s also got a new look, a new name, and even a new presenter – one that will be very familiar to regular readers of the magazine.

From Monday 4 April 2016, Niall Hampton will be returning as the host of the all-new Practical Motorhome TV, and he will be joined by Practical Motorhome's long-time technical guru 'Diamond' Dave Newell, who will bring his extensive know-how on motorhome servicing and repairs to our new advice section, tackling topics such as preparing for an MoT, getting the most from your battery, fridge maintenance and rear-view cameras.

As ever, the bulk of the show will be spent getting under the skin of the hottest new ’vans on the market, and with that in mind Niall and the team have been visiting the UK’s biggest dealers and all of the major shows to bring you the very latest news from manufacturers – from both the UK and the Continent. 

Key among these, of course, is the Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show at the NEC, and the first episode in the new series will be an NEC special, bringing all of the most exciting news from Birmingham, including Lunar’s new Selena range of coachbuilt ’vans and gadget expert Andy Harris’ pick of the best new accessories.

Other highlights from the first few episodes will include first glimpses of the Rimor Koala Elite 722 and the Adria Matrix Plus 670 SC, along with a gaggle of new campervans and the return of our campsite visits, featuring some of the best parks from our Top 100 Sites Guide 2016.

The series gets under way on 4 April and, unlike previous series of The Motorhome Channel, there will be a fresh show every week as part of the revamped Practical Motorhome TV. Each half-hour show will be broadcast five times a week on Showcase TV, on our new channels at Sky 212 and Freeview 254 (please note that to get Freeview 254, your TV must be connected to the internet), at these times and on these days: on Monday at 8.30pm, Wednesday at 5.30pm, and then at 7.30pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. You'll also be able to watch live online.

Final details on channels have yet to be confirmed, but we also hope to be airing on Freesat. We’ll let you know more as soon as we have the information, sharing it both here on our website, on our forum and on our Facebook, Twitter and Google+ pages. 

Don’t forget to tune in, to enjoy the very best of motorcaravanning on your TV!

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