Maggie Philbin lends a hand for digital TV switchover

There is just over a month to go until the digital switchover takes place and the old analogue TV signal is switched off.

The TV Presenter Maggie Philbin was in the region today to launch a new scheme, it's called Helping Hands. She was joined by a group of Brownies from Gateshead who've all pledged to help someone they know switch to digital television.

If you haven't converted to new equipment by September 26th, you'll no longer be able to watch ITV1 Tyne Tees, or any of the other main channels.

For more information visit the** Switchover Help Scheme website.**