Spoiler alert: A new show and an exciting tablet TSV!


Dale with the Prestigio tablet TSVHi all,

I just wanted to tell you about an exciting new show that you can catch on the Q every Saturday night from 8pm until 10pm called 'Saturday Night Gifts with Dale (or Debbie F)'. Debs and I will alternate weekends and hopefully get together to host the final show just before Christmas.

The new show format will be lively and entertaining and there will be competitions, some for just fun, some for great prizes, we may throw in some bloopers and funny videos, you might even see Toby! You will always see the Today's Special Value or One Time Onlys and a great line-up of some of QVC's favourite guests.

Talking of great prizes, this weekend we're planning to give you the chance to name and win a very special Charlie Bear ! I noticed on Will IT's video blog that he mentioned a great Technology TSV on Sunday 23rd September. I can reveal that it will be a wonderful Prestigio 9.7" Android 4 Tablet. A great buy for every member of the family to watch movies, look at pictures on a great screen, surf the net, Facebook etc etc.

I've literally just got my hands on one and I'm so impressed with how it looks and feels and more importantly how responsive the touch screen is! We successfully ran a similar TSV back in July (when I was dreaming of Spaghetti Westerns [last blog]) – it completely sold out so this is my first experience of the Prestigio. Plus, in my opinion, our buyers have managed to put together an even stronger offer for you with this one.

When I found out we will be offering it for under £200 I was blown away, particularly when you consider our added value on top of the impressive spec – here's a flavour… it comes with 16GB of flash storage, (but we bump that up by another 8GB with a micro SD card to 24GB total) Android 4 Operating system, cameras front and back, improved battery, multi touch sensitive screen – then we add in our dedicated leather case, in-ear headphones, HDMI cable (for output to your HD TV), screen protector and 8GB micro SD card mentioned – altogether adding around £40!! Iomes in a choice of Red or Black trim (literally a red strip around the screen).

If you want a sneek preview of it, I'll be using it during the Saturday Night Gift show ahead of its midnight launch – hope you can join in!

As always, take care and keep smiling! Dale x


  1. Lisa September 21, 2012 at 7:04 pm -  Reply

    Hello Dale – My fave presenter of all!!! Please forgive me for going ‘off topic’ here, but I just read the autobiography of the late, great actress and comedienne Beryl Reid, and she wrote that she was once married to another showbiz pro, a certain Derek Frankin, a lovely man she said. Their marriage sadly ended in divorce – but I wanted to ask you, could this possibly be the same Derek Franklin who is your stepfather? I am dying to know, please don’t keep me in suspenders! Much love to you and yours, Lisa. X

  2. dale franklin September 27, 2012 at 5:43 pm -  Reply

    Yes Lisa the very same ! They were married and lived together on the River Thames near Windsor before Dad met Mum ! They were both proud Brummies ! I haven’t read her book but I had heard that Dad was mentioned in it. Good to hear from you Lisa, take care. Dale x

  3. Lisa September 29, 2012 at 12:01 am -  Reply

    Hello Dale – thanks for getting back to me and satisfying my curiosity, very kind of you. Gosh, what a small world it is! Well you certainly have a proud showbiz pedigree with your dad and mum Pat both professionals. No wonder you are such a natural on camera! Cheers again Dale and all the best to you, your family and of course the gorgeous Toby, Lisa. X

  4. Elizabeth Smith September 29, 2012 at 10:48 pm -  Reply

    Hi Dale
    Loved the tablet presentation you did so much I bought the tablet. Its brilliant cant put it down

  5. Dale Franklin October 4, 2012 at 1:15 am -  Reply

    Many thanks for your comments Lisa – Toby’s just had his 4th Birthday (see latest blog) regards Dale x
    Great to hear that you are enjoying the Prestigio Liz – it’s a cracker ! Dale x

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