Bob Lowe and the Silver Line


In November 2013 Esther Rantzen launched Silver Line and used Bob’s story as part of the publicity campaign.

As a result, details of Bob’s meeting with Esther appeared in the local and national press.


This culminated in the BBC spending a day in Bob’s home and using the footage during the Sports Relief broadcast on 21 March 2014.

Bob has undertaken a number of speaking engagements to spread the word about Silver Line. Wherever possible Bob has mentioned that he works for the Talking Newspaper and his increasing involvement is greatly appreciated.

In the week beginning 13 October 2014 when the media covered the loneliness of single men, Bob was interviewed on radio and television and read his poignant poem about being parted from Kath his beloved wife of 65 years. To hear Bob’s poem please click on the link below:

Bob’s Poem

Bob’s poem and his involvement with the Silver Line were also reported in national and local newspapers including the Daily Echo. In December 2014, Bob joined Esther in a reception at 10 Downing Street before they went on to the House of Lords where Bob and Esther gave a talk.

Dave. Esther and I







2014 was quite a year for Bob!


In June, Bob interviewed Esther at the Talking Newspaper’s studio in New Milton. To hear the interview please click on Features in 2015 in the Menu.

Bob’s story appeared in our local free magazine, i.e. The New Milton Mail/Barton Bugle and was included in our first Talking Magazine in September 2015. To hear the article please click on the link below:

September 2015 Magazine


2016 was another extraordinary year for Bob Lowe, with the Talking Newspaper benefiting from the publicity from the Press coverage.

In October, the Advertiser & Times reported that Bob had received a UK Points of Light Award and the Freedom of the City of London!

To read details of the Points of Light Award please click on the link below:

UK Points of Light Awards

To hear the article that was in our Talking Newspaper (covered by 2 of our tracks) please click on Features in 2016 in the Menu.

Talking Newspaper on TV!

Thanks to Bob’s close ties with the BBC and Silverline, his involvement with the Talking Newspaper was featured on local and national radio & TV.

It culminated in Bob becoming Presenter on BBC Solent’s Inside Out and talking to staff at the Advertiser & Times! To watch the programme please click on the link below:

Bob Lowe on Inside Out

It was extraordinary for such a tiny charity like ours to receive such publicity and increase awareness of the Talking Newspaper. We are grateful to the BBC.

The Silver Line is 0800 4  70 80 90 Mobiles 0300 4 70 80 90.