Sophie Bolwell-Davies

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Sophie Bolwell-Davies
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Years Active 2019
Positions Held
Current LocationThe YSTV Studio. Probably.
DegreesBSc Film and Television Production
AllegianceTrolley Team


Sophie (also known as Sophie B-D) joined YSTV in the autumn of 2019, and quickly got involved in many productions and social events. She is best known for her contribution to Quarantine Weekly, where she featured in every episode (to date), and didn't do too badly. In the 2020 elections, Sophie was voted in as Social Secretary. Sophie can most commonly be found in the YSTV studio, Goodricke College, Courtyard or at home in Essex. She ia an OG member of the group known as Firstyearsthatarecool and a proud member if Trolley Team, but not a fan of plugs.

On the 9th of April, Sophie became the unofficial Head of Wiki at the request of Stirky, she was VONCed the next day, and then unVONCed herself because Rhys can't just vonk her willy nilly. Also learnt how to make a slideshow on wiki before Will Stirk.



# Show Position Description
1 YSTV Sport: Volleyball Autumn 2019 Camera Op Officially met the Thomas Schubert, Andrew Waddle, Morgan McKay and Ben Allen. And camera Op'd with Rory Percival.
2 Boozy Broadcasts: Drunk Werewolves Participant Innocently signed up as she loved the game but shortly realised she had forgotten the rules and was very suspicious. Perks were the pizza her and Alize ordered beforehand.
3 Boozy Broadcasts: Mario Kart Drunk Drivers Participant Played one round against the soon to be crowned winner, and lost. Believed to have started the banana throwing, after Will Stirk provided everyone with a lot of bananas whilst sporting appropriate attire.
4 YSTV does Hunted - Episode 2 Participant/Camera Op/ Great plan creator May have been caught first, but had an amazing team consisting of Tilly Garland and Marta Vītola. Is best remembered for her assurance that they were heading in the right direction, when she had no clue and her notorious plans.
5 American Football 2020 Editor Had a great time editing in the studio with Louis Dickson and had many interesting experiences at 2 am, including sprinting across campus on multiple occasions to catch the bus. This video also redefined the definition of B-Roll within YSTV.
6 Come Dine with Me- episode 1 Camera Op Had a great time filming, as well as interviewing each of the contestants at the end with Neve Carey.
7 Election Debate Night 2020 Camera Op Was directed by Joe Radford for the first time and enjoyed hearing all the gossip on the potential candidates.
8 Ben Goes to Kuda- livestream Participant A failed attempt to take Ben to Kuda that ending in the group heading to Flares, produced by Ben Allen the livestream was not recorded and baffled Thomas Schubert in Courtyard who was shocked by how the group were livestreaming and the fact that it had graphics.
9 College Varsity 2020 Producer Her first event producing, she had the awesome cam op team of Will Stirk and Adam Hilton. Despite Durham cancelling many events, and everyone except Sophie oversleeping, the group had a fun day filming that ended the day with a well deserved Effe's. Thank you to Ben Allen for letting me into the studio in the morning :).
10 Mental Health Day Producer The day where everything went wrong. It started as usual with everyone except Sophie oversleeping and showing up many, many hours late. A notable mention to Isobel Drury who made the day more exciting and demonstrated the importance of sleep.
11 Elections Results Night 2020 Camera Op #Chillandmingle Had a great time Camera Oping with Karinna Hollins and Alize Akturk.
12 YSTV Sport- MMA Fight Night 2020 Camera Op Enjoyed Camera Oping from the gallery and proudly helped set up the Jibb for the first time on her own.
13 Quarantine Weekly- Episode 1 Participant May have scored 5/10 on her Den after not being able to download the updated rules, thus losing, and paid the price with a bucket of cold water being poured on her head
14 Quarantine Weekly- Episode 2 Participant Didn't loose!!!
15 Quarantine Weekly- Episode 3 Participant Made the most amazing banana cake of her entire life, and won the weeks challenge like a champ!
16 Quarantine Weekly- Episode 4 Participant Recreated the 1781 painting 'The Nightmare' by Henry Fuseli, and had a very beautiful image of Louis Dickson :)
17 Quarantine Weekly- Episode 5 Participant Teaming up with Zoë Dickinson, the pair challenged Joseph Wharfe and Will Stirk to the ultimate challenges and proved, once and for all that the position of social secretary is the best
18 Quarantine Weekly- Episode 6 Participant Viral ASMR challenge or Quarantine Weekly Sophie Edition :)
19 Quarantine Weekly- Episode 7 Participant Household chores- completed 2/3 tasks
20 Quarantine Weekly- Episode 8 Participant Breaking the Deadlock- Teamed up with Rhys Milling and things didn't go to plan...
21 Quarantine Weekly- Episode 9 Participant Did more exercise, in 3 minutes, than the whole of Quarantine.
22 Quarantine Weekly- Episode 10 Participant and Co-Host of a segment A perfect end to the series, with the ultimate competition challenges all in one episode.


# Show Position Description
1 Oranges and Lemons Producer & Actor A great start to the new show, the episode was Halloween themed and I made my debut as an zombie actor.
2 YSTV On the Rocks Episode 1 Executive Producer and Host Streamed via OBS to the website, with technical support in set up from Dom and Rhys.
3 YSTV On the Rocks Episode 2 Executive Producer and Host Streamed via OBS to the website, with technical support in set up from Dom and Rhys. Alize joined us as a special guest
4 Meme Stream Media Episode 1 Executive Producer, Director? and Vision Mixer Streamed via OBS to the website, fully vision mixed without director
5 YSTV's Society Scoop Graphics Created the intro graphics
6 YSTV On the Rocks Episode 3 Executive Producer and Host With guests Keoni and Niamh
7 You Have No Authority Here: A YSTV Sketch Actor?
8 YSTV On the Rocks Episode 4 Executive Producer and Host With guests Oliver and Kira- note don't let techies try out new equipment on your livestream, especially 1 hour before you go live.
9 Lockdown Diaries Episode 4 Participant Filmed over two days due to Election 60 second Manifestos happening.
10 Election Debate Night 2021 Vision Mixer Vision Mixer whilst running all the social media pages promoting our involvement
11 YSTV Arts and Crafts Host and 'Art expert' The most I've ever laughed on a livestream
12 You Can Cook Anything in a Microwave Host and Producer My first ever solo show, which to quote Thomas Schubert 'This must be the most audience participation that YSTV has ever allowed'. Its fair to say the comment section was ablaze.
13 Meme Stream Media Episode 2 Executive Producer, Director? and Vision Mixer Special guest, Mike Vok
14 Roses Unlocked 2021- Swimming Remote Main Vision Mixer Mixing the main sport stream, combining the feed from York, Lancaster and adding commentary audio and graphics.
15 Roses Unlocked 2021- Darts Producer Produced what was arguably the least stressful and successful stream of the weekend.
16 Roses Unlocked 2021- Pool Remote Main Vision Mixer Mixing the main sport stream, combining the feed from York, Lancaster and adding commentary audio and graphics.


  • Has a lot of power over a lot of people, according to popular opinion
  • Loves Blankets.
  • Loves animals.
  • Sucks at building dens according to popular competitions.
  • Scared of her own chickens.
  • Believed to be the person storing breadsticks in the archive corridor - confirmed by the person who's breadsticks they were ://
  • Has napped in the ystv studio
  • Is a closet gamer-girl
  • Named soggy croutons