Film ID: NEFA 11002 Video of YFA_4842 Yorkshire Tour No. 2 TOUR NO 2 - YORKSHIRE DALES 1972 Visitor TabsDescription This episode is the second in a series of travelogues presented by Kenneth Cope and Charlotte Allen looking at various parts of the region. The programme opens with Ken to camera in the centre of Bradford - not a place usually associated with holidays, but down the road there are many attractive scenes. Ken and Charlotte set off to explore. Views driving over the moors among the Pennines to arrive at the Tan Hill Inn, the highest pub in England. It is a very remote spot but busy at the moment because there is a local sheep show taking place. General views sheep and interview with one of the farmers about what to look for in a prize sheep. For a change of scene and atmosphere Ken and Charlotte go to the spa town of Harrogate. People are sauntering about in the Valley Gardens and among the pleasant shops. Footage in the Old Assembly Rooms for tea and a band concert. General views Ken in the pump room, taking the waters. Shots of the waterfall - Hardraw Scar near Hawes in Wensleydale, the highest drop in England. Ken is "conducting" a band in an outdoor arena nearby. General views on Ilkley Moor, the heart of Yorkshire. Interview with famous show-jumper, Harvey Smith, about the character of Yorkshire folk. General views strange rock formations (Brimham Rocks) and "Lunar" landscape with Ken and Charlotte acting out a "moonwalk" sequence. End of Part One Part Two: People are boating on the River Nidd at Knaresborough. Charlotte’s piece to camera describing the various attractions of the town. General views at the Dropping Well. General views town and castle. General views in taxidermist's workshop and interview about his work. Views of Ken and Charlotte in the beautiful landscaped grounds of Studley Royal Park and Fountains Abbey near Ripon. General views in Bronte Country - Charlotte visits Haworth Parsonage Museum and Ken goes to the Railway Museum. Interview with Bob Cryer, the chairman of the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway. Long shot and general views of train and station. General views train leaving with Charlotte on board. Long shot train steaming along. End of Part Two Context A quirky Tyne Tees television production from 1972, starring the versatile actor Kenneth Cope, fresh from his success in the popular TV series Randall and Hopkirk (deceased). Kenneth and his sidekick Charlotte Allen visit a sheep auction at the windswept Pennine Tan Hill Inn, take water at Harrogate, do a spoof ‘Moonwalk’ at Brimham Rocks, visit a taxidermist in Knaresborough and chat with Harvey Smith before running out of steam on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway. Tyne Tees was one of the earlier independent television broadcasters, starting out in January 1959. At the time of this film it was allied with Yorkshire Television as part of Trident Television. Harvey Smith is probably the best known British show jumping champion there has been. The previous year he achieved notoriety when he made a two fingered ‘V’ sign to the judges after winning the British Show Jumping Derby. As a result he was disqualified, only to have this overturned two days later, having fibbed that it was a Churchillian “victory” sign and not an obscene gesture. All of the places visited in the programme are pretty much as they were, over forty years on – even the Tan Hill Sheep Show is still going.