The primary focus of this news piece is Sowerby Bridge’s mission to bring tourism and greater prosperity to their town by restoring their architectural heritage and improving river canoeing. A large portion of the film depicts work on the river underneath the town’s bridge and interviews with workers and local residents. This film was made as part of the 1980s Yorkshire Television series ‘Calendar Magazine’.
This is one of a collection of films made by the Selby Cine Club. This film provides a wonderful overview of the town of Selby as it was in 1965 and is accompanied by an interesting historical commentary. It shows pedestrians and traffic in the town centre, many of the shops, and includes the Toll Bridge, the Monday market, the Reverend John Kent giving a tour of the Abbey, the shipyard, the BOCM Mill, and a Council meeting.
Part of the Calendar Magazine series, this programme looks at how women in the Yorkshire region spend their leisure time. It includes interviews with women from different social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds as well as academics who have published studies on the topic.
The comedian Brian Glover presents his home town, Barnsley in South Yorkshire, and meets his famous neighbours including Arthur Scargill, Ashley Jackson and Dorothy Hyman. In the programme Brian visits the grave of Tommy Taylor, an amateur boxing gym and Barnsley Football Club where he interviews the team in the bath tub. And an he spends an enjoyable evening at a working men's club. The programme was first broadcast on 11th October, 1976.
This Tyne Tees Television documentary profiles the North East comedian and club entertainer Pauline Patricia Brennan (nee Petty), better known under her stage name, Scarlet O'Hara. She reminisces about her impoverished post-war childhood in the working class Rye Hill area of Scotswood, in Newcastle’s West End, her husbands, and the start of her career working as a singer and stand-up comic at working men’s clubs and pubs in the region. The programme was originally broadcast on 12th March 1981 as part of the series Northern Scene, later featuring as part of the networked About Britain series.