Made by amateur filmmaker Ken Leckenby, this short travelogue offers a look at some of Yorkshire’s most scenic countryside and towns, including Knaresborough and Kilburn, along with exploration of the curious myths and legends associated with them.
This short film by Eric Hall takes a look round the CLA (Country Landowners’ Association) Game Fair held at Raby Castle, County Durham, in 1972. Along with various stalls offering equipment for country pursuits, there are demonstrations of clay pigeon shooting, fishing, archery and falconry.
This film, shot around Kirkcudbridghtshire in south-west Scotland, follows fisherman James McDavid as he catches and smokes fish from the River Dee.
Entertaining short film which documents a day’s whippet racing at Bingley, near Bradford. A commentary in a strong Yorkshire accent explains the particulars of the sport and the local area.
This short travelogue documents a journey round the principality of Andorra in the Pyrenees region between France and Spain. It emphasises the area’s historically tranquil and peaceful nature, apparently not to be found in other areas of Europe.
This short film shows a day at a trotting race. A jovially narrated commentary explains the history and practice of racing horses with sulkies, the single-seater carts seen in the film.
Jack Wood, a blacksmith working near Bolton Abbey, is the subject of this short film looking at the manufacture of branding irons, or ‘horn burns’. The film also shows Bolton Abbey and some of the surrounding countryside
Entertaining short documentary by Eric Hall, explaining the curious rules and traditions of a game of quoits in the garden of a Suffolk pub.
Magazine film featuring short travelogues about the Lake District, Oxford, Blackpool, Edinburgh and London. A commentary offers anecdotes about the various trips and illuminating information about the places visited.
Sentimental film by Eric Hall celebrating the wonders of nature. A wealth of beautiful outdoor imagery illustrates the titular poem, which is read in titles throughout the film.
Holiday travelogue exploring the Finistère department of Brittany, France. Titles and a commentary provide insight into the various sights and Breton traditions, including St. Michael’s Mount, Quimper pottery manufacture, and the beaches of Dinard and St. Lunaire.
Holiday travelogue by Yorkshire filmmaker Eric Hall, exploring the delights of the Côte d’Argent region of southwest France. This film takes a look at the production of pine resin in the forests of the area, as well as visiting some key landmarks of the city of Bordeaux.
Holiday travelogue of a journey to the Côte d’Azur and Alps region of southwest France, with enchanting views of mountains and lavender fields.
This film, made by Eric Hall, featurs Italy seen through its myriad waterways, from the alpine lakes to the canals of Venice.
Made by Eric Hall, this scenic travelogue documents a trip along the Apennine Mountains in Italy.
Short holiday travel film by Eric Hall, which shows some of the sights of Barcelona before visiting a traditional bullfight.
Travelogue which visits various Spanish cities, paying particular attention to the production of traditional mantilla lace in the country.
This travelogue explores the Bavarian cities of Heidelberg, Augsberg and Munich in summertime, followed by a sobering visit to the former Nazi concentration camp at Dachau.
Made by Yorkshire filmmaker Eric Hall, this holiday travelogue visits some of the most famous castles of the Loire region of France. The film includes extensive intertitles to identify the places visited.
Made by Eric Hall, this is a short travelogue of the Lake District, offering views of some of Lakeland’s most beautiful scenery. Intertitles are used throughout the film to identify the places visited.
This film begins with content of a family cricket game on a quiet country road, a rousing speech made to large crowd at an event in a park and finishes with footage of a boy opening presents on his birthday and playing a game of football with friends.
Journalist Bill Mitchell's job is to chronicle the lives of the people who inhabit the landscape he loves - the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. His magazine, The Dalesman, has a circulation of 56,000 but it is estimated to be read by more than half a million people every month. These readers are scattered not just throughout Yorkshire, but can be found in Bhutan and the Falklands. Now, after forty years as reporter and editor, Bill Mitchell - one of the best-loved characters - is to retire. Alan Bennett narrates and Richard Whiteley reports on Bill's travels as he meets shepherds, farmers and other true Dales folk.
This film has presenter Michael Clegg visiting a Yorkshire Fishing Authority fish farm at High Costa Mill, Marton Lane, near Pickering, and joining their teams in their patrol boats aiming to prevent illegal fishing on the River Esk and in the North Sea off the coast of Whitby.
This is a documentary about the proposed closure of the Settle-Carlisle railway line made by Yorkshire Television as part of its Northern Line series. The programme mainly consists of interviews with Ron Cotton, the British Rail project manager for the Settle-Carlisle Line, campaigner Peter Horton, civil engineer Christopher Wallace, and John Watson, Tory MP for Skipton, along with film of the line and some of the stations.