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 film focuses on how football has inspired a Yorkshire artist to dedicate himself to creating paintings of the sport. Most of the film consists of the artist verbally describing football’s natural fit as an artistic subject while we watch footage of an amateur football game. 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 features Stanley Ellis of the Yorkshire Dialect Society as he speaks to Robert Hall about the varying dialects of the Yorkshire region, introducing Hall to people who speak those distinct dialects along the way. They include men from the East Riding, Huddersfield, miners from Kellingley Colliery, and two South Asian children from Leeds.
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.
This film is concerned with York Minster’s restoration efforts after the 1984 fire destroyed a significant section of roof, stonework, and stained glass. The majority of the programme showcases the painstaking restoration work taking place inside the structure. This film was made as part of the 1980s Yorkshire Television series ‘Calendar Magazine’.
On the anniversary of the fatal fire at Bradford City's Valley Parade football ground, which killed 56 people, this programme looks at how those involved are coping, one year on. The vast majority of the programme consists of interviews with victims of the fire and officials that were present at the game.
Original film of the edition of the Tyne Tees Television series Treasure in Store in which presenter Alec Taylor is given a guided tour of Beamish Open Air Museum by its founder and director Frank Atkinson. Taylor guides us around the furnished cottages and shops, transport and farm exhibits, the rebuilding of a colliery, and Rowley railway station that form this industrial and social history museum.The programme was broadcast on 16 March 1976. Beamish Museum opened in 1972 in County Durham, and was the first open-air museum of its type in the country, modeled on a Scandinavian museum.
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.
This 1980s Tyne Tees Television feature is an anarchic spoof tour of the cult satirical rag ‘Viz’ at its offices in Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne, and at a photo shoot, introduced by creator Chris Donald with a hefty dose of smutty innuendo. Includes examples of some of the foul-mouthed cartoon characters such as Roger Mellie (the Man on the Telly), Buster Gonad, Biffa Bacon, Sid the Sexist, Jack Black and his dog Silver.