After the success of Yorkshire-based TV shows like ‘Our Yorkshire Farm’, ‘The Yorkshire Vet’ and ‘All Creatures Great and Small’. There seems to be a real love for the UK’s biggest county. ‘All Creatures Great and Small’, which is currently filming its second series, was a reboot of the 1970s classic and has received critical and fan acclaim after the first season. With the reboot being such a success it got us thinking, is there other Yorkshire TV shows that need a reboot? The answer is yes!
Yorkshire shows are seeing a renaissance and it would be great to see some of the biggest and most popular shows given a new lease of life.
The obvious first choice is the long-running Yorkshire period drama ‘Heartbeat.’ Everyone knows the classic theme tune to the show based in the fictional place of Aidensfield the fictional town of Ashfordly. Running from 1992 until 2010, Heartbeat was set in the 1960s and followed storylines, which were inspired by the series of books Constable, written by Nicholas Rhea. The show focused on a police constable in the 1960s who moved to the North Riding of Yorkshire police station.
Last Of The Summer Wine
Set in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, ‘Last of the Summer Wine’ was written by Roy Clarke and ran from 1973 to 2010. It was the longest-running comedy in Britain and the world and is widely considered the most successful British programme of all time. Centred around three old men, and their youthful adventures, the sitcom was a hilariously feel-good programme that had the beautiful Yorkshire countryside as a backdrop for the chaos and mishaps that the trio that never seemed to grow up.
Where The Heart Is
Another Yorkshire classic, ‘Where the Heart Is’ was set in the fictional town of Skelthwaite followed by the lives of a group of district nurses and their families in the town. The show ran from April 1997 to 2006 and was filmed in the Colne Valley of West Yorkshire. The show focused on five main characters from the Snow and Goddard family – and would be a great bit of nostalgic tv gold.