Channel 5 has seen great success with its Yorkshire programming. From shows like’ Our Yorkshire Farm’, ‘The Yorkshire Vet’ to the hugely successful remake of ‘All Creatures Great and Small’, but it looks like they’re looking to stop making shows about God’s Own Country.
Yorkshire has some of the most beautiful scenery that makes for perfect viewing. We may be biased, but there can never be enough of Yorkshire on our tele.
After Channel 5’s string of Yorkshire-based hits, Commissioning Editor Daniel Pearl told the Edinburgh TV festival that he did not want to make “another programme about Yorkshire, another programme about a large family in Yorkshire,” according to The Guardian.
He alternatively talked about wanting to look for new stories such as the forthcoming series featuring popular presenter Jay Blades, of the BBC’s The Repair Shop, where he recalls what it was like to grow up in 1970s Hackney.
Jay Blades currently has a show on BBC set in Yorkshire’s city of Bradford called ‘Jay’s Yorkshire Workshop’, where they gift pieces of furniture to heroes in the community.
Yorkshire TV shows have proved popular for the channel in the past, but it seems they may think that there can be too much of God’s Own Country on the tele.
Channel 5 has a huge festival dedicated to all of its favourite Yorkshire shows this weekend, ‘5 On The Farm’. From Amanda Owen to Graeme Hall from ‘Dog’s Behaving (Very) Badly,’ you can meet your favourite Yorkshire celebs all in one place. Taking place at Cannon Hall Farm this weekend – it’s sure to be a blast.