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  • Memoirs of 50 Years of Yorkshire Television
  • By: John Fairley
  • Narrated by: John Fairley
  • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
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Heartbeat and Beyond

By: John Fairley
Narrated by: John Fairley
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Summary

In 1968 a group of young people took over a derelict trouser factory in a rundown part of Leeds and set about producing programmes that were to define the British television world of the late 20th century. These included the investigative documentary series First Tuesday, Darling Buds of May, Whickers World, Don't Ask Me, and Heartbeat. At the same time they attracted, indeed often created, stars of international fame such as James Mason, Catherine Zeta Jones, Alan Whicker, David Jason, Magnus Pike, and David Frost. Fifty years on, their achievements and experiences, often dramatic and frequently absurd, make for fascinating behind-the-scenes listening. This book paints a colourful and entertaining picture of the making from virtually nothing of one of the greatest television channels of all time.

©2020 John Fairley (P)2020 Pen and Sword

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Loved this, a real trip down memory Lane having grown up in the 1980’s in Yorkshire. Some bits missed me as too young/old but overall a really good listen