3-2-1
1978
3-2-1, one of the biggest game shows of the Late 70's and 80's, hosted by the late Ted Rogers.

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3-2-1
1985


3-2-1
1986


3-2-1
1987


Arthur C Clarke's World Of Strange Powers
1985
Arthur C Clarke's studies of supernatural phenomena.

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1980

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Ask No Questions
1987
Quiz show with John Junkin and Carol Vorderman. Networked, but at different times of the day, mostly at 17.15 (6 days a week). TVS, weekly on Thursdays!
 
Great theme tune!


Click for larger image Baby & Co
1987
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The Book Tower
1978
Another Gem. The Book Tower was a new approach at getting children to read more, and with Tom Baker presenting it in his own style, how could it fail.

The Book Tower
1987
It's 1987 and Bernard Bresslaw now presents the programme.

Click for larger image The Bounder
1982
Click for larger image The Bounder ran for just 2 series in 1982 and 1983. The series featured Peter Bowles as a fraudster just realeased from prison. It also starred George Cole, Rosalind Ayres and Isla Blair. The series was written by Eric Chappell.
 
Notice how the ident was blended into the title sequence as was often the case with Yorkshires programmes at that time.


Calendar Goes Pop
1980
Or could it be called "Richard Madeley Goes Hip!"? Check out that un-buttoned collar and loose tie!
 
There were only three programmes made. One and two were presented by Richard Madeldy and Graham Thornton. Richard presented the third on his own.


Click for larger image Calendar Commentary
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Click for larger image Countdown
2001
Click for larger image Countdown from 2001, presented by the late Richard Whitley.

Click for larger image The Darling Buds Of May
1991
Click for larger image Comedy based on the books of H.E. Bates.
 
The series starred David Jason, Pam Ferris, Philip Franks and Catherine Zeta Jones.


Dawson and Friends
1977
Les Dawson made numerous sketch and stand up series with Yorkshire Television from 1969 to 1977. Dawson & Friends consisted of four, one hour specials.

Click for larger image Duty Free
1986
Keith Barron and Gwen Taylor star in this holiday romance-based sitcom. Apologies for the incomplete title sequence.
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The Extraordinary People Show
1981
"Extraordinary" was presented by Graham Thornton. Guests included Neil Kinnock, Kevin Keegan, Spike Milligan and Gerry Anderson.

Emmerdale Farm
1972
Yorkshire's long-running soap in it's original format, down on the farm. Originally shown at lunchtimes only.
 
Here are the titles to the programmes very first episode from 1972.


Emmerdale Farm
1985
A later set of titles here from 1985.

Emmerdale
1998
The "Farm" was dropped from the name to include more of the village life in November of 1989.
 
Here are two sets of titles from 1998.


Click for larger image Farmhouse Kitchen
1986
Click for larger image Farmhouse Kitchen was a regular of the 1970s and 1980s. The pleasant thing about this cooking programme was that the presenters were always very unassuming allowing the viewer to focus on the recipes. Grace Mulligan is the presenter here.

Click for larger image Fanny Waterman's Piano Progress
1983
Click for larger image Fanny Waterman tests more of her pupils on their piano progress in a series made for Channel Four.

Click for larger image Flambards
1979
Click for larger image Based on the books by K M Peyton, this period drama follows the fortunes of orphaned heiress Christina Parsons on her tyrannical uncles Essex estate. Thirteen hour-long episodes were made by YTV in 1978 but not shown untill the following year.

Click for larger image First Tuesday
1980s
As the title suggests, Yorkshire's First Tuesday was broadcast on the first Tuesday of each month. It ran for 10 years, shown across the ITV Network.
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Click for larger image First Tuesday
1980s
New titles for this current affairs programme from Leeds.
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First Tuesday
1993
This is the last programme.

Click for larger image Follyfoot
1971
Click for larger image Another classic from Yorkshire, Follyfoot, a-kind-of modern day Black Beauty with the unforgettable theme, The Lightning Tree.

Click for larger image Gaffer
1981
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The Gaffer
1983
The Gaffer starred Bill Maynard as Fred Moffatt, the owner of a run-down building company. The series ran for three seasons from 1981 to 1983.

Click for larger image The Galton And Simpson Playhouse
1977
Click for larger image A series of 7 comedy plays written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. They starred Arthur Lowe, Richard Briers, Freddie Jones, Roy Kinnear, John Bird, Frances De La Tour, Leonard Rossiter, Patricia Hayes and Warren Mitchell.

Get Up and Go!
1981 - 1983
This children's programme occupied the 12:10 to 12:30 ITV lunchtime slot. It was written by Rick Vanes and presented by Beryl Reid, Stephen Boxer and Mooncat. The show ran for 89 episodes between 1981 and 1983. It then became "Mooncat & Co" for 33 episodes in 1983 and 1984. Mooncat was made and operated by David Claridge, who went on to become Roland Rat. Due to this a new puppeteer was brought in to operate Mooncat for the "Mooncat & Co" series.

Click for larger image Hello Cheeky
1976
Click for larger image TV spin off of the popular radio series of the same name.  Starring Tim Brooke Taylor, Barry Cryer, John Junkin and The Denis King Trio, the show was considered a flop due to the failure of the cast to make the gags more visual for a tv audience.  The show has a different adaptaion of the radio show theme.

Click for larger image At Home With The Braithwaites
2001

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Click for larger image How's Your Father?
1980
Click for larger image Harry Worth plays Harry Matthews a widower left to bring up his two teenage children in this sit-com from the late 70's.

Click for larger image Images of Yorkshire
1989
Click for larger image A celebration of Yorkshire's programming presented by Richard Whitley. The programme close features a touching tribute from the late great Les Dawson.

Click for larger image In Loving Memory
1979 - 1986
Click for larger image The year is 1929 and in the opening episode Jeremiah Unsworth (Freddie Jones), the proprietor of the undertakers, dies. This leaves his widow Ivy (Thora Hird) and gormless nephew Billy (Christopher Beeny) to take over the business.  As might be expected, the accident-prone Ivy and Billy have numerous mishaps, and hardly a funeral goes by without something untoward occurring.  It was made by Yorkshire Television with the 1969 pilot episode made by Thames Television.

Click for larger image In Loving Memory
1986
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Click for larger image It's A Vets Life
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Click for larger image ITV50 Yorkshire
2005
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Click for larger image The James Whale Radio Show
1992
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Click for larger image Jimmys
1984
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Click for larger image Job Finder
1980s
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Click for larger image Jokers Wild
1974
Click for larger image Comedy show hosted by Barry Cryer.  Each week two teams of comedians played for points by telling jokes on a certain subject chosen by the host, who would pull the selection from a box on his desk. Typical examples were politics or the mother-in-law. When a member of a team was telling a joke, a member of the other team could interrupt the joke by pressing the buzzer and finishing the joke to score bonus points for his/her team.  The prize for the winning team was a gold jester statue holding the YTV chevron.  Classy eh?  It ran from 1969-1974 with the 1971 series hosted by Michael Bentine.

Click for larger image Langley Bottom
1986
Click for larger image Two overenthusiastic city constables replace the town policeman of a sleepy rural village.  Starring Bernard Cribbens, written by Barry Cryer and John Junkin, and directed by Alan Tarrant.

Click for larger image Lyrics by Tim Rice
1985
Click for larger image A one off featuring the lyrics of Tim Rice.

Click for larger image The Main Chance
1969
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Click for larger image This Majestic Bridge
1981
Click for larger image In 1981, The Humber Bridge opened and YTV provided extensive coverage of the opening, which included this live broadcast of the official opening.

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2001

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Click for larger image My Husband and I
1987
Click for larger image Neville at Tyne Tees introduces My Husband And I

Click for larger image The New Statesman
1987
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Oh no, It's Selwyn Froggitt
1976
Oh No It's Selwyn Froggitt ran from 1976 to 1977. The series starred Bill Maynard as a hopeless handyman and was written by Alan Plater

Click for larger image Only When I Laugh
1981
Click for larger image Only When I Laugh ran from 1979 to 1982 and was based on the exploits of three long term male hospital patients and the medical staff who cared for them. The series starred James Bolam, Peter Bowles, Christopher Strauli, Richard Wilson and Derrick Branche. It was written by Eric Chappell.

Click for larger image Open Exchange
1988
The open (left) and close (right) to YTV-produced adult education magazine for Channel 4's Open College output. James Whale is one of the presenters and signs off in the right-hand clip.
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Click for larger image Parkinson One to One
1987
Click for larger image So what could Michael do following his departure fro TVam?
 
Yorkshire TV came to the rescue with what I must say was an original idea, a chat show. Well fancy that!


Puddle Lane
1986
Puddle Lane was another pre-school Yorkshire show written by Rick Vanes, with Puddle Lane Stories by Sheila McCullough. It featured Neil Innes, Richard Robinson and Kate Lee.

Click for larger image Queenie's Castle
1970
Click for larger image Starring Diana Dors as the titular Queenie Shepherd, the programme revolved around the lives and, often illegal, activities of the residents of a tower block in early 1970's Leeds.  Queenie's husband Lionel never appears, leaving the neighbours and viewers alike to assume he is in prison. Various excuses are made, such as 'He's working on the motorway in Carlisle', but these change throughout the series.  Listen out for the audience in this clip, they must have been knackered after all that clapping!

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1970
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The Raggy Dolls
1988
This animated children's series focused on the adventures of the Raggy Dolls, as they left the reject bin at Grimes Toy Factory. The stories were told by Neil Innes. The series ran from 1983 to 1993.

Rising Damp
1975
Rising Damp ran from 1974 to 1978. The series starred Leonard Rossiter, Frances De La Tour, Richard Beckinsale and Don Warrington. It was written by Eric Chappell.

South of the Border
1985
Comedy starring Brian Glover, Belinda Sinclair, Robin Parkinson, Maggie Jones, Mossie Smith and Christopher Godwin. The series was written by Peter Tinniswood.

Click for larger image Tarby's Frame Game
1988
Click for larger image 10 minutes later than advertised., Jimmy's back for a new series.

Click for larger image That's My Boy
1983
Click for larger image Granada continuity into Yorkshire's That's My Boy.

Click for larger image Through The Keyhole
1987
Click for larger image Hello, good evening and welcome from David Frost.

Click for larger image Tonight
1996
Click for larger image Tonight was Yorkshire's weeknight regional magazine programme during much of the 1990s, which was broadcast straight after Calendar.

Click for larger image Winner Takes All
1970s
Click for larger image Another top long-running game show from Yorkshire, Winner Takes All, the gambling quiz show hosted by Jimmy Tarbuck.

Click for larger image Winner Takes All
1985
Click for larger image Another set of titles later in '85

Click for larger image Winner Takes All
1988
Click for larger image Yorkshire Television changed the format of Winner Takes All following the departure of Jimmy Tarbuck. The show was now shown 5 days a week and hosted by Geoffrey Wheeler, a familiar voice, he was the voice over on the Jimmy Tarbuck version!

Click for larger image The World of Whicker
1971
Click for larger image Alan Whicker made many programmes for Yorkshire Television between 1969 and 1992. The World of Whicker was just one.

Click for larger image Yorkshire Gold
1996
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Click for larger image You're Only Young Twice
1980
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