3-2-1, one of the biggest game shows of the Late 70's and 80's, hosted by the late Ted Rogers.
Arthur C Clarke's World Of Strange Powers
Arthur C Clarke's studies of supernatural phenomena.
Arthur C Clarke's Mysterious World
Ask No Questions
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!
Baby & Co
The Book Tower
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
It's 1987 and Bernard Bresslaw now presents the programme.
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
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.
Countdown from 2001, presented by the late Richard Whitley.
The Darling Buds Of May
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
Les Dawson made numerous sketch and stand up series with Yorkshire Television from 1969 to 1977. Dawson & Friends consisted of four, one hour specials.
Keith Barron and Gwen Taylor star in this holiday romance-based sitcom. Apologies for the incomplete title sequence.
The Extraordinary People Show
"Extraordinary" was presented by Graham Thornton. Guests included Neil Kinnock, Kevin Keegan, Spike Milligan and Gerry Anderson.
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.
A later set of titles here from 1985.
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.
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.
Fanny Waterman's Piano Progress
Fanny Waterman tests more of her pupils on their piano progress in a series made for Channel Four.
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.
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.
New titles for this current affairs programme from Leeds.
This is the last programme.
Another classic from Yorkshire, Follyfoot, a-kind-of modern day Black Beauty with the unforgettable theme, The Lightning Tree.
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.
The Galton And Simpson Playhouse
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.
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.
At Home With The Braithwaites
How's Your Father?
Harry Worth plays Harry Matthews a widower left to bring up his two teenage children in this sit-com from the late 70's.
Images of Yorkshire
A celebration of Yorkshire's programming presented by Richard Whitley. The programme close features a touching tribute from the late great Les Dawson.
In Loving Memory
1979 - 1986
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.
In Loving Memory
Later titles from the last series
It's A Vets Life
The James Whale Radio Show
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.
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.
Lyrics by Tim Rice
A one off featuring the lyrics of Tim Rice.
The Main Chance
This Majestic Bridge
In 1981, The Humber Bridge opened and YTV provided extensive coverage of the opening, which included this live broadcast of the official opening.
My Husband and I
Neville at Tyne Tees introduces My Husband And I
The New Statesman
Oh no, It's Selwyn Froggitt
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
Only When I Laugh
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.
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.
Parkinson One to One
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 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.
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!
The Raggy Dolls
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 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
Comedy starring Brian Glover, Belinda Sinclair, Robin Parkinson, Maggie Jones, Mossie Smith and Christopher Godwin. The series was written by Peter Tinniswood.
Tarby's Frame Game
10 minutes later than advertised., Jimmy's back for a new series.
That's My Boy
Granada continuity into Yorkshire's That's My Boy.
Through The Keyhole
Hello, good evening and welcome from David Frost.
Tonight was Yorkshire's weeknight regional magazine programme during much of the 1990s, which was broadcast straight after Calendar.
Winner Takes All
Another top long-running game show from Yorkshire, Winner Takes All, the gambling quiz show hosted by Jimmy Tarbuck.
Winner Takes All
Another set of titles later in '85
Winner Takes All
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!
The World of Whicker
Alan Whicker made many programmes for Yorkshire Television between 1969 and 1992. The World of Whicker was just one.
You're Only Young Twice