Having cut her teeth as a print news journalist, Margaret Emsley has spent the last 18 years at ITV Yorkshire working on the Calendar regional news programme in Leeds. Starting out as a bulletin writer, she worked her way up the ranks and today oversees the entire production of the daily news show.
Born in Rotherham Barry and Paul Elliot have been better known as the Chuckle Brothers since they won Opportunity Knocks in 1967. Over the intervening fifty years they have carved out a unique television niche. Their beloved children's show, Chucklevision, ran for over twenty years on CBBC. They've made dozens of guest appearances on other shows from 3-2-1 to Comic Relief. Recently they've been elevated to cult status after their famous catchphrase "from me, to you" was sampled by the rapper Tinchy Strider. And they appear in Leeds hotfoot from their triumphant appearance at Bestival.
This special follows a number of other successful slow TV programmes on the channel including All Aboard! The Sleigh Ride and Slow Week.
All Aboard! The Country Bus will take viewers on a peaceful and idyllic ride along one of the most spectacularly scenic bus routes in Britain.
Filmed in real time, the camera capture the road ahead and passing scenery, as well as the occasional chatter from the regular riders.
Leading indie Red Production Company was the night’s big winner at the Yorkshire Centre Awards, which were held at the Royal Armouries in Leeds towards the end of June.
Red’s hard-hitting police drama Happy Valley picked up a clutch of prizes.
The six-part series, which aired on BBC One last year to critical acclaim and strong audiences, won the awards for Filmed in Yorkshire, Writer (for Sally Wainwright), On-Screen Performance (Sarah Lancashire) and Drama.