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Skipton's Plaza Cinema hosts the premiere of ITV The Dales

PUBLISHED: 09:34 19 March 2012 | UPDATED: 21:10 20 February 2013

Skipton's Plaza Cinema hosts the premiere of ITV The Dales

Skipton's Plaza Cinema hosts the premiere of ITV The Dales

More than two hundred people walked the red carpet at the premiere of a new television series about the Yorkshire Dales. Stars of the new series which, in a no-nonsense Yorkshire way, is called The Dales, were joined by the production team from ITV a

More than two hundred people walked the red carpet at the premiere of a new television series about the Yorkshire Dales.

Stars of the new series which, in a no-nonsense Yorkshire way, is called The Dales, were joined by the production team from ITV at Skiptons Plaza Cinema for a sneak preview of the first two episodes ahead of the shows scheduled return to the nations screens.


Welcome to Yorkshire, which supported the production of the new series, hosted the event to celebrate the series return, after the first series attracted an average of 4m viewers a night.

The show, presented by Bradford-born Ade Edmondson, revisits Dales farmers Clive and Amanda Owen and their five children as they face another eventful summer on their remote farm in Swaledale, and he pops in on mother and son farmers Carol and Phil Mellin who have set up a sheepdog training enterprise on their farm near Keighley.

Ade meets community choir the Buckden Singers and joins in their rehearsals as they prepare for their annual summer concert. Hes also interviewed by Drystone Radios 10 year-old DJ Daisy Watkiss who could claim to be the youngest DJ in the country.

I think its just a completely different world compared to where a lot of us live, said Ade. The appeal lies in the families we follow, their lifestyles, the scenery and the remoteness. Its such a massive area and its surprising the time it takes to get around it. I still havent seen it all, and I even got lost a couple of times making this new series.


Photographs by Simon Dewhurst




The print version of this article appeared in the April 2012 issue of Yorkshire Life


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