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Preview of Dr Who Christmas special in York

Lucky Doctor Who fans will get the chance to enjoy Peter Capaldi’s final moments as the Time Lord ahead of this year’s Christmas Day special. Peter Capaldi’s final appearance, Twice Upon a Time, sees him joined by York-born David Bradley, as the First Doctor. The episode is being toured across eight UK towns and cities […]

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Local NGS open garden on Gardeners’ World

Regular readers will know that through the summer we occasionally post items about local gardens open for charity under the National Garden Scheme, one of which is Rewela Cottage in Skewsby. What a pleasure then to see it featured on last week’s Gardeners’ World on BBC2. You get a much better impression of the delights […]

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Dream about retiring from the rat race and running a B&B? Strapped for cash but have a spare room to rent? Do you have a spare room that you could be renting – but it needs clearing out and a lick of paint? If you’re looking for ways to earn cash from your home and […]

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BBC documentary on York Theatre Royal

From York Theatre Royal: We are very excited to announce that for the past few months the BBC have been filming a documentary all about the York Theatre Royal redevelopment which will be aired on Monday 9 November! The programme will take you behind the scenes of the building work currently going on in the […]

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Listen very carefully – ‘Allo ‘Allo comes to Helmsley Arts Centre

A sparkling stage production of Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft’s much loved TV comedy series, ‘Allo ‘Allo, brings the hapless Rene Artois, unwilling and unwitting hero of the French resistance, and a host of hilarious characters, to the Helmsley Arts Centre next week. In his small village cafe in German-occupied France, Rene treads a precarious […]

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Countryfile from the North York Moors

This Sunday’s BBC Countryfile (28 September) is set in the North York Moors National Park and highlights the One Man and his Dog competition, which this year is being held at Byland Abbey. Presenter Helen Skelton, with help from Tricia Hutchinson from Real Staithes, dyed a local fleece pink using brambles picked at Carr House […]

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Songs of Praise at Ampleforth

The long running and much loved BBC television programme, Songs of Praise, will be broadcast tomorrow, Sunday, from Ampleforth Abbey. Regular presenters David Grant and Sally Magnussion will be there, exploring the abbey surroundings and learning about Gregorian chant and the Benedictine traditions of the monastic community. The Abbey is expected to be packed for […]

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York Minster revealed

From every angle, York Minster dominates the city around it. You have no doubt walked past, or even through, it many times, and heard all the superlatives: second largest Gothic building in northern Europe, nearly two thirds of the medieval stained glass in England, the central tower large enough to fit the Leaning Tower of […]

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First Brideshead, now Pemberley, Castle Howard stars again

Castle Howard, star of the television series ‘Brideshead Revisited’ (ITV 1981), is to return to the small screen as Pemeberley, home of Mr Darcy, in a new BBC adaptation, not of ‘Pride and Prejudice’ but its modern sequel by crime writer P. D. James, ‘Death Comes to Pemberley’ (2011). The story follows Mr Darcy and […]

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Kirkbymoorside mention on the Antiques Roadshow

I was alerted to this by a reader who when watching the The Antiques Roadshow suddenly heard mention of the town and the sad story that accompanied it. This follows hot on the heels of another name drop for the Kirkbymoorside in an episode of Downton Abbey.

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Re-cycle your old tele

Viewers across North Yorkshire are being urged to use the region’s digital TV switchover to increase recycling rates. The Tyne Tees region, whose coverage is received in some areas of North Yorkshire, is the last in England to change from an analogue to a digital signal, with the first part of the switch taking place […]

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Duncombe Park stars in TV drama

The first episode of a new  period drama, Parade’s End,  part of which was filmed at Duncombe Park , Helmsley , will be shown on Friday on BBC2. Adapted by Sir Tom Stoppard from a novel by Ford Madox Ford and set in the lead up to the First World War, the five-part mini series […]

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Antiques Road Show

The popular TV programme Antiques Road Show will be visiting Fountains Abbey near Ripon, within striking distance of us, on Thursday July 12, and yes, Fione Bruce will be there. More information here.

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Kirkbymoorside makes appearance on Downton Abbey

Yet another claim to fame for Kirkbymoorside here mentioned on the hit ITV series Downton Abbey. There may have been in the past a Red Lion Inn but not in recent years and the building shown is not one local residents would recognise but hey a mention is a mention….

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