A Grand Yorkshire Night Out with Harry Gration and Christine Talbot

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Celebrating ‘God’s own country’ with two of the region’s broadcasting legends Harry Gration and Christine Talbot

York Theatre Royal, 11 April, 7.30pm

Two of the best-loved faces in Yorkshire regional news are joining forces to host a unique journey down memory lane. Broadcasting legends Harry Gration of BBC Look North and Christine Talbot of ITV Calendar will be joined by some very special guests on stage at York Theatre Royal to enjoy A Grand Yorkshire Night Out on 11 April.

It’s a rare opportunity to find out what it was like working on the region’s two rival news programmes and one of the few times the pair, who are great friends, have presented together.

Harry and Christine, who share many decades in local news, will be looking back at the memorable stories they have covered across this great county – sharing the tears and the laughter – with a mention or two of some of the crazier things they have done such as tandem rides, a sofa push and for Harry, being literally tied to weather presenter Paul Hudson for days on end.

They’ll also be delving into the golden era of television when, for the first time, members of the original production team behind the iconic All Creatures Great and Small series will be together on stage.   It was the original feel-good show which put the Yorkshire Dales on the map and was watched by up to 20 million viewers across the country during the Eighties.

How did a series of beautifully written books about a country vet become such a huge TV show?  What really went on behind the scenes?  And what do they make of today’s remake of the series today?

And to bring the whole thing up to date, the country’s favourite modern-day Yorkshire Vet, aka Julian Norton, will be joining them all to recount his own tales of a vet’s life today. 

There’ll be music from the Leeds band The Dunwells, now boasting several million downloads and sell-out tours across the UK, Scars on 45 who have undertaken sell-out tours in the UK and America … and Harrison Gration (Yes Harry’s son making his debut!) who will be singing hits from loved stage shows.

Plus, the chance for the audience to join in with their own questions and an opportunity to mix over cheese and wine after the show. 

A Grand Yorkshire Night Out with Harry Gration and Christine Talbot 

York Theatre Royal, 11 April, 7.30 pm. 

Box office 01904 623568 | yorktheatreroyal.co.uk

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