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National Park hits the big – and small – screen

Grassington, 21 February, 2012.

The people and the stunning landscape of the Yorkshire Dales National Park will feature in two TV programmes and a film to be screened this year.

At 8pm on Thursday (February 23), the Dales will be highlighted in the second programme of the BBC1 'The Great British Countryside' series, which will be presented by Julia Bradbury and Hugh Dennis. It will feature a number of well-known National Park locations including Malham Cove and its limestone pavement, the awesome Gaping GilI cavern below Ingleborough and Hardraw Force.

Then, on Monday (February 27), the second series of the ITV programme The Dales is due to start at 8pm and will run for 12 weeks, covering another summer in the life of the Yorkshire Dales.  

It is once again hosted by celebrity Adrian Edmondson who revisits people he met in the first series in Swaledale and near Keighley and takes a look at different aspects of rural life in the National Park.

And YDNPA trainees Josh Hull (23) and 22-year-old James Firth have been filmed on the BBC 2 Britain’s Heritage Heroes series building a stone stile on Pen-y-ghent. They are undertaking a two-year internship through the Dales Countryside Trainee Scheme learning key countryside management skills. The scheme was launched in 2010 by the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust with grants from the YDNPA’s Sustainable Development Fund, the Yorkshire Dales LEADER Programme and the Rural Access to Opportunities Programme.

The National Park is also showcased the film ‘Lad: A Yorkshire Story’, which is about a National Park Ranger who mentors a teenager whose dad has died.

Producer Dan Hartley said: “I'm expecting to complete post-production by around May and I'm intending to host the premiere in the Yorkshire Dales and then tour the film throughout the 15 British national parks.”

Over the last 60+ years, the National Park has played host to a string of film and TV production companies wanting to use the special qualities of the beautiful landscape as a backdrop, the most recent being Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1)’ and the latest version of Wuthering Heights.

Stuart Parsons, the YDNPA’s Member Champion for Promoting Understanding, said: “The number of current projects featuring the Yorkshire Dales is a true reflection of the amazing diversity of our National Park. We live and work in a stunningly beautiful environment and it is fantastic that so many people are going to share in it with us over the coming weeks.

"Once they've seen us on both the big and little screens, I'm sure they will want to come and see the National Park for themselves and I promise that they will have an unforgettable time – and a wonderfully warm welcome!"

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