Thursday, 12 March 2020 11:31

Together TV orders Yorkshire version of successful Walks Around Britain

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National broadcaster Together TV has commissioned Walks Around Yorkshire, a brand new series from the team behind the successful walking series Walks Around Britain.

Walks Around Yorkshire takes the format and ethos of Walks Around Britain but focuses on one walk in each programme, allowing more time to feature more of the people who call Yorkshire their home and the stories that make up God’s Own County.

Designed to be inspiring for those wanting to get out and go walking, the series will also be accessible for those just wanting to appreciate the epic landscapes, interesting characters and fascinating stories Yorkshire is famous for.

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With just under 4,600 square miles to choose from, the first series of 5 programmes will focus on walks with show the amazing variety of landscapes Yorkshire has to offer – one along the coast, one in the Yorkshire Dales, one in the North Yorks Moors, one on the outskirts of Sheffield and one in the county town itself – York.

The presenter is someone who knows Yorkshire very well – Andrew White. Born and bred in Doncaster, Yorkshire, Andrew is passionate about his home county, writing countless articles and features for various magazines and newspapers about life, the landscape and the history of Yorkshire over the years. He wrote and has updated twice the AA Guide to Yorkshire, and so knows a thing or two about the county! He brings his knowledge and passion for Yorkshire and for walking to this new series.

Andrew will combine presenting Walks Around Yorkshire alongside his duties as the lead presenter of Walks Around Britain, and will produce the new series too.

Together TV have commissioned the series from Yorkshire-based independent producers Nova Productions, who have been based in South Yorkshire since they were formed back in 1998. The new series will feature a more cinematic look than its parent and Nova is looking to film in 4K/UHD.

The five programme series will be available to stream first in UHD on Walks Around Britain+ - the brand’s on demand video subscription service dubbed “Netflix for Walking” – which is available at £39.95 for a year. Together TV will have the television broadcast premiere of the series in September, and it will be available on demand on the Together TV section of My5 – as well as being available worldwide on Prime Video.

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Speaking about Walks Around Yorkshire, presenter and producer Andrew White said: “I’m thrilled to be bringing a collection of the fantastic walks Yorkshire has to offer to Together TV in this new series, Walks Around Yorkshire. From the peaks to the dales, I’ll be walking 5 routes I’ve chosen to show the amazing diversity of landscapes in Yorkshire; dales to moors, coastline to rivers, urban to rural.

We know Together TV’s audience enjoy the majesty of Yorkshire in series like “The Yorkshire Dales and The Lakes” narrated by Ian McMillan. Now they’ll be able to come on a walk with me, a fellow Yorkshireman, through God’s Own County.

It also great we’re able to make the series available first on our subscription site Walks Around Britain+, and available to expats around the world via Amazon Prime Video.”

Alex Kann, Chief Executive Together TV said: “All our TV shows are geared around topics that entertain and help people find inspiration to do good in their lives and communities. Walking is important for people’s wellbeing and through this new TV show we also want to help our viewers getting into new, healthy habits.”