From The Yorkshire Times.
In a major poll, conducted by Dalesman magazine to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of regional television in Yorkshire, viewers were asked to name their favourite show either set or made in the county.
More than 3,000 votes were cast in the poll, with the period BBC veterinary drama starring Christopher Timothy and Robert Hardy the runaway winner, taking 7.3% of the overall vote.
In second place was the world’s longest running sitcom, Last of the Summer Wine, with 5.6% and ITV’s Heartbeat came third, with 5%. Open All Hours was fourth, Last Tango in Halifax came fifth while Happy Valley took sixth place. Downton Abbey, A Touch of Frost, The Yorkshire Vet and Rising Damp made up the rest of the top ten.
In an interview with Dalesman, Actor Christopher Timothy, who played James Herriot in All Creatures Great and Small, expressed delight that the drama had topped the poll, and said he had spoken to people who were considering a remake.
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