After months of anticipation Channel 4 has arrived to Leeds launching their welcome with IPM's neighbour's at Prime Studios! Creating a New Era for the company as they open their new national headquarters in the heart of Yorkshire, this is a move that will change the entire TV and Film landscape for the city. Creating new jobs and commissioning new series from their new headquarters, the move has been welcomed by locals and here at IPM we would like to take this opportunity to welcome Channel 4 to Leeds by highlighting 5 of our favourite comedies brought to the UK by Channel 4.
Set during the Troubles in Northern Ireland Derry Girls is a sitcom about a group of high school girls who get into mischief. The show has just been commissioned for its third season and is showing that it is here to stay, garnering a strong following in its first couple of seasons. The shows setting of 1990s Ireland plays on the nostalgia of it’s more mature audience and the cast of young girls are relatable to many young girls today. Complete with a great soundtrack Derry Girls is a sign that Channel 4 will continue to push the limits of situational comedies for years to come.
After an 18 episode run The Inbetweeners came to an end in 2010, ending the show with a legendary status for many high school students and young adults. With it’s perfectly timed humour and many second hand embarrassments the show had many people in tears of laughter. The relatable characters went on to star in two holiday movies breaking records for British cinema and stamping its mark in British television and cinema history.
Our team is excited to see what the future holds for Yorkshire with Channel 4 just a stone's throw away! What are some of your favourite Channel 4 shows?
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With its rolling landscapes and an abundant of period properties, Yorkshire offers a plethora of filming locations for any television and film project. It's no wonder that Channel 4, Sky and NFTS are making moves to Leeds! Our team at IPM have put together just a few of the spectacular places that the region has to offer.
Many of Anne’s confrontations with the Rawson Brothers take place on Rawson street in Halifax but the filming for this scene took place in the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield. The area of Little Germany in Bradford was used as the location of the street scenes set in Halifax in the 1830s.
Goathland Railway Station
Located amongst the Yorkshire Moors, this picturesque station opened up the world of magic to viewers. It is also famous for appearing as Aidensfield station in the television serie 'Hearbeat' as Mannerton in the TV series 'All Creatures Great and Small; and in the end of the video of 'Holding back the years' a song by Simply Red released in 1985.
The preservation was a key part of filming in the BBC's 'Gun Powder' as the historical site brought the life of Guy Fawkes and the Gund Powder Plot to television. For years, Fountains Abbey has been used in many screen favourites like 'Death Comes to Pemberly', 'The History Boys' and many many more productions.
BBC's 'Gunpowder' used many more iconic locations including Kirkstall Abbey and East Riddelsden Hall.
LEEDS TOWN HALL
It was also used in the opening scenes of the 2016 film 'Dad's Army' while 'The New Statesman', 'National Treasure' and 'The ABC Murders' TV series are among productions which have used interior and exterior shots of Leeds Town Hall to bring to life their story.
Have you seen some of your favourite Yorkshire spots on screen? Of course there are countless places where film crews pop up in for their productions! Tell us some of your favourites on the comments below!
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For World Mental Health Day, the team at IPM has compiled a list of Films and Series that have brought the importance of understanding mental health to the fore front for all viewers. Academy Award winning to Netflix series here are 5 of our favourite on-screen performances:
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There are lots or returning franchises coming to the screen, many taking place with the return of the original cast. Our team at IPM has put together some of our favourite actors returning to their original roles in up-coming and recent films!
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