It's Nice Up North
EMMA LEE Norwich Arts Centre
Norwich Arts Centre
Is it true that the further north you travel in the UK, the more pleasant folk get?
That's the question Sheffield's versatile singer- songwriter John Shuttle-worth sets out to answer in this spoof documentary.
Shuttleworth, the creation of comedian Graham Fellows, is trailed by a cam-eraman as he journeys to the Shetland Isles in his beloved Y-reg Austin Ambassador.
The film was introduced by Fellows, who explained that he fell in love with the Shetlands when he played a show there and discovered it to be a McDonald's-free zone.
- 1 A47 reopens after it was closed for six hours due to crash
- 2 Broads Authority moves to prosecute pub over caravans - again
- 3 See inside this idyllic family home up for sale with NO nearby neighbours
- 4 Former coastal restaurant up for auction
- 5 Where you can see the Red Arrows over Norfolk today
- 6 Motorcylist in 50s in hospital with serious injuries after tyre shop crash
- 7 M&S to close 32 stores as part of move away from town centres
- 8 EXCLUSIVE: The faces behind City's prospective US investment
- 9 Thousands expected to attend huge four-day steam extravaganza
- 10 Multiple fire crews tackle farm blaze overnight
The film itself is sunny and charming - highlights included John and his cameraman Martin Parr bonding over a mutual love of Werthers Original sweets only to fall out minutes later when the Ambassador's windscreen wiper breaks and Parr suggests he trades it in for a Japanese car.
And what was John's conclusion? Is it nice up north? Yes - and they have a really amazing bus stop there too.