Walking further along Kirkstall Road past the Radio Aire building there are several buildings that are home to ITV Yorkshire.
When these buildings were first built back in 1968 they were the first purpose built colour studio in Europe. Yorkshire Television as it was known for most of its life produced many well known TV series including Flambards, Harry’s Game, Heartbeat and The Beiderbecke Trilogy. I never realised it back then but Rising Damp was made here in Leeds. For children Follyfoot was a big hit, I remember my sister loved this series.
One of my all time favourite TV series The Sandbaggers was filmed in and around Leeds and shown between 1978 – 1980. Today the TV station is perhaps best known around the country for Emmerdale, launched back in 1972 as Emmerdale Farm and still running today.