It's Nice Up North With John Shuttleworth. Image shows from L to R: John Shuttleworth (Graham Fellows), Elma Johnson
It's Nice Up North With John Shuttleworth

It's Nice Up North With John Shuttleworth

  • TV documentary
  • Sky Arts
  • 2010
  • 1 episode

Spoof documentary presented by John Shuttleworth, investigating whether the notion that the further north you go, the friendlier the people, is true. Features Graham Fellows and Elma Johnson.

Key details

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2010
Channels
Sky Arts
Episodes
1
Features
Graham Fellows and Elma Johnson
Writer
Graham Fellows
Director
Graham Fellows
Companies

Versatile singer/organist John Shuttleworth decides to test the popular theory - that the further north you travel, the friendlier the people will be - by venturing to Britain's most northerly location, the Shetland Isles.

Foiled by failing light, let down by a flat car battery, and buffeted by the constant wind, John doggedly pursues his quest; asking everyone he meets the all important question: "Is it nice up North?"

Filmed by internationally renowned photographer Martin Parr, and co-starring Shetland tour guide Elma Johnson as herself, It's Nice Up North is a spoof drama/documentary; a mix of riveting actuality (caught by Parr's ever roving camera), and inspired nonsense from the mouth of Shuttleworth.

It also features the music of Shetland's own superb violin ensemble, 'Fiddler's Bid'.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 30th November 2009 on Sky Arts

Recording details

  • Shetland - Filmed on location in the Shetland Isles.

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