It's Nice Up North With John Shuttleworth
Spoof documentary presented by John Shuttleworth, investigating whether the notion that the further north you go, the friendlier the people, is true
- Sky Arts
- Graham Fellows and Elma Johnson
- Graham Fellows
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'.