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

Sky Arts sitcom. 1 episode in 2010. Stars Graham Fellows and Elma Johnson.

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'.

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