For Jane, Yorkshire is her home and always will be. ‘Jane McDonald’s Yorkshire’ is her love letter to the county she has called home all her life.
The series will revisit the places Jane grew up in as she shares stories from her upbringing. As well as the wealth of history in Yorkshire’s landscape, ruins, and heritage, this will be a personal journey for Jane, honouring the places where she grew up.
Jane McDonald added: “I’m so excited the news is finally out there, and I can’t wait for viewers to watch the series next year.”
In the first episode, Jane McDonald takes an autobiographical road trip through her hometown. A Wakefield girl born and bred, she takes in the delights of the city and surrounding Yorkshire market towns.
Reflecting on her childhood, she visits the beautiful village of Holmfirth, the setting for the sitcom Last of the Summer Wine, a firm TV favourite in the McDonald household, and meets up with actor Jonathan Linsley, who played Crusher in the TV series.
Jane visits Wakefield Cathedral, where she would while away many a lunch hour as a young girl, amazed at its exquisite interior. Her visit finishes with a stunning performance by the cathedral choir at Chantry Chapel.
Jane McDonald’s Yorkshire begins Sunday 20th February at 9pm on Channel 5.