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Yorkshire Coast Fishing Family Feature in New TV Show

The Jenkinson's will feature in episode one of a new series about the county on Channel 5 tonight.

"Our Great Yorkshire Life" is the latest documentary series about the county to be commissioned by Channel 5.

In this first episode, viewers will meet the Jenkinson family, who have fished the waters off the Whitby coast for generations. Will Jenkinson is the lifeblood of the family business and in tonight's episode he will be braving the North Sea to eke out a living fishing for crab and lobster. The programme follows his fortunes out on the water and meets his 87-year-old grandfather, who has only recently retired.

The programme will feature a number of different Yorkshire locations in each episode.

Tonight's programme will also feature the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway. The heritage railway is now run mainly by an army of volunteers who dedicate their time to keeping this little piece of history alive. In tonight's episode, operations manager Noel and volunteer Kieran have their work cut out as the team get ready for one of the biggest events in the railway’s calendar: diesel day. A fleet of historic diesel engines will carry passengers through some of Yorkshire’s finest scenery — if the team can get them in position in time.

Local journalist Christa Ackroyd visits the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Saltaire, and Salts Mill, on the outskirts of her home city Bradford. It’s a place close to Christa’s heart, and on this journey she discovers a new side and history to this unique place, and discovers why people from all over the world are drawn to this outstanding landmark.

And the show takes take a look behind the scenes at the autumn flower and vegetable show taking place at Newby Hall, near Ripon.

Our Great Yorkshire Life is on Channel 5 at 8pm.

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