Our Favourites From The North

8:15pm Saturday 26 November on BBC Two

Do you remember that classic TV moment when Mrs Merton asked Debbie McGee: “What first attracted you to the millionaire Paul Daniels?”

Or when hard cop Gene Hunt introduced himself in the iconic Life On Mars: “It’s 1973. Almost dinner time and I’m ‘aving hoops.”

Tess Daly takes a nostalgic look back at these and many other TV classics that have come out of the BBC in the North West over the last 50 years. She’s joined by a host of stars as they recall their favourite TV moments and celebrate the distinctly Northern flavour of shows ranging from It’s A Knockout to The Mrs Merton Show, Dragons’ Den and A Question of Sport.

In one of the last BBC TV interviews before his death, Sir Jimmy Savile remembers the beginnings of Top of the Pops with the Rolling Stones appearing in a converted church in Manchester.

Other contributors include actors John Simm, Philip Glenister and Christopher Eccleston as well as Johnny Vegas, Stuart Hall and Peter Jones.

  • BBC One
  • BBC Two
  • BBC Three
  • ITV1
  • ITV2
  • 4
  • E4
  • Film4
  • More4
  • Five
  • Fiver
  • Sky1