A CORNER shop in Huddersfield will feature on TV.
Kandola's Corner Store at Willow Lane East, Hillhouse, is one of the subjects in a series of five-minute films to be shown on Channel 4 next week.
The series, Open All Hours, contrasts three Asian-run corner shops in Kirklees.
The films were made by Mirfield-based video production company Hive Central.
A camera crew spent two days filming at Kandola's - interviewing customers and other local traders and following the daily routine of shopkeeper Nirmal Singh and his wife Kirpal Kaur.
The series will be screened at 7.55pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday on Channel 4.
Mr Singh, 47, came to Huddersfield in the 1970s and worked in the local textile industry before opening his shop 13 years ago.
He said: "It is hard work, but at least you get to keep the rewards of your work.
"The great thing is that I get new customers every day because we get passing trade. The local people are also very nice."
Navdeep Singh Kandola, who directed the films, said the three stores provided sharp contrasts.
He said: "The shop at Fartown serves a very mixed community with black, white and Asian residents as well as asylum seekers.
"There is plenty of good- natured banter across the counter."
But he said another film featured Notay's convenience store on the mainly white Wilton Park housing estate at Batley, where the shopkeeper was often the target of abuse.
Mr Kandola said: "When I was young, I thought that racism would no longer exist by the time I grew up, but there was still a lot of animosity there."
The third film focused on the Happy Shopper in Batley Carr, where the young shopkeeper is a popular local personality.
Mr Kandola said: "The Asian corner shop is a bit of a cliché, but it is also a great British institution - like fish and chips."