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Huddersfield is the location for Channel Four Utopia and ITV Dickinson’s Real Deal while Educating Yorkshire returns to Dewsbury

Channel Four has been filming at Farnley Hey, Farnley Tyas, for a second series of the pitch-black drama Utopia

Channel 4 filming Utopia 2 at Farnley Hey in Huddersfield

It's not Hollywood, but Huddersfield will be making more than it’s fair share of TV appearances in the coming months.

Channel Four has been filming at Farnley Hey, Farnley Tyas, for a second series of the pitch-black drama Utopia.

The privately-owned house, which won an award from the Royal Institute of British Architects, was hailed as state-of-the-art when it was built more than 50 years ago.

It was therefore a fitting location for the atmospheric series which last year was recommissioned for six more episodes.

The original series, centred on a secret and sinister ruling elite, sparked some controversy for its graphic depictions of violence, although TV watchdog Ofcom was satisfied it met regulations.

On a considerably lighter note, TV antiques expert David Dickinson is inviting Huddersfield folk to bring their fine items to Huddersfield Sports Centre, Southgate, on December 7.

ITV will be filming Dickinson’s Real Deal there and you may be able to earn some cash from David’s dealers for your unwanted, but valuable, items.

Dickinson’s Real Deal is currently the most popular daytime show on ITV and is regularly watched by over a million people.

Back for a 10th series, David Dickinson and the dealers are travelling around the country looking for some more “bobby dazzlers” brought in by members of the public.

Dickinson said: “I’m very much looking forward to visiting West Yorkshire, an area of the country I love bringing the show to.

“I remember visiting the area before in a previous series and the quality of items brought in by members of the public was fantastic with lots of history and stories attached to their items.”

And down the road in Dewsbury there’ll be more tears and cheers at Thornhill Community Academy when Educating Yorkshire returns for a Christmas special.

The special will revisit some of the school’s pupils to see how they have developed since the original series was screened.

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