We are on the brink of a new era, if only…

RIP Alan Plater. I’ll never think of Leeds without thinking of The Beiderbecke Affair. A Very British Coup may have been more gripping, but for me it’s the whimsical W. Yorks thriller every time. After all, how can you not like a series that brought the world Big Al and Little Norm, and the Alderman What’s-His-Name playing fields?

Barbara Flynn and James Bolam also help, obviously.

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