Call to name new TV offices after Whiteley
A CAMPAIGN has been launched calling on Channel 4 to name its new headquarters in Leeds after much-loved television presenter Richard Whiteley.
Whiteley, who died in 2005, was the first person to be seen on the channel following its launch in the 1980s, hosting the quiz show from studios in Leeds.
Channel 4’s imminent move to the city has now been hailed as the perfect opportunity for it to pay tribute to the proud Yorkshireman’s part in its success.
Richard’s partner, Kathryn Apanowicz, said: “It would be fantastic and rather appropriate as well, I think – the BBC has Wogan House, after all.
“Richard would be absolutely made up.”
Agnes O’Connor, seven, from Marton-cum-Grafton, near Boroughbridge in North Yorkshire, marvels at the Christmas window displays at Bettys cafe and tea rooms in Harrogate. The display is one of the highlights of Christmas in the town.