TV’s Griff Rhys Jones hitches a ride from Scarborough Funeral Directors
In August of 2015, just as G. Roberts Independent Family Funeral Directors in Scarborough were completing a full refurbishment of their premises, they were approached by a production company who were making a programme with Griff Rhys Jones for Yorkshire Television.
Called Griff’s Great Britain, the eight part series has Griff exploring the country while travelling in as many different modes of transport as he can.
For programme five, Griff intended to travel along the Yorkshire coastline from Scarborough to Whitby and asked if he could use one of G Roberts’ vehicles to take him from Scarborough to the Raven Hall Hotel at Ravenscar.
The Roberts family agreed and a date and time for filming were arranged.
On a bright sunny day the film crew arrived, the route and camera shots were discussed and microphones and cameras set in place.
Without a rehearsal, everyone was ready so Graham Roberts and Griff left the Funeral Directors’ premises on Sherwood Street in the hearse and headed towards the Raven Hall Hotel, with pre-arranged stops on the way.
Christine Roberts said: “It was very interesting and enjoyable working with Griff Rhys Jones and his film crew. The only mistake Griff made was calling Graham, George! Since the programme was aired in February we have had many calls and messages on our Facebook Page with people contacting us from all over the world.”
The Roberts family would like to sincerely thank all the contractors for their advice and consideration throughout their refurbishment: Squires of Scarborough for the blinds and floor coverings; Adam Beswick for all the joinery work; Richard of Advanced Plumbing; David and Matthew from Electrodec for the rewiring and fire system; Richard Hewitt of R T H Painting And Decorating for their decorating requirements and Claire at Forget–Me–Not Florists for supplying beautiful floral arrangements for their Chapel of Rest.
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