Grassington the Village - location for TV Show 'Love Thy Neighbour'
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The village of Grassington, North Yorkshire is the location for an eight-part documentary-style competition 'Love Thy Neighbour' in which the winner is given a house in the village (provided they live in it for three years!).
The Channel 4 'reality' TV show involves outside contestants moving into Grassington village and becoming part of community life. The show was dumped from Channel 4 after 4 episodes, the remainder to be shown on a digital only channel (can anyone get that in Grassington???) More 4 on a Friday night at 9pm......
Contestants tackle a number of jobs over several weeks to assess their value to the village, highlighting skills, civic values and neighbourliness, or any other means to try and gain votes.... Some of the villagers are expressing strong views about the programme, many of them less than flattering!
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Decisions on who is “voted” off each week is made by a local vote (although reports from the village suggest that as the weeks wore on a financial inducement was offered to keep up a good turnout at the polls!).
Filming in Grassington began in late 2010 and lasted for around six weeks.
Eight one-hour episodes of 'The Village' were be planned to be screened on UK TV's Channel 4 in 2011, just prior to which the show title was changed to 'The Outsiders' and then finally to the title used for transmission 'Love Thy Neighbour'.
Grassington Village in the news...
Village fears racist TV portrayal
(comments) .....the villagers were so badly treated, i[sic] demanded to not be on film and they kept stuffing a camera in my face that i[sic] got a let[sic] written by my solicitor to write a letter informing them that if my image or voice appears on the show indoors anywhere i[sic] will take them to court for use of my image with out[sic] permission....
....and i'm[sic] going to contact ofcom, as they have falsy[sic] showed the village, and i'm going to contact visit yorkshire tourism, cause i[sic] bet they will have a thing or two to say to c4!!!!.....
....i[sic] teach in a school which is 2 thirds asian, and lived with an omani during university, and my bestfriend[sic] has been living with his boyfriend for 4 years, so before you try to start on me, why don't you look at your comments, and realise that c4 have edited and cut the comments to suit how they like, a lot of the villagers are suing the filming company because of it, they turned the village upside down.....
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