Saturday, 7 March 2015

J B Priestley


I haven't had chance to see any of the activity but apparently they have been filming again in Saltaire. It is often used as a location for films and TV dramas. This time it is the BBC commissioning a new production of J B Priestley's most famous play 'An Inspector Calls', a detective thriller set in 1912. Our local newspaper provides more detail here. Salts Mill provided the backdrop for scenes taking place in a mill.

It is quite fitting, as J B Priestley (1894 -1984), novelist, playwright and broadcaster, was born and spent his early life in Bradford and much of his work is set against a Yorkshire backdrop. His statue stands in front of the Media Museum in Bradford, looking out over the city.

4 comments:

  1. The artist did a a good job of making us think J. B.'s sculpture is standing in the wind.

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  2. I, too, love the wind in that sculpture! How creative!

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  3. It must be exciting having TV crews filming in your town. Maybe you can be an extra?

    Mr. Priestly looks like Alfred Hitchcock wearing a cape.

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