The importance of Bradford’s film heritage – The Yorkshire Post says

The decision by the United Nations a decade ago to designate not Los Angeles or Cannes but Bradford as the world’s first city of film was a Hollywood ending no-one expected.

The English Game being filmed in the Bradford district of Saltaire, for Netflix

Likewise, the movement – especially in the current climate – away from going to the cinema and towards streaming video on demand could not have been predicted at that time. But once again, it seems to be bearing fruit for the world’s former wool capital.

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Since the establishment there of the National Science and Media Museum in 1983, Bradford has fancied itself as a centre for cinema. In the following years, as befitting its textile heritage, it has cut its cloth to suit the changing times.

The burgeoning slate of productions for Netflix and similar platforms has seen it accommodate a new wave of filmmakers seeking to take advantage of the district’s uniquely photogenic backdrop.

Viewers, too, appear eager to see more of it. Let us hope that the current suspension of activity is not a final cut.