From: Johnny Storm: International Racing car driver <email@example.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: 16 February 1999 11:50
Subject: Did you see heartbeat
This series is filmed about 30 miles from where I live, in a place called
Goathland in the Yorkshire Dales; it's near Whitby, where Dracula was
It's very well done and just about every pre-'70 car from around here (York)
has been in it. The regulars include a Hillman Minx (the local taxi) a
police Ford Anglia Panda car, one in black and an olp cop Ford Popular. The
village doctor (recently killed off ) had an MGA, his widow, the local
nurse, has an S1 Land Rover, the ex-police Sergeant has a Minor Traveller
and Gina-the pub lanlady indeed has a red Isetta.
Lots of other cars are used as moving scenery. A pal of mine had let YTV use
his A105 Westminster, two-tone Herald 1200, Rover P4, Riley 1.5 and Morris
Minor. One or two have been crashed in the series, including an elderly
bus-Leyland, I think.
My only beef is that in '65 to '69 the cars were not all pritine and waxed
to the hilt, as they are in Heartbeat!
> Are our American friends familiar with 'Heartbeat'? If you aren't it's
>a 'nice' show set in 1960's Remote Yorkshire. It's centred around a
>police station and the coppers that work there. They only ever have to
>deal with 'nice' crime that doesn't really involve anyone getting more
>than a 'Elstree biff' on the nose.:-) Anyway the real reason we watch it
>is for the old cars that are used in it. The barmaids got an isetta
>bubble car, the coppers use Anglias and one has a triumph motorbike.
>Imagine my excitement when I saw that the focus characters this week had
>a 948 herald! Imagine my dispointment when it transpires (in a daytime
>scene) that the herald is 'salmon pink' and it's owners are a 'pair of
>nice boys' who are opening up a restaraunt!:-) Later on i nearly cried
>as the Herald was driven roughly across a ploughed field towards a
> Johnny '70 Viterald not capable of being driven over smooth