The Yorkshire Clamper - documentary in the First Cut series
Richard Wilcocks writes -
The notorious antics of the Changegate car park clampers have been spotlighted on this blog in the past. To find out what was said two years ago and read more recent comments, click HERE.
The director of this documentary, Leon Dean, first approached me more than a year ago, and a few of my observations are likely to be in there somewhere. I haven't seen the final version, so I'll be watching carefully this Friday on Channel 4 at 7.35pm.
Channel 4 publicity -
First-time director Leon Dean meets Britain's most notorious car clamper.
Ted Evans is the thorn in the side of the beautiful Yorkshire village of Haworth, the home of the Brontë sisters.
Residents spurn him and tourists fear him. He has been accused of immobilising a car while its driver was asleep, clamping a minibus for disabled children and clamping the prime minister of Australia.
In 2003 his company, Carstoppers, won the RAC Dick Turpin Award for the nation's worst clamper.
And Ted's car park ends up being debated in Westminster when he clamps former parliament speaker Betty Boothroyd.