Watching re runs of the Young Ones and remembering the first time I ever saw Alexei Sayle, for some reason, puts me in mind of Charlie Williams,
http://ayup.co.uk/gods/gods0-4.html One of my first role models because he was a sucessful black man with a Yorkshire accent.
A further page details David Bradley, star of Kes, the first film I ever saw in which people spoke, on screen, with ordinary Yorkshire accents.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Yorkshire_people – possibly not entirely accurate; it does claim that Billie Whitelaw is a Yorkshire woman despite listing her as “Born in Warwickshire” Maybe we own that now as well?
But best link – try out the Charlie Williams Joke Box here..