Comedy actors hoping to create a spin-off to Last Of The Summer Wine have asked for public help.

Ken Kitson and Louis Emerick have launched an online appeal to fund the planned Cooper and Walsh sitcom.

The film would feature the two police office characters who starred in many episodes of Summer Wine.

But they need to raise £160,000 to get the project off the ground.

A trailer of the planned film has been shot in Holmfirth, using locations famous from Summer Wine, and has been posted on crowdfunding websites.

The plan is to make a new series featuring the two policemen Cooper and Walsh from Last of the Summer Wine.

In Wine, the world’s longest-running sitcom, the hapless police officers avoided at all cost any real involvement and were often found asleep or cooking on a barbecue secreted in the boot of the police car.

After the BBC pulled the plug on Last of the Summer Wine talk of a spin off based around the policemen always seemed a great idea and now the idea is to raise funding to make three new episodes which will be filmed on location in Yorkshire and will then be available to buy on a DVD planned to be released in 2015

Kitson was PC Cooper in Last of the Summer Wine for 27 Years, and has appeared in many other roles in TV and film including Emmerdale, Coronation Street, Heartbeat, Ruth Rendell, Brassed Off, Miss Marple, Minder, Danger UXB .

Holme Valley filmmaker Mike Wade
 

Liverpool born Emerick played PC Walsh in Last of the Summer Wine, and has appeared in Brookside, Casualty, Holby City, Silent Witness, Doctors, New Tricks, Layer cake and many others.He is currently touring the UK with the stage show The Full Monty

Kitson said: “Alan J W Bell, who was director for many years with Last of the Summer Wine, will head up a dedicated crew to make the films. It’s a well known professional crew who have worked on endless TV and film productions over the years, including cameramen, sound engineers, lighting riggers and property managers.

“Following the hopeful success of the DVD series after filming we will produce more episodes next year. With your help and pledges we might see Cooper and Walsh on our televisions in 2016. That would be a great achievement and all thanks to the public”.

To see the online appeal log on to http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/cooper-and-walsh