HUNDREDS of extras were drafted in to film the grand finale of the latest series of TV's Where The Heart Is.
Skelthwaite's annual fete provided the climax to the ITV drama, shot at Armitage Bridge on Saturday.
The eighth series of the popular soap filmed around the Colne Valley and set in the fictional town hits our screens in July.
A parade and funfair were the backdrop for all the action.
About 400 extras thronged a village road for the colourful rally, before the action moved to the sun-kissed funfair.
Ian Hopkins, the series producer, said: "This is the grand finale of the series. We're using it as an opportunity to tie up all the story- lines and finish on a high with a big set piece.
"This is probably the biggest set piece Where The Heart Is has ever done."
Actor Brian Capron became the most hated TV villain in Britain, thanks to his portrayal of cold- blooded murderer Richard Hillman in Coronation Street.
Now, he plays mirthless businessman Ozias Harding in Where The heart Is.
"It's a lovely crew and a lovely cast and I have fitted in very quickly."
He added: "It's a very strong character in a very popular series. Ozias is a very hardnosed, very shrewd man."
Brian first appeared on TV in the 1970s as a teacher in Grange Hill. "I feel very proud to have been a jobbing actor for 30 years!"
Actress Lesley Dunlop has been in five series of the drama: "The crew and cast are fantastic," she said. "There's just such a tight-knit feeling. There's no them and us with the crew. We all party together and work hard."
Having fallen in love with the Yorkshire Pennines, she has now bought a house in the region.
Ex-Coronation Street star Phil Middlemiss said of the buzz on set: "It's not always like this. It's a big day today."
Now in his fourth series, he said: "I love the place and I love the job."
This year, the regular actors have been joined by stars like Martin Kemp. "There are some great guest artists.
"It's a feel-good drama, so it's going to end on a high," added Phil.