Comedy veterans back on the screen with a Christmas special
LAST of the Summer Wine is bursting back on the screens with its Christmas special.
And producer Alan JW Bell says it's a winner.
He said: "It's a very funny script. It's one of my favourites."
The Examiner today brings you exclusive photographs from the programme.
A Tale of Two Sweaters will be broadcast on the Thursday after Christmas.
The story written by Roy Clarke is centred around the confusion which arrives when Howard receives pullovers from wife Pearl and girlfriend Marina.
Mr Bell said: "There's a really happy, Christmas feel to it.
"We enjoyed making it, but we kept away from snow as we filmed it in August."
Summer Wine made its debut in 1973 and is the longest-running comedy series in the world.
Its makers have confirmed they will be returning to Holmfirth next year to make another series.
It's good news for fans who feared the BBC would ditch the programme.
An average four million viewers saw each of this year's episodes.
Mr Bell said: "We're going on and will be back filming another 10 episodes in Holmfirth from next June to August."
* The Last of the Summer Wine Christmas special, A Tale of Two Sweaters, is at 6.30pm on BBC1 on Thursday, December 28.