Fans across the world still mourn the passing of Last of The Summer Wine.
But could a revival of the hit comedy series be on the cards?
That’s the dream of two of the series’ stars, Ken Kitson and Louis Emerick, and the man who masterminded the world’s longest-running sitcom, producer and director Alan J W Bell.
They have returned to Holmfirth four years after the comedy was taken off our TV screens to film a pilot for a possible new comedy.
Kitson and Emerick played the hapless police officers, Cooper and Walsh, for many years in Summer Wine.
Now they and Alan hope to attract funding to bring out a possible feature-length film of their antics – or even a short series.
And they have not ruled out bringing back some of the famous faces who starred over the years in Summer Wine.
Ken is launching an appeal through crowd funding sites for backing for the project and the films put together in Holmfirth will be used to tempt would-be backers.
He and his partner in fighting crime were joined by many of the Summer Wine production crew for the filming of the short trailers and many of them waived their fees to try and help get the project off the ground.
Associate producer Terry Bartlam said: “When the BBC decided they didn’t want to make any more episodes of Last of the Summer Wine it was a double blow for the two actors.
“People were anxious that the series should have a proper ending, with perhaps a feature-length episode to bring it all together.
“There is also thinking that in Cooper and Walsh there was scope for a breakaway series and Alan came up to Holmfirth to make two short films to remind the views of how good Ken Kitson and Louis Emerick are as actors.
“Some of the original crew joined in and refused payment and they are all confident there is a lot of mileage in Cooper and Walsh”
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