You’ve probably already seen some parts of Pennine Yorkshire, as the settings for these successful films and TV programmes.
Holmfirth – Last of the Summer Wine, the world’s longest running TV comedy is filmed in the picturesque town of Holmfirth. Visit the exhibition inside Compo’s House, where there’s a collection of photographs and memorabilia and a tea room next door, or opt for a guided 10 mile tour of the area with Last of the Summer Wine tours.
Keighley & Worth Valley Railway near Haworth was used as the setting for the film adaptation of Edith Nesbit’s Railway Children. The Railway has appeared in other TV and film productions including Yanks, Sherlock Holmes, Last of the Summer Wine, Treasure Hunt, Sons and Lovers, Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em, Poirot, Born and Bred, The Royal, Where The Heart Is, A Touch Of Frost, Songs Of Praise and Pink Floyd’s The Wall.
Slaithwaite and Marsden together became the fictional village of “Skelthwaite” in Where the Heart Is, a popular heart-warming drama series about the lives and loves of a small Yorkshire community.
The infamous “local shop” which featured in the comedy series League of Gentlemen was constructed as an artificial set on the hills above Marsden.