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Andrew Vine â 5 Summary Read & Download ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free â Andrew Vine characters Last of the Summer Wine: The Inside Story of the World’s Longest-Running Comedy Programme Uite simply Last of the Summer Wine is the longest running comedy programme in the world It premiered 37 years ago in 1973 and after 31 series it finally came to an end last year even though all its original protagonists Compo Foggy even Nora Batty are now dead Remarkably for a series of such longevity and international appeal it is all about elderly people has little action or plot and is set and filmed in and around the small Yorkshire town of Holmfirth Now Andrew Vine the deputy editor of Yorkshires daily newspaper has written the definitive history of this television phenomenon It covers the shows inauspicious beginnings with low ratings its endless reinvention as participants like Bill Owen Michael Bates Brian Wilde and Kathy Staff retired or died the appearance of a string of guest stars from John Cleese and Norman Wisdom to Thora Hird and Russ Abbott both of whom soon found themselves fixtures in the cast and the ingenious plot contrivances as the protagonists became too old and frail to attempt any of the slapstick stunts with runaway prams indeed any outdoor action Holmfirth is now a year round tourist attraction and endless repeats and new DVD box sets will ensure a readership for this book for years to come A credit to Roy Clarke who wrote the scripts for all 250 episodes and a tribute to the actors and technicians who realised these into programmes which are still being watched some ten years after the showing of the last episode This book is the inside story of how it all came about and how it survived those who sought to remove it In my view the uality never lagged but survived as a great family show good humour throughout with comedians shouting incomprehensibly into highly amplified microphones Israël-Palestine : une guerre de religion ? years ago in 1973 and after 31 series it finally came to an end last Independence or Union: Scotland's Past and Scotland's Present year even though all its original protagonists Compo Foggy even Nora Batty are now dead Remarkably for a series of such longevity and international appeal it is all about elderly people has little action or plot and is set and filmed in and around the small Yorkshire town of Holmfirth Now Andrew Vine the deputy editor of Yorkshires daily newspaper has written the definitive history of this television phenomenon It covers the shows inauspicious beginnings with low ratings its endless reinvention as participants like Bill Owen Michael Bates Brian Wilde and Kathy Staff retired or died the appearance of a string of guest stars from John Cleese and Norman Wisdom to Thora Hird and Russ Abbott both of whom soon found themselves fixtures in the cast and the ingenious plot contrivances as the protagonists became too old and frail to attempt any of the slapstick stunts with runaway prams indeed any outdoor action Holmfirth is now a Atlas histórico de España y Portugal (Spanish Edition) year round tourist attraction and endless repeats and new DVD box sets will ensure a readership for this book for Les contes d'Andersen years to come A credit to Roy Clarke who wrote the scripts for all 250 episodes and a tribute to the actors and technicians who realised these into programmes which are still being watched some ten The Dynamics of Emerging De-Facto States: Eastern Ukraine in the Post-Soviet Space years after the showing of the last episode This book is the inside story of how it all came about and how it survived those who sought to remove it In my view the uality never lagged but survived as a great family show good humour throughout with comedians shouting incomprehensibly into highly amplified microphones

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Andrew Vine â 5 Summary Read & Download ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free â Andrew Vine characters Last of the Summer Wine: The Inside Story of the World’s Longest-Running Comedy Programme Uite simply Last of the Summer Wine is the longest running comedy programme in the world It premiered 37 years ago in 1973 and after 31 series it finally came to an end last year even though all its original protagonists Compo Foggy even Nora Batty are now dead Remarkably for a series of such longevity and international appeal it is all about elderly people has little action or plot and is set and filmed in and around the small Yorkshire town of Holmfirth Now Andrew Vine the deputy editor of Yorkshires daily newspaper has written the definitive history of this television phenomenon It covers the shows inauspicious beginnings with low ratings its endless reinvention as participants like Bill Owen Michael Bates Brian Wilde and Kathy Staff retired or died the appearance of a string of guest stars from John Cleese and Norman Wisdom to Thora Hird and Russ Abbott both of whom soon found themselves fixtures in the cast and the ingenious plot contrivances as the protagonists became too old and frail to attempt any of the slapstick stunts with runaway prams indeed any outdoor action Holmfirth is now a year round tourist attraction and endless repeats and new DVD box sets will ensure a readership for this book for years to come As a Summer Wine early adopter I have fond memories of the series and this show biography is an uncanny mirror of its history Like Last of the Summer Wine itself Andrew Vine s book has its best moments early on the writing is uneven and ultimately it outstays its welcomeI couldn t find an author biography in the kindle edition and Andrew Vine s relationship with the series isn t entirely made clear in the book Multiple credits for photo from author s collection suggest he was on set than once He s obviously a long standing and sadly pretty undiscriminating fanThe book never lets you forget that Last of the Summer Wine ran for 37 years longer than any other TV comedy Even as a champion for the series I m a Summer Wine snob I reserve my strongest affection for Michael Bates s two series and otherwise fall broadly into team Foggy In fact the real dividing line for my own golden era was the sad departure of John Comer as SidI ve always felt Summer Wine could have honourably shut up shop after what I think was 8 seasons and retired to eventually receive an honest rediscovery as a genuine classic Instead we were gifted with another 17 years For me therefore the last two thirds of Andrew Vine s book are an enthusiastic attempt to glorify the show s long descent from charming comedy jewel into a pale shadow that danced at the whim of the lowest common denominator and how it ultimately became the series that TV comedy s new boys could use as short hand for all the old guard s worst sins and never really be challengedThere are problems with the writing There are a lot of long run on sentences which are difficult to follow The flow of the Summer Wine story consistently runs aground on excessively detailed info dump biographies of most of the actors especially those who were English showbiz legends Even in a book that by its nature celebrates its subject there is a relentless and excessive insistence that against all odds and evidence that the series was a work of genius and the uality never flaggedThe earliest series are knitted into the fabric of my childhood so I wallowed in in the first couple of sections as I revisited the early years I was honestly shocked at the reminder of what a ratings juggernaut it was at its peak I learned for the first time about the difficult off screen relationships between the first two sets of lead characters and the on going struggle with Bill Owen s egoI skimmed and after the first departure of Brian Wilde The book becomes and desperate to blur the gap between rising ratings and falling uality There are some interesting insights towards the end like the revolving door through which key cast members left driven away by low pay and less respect and were welcomed back when the outside world proved less rewarding than expected Summer Wine Land was clearly a cosier place than the real world in front of the camera as well as in the living roomIn the book s defense for the one day only book deal price of 99p I had great value I ve always argued that the dialogue focused early series were subtle and subversive than they are ever given credit for and between the lines of this book you can see how 20 years before Seinfeld the original Last of the Summer Wine team created a great comedy where nothing happened I also challenge anyone with any affection for the series at all not to crumple uietly as the story reaches Bill Owen s departure The Caucasus: An Introduction years ago in 1973 and after 31 series it finally came to an end last Pistes du Maroc à travers l'histoire : Tome 1, Haut et Moyen Atlas year even though all its original protagonists Compo Foggy even Nora Batty are now dead Remarkably for a series of such longevity and international appeal it is all about elderly people has little action or plot and is set and filmed in and around the small Yorkshire town of Holmfirth Now Andrew Vine the deputy editor of Yorkshires daily newspaper has written the definitive history of this television phenomenon It covers the shows inauspicious beginnings with low ratings its endless reinvention as participants like Bill Owen Michael Bates Brian Wilde and Kathy Staff retired or died the appearance of a string of guest stars from John Cleese and Norman Wisdom to Thora Hird and Russ Abbott both of whom soon found themselves fixtures in the cast and the ingenious plot contrivances as the protagonists became too old and frail to attempt any of the slapstick stunts with runaway prams indeed any outdoor action Holmfirth is now a Amérique centrale, les naufragés d'Esquipulas year round tourist attraction and endless repeats and new DVD box sets will ensure a readership for this book for Libres femmes du Haut-Atlas? : Dynamique d'une micro-société au Maroc years to come As a Summer Wine early adopter I have fond memories of the series and this show biography is an uncanny mirror of its history Like Last of the Summer Wine itself Andrew Vine s book has its best moments early on the writing is uneven and ultimately it outstays its welcomeI couldn t find an author biography in the kindle edition and Andrew Vine s relationship with the series isn t entirely made clear in the book Multiple credits for photo from author s collection suggest he was on set than once He s obviously a long standing and sadly pretty undiscriminating fanThe book never lets L'atlas : La mythologie égyptienne you forget that Last of the Summer Wine ran for 37 China Goes Global: The Partial Power years longer than any other TV comedy Even as a champion for the series I m a Summer Wine snob I reserve my strongest affection for Michael Bates s two series and otherwise fall broadly into team Foggy In fact the real dividing line for my own golden era was the sad departure of John Comer as SidI ve always felt Summer Wine could have honourably shut up shop after what I think was 8 seasons and retired to eventually receive an honest rediscovery as a genuine classic Instead we were gifted with another 17 Chine-USA : La guerre aura-t-elle lieu ? years For me therefore the last two thirds of Andrew Vine s book are an enthusiastic attempt to glorify the show s long descent from charming comedy jewel into a pale shadow that danced at the whim of the lowest common denominator and how it ultimately became the series that TV comedy s new boys could use as short hand for all the old guard s worst sins and never really be challengedThere are problems with the writing There are a lot of long run on sentences which are difficult to follow The flow of the Summer Wine story consistently runs aground on excessively detailed info dump biographies of most of the actors especially those who were English showbiz legends Even in a book that by its nature celebrates its subject there is a relentless and excessive insistence that against all odds and evidence that the series was a work of genius and the uality never flaggedThe earliest series are knitted into the fabric of my childhood so I wallowed in in the first couple of sections as I revisited the early La guerre des 33 jours : La guerre d'Israël contre le Hezbollah au Liban et ses conséquences years I was honestly shocked at the reminder of what a ratings juggernaut it was at its peak I learned for the first time about the difficult off screen relationships between the first two sets of lead characters and the on going struggle with Bill Owen s egoI skimmed and after the first departure of Brian Wilde The book becomes and desperate to blur the gap between rising ratings and falling uality There are some interesting insights towards the end like the revolving door through which key cast members left driven away by low pay and less respect and were welcomed back when the outside world proved less rewarding than expected Summer Wine Land was clearly a cosier place than the real world in front of the camera as well as in the living roomIn the book s defense for the one day only book deal price of 99p I had great value I ve always argued that the dialogue focused early series were subtle and subversive than they are ever given credit for and between the lines of this book Bush, l'Iran et la bombe you can see how 20 How to Hide an Empire: A Short History of the Greater United States years before Seinfeld the original Last of the Summer Wine team created a great comedy where nothing happened I also challenge anyone with any affection for the series at all not to crumple uietly as the story reaches Bill Owen s departure

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Andrew Vine â 5 Summary Read & Download ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free â Andrew Vine characters Last of the Summer Wine: The Inside Story of the World’s Longest-Running Comedy Programme Uite simply Last of the Summer Wine is the longest running comedy programme in the world It premiered 37 years ago in 1973 and after 31 series it finally came to an end last year even though all its original protagonists Compo Foggy even Nora Batty are now dead Remarkably for a series of such longevity and international appeal it is all about elderly people has little action or plot and is set and filmed in and around the small Yorkshire town of Holmfirth Now Andrew Vine the deputy editor of Yorkshires daily newspaper has written the definitive history of this television phenomenon It covers the shows inauspicious beginnings with low ratings its endless reinvention as participants like Bill Owen Michael Bates Brian Wilde and Kathy Staff retired or died the appearance of a string of guest stars from John Cleese and Norman Wisdom to Thora Hird and Russ Abbott both of whom soon found themselves fixtures in the cast and the ingenious plot contrivances as the protagonists became too old and frail to attempt any of the slapstick stunts with runaway prams indeed any outdoor action Holmfirth is now a year round tourist attraction and endless repeats and new DVD box sets will ensure a readership for this book for years to come Having followed Last of the Summer Wine since it was first broadcast on the BBC in the 1970s I found this book to be a totally absorbing readThe book is also a testament to the genius of Roy Clarke without whom there would have been no series The book explains how he succeeded in evolving the series over thirty seven years as seamlessly as possible to incorporate new characters or integrate changes in casting which were necessary when life events caused essential characters to need to be replacedExtracts from Roy Clarke s scripts also pepper the book in order to illustrate the idiosyncrasies of the characters and also to throw light on the nature of Roy Clarke s wit They are intelligently selected by Andrew Vine and serve to provoke many laugh out loud momentsThe background information about how characters were initiated and evolved and the casting decisions that were made make fascinating reading not just for advocates of the series but also for anyone interested in the behind the scenes decision making that is an essential ingredient of the success of a series such as thisThere is also considerable detail about location filming specific information about where various scenes were shot and some of the problems that needed to be dealt with by the production crewsThe book also covers high level decisions that were made at different points in the evolution of the series by the production teamA truly fascinating and absorbing read which I would most heartily recommend


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