Monday, January 26, 2009

"Britcom" Filming Spots

Two English spots, Holmfirth and Cricket House, have served as backdrops for a pair of popular "Britcoms," or British sitcoms. From 1979 to 1981, Cricket House doubled as "Grantleigh Manor" on the BBC show To The Manor Born (top). Both exterior and interior scenes were filmed in the manor house, which was converted to a resort hotel in 1999. Meanwhile, the village of Holmfirth is where scenes for the BBC sitcom Last of the Summer Wine (bottom) are shot. Last of the Summer Wine happens to be the longest-running comedy program on the BBC, and the longest-running sitcom in television history.

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