Cooper and Walsh are attempting to raise at least £160,000 (hopefully £250,000) to make a new series featuring the two Policemen Cooper and Walsh from Last of the Summer Wine.
The two Actors Ken Kitson and Louis Emerick who played Cooper and Walsh did for many year bring to our televisions a great deal of laughter with their hapless approach to Police work,they avoided at all cost any real involvement and were often found asleep or cooking on a BBQ secreted in the boot of the police car.
After the BBC pulled the plug on Last of the Summer Wine talk of a spin off based around the policemen always seemed a great idea,so with funding the aim is to make three new episodes which will be filmed on location in Yorkshire,these three episodes will be available to purchases on DVD and planned to be released in 2015
The Main Actors
Ken was PC Cooper in Last of the Summer Wine for 27 Years, he appeared in many other roles in TV and film including Emmerdale, Coronation Street, Heartbeat, Ruth Rendell, Brassed Off, Miss Marple, Minder, Danger UXB to name just a few.
When Ken explained to a friend about his idea of a Cooper and Walsh DVD his friend suggested he tried crowdfunder as a place to raise funds for the project.
Liverpool born Louis Emerick played PC Walsh in Last of the Summer Wine, and has appeared in Brookside, Casualty, Holby City, Silent Witness, Doctors, New Tricks, Layer cake and many others. Louis is currently touring the UK with the stage show The Full Monty
About the Production
Alan JW Bell Director for many years with Last of the Summer Wine will head up a dedicated crew, a well known professional crew who have worked on endless TV and Film productions over the years, this includes Camera men, Sound Engineers, Lighting Riggers, Property Managers.
Following the hopeful success of the DVD series after filming we will produce more episodes next year, so with your help and pledges we might see Cooper and Walsh on our Televisions in 2016, now that would be a great achievement and all thanks to you.
What we need to make it happen
You pledge using the options on the right of the screen. If enough people pledge and we reach our target of £160,000 we will start filming around May 2015, as most of the filming will be on location in Yorkshire start date is subject to the weather conditions, filming will take 2 to 3 weeks followed by editing before DVD production, the finished product will be available to purchase later in 2015.
Please note that using Paypal the amount will be debited from your account straight away but it is held by Paypal not us, and will be automatically refunded if the campaign is not successful.
Here are some Short clips made in September 2014, Directed by Alan JW Bell which will give you a taste of the show, these clips were produced by a crew that worked for free as they believe in the project.
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