Clegg's Memoirs

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  1. Marianna

    Marianna Well-Known Member

    It's a lovely book. Like reading Clegg's "passing thoughts" accompanied by photos of the scenery that prompted them.
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  2. wstol

    wstol Well-Known Member

    Although some of this book is written as if it were by Clegg, the book in question is 'Summer Wine Country' by Roy Clarke. Excellent book.
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  3. ferret

    ferret Well-Known Member

    Is that the Country Companion, i've got that one too, it is a good book. As mentioned earlier it would be good to see something along the lines David Fenwick as Clegg reminiscing .
  4. barmpot

    barmpot Well-Known Member

    One of the Summer Wine books was written as if it was Clegg writing and that worked very well. It was the one with good photographs and text by Roy Clarke, rather than some oen else using the characters to prepare a book where the writer is merely retelling the storyline of a past episode.
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  5. Adanor

    Adanor Well-Known Member

    Yes, in the Laundromat.

    If you haven't been in a Laundromat lately, it is very cathartic. People bringing in laundry in carts, baskets, hampers and/or bags. Rows of shiny washers and dryers in various states of operation, washers announce the finish with the dramatic spin cycle and dryers hopefully drying without destroying the clothing.
  6. RickAns

    RickAns Well-Known Member

    That could have been a really nice way to round things off and finish the series. I remember at least once early on that Clegg paused to get out a little pad of paper and pen (or pencil) to jot down a note. He responded 'Just collecting a passing thought' when asked what he was doing.

    Norm led us back on a journey of remembrance for Compo with the episode It's not Been Ten Years. Plus in the later part of the show there was an episode of him typing up his diary. Taunting Howard about the contents of page number ### if Pearl or anyone found out about.
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  7. BruceC

    BruceC Well-Known Member

    Wow what brilliant idea - START WRITING IT! They can do wonders with voice overs and CGI these days!

    .. but as you say - it cant happen... Gee what a tear jerker it would have been too!
  8. wstol

    wstol Well-Known Member

    Another good idea.

    David Fenwick could do the diary voice - after all he read his diaries from 1939 at the beginning of each FOTSW, so this would be very fitting.

    David Fenwick doesn't have to appear, but do a voice-over narrative over old and new material would be acceptable perhaps.
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  9. RickAns

    RickAns Well-Known Member

    The Cleggy from First of the Summer Wine might be good for the voice overs for Clegg. If they could make the guys from Still Game look old enough they might be able to make him look the part.
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  10. wstol

    wstol Well-Known Member

    That would have been a very good way to finish the series - old material with new linking material.

    I can see it now with Clegg and Truly remembering, sat in Ivy's cafe, with some of the other regulars dropping by.

    The only way such a story could possibly work now could involve a long standing regular such as Howard or Barry discovering the memoirs following the death of Clegg - but I wouldn't really want a LOTSW episode without Peter Sallis himself.
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  11. captain clutterbuck

    captain clutterbuck Well-Known Member

    ................ and "dished the dirt" on Howard to get a long overdue revenge for the trouble and strife he caused Cleggy over the years
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  12. mashibinbin

    mashibinbin Well-Known Member

    Sadly it'll never come to pass now with the extremely sad departure of Peter Sallis but it would have been a nice way to wrap up the series with Clegg finishing his memoirs recounting briefly the last of the summer story with possibly another clip show this time featuring Blamire, Foggy and Seymour as well as Truly. It could even have been another tv movie in length but and would be fitting for Clegg to sign off briefly in tribute to all the major players along the way.
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