The Filming of Last Of the Summer Wine at Brooklands

Brooklands transformed part of the Garden Centre into an allotment for the long-running BBC sitcom Last Of the Summer Wine. Garden centre staff planted a small plot with vegetables, including beans and potatoes. They also provided a set of old gardening tools for the actors to use during the two days of filming.

The look was completed with a chicken run and two ramshackle sheds, supplied by the BBC props department. The scenes involved Summer Wine regulars Peter Sallis as Clegg, Frank Thornton as Truly, Tom Owen as Tom Simmonite and Keith Clifford as Billy Hardcastle. The episode also features actor Christopher Beeney, best known for roles in the period drama Upstairs Downstairs and ITV sitcom In Loving Memory.