Welcome to Holmfirth, a breathtakingly beautiful village in the heart of the West Yorkshire Dales, home to our three favourite idiosyncratic, retired gentlemen, as well as the BBC's longest running comedy series. Here we meet these one-time school chums - Compo, Clegg and Foggy - long since left school, but now enjoying a mischievous second childhood, devising and executing a multitude of (grey) hair brained schemes. Which is just what you'd expect from Britain's oldest, if not wisest adolescents. Helped by a supporting band of formidable wives, hen-pecked husbands, sexually-charged mistresses, inventors, pigeon fanciers and balding lotharios, our three heroes are never far from one adventure or another. And when the likes of a Christmas celebration in the middle of a sweltering hot summer, the installation of a new bell for the cafe door, and the retrieval of a wandering ferret from its new-found home in Nora Batty's house, as always, there's plenty of room for disaster too.