A Grand Day Out With Wallace And Gromit. Copyright: Aardman Animations.

A Grand Day Out With Wallace And Gromit

Channel 4 comedy drama. 1 episode in 1989. Stars Peter Sallis.

The programme is repeated on BBC1 on Saturday 7th November at 5:15pm.

Trivia

Nick Park made Wallace say "Wensleydale" because it gave the character a good facial expression. What they did not know was that the Wensleydale factory was about declare bankruptcy. Happily, this film's success saved the factory.

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The film took over six years to make, almost all of it single-handedly done by Nick Park himself.

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Nick Park offered Peter Sallis £50 to voice the part of Wallace, and his acceptance to record the part greatly surprised the young animator.

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Nick Park produced this original Wallace & Gromit short as his graduation project for the National Film and Television School. It was initially screened at the 1989 British Short Film Festival.