Howard and Marina

Maggie Jones

Well-Known Member
Can someone please tell me when Howard and Marina first became an 'item'? I've seen some early episodes where Pearl has heard about them but I'm not sure when they first met up and how they met. Not sure if there's a single episode that shows this or was it a more gradual thing.
According to Wikipedia there was a Last of the Summer Wine stage adaptation in 1984 which introduced us to Howard and Pearl as Clegg's neighbours, and the first act built up to the appearance of Marina. Apparently it was never intended at first that these characters would crossover into the TV show but as they appeared really popular they were written into Series 8 in 1985.