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Last of the Summer Wine 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (1973–2010)
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Three old men from Yorkshire who have never grown up face the trials of their fellow town citizens and everyday life and stay young by reminiscing about the days of their youth and attempting feats not common to the elderly.

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Peter Sallis ...  Clegg 294 episodes, 1973-2010
Jane Freeman ...  Ivy 273 episodes, 1973-2010
Kathy Staff ...  Nora Batty / ... 245 episodes, 1973-2008
Robert Fyfe ...  Howard 230 episodes, 1985-2010
Juliette Kaplan ...  Pearl 226 episodes, 1985-2010
Jean Fergusson ...  Marina 216 episodes, 1985-2010
Sarah Thomas ...  Glenda 215 episodes, 1986-2010
Bill Owen ...  Compo 185 episodes, 1973-2008
Jean Alexander ...  Auntie Wainwright / ... 168 episodes, 1988-2010
Mike Grady ...  Barry 161 episodes, 1986-2010
Thora Hird ...  Edie 152 episodes, 1986-2003
Gordon Wharmby ...  Wesley 139 episodes, 1982-2002
Frank Thornton ...  Truly 135 episodes, 1997-2010
Stephen Lewis ...  Smiler / ... 135 episodes, 1988-2007
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Three old men from Yorkshire who have never grown up face the trials of their fellow town citizens and everyday life and stay young by reminiscing about the days of their youth and attempting feats not common to the elderly.

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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 January 1973 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Last of the Summer Wine See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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In May 2009, Peter Sallis (Clegg) revealed that the programme was nearly cancelled before it had even started, when Bill Owen (Compo) who was very left-wing and Michael Bates who was very right-wing started having a heated and vigorous argument about their different political affiliations, over dinner when they first met. Producer James Gilbert read them the riot act and told them that unless they agreed to differ, and not to argue about politics, he was going to cancel the project. Owen and Bates meekly agreed and never discussed politics again. See more »

Quotes

Compo: [cheekily] Why don't you take a day off?
Nora Batty: [icily] Why don't you take one on.
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Soundtracks

Last of the Summer Wine
(Theme Song)
Written by Ronnie Hazlehurst
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Nothing but praise
29 December 2002 | by debra-13See all my reviews

My father got me hooked on this series, after he mentioned how much he enjoyed it. A local PBS station was running it, and I just fell in love with the three old men and their antics. Of course, it doesn't hurt that Peter Sallis is also the voice of Wallace, as in "Wallace & Grommit" -- another personal favorite. My biggest frustration is that our PBS station stopped running it, the BBC has only released one set of tapes, and that is criminal for a show that's been on the air for 30 years! For gentle, character driven comedies, this show cannot be beat. Also, the scenery is beautiful. All those rural, rustic shots of the English countryside are gorgeous.


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