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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Roy Clarke
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Complete series cast summary:
Peter Sallis ...  Clegg 294 episodes, 1973-2010
Jane Freeman ...  Ivy 273 episodes, 1973-2010
Kathy Staff ...  Nora Batty 246 episodes, 1973-2008
Robert Fyfe ...  Howard 229 episodes, 1985-2010
Juliette Kaplan ...  Pearl 226 episodes, 1985-2010
Jean Fergusson ...  Marina 215 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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Before joining the series as a regular cast member in 2000, Tom Owen (Bill Owen's son) made a brief cameo appearance in the 1991 Christmas episode "Situations Vacant". See more »

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[Wally can't pronounce the letter R]
Wally Batty: I'm wready. Yes, I'm wready.
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Featured in 25 Years of 'Last of the Summer Wine' (1997) See more »

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Last of the Summer Wine
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Written by Ronnie Hazlehurst
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The best sitcom ever.
20 February 2002 | by YellitSee all my reviews

The best sitcom ever.

I said that several years ago and nothing that has happened to it, or to other sitcoms, has changed my view.

The scripts are funny in themselves. Add a perfect ensemble of actors, faultless direction and wonderful background music and one gets, quite simply, the best ever.

Some of the situations are predictable, some slight, some bizarre. But that is life as we know it, and is all lends to the strength of the series. And it is to reasurring to know I cannot be alone, just look at the dates!


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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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Color

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