Last Of The Summer Wine: 30 Years Of Laughs. Copyright: Alamy
Comedy Gold: Last Of The Summer Wine

Comedy Gold: Last Of The Summer Wine

  • TV documentary
  • Channel 5
  • 2022
  • 1 episode

A celebration of the long-running sitcom, which ran continuously from 1973 to 2010. Features Russ Abbot, Brian Murphy, Crispian Sallis, Tom Owen, Nick Park and more.

Last Of The Summer Wine: 30 Years Of Laughs. Copyright: Getty Images

Key details

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2022
Channels
Channel 5
Episodes
1
Features
Russ Abbot, Brian Murphy, Crispian Sallis, Tom Owen, Nick Park, Gyles Brandreth, Lesley Garrett, John Thomson and more
Director
Verity Maidlow
Producers
Verity Maidlow, Emma Clarke, Matt Crook and Tom Hopgood
Companies

Last Of The Summer Wine is the world's longest running sitcom. For 295 episodes over 37 years, this quaint, charming and silly show set in Yorkshire entertained many millions of fans the word over.

This 90-minute special reveals the secrets of its extraordinary success. Helped by former cast and crew members, families of the stars no longer with us, and celebrity fans, we learn the secrets of this comedy classic. We learn how Bill Owen and Peter Sallis became so fond of Holmfirth, where the series was filmed, and treasured their friendship so much that they are buried next to each other in the town cemetery.

We discover which stars rubbed each other up the wrong way, learn the secrets of Nora Batty's wrinkly stockings, and hear from her daughter about how she became a royal naval pin up! We hear from the stuntman who choreographed iconic scenes and the location finder who found Holmfirth.

There are also previously unseen interviews and rare behind-the-scenes archive footage, while Russ Abbot and Brian Murphy remember their days on set and there are insights from Crispian Sallis, Tom Owen, Nick Park, Gyles Brandreth, Lesley Garrett and John Thomson.

Additional details

Also known as
  • Last Of The Summer Wine: 30 Years Of Laughs (Billed title)
Picture
Colour

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 5th March 2022 at 8:30pm on Channel 5
Episode length
90 minutes

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