Last Of The Summer Wine. Image shows from L to R: Walter C. 'Foggy' Dewhurst (Brian Wilde), William 'Compo' Simmonite (Bill Owen), Norman Clegg (Peter Sallis). Copyright: BBC.

Last Of The Summer Wine

BBC One sitcom about a group of pensioners. 295 episodes (pilot + 31 series), 1973 - 2010. Stars Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Frank Thornton, Brian Murphy and others.

Series 21, Episode 6 is repeated on Drama today at 7:20pm.

Last Of The Summer Wine. Image shows from L to R: William 'Compo' Simmonite (Bill Owen), Herbert 'Truly' Truelove (Frank Thornton), Norman Clegg (Peter Sallis). Copyright: BBC.

Last Of The Summer Wine

Gentle sitcom following a group of pensioners living in Yorkshire. This show was Britain's longest-running TV sitcom

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1973 - 2010
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
295   (1 pilot + 31 series), plus 1 short special
Starring
Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Frank Thornton, Brian Murphy, Michael Bates, Brian Wilde, Michael Aldridge, Keith Clifford and others
Writer
Roy Clarke
Directors
Alan J. W. Bell, James Gilbert, Bernard Thompson and Sydney Lotterby
Producers
Alan J. W. Bell, James Gilbert, Bernard Thompson and Sydney Lotterby

Sitcom following a group of male pensioners looking for adventure. With characters entering and leaving the series over its lifetime, trios have included Compo, Clegg and Foggy; Clegg, Truly and Alvin; and Hobbo, Entwistle and Alvin.

The 'gang' are ageing delinquents who carry out boyish pranks in a quiet Yorkshire village. Their japes revolve around daredevil stunts aimed at wooing their lady friends or getting male chums out of trouble.

Production Details

Part of

Comedy Playhouse

Production company
Laugh track
Yes, but type varies

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 4th January 1973 on BBC One at 8pm
Last new broadcast
Sunday 29th August 2010 on BBC One at 8pm
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 21 Episode 6: Today at 7:20pm on Drama
  2. Series 7 Episode 5: Tomorrow at 10:35am on Gold
  3. Series 7 Episode 6: Tomorrow at 11:15am on Gold
  4. The Loxley Lozenge Episode 1: Tomorrow at 11:55am on Gold
  5. Series 7 Episode 5: Tomorrow at 3pm on Gold
  6. Series 7 Episode 6: Tomorrow at 3:35pm on Gold
  7. The Loxley Lozenge Episode 1: Tomorrow at 4:15pm on Gold
  8. Series 21 Episode 7: Tomorrow at 7:20pm on Drama
  9. Series 8 Episode 1: Thursday at 10:30am on Gold
  10. Series 8 Episode 2: Thursday at 11:10am on GoldShow all repeats
  11. Series 8 Episode 3: Thursday at 11:50am on Gold
  12. Series 8 Episode 1: Thursday at 2:55pm on Gold
  13. Series 8 Episode 2: Thursday at 3:35pm on Gold
  14. Series 8 Episode 3: Thursday at 4:15pm on Gold
  15. Series 21 Episode 8: Thursday at 7:20pm on Drama
  16. Series 8 Episode 4: Friday at 10:25am on Gold
  17. Series 8 Episode 5: Friday at 11:10am on Gold
  18. Series 8 Episode 6: Friday at 11:50am on Gold
  19. Series 8 Episode 4: Friday at 2:55pm on Gold
  20. Series 8 Episode 5: Friday at 3:35pm on Gold
  21. Series 8 Episode 6: Friday at 4:15pm on Gold
  22. Series 21 Episode 9: Friday at 7:20pm on Drama
  23. Series 9 Episode 1: Monday at 10am on Gold
  24. Series 9 Episode 2: Monday at 10:40am on Gold
  25. Series 9 Episode 3: Monday at 11:20am on Gold
  26. Series 9 Episode 1: Monday at 3:20pm on Gold
  27. Series 9 Episode 2: Monday at 4pm on Gold
  28. Series 9 Episode 3: Monday at 4:40pm on Gold
  29. Series 21 Episode 10: Monday at 7:20pm on Drama
  30. Series 9 Episode 4: Tuesday 29th October at 10am on Gold
  31. Series 9 Episode 5: Tuesday 29th October at 10:40am on Gold
  32. Series 9 Episode 6: Tuesday 29th October at 11:20am on Gold
  33. Series 9 Episode 4: Tuesday 29th October at 3:20pm on Gold
  34. Series 9 Episode 5: Tuesday 29th October at 4pm on Gold
  35. Series 9 Episode 6: Tuesday 29th October at 4:35pm on Gold
  36. Series 22 Episode 1: Tuesday 29th October at 7:20pm on Drama
  37. Series 9 Episode 7: Wednesday 30th October at 10am on Gold
  38. Series 9 Episode 8: Wednesday 30th October at 10:40am on Gold
  39. Series 9 Episode 9: Wednesday 30th October at 11:20am on Gold
  40. Series 9 Episode 7: Wednesday 30th October at 2:40pm on Gold
  41. Series 9 Episode 8: Wednesday 30th October at 3:20pm on Gold
  42. Series 9 Episode 9: Wednesday 30th October at 4pm on Gold
  43. Series 22 Episode 2: Wednesday 30th October at 7:20pm on Drama
  44. Series 9 Episode 10: Thursday 31st October at 10am on Gold
  45. Series 9 Episode 11: Thursday 31st October at 10:40am on Gold
  46. Series 9 Episode 12: Thursday 31st October at 11:20am on Gold
  47. Series 9 Episode 10: Thursday 31st October at 2:35pm on Gold
  48. Series 9 Episode 11: Thursday 31st October at 3:20pm on Gold
  49. Series 9 Episode 12: Thursday 31st October at 4pm on Gold
  50. Series 22 Episode 3: Thursday 31st October at 7:20pm on Drama
  51. Series 10 Episode 1: Friday 1st November at 9:40am on Gold
  52. Series 10 Episode 2: Friday 1st November at 10:20am on Gold
  53. Series 10 Episode 3: Friday 1st November at 11am on Gold
  54. Series 10 Episode 1: Friday 1st November at 3pm on Gold
  55. Series 10 Episode 2: Friday 1st November at 3:40pm on Gold
  56. Series 10 Episode 3: Friday 1st November at 4:20pm on Gold
  57. Series 22 Episode 4: Friday 1st November at 7:20pm on Drama
  58. Series 10 Episode 4: Monday 4th November at 9:55am on Gold
  59. Series 10 Episode 5: Monday 4th November at 10:35am on Gold
  60. Series 10 Episode 6: Monday 4th November at 11:15am on Gold
  61. Series 10 Episode 4: Monday 4th November at 2:35pm on Gold
  62. Series 10 Episode 5: Monday 4th November at 3:15pm on Gold
  63. Series 10 Episode 6: Monday 4th November at 3:55pm on Gold
  64. Series 22 Episode 5: Monday 4th November at 7:20pm on Drama
  65. Series 11 Episode 1: Tuesday 5th November at 10am on Gold
  66. Series 11 Episode 2: Tuesday 5th November at 10:40am on Gold
  67. Series 11 Episode 3: Tuesday 5th November at 11:20am on Gold
  68. Series 11 Episode 1: Tuesday 5th November at 2:40pm on Gold
  69. Series 11 Episode 2: Tuesday 5th November at 3:20pm on Gold
  70. Series 11 Episode 3: Tuesday 5th November at 4pm on Gold
  71. Series 22 Episode 6: Tuesday 5th November at 7:20pm on Drama
  72. Series 11 Episode 4: Wednesday 6th November at 10am on Gold
  73. Series 11 Episode 5: Wednesday 6th November at 10:40am on Gold
  74. Series 11 Episode 6: Wednesday 6th November at 11:20am on Gold
  75. Series 11 Episode 4: Wednesday 6th November at 2:40pm on Gold
  76. Series 11 Episode 5: Wednesday 6th November at 3:20pm on Gold
  77. Series 11 Episode 6: Wednesday 6th November at 4pm on Gold
  78. Series 22 Episode 7: Wednesday 6th November at 7:20pm on Drama
  79. Series 11 Episode 7: Thursday 7th November at 10am on Gold
  80. Series 12 Episode 1: Thursday 7th November at 10:40am on Gold
  81. Series 12 Episode 2: Thursday 7th November at 11:20am on Gold
  82. Series 11 Episode 7: Thursday 7th November at 2:40pm on Gold
  83. Series 12 Episode 1: Thursday 7th November at 3:20pm on Gold
  84. Series 12 Episode 2: Thursday 7th November at 4pm on Gold
  85. Series 27 Episode 10: Thursday 7th November at 7:20pm on Drama
  86. Series 12 Episode 3: Friday 8th November at 10am on Gold
  87. Series 12 Episode 4: Friday 8th November at 10:40am on Gold
  88. Series 12 Episode 5: Friday 8th November at 11:20am on Gold
  89. Series 12 Episode 3: Friday 8th November at 2:40pm on Gold
  90. Series 12 Episode 4: Friday 8th November at 3:20pm on Gold
  91. Series 12 Episode 5: Friday 8th November at 4pm on Gold
  92. Series 22 Episode 9: Friday 8th November at 7:20pm on Drama

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