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

Last Of The Summer Wine

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1973 - 2010
  • 295 episodes (31 series)

Gentle sitcom following a group of pensioners living in Yorkshire. This show was Britain's longest-running TV sitcom. Stars Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Frank Thornton, Brian Murphy, Michael Bates and more.

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

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1973 - 2010
Channels
BBC One
Episodes
295 (1 pilot + 31 series), plus 1 short special
Stars
Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Frank Thornton, Brian Murphy, Michael Bates, Brian Wilde, Michael Aldridge, Keith Clifford and more
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
Companies

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.

Additional details

Part of

Comedy Playhouse

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 4th January 1973 at 8pm on BBC One
Last new broadcast
Sunday 29th August 2010 at 8pm on BBC One
Next repeats
  1. Series 5, Christmas Special: Today at 3:40pm on Gold
  2. Series 6, Christmas Special: Today at 4:20pm on Gold
  3. Series 24, Christmas Special: Today at 5pm on Gold
  4. Series 25, Christmas Special: Today at 5:40pm on Gold
  5. Series 5, Episode 1: Today at 7:20pm on Drama
  6. Whoops, Christmas Special: Tomorrow at 10:05am on Gold
  7. Getting Sam Home, Christmas Special: Tomorrow at 10:50am on Gold
  8. Series 5, Episode 2: Tomorrow at 7:20pm on Drama
  9. 1986 Specials, New Year Special: Thursday at 9:50am on Gold
Most recent repeats

Recording details

  • Holmfirth - Location filming (Link)
  • Pinewood Studios and BBC Television Centre - Various studios at different times

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