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 29, Episode 2 is repeated on Gold tomorrow at 10am.

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 29 Episode 2: Tomorrow at 10am on Gold
  2. Series 29 Episode 3: Tomorrow at 10:40am on Gold
  3. Series 29 Episode 2: Tomorrow at 4:40pm on Gold
  4. Series 29 Episode 3: Tomorrow at 5:20pm on Gold
  5. Series 25 Episode 4: Tomorrow at 7:20pm on Drama
  6. Series 29 Episode 4: Tuesday at 10am on Gold
  7. Series 29 Episode 5: Tuesday at 10:40am on Gold
  8. Series 29 Episode 4: Tuesday at 4:40pm on Gold
  9. Series 29 Episode 5: Tuesday at 5:20pm on Gold
  10. Series 25 Episode 5: Tuesday at 7:20pm on DramaShow all repeats
  11. Series 29 Episode 6: Wednesday at 10am on Gold
  12. Series 29 Episode 7: Wednesday at 10:40am on Gold
  13. Series 29 Episode 6: Wednesday at 4:40pm on Gold
  14. Series 29 Episode 7: Wednesday at 5:20pm on Gold
  15. Series 25 Episode 6: Wednesday at 7:20pm on Drama
  16. Series 29 Episode 8: Thursday at 10am on Gold
  17. Series 29 Episode 9: Thursday at 10:40am on Gold
  18. Series 29 Episode 8: Thursday at 4:40pm on Gold
  19. Series 29 Episode 9: Thursday at 5:20pm on Gold
  20. Series 25 Episode 7: Thursday at 7:20pm on Drama
  21. Series 29 Episode 10: Friday at 10am on Gold
  22. Series 29 Episode 11: Friday at 10:40am on Gold
  23. Series 29 Episode 10: Friday at 4:40pm on Gold
  24. Series 29 Episode 11: Friday at 5:20pm on Gold
  25. Series 25 Episode 8: Friday at 7:20pm on Drama
  26. Series 30 Episode 1: Monday 2nd August at 10:20am on Gold
  27. Series 30 Episode 2: Monday 2nd August at 11am on Gold
  28. Series 30 Episode 1: Monday 2nd August at 4:40pm on Gold
  29. Series 30 Episode 2: Monday 2nd August at 5:20pm on Gold
  30. Series 25 Episode 9: Monday 2nd August at 7:20pm on Drama
  31. Series 30 Episode 3: Tuesday 3rd August at 10am on Gold
  32. Series 30 Episode 4: Tuesday 3rd August at 10:40am on Gold
  33. Series 30 Episode 3: Tuesday 3rd August at 4:40pm on Gold
  34. Series 30 Episode 4: Tuesday 3rd August at 5:20pm on Gold
  35. Series 25 Episode 10: Tuesday 3rd August at 7:20pm on Drama
  36. Series 30 Episode 5: Wednesday 4th August at 10am on Gold
  37. Series 30 Episode 6: Wednesday 4th August at 10:40am on Gold
  38. Series 30 Episode 5: Wednesday 4th August at 4:40pm on Gold
  39. Series 30 Episode 6: Wednesday 4th August at 5:20pm on Gold
  40. Series 26 Episode 1: Wednesday 4th August at 7:20pm on Drama
  41. Series 30 Episode 7: Thursday 5th August at 10am on Gold
  42. Series 30 Episode 8: Thursday 5th August at 10:40am on Gold
  43. Series 30 Episode 7: Thursday 5th August at 4:40pm on Gold
  44. Series 30 Episode 8: Thursday 5th August at 5:20pm on Gold
  45. Series 26 Episode 2: Thursday 5th August at 7:20pm on Drama
  46. Series 30 Episode 9: Friday 6th August at 10am on Gold
  47. Series 30 Episode 10: Friday 6th August at 10:40am on Gold
  48. Series 30 Episode 9: Friday 6th August at 4:40pm on Gold
  49. Series 30 Episode 10: Friday 6th August at 5:20pm on Gold
  50. Series 26 Episode 3: Friday 6th August at 7:20pm on Drama

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