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
Next repeats
  1. Series 12, Episode 5: Today at 3:05pm on Gold
  2. Series 12, Episode 6: Today at 3:45pm on Gold
  3. Series 29, Episode 5: Today at 6:40pm on Drama
  4. Series 29, Episode 6: Today at 7:20pm on Drama
  5. Series 12, Episode 7: Tomorrow at 10:30am on Gold
  6. Series 12, Episode 8: Tomorrow at 11:10am on Gold
  7. Series 12, Episode 7: Tomorrow at 3:05pm on Gold
  8. Series 12, Episode 8: Tomorrow at 3:45pm on Gold
  9. Series 29, Episode 7: Tomorrow at 6:40pm on Drama
Most recent repeats

Recording details

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

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