British Comedy Guide

Last Of The Summer Wine. Image shows from L to R: Cyril Blamire (Michael Bates), 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 22, Episode 1 is repeated on Gold on tomorrow at 8:55am.

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

Last Of The Summer Wine

Gentle sitcom following a group of pensioners living in Yorkshire. This show is Britain's longest-running comedy programme

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1973 - 2010
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
295   (1 pilot + 31 series)
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.

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