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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 19, Episode 3 is repeated on Gold on Monday 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 19 Episode 3: Monday at 10am on Gold
  2. Series 19 Episode 4: Monday at 10:40am on Gold
  3. Series 19 Episode 3: Monday at 4:40pm on Gold
  4. Series 19 Episode 4: Monday at 5:20pm on Gold
  5. Series 21 Episode 7: Monday at 7:20pm on Drama
  6. Series 19 Episode 5: Tuesday at 10:10am on Gold
  7. Series 19 Episode 6: Tuesday at 10:50am on Gold
  8. Series 19 Episode 5: Tuesday at 4:40pm on Gold
  9. Series 19 Episode 6: Tuesday at 5:20pm on Gold
  10. Series 21 Episode 8: Tuesday at 7:20pm on DramaShow all repeats
  11. Series 19 Episode 7: Wednesday at 10:10am on Gold
  12. Series 19 Episode 8: Wednesday at 10:50am on Gold
  13. Series 19 Episode 7: Wednesday at 4:40pm on Gold
  14. Series 19 Episode 8: Wednesday at 5:20pm on Gold
  15. Series 21 Episode 9: Wednesday at 7:20pm on Drama
  16. Series 19 Episode 9: Thursday at 10am on Gold
  17. Series 19 Episode 10: Thursday at 10:40am on Gold
  18. Series 19 Episode 9: Thursday at 4:35pm on Gold
  19. Series 19 Episode 10: Thursday at 5:15pm on Gold
  20. Series 21 Episode 10: Thursday at 7:20pm on Drama
  21. Series 20 Episode 1: Friday at 9:35am on Gold
  22. Series 20 Episode 2: Friday at 10:15am on Gold
  23. Series 20 Episode 1: Friday at 4:10pm on Gold
  24. Series 20 Episode 2: Friday at 4:50pm on Gold
  25. Series 22 Episode 1: Friday at 7:20pm on Drama
  26. Series 20 Episode 3: Monday 5th October at 10am on Gold
  27. Series 20 Episode 4: Monday 5th October at 10:40am on Gold
  28. Series 20 Episode 3: Monday 5th October at 4:40pm on Gold
  29. Series 20 Episode 4: Monday 5th October at 5:20pm on Gold
  30. Series 22 Episode 2: Monday 5th October at 7:20pm on Drama
  31. Series 20 Episode 5: Tuesday 6th October at 10:30am on Gold
  32. Series 20 Episode 6: Tuesday 6th October at 11:10am on Gold
  33. Series 20 Episode 5: Tuesday 6th October at 3:35pm on Gold
  34. Series 20 Episode 6: Tuesday 6th October at 4:15pm on Gold
  35. Series 22 Episode 3: Tuesday 6th October at 7:20pm on Drama
  36. Series 20 Episode 7: Wednesday 7th October at 10:30am on Gold
  37. Series 20 Episode 8: Wednesday 7th October at 11:10am on Gold
  38. Series 20 Episode 7: Wednesday 7th October at 3:35pm on Gold
  39. Series 20 Episode 8: Wednesday 7th October at 4:15pm on Gold
  40. Series 22 Episode 4: Wednesday 7th October at 7:20pm on Drama
  41. Series 20 Episode 9: Thursday 8th October at 10:30am on Gold
  42. Series 20 Episode 10: Thursday 8th October at 11:10am on Gold
  43. Series 20 Episode 9: Thursday 8th October at 3:35pm on Gold
  44. Series 20 Episode 10: Thursday 8th October at 4:15pm on Gold
  45. Series 22 Episode 5: Thursday 8th October at 7:20pm on Drama
  46. Series 21 Episode 1: Friday 9th October at 10:30am on Gold
  47. Series 21 Episode 2: Friday 9th October at 11:10am on Gold
  48. Series 21 Episode 1: Friday 9th October at 4:15pm on Gold
  49. Series 21 Episode 2: Friday 9th October at 4:55pm on Gold
  50. Series 22 Episode 6: Friday 9th October at 7:20pm on Drama

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