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 31, Episode 3 is repeated on Gold today at 4:20pm.

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 31 Episode 3: Today at 4:20pm on Gold
  2. Series 31 Episode 4: Today at 5pm on Gold
  3. Today at 6:40pm on Drama
  4. Series 1 Episode 1: Today at 7:20pm on Drama
  5. Series 31 Episode 5: Tomorrow at 9:40am on Gold
  6. Series 31 Episode 6: Tomorrow at 10:20am on Gold
  7. Series 31 Episode 5: Tomorrow at 4:20pm on Gold
  8. Series 31 Episode 6: Tomorrow at 5pm on Gold
  9. Series 1 Episode 2: Tomorrow at 6:40pm on Drama
  10. Series 1 Episode 3: Tomorrow at 7:20pm on DramaShow all repeats
  11. Wednesday at 9:40am on Gold
  12. Series 1 Episode 1: Wednesday at 10:20am on Gold
  13. Wednesday at 4:20pm on Gold
  14. Series 1 Episode 1: Wednesday at 5pm on Gold
  15. Series 1 Episode 4: Wednesday at 6:40pm on Drama
  16. Series 1 Episode 5: Wednesday at 7:20pm on Drama
  17. Series 1 Episode 2: Thursday at 9:40am on Gold
  18. Series 1 Episode 3: Thursday at 10:20am on Gold
  19. Series 1 Episode 2: Thursday at 4:20pm on Gold
  20. Series 1 Episode 3: Thursday at 5pm on Gold
  21. Series 1 Episode 6: Thursday at 6:40pm on Drama
  22. Series 2 Episode 1: Thursday at 7:20pm on Drama
  23. Series 1 Episode 4: Friday at 9:40am on Gold
  24. Series 1 Episode 5: Friday at 10:20am on Gold
  25. Series 1 Episode 4: Friday at 4:20pm on Gold
  26. Series 1 Episode 5: Friday at 5pm on Gold
  27. Series 2 Episode 2: Friday at 6:40pm on Drama
  28. Series 2 Episode 3: Friday at 7:20pm on Drama
  29. Series 1 Episode 6: Monday 1st February at 9:40am on Gold
  30. Series 2 Episode 1: Monday 1st February at 10:20am on Gold
  31. Series 1 Episode 6: Monday 1st February at 5pm on Gold
  32. Series 2 Episode 1: Monday 1st February at 5:40pm on Gold
  33. Series 2 Episode 4: Monday 1st February at 6:40pm on Drama
  34. Series 2 Episode 5: Monday 1st February at 7:20pm on Drama
  35. Series 2 Episode 2: Tuesday 2nd February at 9:40am on Gold
  36. Series 2 Episode 3: Tuesday 2nd February at 10:20am on Gold
  37. Series 2 Episode 2: Tuesday 2nd February at 4:20pm on Gold
  38. Series 2 Episode 3: Tuesday 2nd February at 5pm on Gold
  39. Series 2 Episode 6: Tuesday 2nd February at 6:40pm on Drama
  40. Series 2 Episode 7: Tuesday 2nd February at 7:20pm on Drama
  41. Series 24 Episode 4: Tuesday 2nd February at 8pm on BBC4
  42. Series 2 Episode 4: Wednesday 3rd February at 9:40am on Gold
  43. Series 2 Episode 5: Wednesday 3rd February at 10:20am on Gold
  44. Series 2 Episode 4: Wednesday 3rd February at 4:20pm on Gold
  45. Series 2 Episode 5: Wednesday 3rd February at 5pm on Gold
  46. Series 3 Episode 1: Wednesday 3rd February at 6:40pm on Drama
  47. Series 3 Episode 2: Wednesday 3rd February at 7:20pm on Drama
  48. Series 2 Episode 6: Thursday 4th February at 9:40am on Gold
  49. Series 2 Episode 7: Thursday 4th February at 10:20am on Gold
  50. Series 2 Episode 6: Thursday 4th February at 4:20pm on Gold
  51. Series 2 Episode 7: Thursday 4th February at 5pm on Gold
  52. Series 3 Episode 3: Thursday 4th February at 6:40pm on Drama
  53. Series 3 Episode 4: Thursday 4th February at 7:20pm on Drama
  54. Series 3 Episode 1: Friday 5th February at 9:40am on Gold
  55. Series 3 Episode 2: Friday 5th February at 10:20am on Gold
  56. Series 3 Episode 1: Friday 5th February at 4:20pm on Gold
  57. Series 3 Episode 2: Friday 5th February at 5pm on Gold
  58. Series 3 Episode 5: Friday 5th February at 6:40pm on Drama
  59. Series 3 Episode 6: Friday 5th February at 7:20pm on Drama
  60. Series 3 Episode 3: Monday 8th February at 9:40am on Gold
  61. Series 3 Episode 4: Monday 8th February at 10:20am on Gold
  62. Series 3 Episode 3: Monday 8th February at 4:20pm on Gold
  63. Series 3 Episode 4: Monday 8th February at 5pm on Gold
  64. Series 3 Episode 7: Monday 8th February at 6:40pm on Drama
  65. Series 4 Episode 1: Monday 8th February at 7:20pm on Drama
  66. Series 3 Episode 5: Tuesday 9th February at 9:40am on Gold
  67. Series 3 Episode 6: Tuesday 9th February at 10:20am on Gold
  68. Series 3 Episode 5: Tuesday 9th February at 4:20pm on Gold
  69. Series 3 Episode 6: Tuesday 9th February at 5pm on Gold
  70. Series 4 Episode 2: Tuesday 9th February at 6:40pm on Drama
  71. Series 4 Episode 3: Tuesday 9th February at 7:20pm on Drama
  72. Series 3 Episode 7: Wednesday 10th February at 9:40am on Gold
  73. Series 4 Episode 1: Wednesday 10th February at 10:20am on Gold
  74. Series 3 Episode 7: Wednesday 10th February at 4:20pm on Gold
  75. Series 4 Episode 1: Wednesday 10th February at 5pm on Gold
  76. Series 4 Episode 4: Wednesday 10th February at 6:40pm on Drama
  77. Series 4 Episode 5: Wednesday 10th February at 7:20pm on Drama
  78. Series 4 Episode 2: Thursday 11th February at 9:40am on Gold
  79. Series 4 Episode 3: Thursday 11th February at 10:20am on Gold
  80. Series 4 Episode 2: Thursday 11th February at 4:20pm on Gold
  81. Series 4 Episode 3: Thursday 11th February at 5pm on Gold
  82. Series 4 Episode 6: Thursday 11th February at 6:40pm on Drama
  83. Series 4 Episode 8: Thursday 11th February at 7:20pm on Drama
  84. Series 4 Episode 4: Friday 12th February at 9:40am on Gold
  85. Series 4 Episode 5: Friday 12th February at 10:20am on Gold
  86. Series 4 Episode 4: Friday 12th February at 4:20pm on Gold
  87. Series 4 Episode 5: Friday 12th February at 5pm on Gold
  88. Series 5 Episode 1: Friday 12th February at 6:40pm on Drama
  89. Series 5 Episode 2: Friday 12th February at 7:20pm on Drama

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