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 7, Episode 2 is repeated on Drama today at 7:20pm.

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 7 Episode 2: Today at 7:20pm on Drama
  2. Series 3 Episode 4: Monday at 10:20am on Gold
  3. Series 3 Episode 5: Monday at 11am on Gold
  4. Series 3 Episode 6: Monday at 11:40am on Gold
  5. Series 3 Episode 4: Monday at 3pm on Gold
  6. Series 3 Episode 5: Monday at 3:40pm on Gold
  7. Series 3 Episode 6: Monday at 4:20pm on Gold
  8. Series 7 Episode 3: Monday at 7:20pm on Drama
  9. Series 3 Episode 7: Tuesday at 9:50am on Gold
  10. Series 4 Episode 7: Tuesday at 10:30am on GoldShow all repeats
  11. Series 4 Episode 1: Tuesday at 11:15am on Gold
  12. Series 3 Episode 7: Tuesday at 2:40pm on Gold
  13. Series 4 Episode 7: Tuesday at 3:20pm on Gold
  14. Series 4 Episode 1: Tuesday at 4:10pm on Gold
  15. Series 7 Episode 4: Tuesday at 7:20pm on Drama
  16. Series 4 Episode 2: Wednesday at 9:55am on Gold
  17. Series 4 Episode 3: Wednesday at 10:35am on Gold
  18. Series 4 Episode 4: Wednesday at 11:15am on Gold
  19. Series 4 Episode 2: Wednesday at 2:35pm on Gold
  20. Series 4 Episode 3: Wednesday at 3:20pm on Gold
  21. Series 4 Episode 4: Wednesday at 4pm on Gold
  22. Series 7 Episode 5: Wednesday at 7:20pm on Drama
  23. Series 4 Episode 5: Thursday at 9:55am on Gold
  24. Series 4 Episode 8: Thursday at 10:15am on Gold
  25. Series 4 Episode 6: Thursday at 10:35am on Gold
  26. Series 4 Episode 5: Thursday at 2:35pm on Gold
  27. Series 4 Episode 6: Thursday at 3:20pm on Gold
  28. Series 4 Episode 8: Thursday at 4pm on Gold
  29. Series 7 Episode 6: Thursday at 7:20pm on Drama
  30. Small Tune On A Penny Wassail Episode 1: Friday 3rd May at 9:55am on Gold
  31. Series 5 Episode 1: Friday 3rd May at 10:35am on Gold
  32. Series 5 Episode 2: Friday 3rd May at 11:20am on Gold
  33. Small Tune On A Penny Wassail Episode 1: Friday 3rd May at 2:35pm on Gold
  34. Series 5 Episode 1: Friday 3rd May at 3:15pm on Gold
  35. Series 5 Episode 2: Friday 3rd May at 4pm on Gold
  36. The Loxley Lozenge Episode 1: Friday 3rd May at 7:20pm on Drama
  37. The Man Who Nearly Knew Pavarotti Episode 1: Monday 6th May at 10:10am on Gold
  38. Series 17 Episode 11: Monday 6th May at 11:40am on Gold
  39. Series 5 Episode 8: Monday 6th May at 1:10pm on Drama
  40. Whoops Episode 1: Monday 6th May at 1:45pm on Drama
  41. 1986 Specials Episode 1: Monday 6th May at 7:10pm on Drama
  42. Series 17 Episode 11: Tuesday 7th May at 8:40am on Gold
  43. Series 5 Episode 3: Tuesday 7th May at 10am on Gold
  44. Series 5 Episode 4: Tuesday 7th May at 10:40am on Gold
  45. Series 5 Episode 5: Tuesday 7th May at 11:20am on Gold
  46. Series 5 Episode 3: Tuesday 7th May at 2:40pm on Gold
  47. Series 5 Episode 4: Tuesday 7th May at 3:20pm on Gold
  48. Series 5 Episode 5: Tuesday 7th May at 4pm on Gold
  49. Series 8 Episode 1: Tuesday 7th May at 7:20pm on Drama
  50. Series 5 Episode 6: Wednesday 8th May at 10am on Gold
  51. Series 5 Episode 7: Wednesday 8th May at 10:40am on Gold
  52. Series 5 Episode 8: Wednesday 8th May at 11:20am on Gold
  53. Series 5 Episode 6: Wednesday 8th May at 2:40pm on Gold
  54. Series 5 Episode 7: Wednesday 8th May at 3:20pm on Gold
  55. Series 5 Episode 8: Wednesday 8th May at 4pm on Gold
  56. Series 8 Episode 2: Wednesday 8th May at 7:20pm on Drama
  57. Whoops Episode 1: Thursday 9th May at 10am on Gold
  58. Series 6 Episode 1: Thursday 9th May at 10:40am on Gold
  59. Series 6 Episode 2: Thursday 9th May at 11:20am on Gold
  60. Whoops Episode 1: Thursday 9th May at 2:35pm on Gold
  61. Series 6 Episode 1: Thursday 9th May at 3:20pm on Gold
  62. Series 6 Episode 2: Thursday 9th May at 4pm on Gold
  63. Series 8 Episode 3: Thursday 9th May at 7:20pm on Drama
  64. Series 6 Episode 3: Friday 10th May at 9:20am on Gold
  65. Series 6 Episode 4: Friday 10th May at 10am on Gold
  66. Series 6 Episode 5: Friday 10th May at 10:40am on Gold
  67. Series 6 Episode 3: Friday 10th May at 2:40pm on Gold
  68. Series 6 Episode 4: Friday 10th May at 3:20pm on Gold
  69. Series 6 Episode 5: Friday 10th May at 4pm on Gold
  70. Series 8 Episode 4: Friday 10th May at 7:20pm on Drama

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