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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

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.


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Comedy Playhouse - Of Funerals And Fish

Blamire, Compo and Clegg are three opposites with one thing in common - determination to make each day as full as possible. After being thrown out of the library for smoking and eating, the trio head to the café and are driven away by argument, then do a little fishing - before a chance sighting up in the hills opens the library doors to them once more.

Broadcast details

Thursday 4th January 1973
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Bill Owen William 'Compo' Simmonite
Peter Sallis Norman Clegg
Michael Bates Cyril Blamire
Kathy Staff Nora Batty
Jane Freeman Ivy
John Comer Sid
Guest cast
Blake Butler Mr. Wainwright
Rosemary Martin Mrs. Partridge
Michael Stainton Vicar
John Barratt Kid
Pat Bonna First Woman
Derek Etchells Van Driver
Jean McLaren Second Woman
Writing team
Roy Clarke Writer
Production team
James Gilbert Director
James Gilbert Producer
Andy Dimond Production Designer
Ronnie Hazlehurst Composer

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