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 30, Episode 9 is repeated on Gold today at 10:20am.

Series 1, Episode 1 - Short Back And Palais Glide

Compo, Clegg and Blamire take a trip to the barbers, followed by a visit to the café where they witness one of Ivy and Sid's many rows. Compo later discovers that he's left his house key in the library, but the librarian is nowhere to be seen.

Broadcast details

Monday 12th November 1973
30 minutes


  1. Monday 25th January 2021 at 7:20pm on Drama
  2. Wednesday 27th January 2021 at 10:20am on Gold
  3. Wednesday 27th January 2021 at 5:00pm on Gold

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Bill Owen William 'Compo' Simmonite
Peter Sallis Norman Clegg
Michael Bates Cyril Blamire
Jane Freeman Ivy
John Comer Sid
Guest cast
Blake Butler Mr. Wainwright
Rosemary Martin Mrs. Partridge
Frank Middlemass Judd
James Mellor Policeman
Michael Logan Charlie Harris
Writing team
Roy Clarke Writer
Production team
James Gilbert Director
James Gilbert Producer

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