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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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Getting Sam Home

In answer to his one last request, Compo, Clegg and Foggy reluctantly sneak Sam out of his invalid bed for a final frolic with the not so young as she used to be Lily-Bless-Her. Then - with an unthinking lack of gratitude and a smile on his face - Sam drops them right in it by becoming far more trouble dead than alive...

Notes

Due to John Comer's advanced throat cancer his voice sounded so poor that Tony Melody re-dubbed all his lines. In most scenes he says nothing to avoid the need for re-dubbing.

Broadcast details

Date
Tuesday 27th December 1983
Time
8:50pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
90 minutes

Cast & crew

Cast
Bill Owen William 'Compo' Simmonite
Peter Sallis Norman Clegg
Brian Wilde Walter C. 'Foggy' Dewhurst
Kathy Staff Nora Batty
Jane Freeman Ivy
Ken Kitson PC Cooper
Joe Gladwin Wally Batty
John Comer Sid
Guest cast
Lynda Baron Lily Bless Her
Olive Pendleton Sybil
Peter Russell Sam
Muriel Rogers Mamsy
Jim Marsh Dadsy
David Williams Mr. Fairburn
Johnny Leeze 'Our kid' Colin
Maxton Beesley Colin's Mate
Christine Cox Cousin Olive
Anthony Benson Undertaker
Randal Herley Drunk
Bill Croasdale Police Sergeant
Igor Gridneff Mr. Zapojinski
Paula Randell Pub Singer
Tony Melody Sid (Voice)
Writing team
Roy Clarke Writer
Production team
Alan J. W. Bell Director
Alan J. W. Bell Producer
Tariq Anwar Editor
Tim Gleeson Production Designer

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