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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Series 29 - I Was A Hitman For Primrose Dairies

Last Of The Summer Wine. Image shows from L to R: Alvin Smedley (Brian Murphy), Entwistle (Burt Kwouk), Luther 'Hobbo' Hobdyke (Russ Abbot). Copyright: BBC
Luther 'Hobbo' Hobdyke, a retired milkman with strong links to MI5, arrives in the village. Very soon, calling upon his experiences on numerous dangerous missions overseas as a master spy, he forms a small team of reluctant volunteers, consisting of Alvin and Entwistle, ready to react to any emergency in the village. Finding that Hobbo has moved in next door, Clegg and Truly recall that he was never much of a milkman, but have to admit that his needlework is always exemplary.

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 31st December 2008
Time
7:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 17th June 2016 10:20am Gold
Thursday 8th December 2016 9:15am Gold
Thursday 8th December 2016 3:20pm Gold
Tuesday 12th December 2017 9:20am Gold
Tuesday 12th December 2017 2:20pm Gold
Wednesday 20th December 2017 9:35am Gold
Wednesday 10th January 2018 10:00am Gold
Wednesday 10th January 2018 4:40pm Gold
Friday 9th March 2018 9:10am Gold
Friday 9th March 2018 4:40pm Gold
Tuesday 17th December 2019 9:40am Gold
Tuesday 17th December 2019 3:15pm Gold
Wednesday 9th December 2020 12:20pm Gold
Wednesday 9th December 2020 4:45pm Gold
Wednesday 23rd December 2020 12:20pm Gold
Thursday 16th December 2021 9:35am Gold
Thursday 16th December 2021 3:35pm Gold
Friday 1st April 2022 7:00am Drama
Friday 1st April 2022 5:20pm Drama
Monday 12th December 2022 11:05am Gold
Monday 11th December 2023 11:15am Gold
Monday 25th December 2023 7:20pm Drama
Monday 1st April 2024 11:00am Gold
Monday 1st April 2024 3:40pm Gold

Cast & crew

Cast
Peter Sallis Norman Clegg
Frank Thornton Herbert 'Truly' Truelove
Brian Murphy Alvin Smedley
Mike Grady Barry Wilkinson
Sarah Thomas Glenda Wilkinson
Josephine Tewson Miss Davenport
Robert Fyfe Howard Sibshaw
Burt Kwouk Entwistle
Tom Owen Tom Simmonite
Juliette Kaplan Pearl Sibshaw
June Whitfield Nelly
Jane Freeman Ivy
Ken Kitson PC Cooper
Louis Emerick PC Walsh
Jean Alexander Aunty Wainwright
Russ Abbot Luther 'Hobbo' Hobdyke
Christopher Beeny Herman Teasdale / Morton
Trevor Bannister Toby Mulberry Smith
Barbara Young Stella
Writing team
Roy Clarke Writer
Production team
Alan J. W. Bell Director
Alan J. W. Bell Producer
Andrew Wilde Editor
Steve Wright Production Designer
Pat O'Shea Director of Photography
Emily Curtis (as Emily Newbold) Costume Designer
Lesley Faulkner Make-up Designer
Ronnie Hazlehurst Composer

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