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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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Series 29, Episode 3 - A Short Introduction To Cooper's Rules

Last Of The Summer Wine. Image shows from L to R: PC Walsh (Louis Emerick), PC Cooper (Ken Kitson). Copyright: BBC
Just as PCs Cooper and Walsh master the art of fighting crime from the rear, Barry spoils it all by taking a retired vicar out for the day.


This episode was transferred to BBC Two at the last minute as the 2008 Wimbledon final had over-run by many hours.

Broadcast details

Sunday 6th July 2008
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Peter Sallis Norman Clegg
Frank Thornton Herbert 'Truly' Truelove
Brian Murphy Alvin Smedley
Mike Grady Barry Wilkinson
Sarah Thomas Glenda Wilkinson
Robert Fyfe Howard Sibshaw
Burt Kwouk Entwistle
Juliette Kaplan Pearl Sibshaw
Ken Kitson PC Cooper
Louis Emerick PC Walsh
Guest cast
Tony Barton Drunk
Howard Harling Cyclist
Nicholas Smith Vicar
Mark Butt Prisoner
Bill Rodgers Prisoner
Bernard Merrick Workman
Peter Ivatts (as Pete Ivatts) Chief Superintendent
Writing team
Roy Clarke Writer
Production team
Alan J. W. Bell Director
Alan J. W. Bell Producer
Andrew Wilde Editor
Stephan Paczai Production Designer
Pat O'Shea Director of Photography
Emily Curtis (as Emily Newbold) Costume Designer
Lesley Faulkner Make-up Designer
Ronnie Hazlehurst Composer
Jim Parker Composer
Simone Dawson 1st Assistant Director

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