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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 30, Episode 1 - Some Adventures Of The Inventor Of The Mother Stitch

When Hobbo discovers that the newly divorced Morton is lonely and depressed, what else should a former milkman and undercover spy do but find him a good friend.

Further details

Last Of The Summer Wine. Image shows from L to R: Entwistle (Burt Kwouk), Alvin Smedley (Brian Murphy), Luther 'Hobbo' Hobdyke (Russ Abbot). Copyright: BBC

Meanwhile the hapless Barry is also depressed when he finds that Toby, the Golf Captain, is moving-in next door, and firmly cements the ill-will that exists between them by smashing his bedside lamp. The situation is set for happy endings all round.

Broadcast details

Sunday 19th April 2009
30 minutes

Upcoming repeats

  1. Thursday 18th July 2024 at 12:00pm on Gold
  2. Thursday 18th July 2024 at 4:40pm on Gold

Cast & crew

Peter Sallis Norman Clegg
Frank Thornton Herbert 'Truly' Truelove
Brian Murphy Alvin Smedley
Mike Grady Barry Wilkinson
Sarah Thomas Glenda Wilkinson
Jean Fergusson Marina
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
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
Simone Dawson 1st Assistant Director

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