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 8 - In Which Romance Springs A Leak

Toby is beginning to realise that the benefits of going back to his ex-wife far outweigh the advantages of living alone in a sparsely furnished house with no-one to cook or clean for him.

Further details

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

Fortunately, Hobbo is on hand to skilfully guide him on the route back to marital bliss. But, for some reason, his wife doesn't want him back, and flowers don't work. Undaunted, Hobbo reminds Toby that, in films, romance equals music.

Broadcast details

Sunday 7th June 2009
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 5th July 2011 12:00pm Gold
Monday 31st October 2011 11:35am Gold
Monday 31st October 2011 6:00pm Gold
Friday 11th May 2012 11:40am Gold
Friday 11th May 2012 5:40pm Gold
Friday 24th August 2012 11:15am Gold
Friday 24th August 2012 5:40pm Gold
Tuesday 9th October 2012 3:20pm Yesterday
Tuesday 9th October 2012 7:20pm Yesterday
Thursday 27th December 2012 12:15pm Yesterday
Wednesday 19th June 2013 7:10am Gold
Wednesday 23rd October 2013 4:20pm Gold
Thursday 24th October 2013 10:20am Gold
Wednesday 26th March 2014 3:20pm Drama
Wednesday 26th March 2014 8:20pm Drama
Friday 2nd May 2014 11:00am Gold
Friday 2nd May 2014 6:20pm Gold
Friday 25th July 2014 11:40am Gold
Saturday 18th October 2014 9:40pm Yesterday
Sunday 19th October 2014 7:40pm Yesterday
Tuesday 3rd March 2015 7:20pm Drama
Thursday 7th May 2015 2:40pm Gold
Saturday 20th June 2015 9:40pm Yesterday
Saturday 5th September 2015 10:00am Gold
Sunday 18th October 2015 3:10pm Gold
Wednesday 11th November 2015 9:00am Gold
Wednesday 30th December 2015 7:30am Gold
Monday 18th January 2016 1:00pm Drama
Monday 18th January 2016 6:40pm Drama
Sunday 24th January 2016 1:35pm Gold
Monday 15th February 2016 9:20am Gold
Tuesday 3rd May 2016 1:00pm Drama
Tuesday 3rd May 2016 6:40pm Drama
Tuesday 21st June 2016 10:20am Gold
Sunday 26th June 2016 1:40pm Gold
Wednesday 15th February 2017 4:40pm Gold
Thursday 16th February 2017 12:00pm Gold
Monday 5th June 2017 1:00pm Drama
Monday 5th June 2017 6:40pm Drama
Friday 23rd June 2017 4:00pm Gold
Saturday 24th June 2017 10:20am Gold
Friday 28th July 2017 11:00am Gold
Friday 28th July 2017 5:00pm Gold
Monday 26th March 2018 9:15am Gold
Monday 26th March 2018 3:55pm Gold
Friday 13th April 2018 9:25am Gold
Friday 13th April 2018 3:00pm Gold
Thursday 10th May 2018 1:00pm Drama
Thursday 10th May 2018 7:20pm Drama
Monday 11th February 2019 7:20pm Drama
Monday 15th April 2019 10:00am Gold
Monday 15th April 2019 4:00pm Gold
Friday 27th September 2019 9:50am Gold
Friday 27th September 2019 2:55pm Gold
Thursday 5th March 2020 10:40am Gold
Thursday 5th March 2020 4:40pm Gold
Thursday 19th March 2020 7:20pm Drama
Wednesday 8th July 2020 11:00am Gold
Wednesday 8th July 2020 4:20pm Gold
Monday 18th January 2021 7:20pm Drama
Wednesday 20th January 2021 11:00am Gold
Wednesday 20th January 2021 5:00pm Gold
Thursday 5th August 2021 10:40am Gold
Thursday 5th August 2021 5:20pm Gold
Friday 8th October 2021 7:15pm Drama
Thursday 17th March 2022 9:40am Gold
Thursday 17th March 2022 4:20pm Gold
Monday 6th June 2022 6:40pm Drama
Friday 23rd September 2022 10:50am Gold
Friday 23rd September 2022 3:20pm Gold
Monday 22nd May 2023 11:40am Gold
Monday 22nd May 2023 4:20pm Gold
Friday 21st July 2023 6:40pm Drama
Monday 27th November 2023 10:20am Gold
Monday 27th November 2023 3:50pm Gold
Monday 12th February 2024 6:40pm Drama

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
June Whitfield Nelly
Russ Abbot Luther 'Hobbo' Hobdyke
Christopher Beeny Herman Teasdale / Morton
Trevor Bannister Toby Mulberry Smith
Barbara Young Stella
Guest cast
Caroline Oakes Peggy
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
Simone Dawson 1st Assistant Director

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