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

BBC One sitcom about a group of pensioners. 295 episodes (pilot + 31 series), 1973 - 2010. Stars Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Frank Thornton, Brian Murphy and others.

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Series 30, Episode 9 - Variations On A Theme Of Father's Day

In order that Hobbo can find out more about Nelly, his supposed mother, he has Howard eavesdrop on her when she is visiting Pearl.

Further details

Last Of The Summer Wine. Image shows from L to R: Alvin Smedley (Brian Murphy), Luther 'Hobbo' Hobdyke (Russ Abbot), Entwistle (Burt Kwouk), Howard Sibshaw (Robert Fyfe), Herbert 'Truly' Truelove (Frank Thornton), Norman Clegg (Peter Sallis). Copyright: BBC.

Soon realising what Howard is up to, the women plant a completely false story about Hobbo's father being a hippy. Hobbo loses no time in making himself look exactly like the description of his father, complete with earrings and beads. Unfortunately, by the time the women see the fruits of their imagination, Hobbo is being arrested.

Notes

Due to a technical fault at the BBC, at the time of its original broadcast this episode's picture was interrupted 4 minutes in, with the closing credits playing (whilst the soundtrack stayed correct). An apology was issued at the end of the episode proper.

Broadcast details

Date
Sunday 14th June 2009
Time
6:05pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
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
Guest cast
Charis Bachellor Neighbour
Danyon Hawcroft Boy
Writing team
Roy Clarke Writer
Production team
Alan J. W. Bell Director
Alan J. W. Bell Producer
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