British Comedy Guide
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 31, Episode 1 - Behind Every Bush There Is Not Necessarily A Howard

Hobbo enlists the services of his 'team' to help Toby win back the affections of his ex-wife.

Further details

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

Glenda decides to make it her mission to find Morton a woman. Howard sneaks into the library to tell Marina there's a problem with their bike ride that afternoon - Pearl is going out too. Meanwhile, PCs Cooper and Walsh try out a new in-car fryer.


A Countryfile special follows this episode at 8pm on BBC1. For thirty-seven years, Holmfirth has provided the backdrop to BBC favourite Last of the Summer Wine. Now, with the show in its final series, Adam Henson and Ellie Harrison look at the influence the sitcom has had on the town, and speak to some of comedy's stars.

Broadcast details

Sunday 25th July 2010
30 minutes

Upcoming repeats

  1. Thursday 25th July 2024 at 12:00pm on Gold
  2. Thursday 25th 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
Juliette Kaplan Pearl Sibshaw
June Whitfield Nelly
Ken Kitson PC Cooper
Louis Emerick PC Walsh
Russ Abbot Luther 'Hobbo' Hobdyke
Christopher Beeny Herman Teasdale / Morton
Trevor Bannister Toby Mulberry Smith
Barbara Young Stella
Guest cast
Dee Quemby Monica
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
Christine Powers (as Chrissie Powers) Make-up Designer
Ronnie Hazlehurst Composer
Simone Dawson 1st Assistant Director

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