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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Watching Last Of The Summer Wine for the first time

I watched an episode of Last Of The Summer Wine for the first time and I have a lot to say about it.

Huddersfield Daily Examiner, 25th October 2021

Legendary sitcom producer/director Sydney Lotterby dies

Producer and director Sydney Lotterby, whose credits include Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em, Porridge, The Liver Birds and As Time Goes By, has died at the age of 93.

British Comedy Guide, 30th July 2020

Seven classic sitcoms to revisit during lockdown

Sitcoms, when they work, are beautiful things. Familiar characters and running jokes all brought together in easily digestible half-hour chunks of delicious, warming, audio-visual comfort food. So here, in no particular order, are seven favourites to see you through the coronacrisis.

Tim Dawson, The Spectator, 7th May 2020

TV nostalgia comedy boom as viewers flock to classics

Locked-down viewers are finding comfort in comedy nostalgia as Only Fools And Horses and Last Of The Summer Wine repeats record an audience surge.

Adam Sherwin, i Newspaper, 24th April 2020

Poll reveals the best sitcom Christmas specials

The finale of The Office has been voted as the best TV Christmas sitcom special by readers of Radio Times.

British Comedy Guide, 11th December 2019

Summer Wine stars Compo and Clegg buried side-by-side

Actors Peter Sallis and Bill Owen became best friends during the 26 years they spent filming the sitcom together before Compo star Bill passed away in 1999. The two close friends now lie next to each other in St John's Church graveyard in the iconic Yorkshire Dales town of Holmfirth where they filmed the sitcom.

Robin Perrie, The Sun, 1st January 2018

Last Of The Summer Wine's Jean Alexander dies aged 90

Jean Alexander, the actress who played Auntie Wainwright in Last Of The Summer Wine, has died aged 90. She is best known for her role as Hilda Ogden in Coronation Street.

British Comedy Guide, 15th October 2016

Burt Kwouk dies aged 85

Actor Burt Kwouk, best known for Last Of The Summer Wine and the Pink Panther films, has died at the age of 85.

British Comedy Guide, 24th May 2016

Why you have to watch from the beginning

Imagine going back to the very beginning to watch the world's longest-running sitcom. The things you might discover...

UKTV, 11th May 2016

Compo and Nora's greatest moments

Never mind Heathcliff and Cathy or Romeo and Juliet. It's clearly Compo and Nora who gave us the greatest love story of all time. Sort of.

UKTV, 11th May 2016

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