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Last Of The Summer Wine. Image shows from L to R: Cyril Blamire (Michael Bates), 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.

Series 16, Episode 6 is repeated on Gold today at 9:30am

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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

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

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

Death row prisoner spent final days watching LOTSW

A death row inmate spent the final days before his scheduled execution watching episodes of classic British comedy Last Of The Summer Wine.

Sam Adams, The Mirror, 29th January 2015

Last Of The Summer Wine spin-off in development

Last Of The Summer Wine Producer and Director Alan J W Bell has filmed a spin-off pilot starring Ken Kitson and Louis Emerick as policemen Cooper and Walsh.

British Comedy Guide, 16th October 2014

Last of the Summer Wine bike auctioned

Ooh Marina! Last of the Summer Wine tart with a heart sells bike she and Howard used for liaisons - but don't tell Pearl.

Huddersfield Daily Examiner, 6th September 2014

Last Of The Summer Wine most repeated comedy in 2013

Last Of The Summer Wine was the most-repeated comedy show in 2013, with over 1,800 episode broadcasts. The top 10 shows are listed here.

British Comedy Guide, 31st December 2013

Last of the Summer Wine: Brilliant flat-capped whimsy

Last of the Summer Wine began 40 years ago and Michael Deacon celebrates the charm of the world's longest-running sitcom.

Michael Deacon, The Telegraph, 12th November 2013

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