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.

Series 7, Episode 1 is repeated on Gold today at 4:20pm.

Andrew T. Smith & Bob Fischer - Summer Winos: Volume 1: 1973-1978

Andrew T. Smith & Bob Fischer - Summer Winos: Volume 1: 1973-1978

Two Men, 295 Episodes, One Obsession

When two friends decided to watch all 295 episodes of legendary sitcom Last Of The Summer Wine in order, they got more than they bargained for. Not just plenty of laughs, but also a fascinating look at 20th Century British history through the eyes of Compo, Clegg, Blamire, Foggy and friends. This hugely expanded version of the popular Summer Winos blog sees Andrew and Bob reviewing the first five years of the show in depth, episode by episode. Expect giant carrots, mysterious matchboxes, wayward ferrets, catastrophic canoeing expeditions... and a little too much detail about the prices in Sid's Cafe!*

With extensive thoughts on each episode, contemporary reviews, 1970s audience feedback, newly-unearthed trivia and a foreword by Last Of The Summer Wine's own Crusher, Jonathan Linsley, this is the ultimate unofficial companion to the formative years of Roy Clarke's classic BBC sitcom.

*Steak Pie 12p, Fish and Chips 25p, Tea 4p, Coffee 7p.

First published: Monday 1st February 2021

  • Pages: 374
  • Catalogue: 9781838539078

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