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Last of the Summer Wine 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (1973–2010)
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Three old men from Yorkshire who have never grown up face the trials of their fellow town citizens and everyday life and stay young by reminiscing about the days of their youth and attempting feats not common to the elderly.

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Roy Clarke
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Peter Sallis ...  Clegg 294 episodes, 1973-2010
Jane Freeman ...  Ivy 273 episodes, 1973-2010
Kathy Staff ...  Nora Batty / ... 245 episodes, 1973-2008
Robert Fyfe ...  Howard 230 episodes, 1985-2010
Juliette Kaplan ...  Pearl 226 episodes, 1985-2010
Jean Fergusson ...  Marina 216 episodes, 1985-2010
Sarah Thomas ...  Glenda 215 episodes, 1986-2010
Bill Owen ...  Compo 185 episodes, 1973-2008
Jean Alexander ...  Auntie Wainwright / ... 168 episodes, 1988-2010
Mike Grady ...  Barry 161 episodes, 1986-2010
Thora Hird ...  Edie 152 episodes, 1986-2003
Gordon Wharmby ...  Wesley 139 episodes, 1982-2002
Frank Thornton ...  Truly 135 episodes, 1997-2010
Stephen Lewis ...  Smiler / ... 135 episodes, 1988-2007
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Three old men from Yorkshire who have never grown up face the trials of their fellow town citizens and everyday life and stay young by reminiscing about the days of their youth and attempting feats not common to the elderly.

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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 January 1973 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A bor nem válik vízzé See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Holmfirth was chosen as the setting for Last of the Summer Wine after Barry Took made a programme about Working Men's Clubs at nearby Burnlee WMC. When producer James Gilbert was looking for a location for an episode of Comedy Playhouse (1961), Barry Took recommended Holmfirth. That episode was developed into the series "Last of the Summer Wine". See more »

Quotes

Blamire: Now you wait here. It's not only me City and Guilds, it's the social chasm between us.
Compo: Hey, shurrup! Give us a fag and I'll give you a sniff of me socks!
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Referenced in Screenwipe: Episode #5.1 (2008) See more »

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Last of the Summer Wine
(Theme Song)
Written by Ronnie Hazlehurst
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An age-old series, with age-old jokes
13 October 2002 | by chuffnobblerSee all my reviews

Running since the dawn of time, Last of the Summer Wine is one of the mot reliable elements of the BBC's output. Featuring wonderful actors in unique roles, it's ideal viewing for sitting down with the Sunday tea. It's warm, sentimental and old-fashioned. That every episode seems to end with a couple of OAPs rolling down a hillside in a tin bath on wheels is neither here nor there: it's charming and friendly. Spiky edges are provided by Dame Thora Hird, the wondrous Kathy Staff, and Jane Freeman, and the series is not challenging viewing. Harmless. The kind of telly you could watch with your granny. That most of the cast are your granny's age is another joy. Hardly cutting edge, and guaranteed to run until the end of the world, Last of the Summer Wine is truly immortal.


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