Last of the Summer Wine (1973–2010)
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Here We Go Again into the Wild Blue Yonder 

Foggy is now pushing Compo to go hang gliding and has even had a glider built, but it has a rather odd shape.

Director:

Sydney Lotterby (uncredited)

Writer:

Roy Clarke (by)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Bill Owen ... Compo
Peter Sallis ... Clegg
Brian Wilde ... Foggy
John Comer ... Sid
Jane Freeman ... Ivy
Kathy Staff ... Nora Batty
Joe Gladwin ... Wally Batty
Alan Starkey ... Man reading book
Stuart Fell ... Hiker
Tony Smart Tony Smart ... Hiker
Chris Webb Chris Webb ... Hiker
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Foggy is now pushing Compo to go hang gliding and has even had a glider built, but it has a rather odd shape.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1979 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Connections

References Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) See more »

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Last of the Summer Wine
(Theme Song)
Written by Ronnie Hazlehurst
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Free as a bird
31 August 2016 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

After the set up in the first part that felt like a filler. This second part sees Compo trying to hand glide. Right at the end of the fifth series of Last of the Summer Wine, writer Roy Clarke has stumbled on his winning formula.

Less of the old men reminiscing and passing the time. Instead, get Compo to do mindless stunts, preferably in silly costumes and it all goes wrong with hilarious results.

Wally Batty builds the hand glider which looks like a giant pigeon costume. Clegg and Foggy use various means to get him to fly including trying to launch him from a barn, via a bicycle and then from a van. Wally and Sid are in a boat ready to rescue Compo.

There is a terrific sight gag as a bystander reads a book called The Hanging Tree, looks up and watches in startled amazement the silhouettes of the regulars taking Compo to a similar tree as portrayed on the cover of the book with a coiled length of rope in his hand.


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