Last of the Summer Wine (1973–2010)
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The Three Astaires 

Foggy has volunteered the trio's services in the upcoming variety show being held at a local church, but Clegg is unenthusiastic and Compo is rather more interested in the contents of the costume hamper.

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
Kathy Staff ... Nora Batty
Joe Gladwin ... Wally Batty
John Horsley ... Vicar
Dilys Hamlett ... Lydia
Joolia Cappleman Joolia Cappleman ... Miss Hare
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Foggy has volunteered the trio's services in the upcoming variety show being held at a local church, but Clegg is unenthusiastic and Compo is rather more interested in the contents of the costume hamper.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 February 1983 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Vicar: I'm looking for a strong, male ballad singer.
Norman Clegg: Unsuitable on all three counts.
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Connections

References Viva Zapata! (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

Last of the Summer Wine
(Theme Song)
Written by Ronnie Hazlehurst
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The Yorkshire Bandito
18 October 2016 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

This is another episode where Foggy wants to do something good and has to persuade a reluctant Compo and Clegg into volunteering for the church variety show.

On the way there we hear more of Clegg's issues with his marriage which started as soon as he got married at church. You would had never had known from The First of the Summer Wine when young Clegg was rather more enthusiastic about women then.

There is a nice bit of comedy as the vicar's wife opens the door as Foggy is strangling Compo. Then Foggy ends up talking to her through the letterbox, only for the vicar to turn up and wonder why his wife is speaking to a stranger through the letterbox. It is the return of John Horsley who played the vicar several years earlier in the episode Jubilee, where he had a nervous wife driving a float.

This time the vicar wants more pizazz and Foggy promises to deliver a song and dance act as the Three Astaires, although the vicar asks Clegg to keep away from the scenery.

The episode then diverts from the show and focuses in Compo's interest in the costume box. He dresses up as a Mexican bandit, then as a knight, Dolly Parton before he is bandaged up as the Invisible Man which allows him to get sympathy from Nora Batty.


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