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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 Clegg (295 episodes, 1973-2010)
Jane Freeman ...
 Ivy (274 episodes, 1973-2010)
Kathy Staff ...
 Nora Batty / ... (246 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 (186 episodes, 1973-2008)
Jean Alexander ...
 Auntie / ... (168 episodes, 1988-2010)
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 Barry (161 episodes, 1986-2010)
Thora Hird ...
 Edie (152 episodes, 1986-2003)
Gordon Wharmby ...
 Wesley (139 episodes, 1982-2002)
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 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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4 January 1973 (UK)  »

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A bor nem válik vízzé  »

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Officially announced by Buckingham Palace in 1996 as being Her Majesty the Queen's favourite television series. See more »

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Ivy: You can't just go digging in like a lunatic with that screwdriver.
Sid: Well pass me something sharper - like your tongue!
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Followed by Last of the Summer Wine: Uncle of the Bride (1986) See more »

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One of the best.
24 April 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

This programme has been one of British televisions centre pieces since the first pilot episode. With wonderful performances from Bill owen as the scruffy, gambleing, Nora Loving, loveable Compo and Peter Sallis as Clegg a widower who is terrified of anything female, but is more immature than your average child at Christmas. Plus brilliant supporting actors like Michael Bates (Clockwork Orange), Brian Wilde, John Comer, Joe Gladwin, Jane Freeman and Kathy "Nora" Staff.

It might on the face of things seem like a comedy for older people but it's anything but, young people love to see older people being immature (e.g)Monty Python. The scripts in the early series where quite wonderful with the setting, timing and situation right it was always going to be what it is........One of the most loveable and enjoyed Sit-coms to ever be made, I know thats said a lot but with this 30 year old gem it's true.


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