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)
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 Ivy (274 episodes, 1973-2010)
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 Nora Batty / ... (246 episodes, 1973-2008)
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 Howard (230 episodes, 1985-2010)
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 Pearl (226 episodes, 1985-2010)
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 Marina (216 episodes, 1985-2010)
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 Glenda (215 episodes, 1986-2010)
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 Compo (186 episodes, 1973-2008)
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 Auntie / ... (168 episodes, 1988-2010)
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 Barry (161 episodes, 1986-2010)
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 Edie (152 episodes, 1986-2003)
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 Wesley (139 episodes, 1982-2002)
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 Truly (135 episodes, 1997-2010)
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 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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In 2008 it was reported the series had been axed due to low viewing figures. The BBC confirmed another season had been commissioned, but the series was still axed in 2009. See more »

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Marina: Are you sure it's safe, Howard?
Howard: I wouldn't bring you anywhere where you weren't safe, love.
Marina: Well, you needn't go as far as that.
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Growing old with the Summer Wine
30 November 2004 | by (Essex, England) – See all my reviews

When we first started to watch this show we were in our 30's which put the actors at around 50 years of age, As I am sure most of you "younguns" out there of 30 or under will testify, 50 is an age you yourselves will never be, just as we thought then, how wrong we were, Time shoots by so very quickly that here we are 30 odd years later and still avid fans. Last of the Summer Wine was and still is wonderful viewing if you prefer your television to not be peppered with unnecessary expletives nor have endless closeups of moving bed-clothes and sundry body parts. This was a story of 3 middle-aged men who still had their wits and humour about them and most of all loved to laugh. The fact that you knew in advance the slide down the hill on a tray or running with a kite being pulled by Wesleys "jeep" would always end in disaster for one or the other of the trio was part of the attraction and still is. Viewing the programme now with many new actors in the cast, due mainly to the demise of the original cast members, is just a reflection of life and death but the humour, fun and sheer joy of living is still there despite the fact that Norman Clegg still professes to find it difficult to talk to women or for that matter anyone except his close compatriots. Now in our mid 60's my husband and I still love this programme and will always watch the repeats which are, fortunately for us, now running on cable TV. A toast to the Summer Wine-- Long may it Last-.


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