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.
Did You Know?
In May 2009, Peter Sallis
(Clegg) revealed that the programme was nearly cancelled before it had even started, when Bill Owen
(Compo) who was very left-wing and Michael Bates
who was very right-wing started having a heated and vigorous argument about their different political affiliations, over dinner when they first met. Producer James Gilbert
read them the riot act and told them that unless they agreed to differ, and not to argue about politics, he was going to cancel the project. Owen and Bates meekly agreed and never discussed politics again. See more
Why d'you think it is they won't let me go?
You've *been* shot at. Now it's somebody else's turn.
It's because they're ashamed of me. Because I'm scruffy.
I wouldn't say "scruffy". Would you say "scruffy"?
Yes, I'd say "scruffy".
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