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)
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 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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In " The 30's Car" Clegg is reading a Holmfirth newspaper which is from the filming location as compared to the show being set in Yorkshire. See more »

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Howard: [paranoid] I must have enemies.
Pearl: [ominously] There's me, for a start.
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Referenced in Have I Got News for You: Episode #33.4 (2007) See more »

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I was always a big fan of this series its a Gem
1 January 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I was a big fan of this series before i appeared in it. I still get letters and cards from fans despite leaving the show in 1988. Roy Clarke is one of the greatest comedy writers of his generation, he explores the British class system, old age, and the relationships between Yorshiremen and the Women they love brilliantly. The early shows were about boredom, retirement, life in Yorkshire and friendship between men of differing backgrounds. When the show was taken over by Alan J W Bell ,who produced and directed all the episodes i appeared in, the comedy broadened. Wonderful slapstick and unlikely romance became the strong central themes. In 1987 the show regularly had viewing figures just below 20 Million, and it continues to have a cult following to this day. I made some wonderful friends on the series too, Jane Freeman (who played my Auntie Ivy), Bill Owen (who i sadly miss) Peter Sallis (who taught me so much when we worked on stage together) Thora Hird (who told great stories of her early life in the Co-op as a sales assistant) Joe Gladwyn (who told me the most wonderful tales of early music hall and variety shows) to name just a few... I think one of the best qualities of this show is that anyone of any age can watch it and find something amusing, popular family entertainment is rare these days and this is a gem.


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