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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The long-running series generated such a devout worldwide following, a special tour operation evolved over the years affording fans and visitors the opportunity to explore the actual series locations and enjoy the picturesque surroundings. 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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Wonderful show.
26 March 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Several of listeners or watchers felt the series would not be as good without Compo. But this is not the case. We in Australia are seeing on UK TV, a pay channel, The new episodes from 2002 to 2004. BBC listeners are now seeing the new 2005 series.

Unfortunately UK TV does not have the rights to episodes from 1973 to 2001. It is the greatest show ever and Roy Clark is a genius, he also wrote "Keeping up Appearances" I have both DDVs from Amazon.A hope some of the old episodes will soon appear. There is a ready market out there.

The great strength of British sitcoms over American is the small number of episodes made each year. Let us hope Roy does not tire of the series.


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