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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Trivia

Holmfirth was chosen as the setting for Last of the Summer Wine after Barry Took made a programme about Working Men's Clubs at nearby Burnlee WMC. When producer James Gilbert was looking for a location for an episode of Comedy Playhouse (1961), Barry Took recommended Holmfirth. That episode was developed into the series "Last of the Summer Wine". See more »

Quotes

Norman Clegg: Life's easier when the light of passion goes out.
Compo: When did yours go out?
Norman Clegg: Oh, I must have been all of twenty-three.
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Referenced in The Grand Tour: Opera, Arts and Donuts (2016) See more »

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The best sitcom ever.
20 February 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

The best sitcom ever.

I said that several years ago and nothing that has happened to it, or to other sitcoms, has changed my view.

The scripts are funny in themselves. Add a perfect ensemble of actors, faultless direction and wonderful background music and one gets, quite simply, the best ever.

Some of the situations are predictable, some slight, some bizarre. But that is life as we know it, and is all lends to the strength of the series. And it is to reasurring to know I cannot be alone, just look at the dates!


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