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Complete series cast summary:
David Fenwick ...
 Norman Clegg (13 episodes, 1988-1989)
Paul Oldham ...
 Sherbet (13 episodes, 1988-1989)
Paul Wyett ...
 Compo (13 episodes, 1988-1989)
 Mr Clegg / ... (13 episodes, 1988-1989)
 Mrs Clegg / ... (13 episodes, 1988-1989)
 Mr Scrimshaw / ... (13 episodes, 1988-1989)
Sarah Dangerfield ...
 Ivy (13 episodes, 1988-1989)
Joanne Heywood ...
 Dilys (13 episodes, 1988-1989)
 Foggy (13 episodes, 1988-1989)
 Seymour (13 episodes, 1988-1989)
Gary Whitaker ...
 Wally Batty (12 episodes, 1988-1989)
Helen Patrick ...
 Nora (10 episodes, 1988-1989)
 Lena / ... (9 episodes, 1988-1989)


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Release Date:

3 January 1988 (UK)  »

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(12 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In this series Seymour is presented as a school and work friend of Compo and Clegg just before World War II, yet when we first meet him in Last of the Summer Wine: Uncle of the Bride in 1986 we are told he is meeting them for the first time. See more »


Spun-off from Last of the Summer Wine (1973) See more »

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Compliments the original series well
7 February 2004 | by (Sanford, FL, USA) – See all my reviews

This show was made as a prequel to the classic comedy "Last of the Summer Wine". It follows the [mis]adventures of the cast when they where still young right on the brink of World War II (the final episode ended with the famous radio broadcast announcing we were at war with Germany).

The series manages to pull it off, with a believable portrayl of how everyones favourite retirees would have behaved when they where lads. Compo was just as much in love with Nora Batty back then, and she loathed him just as bad. You'd think after 50 years she'd have softened to him a little! Look out for Peter Sallis who has a small role playing his own Father.

Such a shame the series only lasted a year, it would have been interesting to see how it would have progressed as a compliment to Last of the Summer Wine. I've never seen repeats of this show so hopefully someone will pick it up one day.

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