Preparations are underway for the wedding of Glenda, Wesley's daughter. Her uncle Seymour, a retired headmaster and enthusiastic inventor, is organising the stag party for the groom, Barry, and manages to lose him down a hole on the moors. With the assistance of Seymour's 'Self-propelled wheelbarrow' the groom gets to the church just on time. Written by
In this series Seymour is presented for the first in the episode "Uncle of the Bride". We are told he is meeting Compo and Cleggthem for the first time, yet in the prequel First of the Summer Wine Seymour is supposed to be a school and work colleague of theirs. See more »
This came at a time when Brian Wilde (Foggy) had left the series and something really special was required to fill that gap. It came in the form of Michael Aldridge who gives a wonderfully eccentric performance as Seymour Utterthwaite. We are also introduced to Wesley Pegdens wife (Thora Hird), Glenda and Barry. All of them have become stalwarts of the programme. For me, the classic scene takes place in the pub on Barrys stag night when a drunken Seymour tries to talk to Barry about ambition. Peter Sallis and Bill Owen are on their usual top form. As a side story, we have Wally Batty (Joe Gladwin thankfully in a larger role than normal) trying to convince Nora to let him keep a whippet that has adopted him.
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