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Last of the Summer Wine 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (1973–2010)
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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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Roy Clarke
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Peter Sallis ...  Clegg 294 episodes, 1973-2010
Jane Freeman ...  Ivy 273 episodes, 1973-2010
Kathy Staff ...  Nora Batty / ... 245 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 185 episodes, 1973-2008
Jean Alexander ...  Auntie Wainwright / ... 168 episodes, 1988-2010
Mike Grady ...  Barry 161 episodes, 1986-2010
Thora Hird ...  Edie 152 episodes, 1986-2003
Gordon Wharmby ...  Wesley 139 episodes, 1982-2002
Frank Thornton ...  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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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 January 1973 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A bor nem válik vízzé See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

In the original pilot episode, Compo asks after Mrs Batty's husband's pigeons and refers to him as Harold. By the time the series began his name was changed to Wally. 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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Connections

Referenced in Ambassadors: The Prince's Trousers (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Last of the Summer Wine
(Theme Song)
Written by Ronnie Hazlehurst
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Superb.
18 October 2001 | by mark_ashurstSee all my reviews

A true testament to the writing of Roy Clarke,that a small Sitcom can last for 30 years. So many times under used and sorely underrated by the BBC the show has always come out on top with its viewing figures.

Can it continue??

Yes of course it can…….long gone are the days when the show centred around the goings on of three old men with nothing to do with the day. The show has now become almost a comedy soap opera with a massive number of characters that are all vitally important to the plot. With British TV legends such as Dame Thora Hird, Jean Alexandra, Stephen Lewis & Dora Bryan to name but a few the show can only get stronger.


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