Last of the Summer Wine (1973–2010)
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Atheist Compo is challenged to sit in a church for 5 minutes without saying anything.

Director:

James Gilbert (uncredited)

Writer:

Roy Clarke
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Michael Bates ... Blamire
Bill Owen ... Compo
Peter Sallis ... Clegg
Blake Butler Blake Butler ... Mr. Wainwright
Rosemary Martin Rosemary Martin ... Mrs. Partridge
John Comer ... Sid
Jane Freeman ... Ivy
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Atheist Compo is challenged to sit in a church for 5 minutes without saying anything.

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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 November 1973 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The church which Compo is forced to visit is in reality St. John's Church in Holmfirth. In 1999 the actor who played him, Bill Owen, was buried there. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Blamire: It'll not hurt ya.
Compo: I just don't want to go into a church, that's all.
Blamire: It's just an experiment. I'm going to prove to him that he does believe whether he believes it or not.
Compo: I had enough experiments when they had me in hospital.
Clegg: What were you in for?
Compo: Two weeks.
Clegg: Ooh, very nasty; two weeks!
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Connections

References Match of the Day (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565
(uncredited)
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
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Get me to the church on time
5 November 2017 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

I found this episode to be listless, maybe Roy Clarke was still finding his feet. I found the side characters more fun.

Randy Wainwright who outside of Karl Marx finds poetry and passion with Mrs Partridge who herself is neglected by her husband.

Then there is the sight of Sid and Ivy riding a bike. I never picture them being active but here they are on a bike but still managing to argue.

There is a lot of politics in this episode. As Compo observes, if God shows up wearing overalls there would be sulky faces in church. Blamire thinks God is a Tory.

Blamire just wants to take Compo to the church for five minutes of quiet contemplation. He thinks Compo should see more than an inside of a betting shop. Atheist Compo is having none of it.


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