Last of the Summer Wine (1973–2010)
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The Great Boarding-House Bathroom Caper 

Vacation subplot part 1: The Trio decide to take vacation near the seashore with Ivy and Sid in tow - the three share a room and find some unexpected friends in the hostel where they stay as well.


Ray Butt


Roy Clarke (by)

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Episode complete credited cast:
Bill Owen ... Compo
Peter Sallis ... Clegg
Brian Wilde ... Foggy
John Comer ... Sid
Jane Freeman ... Ivy
Philip Jackson ... Gordon
Kathy Staff ... Nora Batty
Jeanne Mockford ... Rose
Raymond Graham Raymond Graham ... Landlord
Kathleen St. John Kathleen St. John ... Mabel


Vacation subplot part 1: The Trio decide to take vacation near the seashore with Ivy and Sid in tow - the three share a room and find some unexpected friends in the hostel where they stay as well.

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Release Date:

10 November 1976 (UK) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


One of a number of episodes where a deformity in Compo's right pinkie finger is seen. It always appears to be bent inward. See more »


Another episode where the outside of Sid and Ivy's café is different. This time, looking out the door, instead of a roadway with buildings across the way, we see what appears to be a cinder block wall, just a few feet away. See more »


[first lines]
Foggy: Boy, I'm looking forward to it. A weekend by the sea: salt air in your lungs, sun on the water.
Clegg: Sand in your sandwiches.
Foggy: I refuse to be discouraged by that cynical attitude. You're looking forward to it just as much as I am. When I called for you this morning, you were whistling.
Clegg: Well, I had just opened my electricity bill.
Foggy: No, you were happy.
Clegg: Sh, not so loud! Nobody admits to being happy these days; they'll think I'm weird.
Foggy: Exercise.
Clegg: And the world is full of social reformers, and ...
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Scarborough Fair
(traditional English ballad)
Arranged by Ronnie Hazlehurst
background music while The Trio shop and enjoy amusements at the beach
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Scarborough bound
28 June 2016 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

A change of scenery as the trio along with Sid and Ivy head to the seaside and Scarborough. We also see another family member of Compo, with Philip Jackson playing his nephew Gordon who seems a little gormless but he is driving everyone in his mini van.

The set up is a crummy guest house with an elderly waitress and a landlady with a few heirs and graces about her. I noticed how Ivy tries to act posh when speaking to her. Compo has smuggled his ferrets in because he has no one to look after them. It seems Wally and Nora Batty have also gone away.

We see the trio enjoying the sights and sounds of Scarborough including messing around in penny arcades. I have only been to Scarborough once and it has not really changed much since then apart from the arcades now have noisy games machines.

Compo spends a lot of time going to the bathroom which looks rather creepy as Ivy notices he is always sitting outside waiting for his turn to go in. We find the real reason why as he wants to get a glimpse of Nora who has also turned up at the same guest house.

The episode is a first of a two parter and it has a charm of its own to see the boys going on holiday.

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