Last of the Summer Wine (1973–2010)
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What's Santa Brought for Nora Then? 

Compo is going to give a show in the church hall with his "performing" ferrets. Seymour and Norman take Compo last minute Christmas shopping for a present for Nora Batty. Howard attempts to give Marina a present without Pearl finding out.

Director:

Alan J.W. Bell (as Alan J W Bell)

Writer:

Roy Clarke
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Aldridge ... Seymour
Peter Sallis ... Clegg
Bill Owen ... Compo
Kathy Staff ... Nora Batty
Jane Freeman ... Ivy
Jean Alexander ... Auntie Wainwright
Thora Hird ... Edie
Gordon Wharmby ... Wesley
Juliette Kaplan ... Pearl
Robert Fyfe ... Howard
Sarah Thomas ... Glenda
Mike Grady ... Barry
Jean Fergusson ... Marina
Charlie Dickinson Charlie Dickinson ... Jewellery Assistant
Anthony Havering ... Security Man
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Compo is going to give a show in the church hall with his "performing" ferrets. Seymour and Norman take Compo last minute Christmas shopping for a present for Nora Batty. Howard attempts to give Marina a present without Pearl finding out.

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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 December 1989 (UK) See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Good King Wencelas
(uncredited)
Lyrics by John M. Neale
[Sung by pub patrons]
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A present for Nora
26 December 2016 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

I did used to look forward to the longer festive editions of the Last of the Summer Wine but they never reached the heights of Getting Sam Home and normally felt padded.

Compo does not want know what to buy Nora Batty for Christmas, he puts on a ferret show to raise funds but the ferrets run loose. Compo visits Auntie Wainwright who tries to sell him furniture. Clegg and Seymour end up buying something but not Compo. The trio visit a department store but do not have much luck in the perfume counter.

Meanwhile Howard as got Marina a Christmas present but needs to figure out a way of passing it over to her. Compo has meanwhile got a hat with flowers for Nora which becomes waterlogged in the pub and then burnt when he tries drying it.

When they all eat Christmas dinner at the cafe, Compo decides he will pass off Howard's present to Marina as his gift to Nora. Well you can imagine what kind of items Howard would buy Marina!

As I said it just felt too run of the mill. I liked the visit to a proper department store rather than a quirky shop like Auntie Wainwright's which truth be told got dull rather quickly. We all now she is a mean old lady who will sell ought to anyone. When Auntie Wainwright mentions to Edie when she tries to get her to donate to charity that she once donated 55, I knew she meant 1955.

The standout moment to me was when Ivy and Nora in the cafe talk about Wally and Sid and how they still cook for two. Nora feeling guilty that people thought she kept Wally malnourished when he would actually eat like a horse.


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