Last of the Summer Wine (1973–2010)
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Merry Christmas, Father Christmas 

The village is preparing for Christmas. Marina wants Norman to smuggle a present to Howard. Seymour wants to rent Compo out as a roof top Father Christmas.

Director:

Alan J.W. Bell

Writer:

Roy Clarke
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Michael Aldridge ... Seymour
Bill Owen ... Compo
Peter Sallis ... Clegg
Thora Hird ... Edie
Joe Gladwin ... Wally Batty
Kathy Staff ... Nora Batty
Jane Freeman ... Ivy
Jonathan Linsley ... 'Crusher' Milburn
Jean Fergusson ... Marina
Robert Fyfe ... Howard
Juliette Kaplan ... Pearl
Mike Grady ... Barry
Sarah Thomas ... Glenda
Gordon Wharmby ... Wesley
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The village is preparing for Christmas. Marina wants Norman to smuggle a present to Howard. Seymour wants to rent Compo out as a roof top Father Christmas.

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Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Language:

English

Release Date:

28 December 1986 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Last episode with Joe Gladwin as Wally Batty! See more »

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Last of the Summer Wine
(Theme Song)
Written by Ronnie Hazlehurst
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Merry Christmas, Father Christmas
21 December 2017 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

This would be the first festive episode with Seymour as part of the trio after he was introduced in the previous year's Christmas special. Uncle of the Bride.

Marina has bought a present for Howard but needs Clegg's help to hand it to Howard without Pearl finding out. As always Pearl always pops up unexpected and Clegg is not clever enough to talk his way out of it successfully.

Seymour meanwhile wants to see a proper rooftop Father Christmas and literally ropes Compo into a santa suit and up a ladder. At least for Compo this is a way to impress Nora Batty.

As I have mentioned before Seymour just did not warm to me. He was too pompous and unfunny, even when he tries to break up a fight in a pub and ends up getting kicked out himself.

Even the Marina and Howard story seems to have run out of steam and it is only 1986. Only about another quarter of a century still to go for this affair to drag on.


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