Last of the Summer Wine (1973–2010)

TV Series   |  TV-PG   |    |  Comedy

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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.




  • Gaye Brown in Last of the Summer Wine (1973)
  • John Comer and Jane Freeman in Last of the Summer Wine (1973)
  • Bill Owen in Last of the Summer Wine (1973)
  • Bill Owen in Last of the Summer Wine (1973)
  • Last of the Summer Wine (1973)
  • Jane Freeman in Last of the Summer Wine (1973)

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1 January 2006 | JLStevens
| I was always a big fan of this series its a Gem
I was a big fan of this series before i appeared in it. I still get letters and cards from fans despite leaving the show in 1988. Roy Clarke is one of the greatest comedy writers of his generation, he explores the British class system, old age, and the relationships between Yorshiremen and the Women they love brilliantly. The early shows were about boredom, retirement, life in Yorkshire and friendship between men of differing backgrounds. When the show was taken over by Alan J W Bell ,who produced and directed all the episodes i appeared in, the comedy broadened. Wonderful slapstick and unlikely romance became the strong central themes. In 1987 the show regularly had viewing figures just below 20 Million, and it continues to have a cult following to this day. I made some wonderful friends on the series too, Jane Freeman (who played my Auntie Ivy), Bill Owen (who i sadly miss) Peter Sallis (who taught me so much when we worked on stage together) Thora Hird (who told great stories of her early life in the Co-op as a sales assistant) Joe Gladwyn (who told me the most wonderful tales of early music hall and variety shows) to name just a few... I think one of the best qualities of this show is that anyone of any age can watch it and find something amusing, popular family entertainment is rare these days and this is a gem.

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