Last of the Summer Wine

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Last of the Summer Wine

Season 1 (1975)

All 13 episodes from the first two series of Roy Clarke's popular comedy set in the Yorkshire Dales. In 'Short Back and Palais Glide' the friends go in search of Compo's key. 'Inventor of the Forty Foot Ferret' sees Blamire try to get Compo into church. 'Pate and Chips' has the gang spend a day out at a stately home. 'Spring Fever' finds Compo indulging in carnal fantasies about Nora Batty. 'The New Mobile Trio' sees Clegg and friends taking to the road in their new £30 car. 'Hail Smiling Morn or Thereabouts' has Blamire rekindle his interest in photography. In 'Forked Lightning' Clegg needs to fix his bike. 'Who's That Dancing with Nora Batty?' sees Compo sweeping the wrinkly-stockinged one off her feet. 'The Changing Face of Rural Blamire' has the unholy trio launch a window cleaning service. 'Some Enchanted Evening' finds Compo pursuing his one true love when Wally Batty goes away. 'A Quiet Drink' sees Compo, Blamire and Clegg attempt to squeeze a round of drinks out of Mouse. 'Ballad for Wind Instruments and Canoe' has the trio embark upon a canoe expedition, Finally, in 'Northern Flying Circus', Compo dons goggles and helmet to become the new Barry Sheen.

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Season 2 (1975)

All 13 episodes from the first two series of Roy Clarke's popular comedy set in the Yorkshire Dales. In 'Short Back and Palais Glide' the friends go in search of Compo's key. 'Inventor of the Forty Foot Ferret' sees Blamire try to get Compo into church. 'Pate and Chips' has the gang spend a day out at a stately home. 'Spring Fever' finds Compo indulging in carnal fantasies about Nora Batty. 'The New Mobile Trio' sees Clegg and friends taking to the road in their new £30 car. 'Hail Smiling Morn or Thereabouts' has Blamire rekindle his interest in photography. In 'Forked Lightning' Clegg needs to fix his bike. 'Who's That Dancing with Nora Batty?' sees Compo sweeping the wrinkly-stockinged one off her feet. 'The Changing Face of Rural Blamire' has the unholy trio launch a window cleaning service. 'Some Enchanted Evening' finds Compo pursuing his one true love when Wally Batty goes away. 'A Quiet Drink' sees Compo, Blamire and Clegg attempt to squeeze a round of drinks out of Mouse. 'Ballad for Wind Instruments and Canoe' has the trio embark upon a canoe expedition, Finally, in 'Northern Flying Circus', Compo dons goggles and helmet to become the new Barry Sheen.

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Season 3 (1978)

The complete third and fourth series of Roy Clarke's popular comedy set in the Yorkshire Dales. In 'The Man from Oswestry' Clegg (Peter Sallis) and Compo (Bill Owen) meet war hero Foggy Dewhurst (Brian Wilde) for the first time and a new friendship is formed. In 'Mending Stuart's Leg' Stuart (Reginald Barratt) has a strange click in his knee, which seems to be infectious. 'The Great Boarding House Caper' is the first in a two-part story where the protagonists travel to Scarborough for the weekend, a story that is concluded in 'Cheering Up Gordon' where the boys try to tutor Gordon (Philip Jackson) in how to chat-up girls. 'The Kink in Foggy's Niblick' features Foggy attempting to hobnob with the nobs at a golf club. In 'Going to Gordon's Wedding' Big Malcolm (Paul Luty) turns up at Gordon's wedding, causing all sorts of problems. 'Isometrics and After', the final episode in the third series, sees Foggy deciding that Comp and Clegg are not as fit as they ought to be. A bit of 'isometrics' should soon sort them out... 'Ferret Come Home' sees one of Compo's ferrets escaping and moving into Nora Batty (Kathy Staff)'s house. Can Wally (Joe Gladwin) save the day? In 'Getting On Sidney's Wire' Sid (John Comer), who is trying to install a new bell for the door of the cafe, makes the mistake of asking for the help of Compo, Clegg and Foggy. 'Jubilee' sees Foggy arranging a float for the Silver Jubilee celebrations. In 'Flower Power Cut' Clegg becomes convinced he can communicate with plants, while 'Who Made a Bit of a Splash in Wales Then?' sees Foggy romancing a Welsh widow. In 'Greenfingers' Foggy, Compo and Clegg set out to save the British vegetable. In 'A Merry Heatwave' Foggy decides to film a Yorkshire Christmas for Nora Batty's brother, who lives in Australia. However, it is the middle of the summer. Finally, in 'The Bandit from Stoke-On-Trent' Foggy suspects that Amos (Timothy Bateson) has a villainous plan up his sleeve, and decides to seize the moment.

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Season 4 (1978)

The complete third and fourth series of Roy Clarke's popular comedy set in the Yorkshire Dales. In 'The Man from Oswestry' Clegg (Peter Sallis) and Compo (Bill Owen) meet war hero Foggy Dewhurst (Brian Wilde) for the first time and a new friendship is formed. In 'Mending Stuart's Leg' Stuart (Reginald Barratt) has a strange click in his knee, which seems to be infectious. 'The Great Boarding House Caper' is the first in a two-part story where the protagonists travel to Scarborough for the weekend, a story that is concluded in 'Cheering Up Gordon' where the boys try to tutor Gordon (Philip Jackson) in how to chat-up girls. 'The Kink in Foggy's Niblick' features Foggy attempting to hobnob with the nobs at a golf club. In 'Going to Gordon's Wedding' Big Malcolm (Paul Luty) turns up at Gordon's wedding, causing all sorts of problems. 'Isometrics and After', the final episode in the third series, sees Foggy deciding that Comp and Clegg are not as fit as they ought to be. A bit of 'isometrics' should soon sort them out... 'Ferret Come Home' sees one of Compo's ferrets escaping and moving into Nora Batty (Kathy Staff)'s house. Can Wally (Joe Gladwin) save the day? In 'Getting On Sidney's Wire' Sid (John Comer), who is trying to install a new bell for the door of the cafe, makes the mistake of asking for the help of Compo, Clegg and Foggy. 'Jubilee' sees Foggy arranging a float for the Silver Jubilee celebrations. In 'Flower Power Cut' Clegg becomes convinced he can communicate with plants, while 'Who Made a Bit of a Splash in Wales Then?' sees Foggy romancing a Welsh widow. In 'Greenfingers' Foggy, Compo and Clegg set out to save the British vegetable. In 'A Merry Heatwave' Foggy decides to film a Yorkshire Christmas for Nora Batty's brother, who lives in Australia. However, it is the middle of the summer. Finally, in 'The Bandit from Stoke-On-Trent' Foggy suspects that Amos (Timothy Bateson) has a villainous plan up his sleeve, and decides to seize the moment.

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Season 15 (1995)

All 20 episodes from the 15th and 16th series of Roy Clarke's long-running BBC comedy set in the Yorkshire Dales. Series 15 episodes are: 'How to Clear Your Pipes', 'Where There's Smoke, There's Barbecue', 'The Black Widow', 'Have You Got a Light Mate?', 'Concerto for Solo Bicycle', 'Stop That Bath', 'Springing Smiler', 'There Are Gypsies at the Bottom of Our Garden', 'Aladdin Gets On Your Wick' and 'Welcome to Earth'. Series 16 episodes are: 'By the Magnificent Thighs of Ernie Burniston', 'Errol Flynn Used to Have a Pair Like That', 'The Phantom of the Graveyard', 'The Self-Propelled Salad Strainer', 'Ordeal By Trousers', 'Happy Birthday Howard', 'Who's Got Rhythm?', 'Camera Shy', 'Wheelies' and 'Stop That Castle!'.

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Season 16 (1995)

All 20 episodes from the 15th and 16th series of Roy Clarke's long-running BBC comedy set in the Yorkshire Dales. Series 15 episodes are: 'How to Clear Your Pipes', 'Where There's Smoke, There's Barbecue', 'The Black Widow', 'Have You Got a Light Mate?', 'Concerto for Solo Bicycle', 'Stop That Bath', 'Springing Smiler', 'There Are Gypsies at the Bottom of Our Garden', 'Aladdin Gets On Your Wick' and 'Welcome to Earth'. Series 16 episodes are: 'By the Magnificent Thighs of Ernie Burniston', 'Errol Flynn Used to Have a Pair Like That', 'The Phantom of the Graveyard', 'The Self-Propelled Salad Strainer', 'Ordeal By Trousers', 'Happy Birthday Howard', 'Who's Got Rhythm?', 'Camera Shy', 'Wheelies' and 'Stop That Castle!'.

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Season 17 (1997)

All 20 episodes from the 17th and 18th series of Roy Clarke's long-running BBC comedy set in the Yorkshire Dales. Series 17 episodes are: 'The Man Who Nearly Knew Pavarotti', 'The Glory Hole', 'Adopted By a Stray', 'The Defeat of the Stoneworm', 'Once in a Moonlit Junkyard', 'The Space Ace', 'The Most Powerful Eyeballs in West Yorkshire', 'The Dewhursts of Ogleby Hall' and 'The Sweet Smell of Excess'. Series 18 episodes are: 'Leaving Home Forever, Or Till Teatime', 'Bicycle Bonanza', 'The Glamour of the Uniform', 'The First Human Being to Ride a Hill', 'Captain Clutterbuck's Treasure', 'Desperate for a Duffield', 'The Suit That Turned Left', 'Beware of the Elbow', 'The Thing in Wesley's Shed', 'Brushes at Dawn' and 'A Leg Up for Christmas'.

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Season 18 (1997)

All 20 episodes from the 17th and 18th series of Roy Clarke's long-running BBC comedy set in the Yorkshire Dales. Series 17 episodes are: 'The Man Who Nearly Knew Pavarotti', 'The Glory Hole', 'Adopted By a Stray', 'The Defeat of the Stoneworm', 'Once in a Moonlit Junkyard', 'The Space Ace', 'The Most Powerful Eyeballs in West Yorkshire', 'The Dewhursts of Ogleby Hall' and 'The Sweet Smell of Excess'. Series 18 episodes are: 'Leaving Home Forever, Or Till Teatime', 'Bicycle Bonanza', 'The Glamour of the Uniform', 'The First Human Being to Ride a Hill', 'Captain Clutterbuck's Treasure', 'Desperate for a Duffield', 'The Suit That Turned Left', 'Beware of the Elbow', 'The Thing in Wesley's Shed', 'Brushes at Dawn' and 'A Leg Up for Christmas'.

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Season 19 (1998)

All 22 episodes from the 19th and 20th series of Roy Clarke's long-running BBC comedy set in the Yorkshire Dales. Series 19 episodes are: 'The Love Mobile', 'A Clean Sweep', 'The Mysterious C.W. Northrop', 'A Double for Howard', 'How to Create a Monster', 'Deviations With Davenport', the 1996 Christmas special 'Extra! Extra!', 'According to the Prophet Bickerdyke', 'Next Kiss Please', 'Destiny and Six Bananas' and 'A Sidecar Named Desire'. Series 20 episodes are: 'There Goes the Groom', 'Beware of the Oglethorpe', 'Tarzan of the Towpath', 'Truly and the Hole Truth', 'Oh Howard, We Should Get One of Those', 'The Suit That Attracts Blondes', 'The Only Diesel Saxophone in Captivity', 'Perfection - Thy Name Is Ridley', 'Nowhere Particular', 'From Audrey Nash to the Widow Dilhooley' and 'Support Your Local Skydiver'.

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Season 20 (1998)

The first episode of series 20 attracted an audience of 8.4 million, the 30th most-watched programme of the week. Compo, Clegg and Truly were the central trio and Malcolm Hebden, Norris Cole in Coronation Street, made a guest appearance in episode one. Billy Hardcastle, played by Keith Clifford, made his first appearance in How Errol Flynn Discovered the Secret Scar of Nora Batty. Ten episodes were broadcast in 1999 between April and June.

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Season 21 (2001)

The start of 2000 saw a 60-minute Millennium special called Last Post and Pigeon. Compo travels to France with Truly and Clegg. This was the last ever episode filmed with Bill Owen, who died a few days after the filming ended. Despite looking very frail, Owen put in a memorable performance. He played the show's most popular character and the series was never quite the same after he died. Dora Bryan made a first appearance as Ros Utterthwaite in the Millennium special. Ten episodes were broadcast between April and June 2000. Tom Owen played Tom Simmonite for the first time in From Here to Paternity.

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Season 22 (2001)

Billy Hardcastle, Clegg and Truly were the central trio in the ten episodes of series 22, broadcast between April and June 2001. Norman Wisdom appeared in two episodes as Billy Ingleton, and Kathy Staff ended her first stint as Nora Batty in the final episode of the series. June Whitfield and Warren Mitchell guest-starred in the Christmas special broadcast in December.

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Season 23 (2003)

All 21 episodes from the 23rd and 24th series of Roy Clarke's long-running BBC sitcom set in the Yorkshire Dales. Series 23 episodes are: 'Getting Barry's Goat', 'The Art of the Shorts Story', 'The Missing Bus of Mrs Avery', 'Hey, Big Vendor', 'Enter the Hawk', 'Gnome and Away', 'A Hair of the Blonde That Bit You', 'A White Sweater and a Solicitor's Letter', 'Why Is Barry at an Angle?' and 'The Coming of the Beast'. Series 24 episodes are: 'Potts in Pole Position', 'A Brief Excursion in the Fast Lane', 'The Mystical Squeak of Howard's Bicycle', 'Mervyn Would Be Proud', 'The Incredible Ordeal of Norman Clegg', 'Beware of the Hot Dog', 'In Search of Childlike Joy and the Farthest Reaches of the Lotus Position', 'A Chaise Longue Too Far', 'Exercising Father's Bicycle', 'Sadly, Madly, Bradley' and 'It All Began With an Old Volvo Headlamp'.

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Season 24 (2003)

Billy Hardcastle, Clegg and Truly continued as the central trio for series 24 in a further 10 episodes broadcast between January and March 2010. The series marked the first appearance of Alvin, played by George and Mildred star Brian Murphy, and the final appearance of Edie Pegden, played by Thora Hird. The year was rounded off with a Christmas special in December.

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Season 25 (2004)

More than 30 years after the series began, another 10 episodes made it to air between February and April 2004 as series 25. Smiler needed to get rid of an unwanted admirer in Barry Becomes a Psychopathic Killer - But Only Part Time, while Clegg, Alvin, Billy and Entwistle played a trick on Truly in Yours Truly - If You're Not Careful. Norman Wisdom made his final guest appearance as Billy Ingleton in the 2004 Christmas special.

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Season 26 (2004)

Brian Murphy's expanded role as Alvin saw him share equal billing with Keith Clifford, Peter Sallis and Frank Thornton in series 26. Bobby Ball and Tommy Cannon made guest appearances in the first of ten new episodes. June Whitfield became a regular as Nelly in the 2005 Christmas special.

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Season 27 (2007)

Despite falling audience figures, nine new episodes were broadcast between March and April 2006 for series 27. Trevor Bannister made guest appearances in two episodes, while Bobby Ball and Tommy Cannon guest-starred in Who's that Talking to Lenny? The final episode of the series, Plenty of Room in the Back, marked the final appearance of Billy Hardcastle, played by Keith Clifford. A Christmas special rounded off the year.

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Season 28 (2007)

Brian Murphy, Peter Sallis and Frank Thornton returned as Alvin, Clegg and Truly in ten episodes for series 28, broadcast between July and September 2007. Eric Sykes made a guest appearance in The Second Stag Night of Doggy Wilkinson, and the final episode of the series, Sinclair and the Wormley Witches, marked the last appearance of Smiler, played by Stephen Lewis.

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Season 29 (2016)

A number of notable guest appearances were made during series 29, with a run of 11 episodes originally broadcast between June and August 2008. Brian Conley, Nicholas Smith, John Challis, Kenneth Cope, Shirley Anne Field, Philip Fox, Tommy Cannon and Bobby Ball all made guest appearances during the series. It's Never Ten Years featured clips of Bill Owen as Compo.

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Season 30 (2016)

All 21 episodes from the 29th and 30th series of Roy Clarke's long-running BBC sitcom set in the Yorkshire Dales. Series 29 episodes are: 'The Second Stag Night of Doggy Wilkinson', 'What Happened to the Horse?', 'Variations On a Theme of Road Rage', 'In Which Howard Gets Double Booked', 'Will the Nearest Alien Please Come In', 'Elegy for Small Creature and Clandestine Trackbike', 'The Crowcroft Challenge', 'Must Be Good Dancer', 'In Which Howard Remembers Where He Left His Bicycle Pump' and 'Sinclair and the Wormley Witches'. Series 30 episodes are: 'Enter the Finger', 'Will the Genuine Racer Please Stand Up?', 'A Short Introduction to Cooper's Rules', 'Is Jeremy Quite Safe?', 'All That Glitters Is Not Elvis', 'Eva's Back in Town', 'In Which Romance Isn't Dead - Just Incompetent', 'The Mischievous Tinkle in Howard's Eyes', 'Of Passion and Pizza', 'It's Never Ten Years' and 'Get Out of That, Then'.

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Season 31 (2016)

All 16 episodes from the 31st and 32nd series of Roy Clarke's long-running BBC sitcom set in the Yorkshire Dales. Series 31 episodes are: 'Some Adventures of the Inventor of the Mother Stitch', 'The Mother of All Mistakes - Or Is It?', 'Will Howard Cross the Atlantic Single Handed?', 'Who's That Looking Sideways at Nelly?', 'Nobody Messes With Tony the Throat', 'Will Stella Find True Love With Norris Fairburn?', 'Will Randolph Make a Good Impression?', 'In Which Romance Springs a Leak', 'Variations On a Theme of Father's Day' and 'Goodnight Sweet Ferret'. Series 32 episodes are: 'Behind Every Bush There Is Not Necessarily a Howard', 'Happy Camping', 'The Rights of Man (Except for Howard)', 'Howard and the Great Outdoors', 'Look Whose Wheel's Come Off' and 'How Not to Cry at Weddings'.

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Season 32 (2016)

All 16 episodes from the 31st and 32nd series of Roy Clarke's long-running BBC sitcom set in the Yorkshire Dales. Series 31 episodes are: 'Some Adventures of the Inventor of the Mother Stitch', 'The Mother of All Mistakes - Or Is It?', 'Will Howard Cross the Atlantic Single Handed?', 'Who's That Looking Sideways at Nelly?', 'Nobody Messes With Tony the Throat', 'Will Stella Find True Love With Norris Fairburn?', 'Will Randolph Make a Good Impression?', 'In Which Romance Springs a Leak', 'Variations On a Theme of Father's Day' and 'Goodnight Sweet Ferret'. Series 32 episodes are: 'Behind Every Bush There Is Not Necessarily a Howard', 'Happy Camping', 'The Rights of Man (Except for Howard)', 'Howard and the Great Outdoors', 'Look Whose Wheel's Come Off' and 'How Not to Cry at Weddings'.

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