What the blood and stomach pills is this..........?
.....It's my page, dedicated to the world's longest running TV comedy, "Last of the Summer Wine", which ran for 295 wonderful episodes from 1973 until 2010, & it's prequel series, set in 1939, "First of the Summer Wine", & you are very welcome.
The final episode of Last of the Summer wine was shown on BBC1 at 8.00pm on Sunday 29th August 2010. I would like to thank everyone who has been involved with the programme, for all the pleasure & laughter you have given us over the years, & including those who are no longer with us. Bill Owen once described it as "a wonderful little television programme" and it will continue to be enjoyed, loved and cherished by many, and for many years to come.
“It was an act of gross incompetency to kill off the one series suitable for family viewing, that has been running for so long. It, the programme, needed to be modernised, and it was being, but she made the decision without even seeing Russ Abbot's episodes" -
Alan J W Bell in The London Evening Standard
You can be sure, this page will be continuing. The Wine will continue to flow here, celebrating this very special programme.
WHO'S BEEN WHO IN LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE
AUBREY (CLEGGY'S COUSIN) - Colin Farrell
BARRY – Mike Grady
BILLY HARDCASTLE – Keith Clifford
BILLY INGLETON – Sir Norman Wisdom
CLIFF (Appears with Bobby Ball) - Tommy Cannon
CRUSHER (MILBURN – Jonathan Linsley
(also appeared in FOTSW as Chunky Livesey)
CYRIL GRIDLEY (TRAFFIC WARDEN) – Brian Rawlinson
DRUNK - Tony Barton
ENTWHISTLE – Burt Kwouk
FOGGY DEWHURST - Brian Wilde
GLENDA - Sarah Thomas
HOWARD - Robert Fyfe
IVY - Jane Freeman
JACK HARRY TEASDALE - Bert Parnaby
THE LANDLORD (White Horse) - Ron Backhouse
THE LANDLORD (White Horse) - James Duggan
LENNY - Bobby Ball
LUTHER HOBDIKE (HOBBO) - Russ Abbott
MARINA - Jean Ferguson
MONICA MOWBRAY-SMITH - Deidre Quemby
MORTEN BEAMISH (FORMERLY HERMAN TEASDALE, THE REPO MAN) - Christopher Beeny
NELLY - June Whitfield
NORA BATTY - Kathy Staff
NORMAN CLEGG - Peter Sallis
(also appeared in FOTSW as Mr Clegg)
MRS PARTRIDGE (Librarian with Mr Wainwright) - Rosemary Martin
P.C. COOPER - Ken Kitson
P.C. WALSH - Louis Emerick
PEARL - Juliette Kaplan
POLICEMAN - Tony Capstick
ROS - Dora Bryan
SEYMOUR - Michael Aldridge
SID - John Comer
SMILER - Stephen Lewis
STELLA - Barbara Young
TOM - Tom Owen
TRULY - Frank Thornton
THE TWO DRUNKS - Eli Woods & James Casey
TOBY MOWBRAY-SMITH (THE GOLF CAPTAIN) - Trevor Bannister
VICAR - John Horsley
VICAR - Gerard Hayling
VICAR - Richard Vernon
MR WAINWRIGHT (Librarian) - Blake Butler
WALLY BATTY - Joe Gladwin
WESLEY PEGDEN - Gordon Wharmby
FAMOUS NAMES WHO HAVE APPEARED IN LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE:
Kriss Akabusi, Lynda Barron, Geoffrey Bayldon, John Bluthal, Jean Boht, Jim Bowen, Paul Bown, Duggie Brown, George Chakaris, John Cleese, Kenneth Cope, Anita Dobson, Elizabeth Estensen, Yvette Fielding, Liz Fraser, Brian Glover, Tony Haygarth, Malcolm Hebden, Don Henderson, Gorden Kaye, Matthew Kelly, Joe Melia, Tony Millan, Norman Mitchell, Trevor Peacock, Emily Perry, Bryan Pryngle, Stan Richards, Kate Robbins, Cardew Robinson, Norman Rossington, Jack Smethurst, Liz Smith, Teddy Turner.
FULL EPISODE LIST
Of Funerals and Fish
SERIES 1 1973
Short, Back and Palais Glide
Inventor of the Forty Foot Ferret
Pâté and Chips
The New Mobile Trio
Hail Smiling Morn or Thereabouts
SERIES 2 1975
Who's that Dancing with Nora Batty then?
The Changing Face of Rural Blamire
Some Enchanted Evening
A Quiet Drink
Ballad for Wind Instruments and Canoe
Northern Flying Circus
SERIES 3 1976
The Man from Oswestry
Mending Stuart's Leg
The Great Boarding House Bathroom Caper
Cheering up Gordon
The Kink in Foggy's Niblick
Going to Gordon's Wedding
Isometrics and After
SERIES 4 1977/78
Ferret come home
Getting on Sidney's wire
Flower power cut
Who made a bit of a splash in Wales then?
A Merry Heatwave
The bandit from Stoke-on-Trent
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 1978
Small tune on a penny wassail
SERIES 5 1979
Full steam behind
The Flag and it's snag
The Flag and further snags
Deep in the heart of Yorkshire
Earnshaw strikes again
Here we go into the wild blue yonder
Here we go again into the wild blue yonder
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 1979
And a Dewhurst up a fir tree
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 1981
SERIES 6 1982
In the service of humanity
Car and garter
The odd dog men
A bicycle made for three
One of the last few places unexplored by man
Serenade for tight jeans and a metal detector
From wellies to wet suit
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 1982
All mod conned
SERIES 7 1983
The frozen turkey man
The white man's grave
The waist land
Cheering up Ludovic
The three Astaires
The arts of concealment
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 1983
Getting Sam Home (Film)
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 1984
The Loxley Lozenge
SERIES 8 1985
The mysterious feet of Nora Batty
Keeping Britain tidy
Enter the Phantom
Catching Digby's donkey
The woollen mills of your mind
Who's looking after the café then
NEW YEAR SPECIAL 1986
Uncle of the Bride (Film)
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 1986
Merry Christmas, Father Christmas
SERIES 9 1987
Why does Norman Clegg buy ladies' elastic stockings?
The heavily reinforced bottom
Dried dates and codfanglers
The really masculine purse
Who's feeling ejected, Then?
The ice cream man cometh
Set the people free
Go with the flow
Edie and the automobile
When you take a good bite, Yorkshire tastes terrible
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 1987
Big day at Dream Acres (Film)
SERIES 10 1988
The treasure of the deep
That certain smile
Day of the Welsh ferret
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 1988
SERIES 11 1989
Come back Jack Harry Teesdale
The kiss and Mavis Poskitt
Oh shut up and eat your choc Ice
Who's that bloke with Nora Batty then?
Happy Anniversary, Gough and Jessie
Getting Barry higher in the World
Three men and a mangle
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 1989
What's Santa bought for Nora then?
SERIES 12 1990
Return of the Warrior
Come in Sunray Major
The Charity Balls
Walking stiff can make you famous
That's not Captain Zero
Das (Welly) Boot
The Empire that Foggy nearly built
The last surviving Maurice Chevalier impression
A landlady for Smiler
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 1990
SERIES 13 1991
Quick, Quick, Slow
Give us a Lift
Was that Nora Batty singing?
Passing the earring
SERIES 14 1991
By the magnificent thighs of Ernie Burniston
Errool 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?
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 1992
Stop that Castle!
SERIES 15 1993
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
There are Gypsies at the bottom of our garden
Aladdin gets on your wick
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 1993
Welcome to Earth
NEW YEAR SPECIAL 1995
The Man who nearly knew Pavarotti
SERIES 16 1995
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
The sweet smell of excess
SERIES 17 1995
Leaving home forever, or until teatime
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
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 1995
A leg up for Christmas
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 1996
25 Years of Last of the Summer Wine
SERIES 18 1997
The Love Mobile
A Clean Sweep
The mysterious C. W. Northrop
A double for Howard
How to create a monster
Deviations with Davenport
According to the prophet Bickerdycke
Next kiss please
Destiny and six bananas
A sidecar named desire
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 1997
There goes the groom
SERIES 19 1998
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
From Audrey Nash to the widow Dilhooley
Support your local skydiver
SERIES 20 1999
The pony Set
How Errol Flynn discovers the secret scar of Nora Batty
Who's thrown away her Tom Cruise Photographs?
What's happened to Barry's Nose?
Optimism in the housing Market
Will Barry go septic despite listening to classical music?
Beware the vanilla slice
Howard throws a wobbler
The phantom number 14 bus
NEW YEAR SPECIAL 2000
Last Post and Pigeon
Bill Owen - A Tribute
SERIES 21 2000
Lipstick and other problems
Under the rug
Magic and the Morris Minor
Elegy for fallen wellies
Surprise at Throstlenest
Just a small funeral
From here to paternity
Some vans can make you deaf
I didn't know Barry could play
Kathy Staff Wrinkles and all
SERIES 22 2001
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
The hair of the blonde that bit you
A white sweater and a solicitor's letter
Why is Barry at an angle?
The coming of the beast
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 2001
Potts in Pole position
SERIES 23 2002
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 Long Too Far
Exercising Fathers bicycle
Sadly, Madly, Bradley
It all began with an old Volvo headlamp
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 2002
A Musical Passing for a miserable Muscroft
SERIES 24 2003
The Lair of the Cat Creature
Ancient Eastern Wisdom - An Introduction
A Pick Up of the Later Ming Dynasty
The Secret Birthday of Norman Clegg
In Which Gavin Hinchcliffe loses the Gulf Stream
The miraculous curing of old Goff Helliwell
The Frenchies are coming
The man who invented Yorkshire funny stuff
The second husband and the showgirls
All of a Florrie
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 2003
A short blast of Fred Astaire
SERIES 25 2004
Jurassic. No parking
The General's greatest battle
Happy Birthday Robin Hood
Who's that with Barry and Glenda. It's not Barry and Glenda
An apple a day
Barry becomes a psychopathic killer but only part time
Things to do when your wife runs of with a Turkish waiter
Beware of laughing at Nora's hats
Yours Truly, if you're not careful
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 2004
Variations on a theme of the widow Winstanley
SERIES 26 2005
The Swan man of Ilkley
Watching the Clock
Has anyone seen a Peruvian wart?
Hermione (the short course)
Who's that Mouse in the Poetry Group
Available for weddings
The McDonaghs of Jamieson Street
The Afterthoughts of a Co-op Manager
Lot no. 8
Little orphan Howard
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 2005
Merry Entwhistle and Jackson Day
SERIES 27 2006
Follow that bottle
How to remove a cousin
Has anyone seen Barry's midlife crisis
The genuine outdoors Robin Hood barbi
Barry in danger from reading and Aunt Jessie
Who's that merry man with Billy then
Who's that talking to Lenny
Oh Look. Mitzi's found her mummy
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 2006
A Tale of Two Sweaters
SERIES 28 2007
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 dancerIn which Howard remembers where he left his bicycle pump
Sinclair and the Wormley Witches
SERIES 29 2008
Enter the Finger
Will the genuine racer 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
Get out of that, then
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 2008
I was a hitman for Primrose Dairies
SERIES 30 2009
Some adventures of the inventor of the Mother Stitch
The Mother of all Mistakes
Will Howard Cross the Altlantic 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
Goodnight Sweet Ferret
SERIES 31 2010
Behind every bush there is not necessarily a Howard
The Rights of Man (Except for Howard)
Howard and the Great Outdoors
Look who's wheel's come off
How Not to Cry at Weddings.
HERE IS A SELECTION OF CLASSIC "SCREEN SHOTS"
FROM LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE
Isometrics at the library table
and Mr Wainwright is not impressed!
Toby and Monica
Clegg tries on a wig!
Well, it's Howard's really, but he doesn't want Pearl to know it's his!
Caught in the Caravan
and guess who with!
Our Policemen, having a quiet moment
....until Foggy's chair lift goes flying over!
It's Cooper and Walsh's Bacon Butty
Smiler's "Black Ice Cream".......
and what Ivy thinks of it!
How will they get Coggy to remember them?
That's the way to do it........
The mangle drops.......
Foggy and Cleggy try to lift Compo's spirits, but it's Nora's expression that does the trick!
Compo, the Frogman!
Truly's just fixed Clegg's vacuum cleaner.
"Riding the chair!"
Howard and Pearl - or is it Nelson Eddy and Jeannette McDonald?
Truly, Clegg and Billy join Howard in doing the "Doo Wahs"!
.....and what the Barman thinks of it.
Barry tries on the comedian's golfing shoes
....with explosive results!!
What's that chasing PC Cooper?
IT SEEMS PEARL'S ALWAYS CATCHING HOWARD OUT!
.....AND COMPO WAS ALWAYS CATCHING OUT NORA!!
NORA'S IN THE "HAT PARADE"
"DEVIATIONS WITH DAVID"
My own travels around Summer Wine Country
(I have not put where these photos were taken, or how to get to them, as this is
against the wishes of the BBC or the programme producers)
Here are some of my favourite lines and sketches from "Last of the Summer Wine" and "First of the Summer Wine".....
(The Repo Man has a query for the two approaching Policeman and asked them)
1st Policeman: I'm sorry Sir, I'm going to have to ask you to assume you haven't seen us".
Repo Man: "It's a confusing town this. It has a personality all of it's own. Could I ask, why I haven't seen you?"
2nd Policeman: "Errrr.... We're under cover"
Repo Man: ".... but you're in uniform?"
1st Policeman: "That's the beauty of it Sir, No-one spots us being undercover when we're in uniform"
Tom: "I'll say one thing for this area. It's rich in natural beauty and plenty of barmpots"
(From "Gnome and Away" (LOTSW))
(Clegg, Truly and Billy have just found a birthday present for Howard to give to Pearl)
Howard: "Don't let me down"
Clegg: "Howard, we've stood by you through thick and Marina!"
(From "Jurassic No Parking" (LOTSW))
FIRST OF THE SUMMER WINE
The programme always started with Norman looking out of his bedroom window... and the words "The diary of Norman Clegg, aged 18....."
Peter Sallis - Mr Clegg
David Fenwick - Norman Clegg
Paul McLain - Seymour
Paul Wyett - Compo
Richard Lumsden - Foggy Dewhurst
Maggie Ollerenshaw - Mrs Clegg
Helen Patrick - Nora
Gary Whitaker - Wally Batty
Paul Oldham - Sherbet
Joanne Heywood - Dilys
Sarah Dangerfield - Ivy
Derek Benfield - Mr Scrimshaw
Roy Clarke - Writer
Gareth Gwenlan - Director / Producer (pilot
Mike Stephens - Director / Producer (series)
Number of episodes: 13 Length: 1 x 45 mins · 12 x 30 mins
Pilot (45 mins) 3 Jan 1988, BBC1 Sun 7.15pm
Series One (6) 4 Sep-9 Oct 1988, BBC1 Sun 7.15pm
Series Two (6) 3 Sep-8 Oct 1989, BBC1 Sun 7.15pm
SUMMER WINE LINKS
Do visit the excellent site, The Summer Wine Chronicle - "Bringing a little bit of Yorkshire to the world"
Do visit Julliet Kaplan's (Pearl's) own web site.....
Also, do enjoy a 'cuppa' and a sticky bun at Sid-and-Ivy's Cafe.........
If you would like to join other Summer Wine fans in friendly chat and discussion, please click on....