Last of the Summer Wine

Last of the Summer Wine (1973)

The BBC's longest running comedy series.

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Creator: Roy Clarke
  • First Air Date: 1973-01-04
  • Last Air Date: 2010-08-29
  • Total Seasons: 31
  • Total Episodes: 269
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 30 min.
  • Production Company: BBC
  • Networks: BBC One
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Unencumbered by wives, jobs or any other responsibilities, three senior citizens who've never really grown up explore their world in the Yorkshire Dales. They spend their days speculating about their fellow townsfolk and thinking up adventures not usually favored by the elderly. Last of the Summer Wine premiered as an episode of Comedy Playhouse in 1973. The show ran for 295 episodes until 2010. It is the longest running comedy Britain has produced and the longest running sitcom in the world.

  • Keywords: infidelity, small town, husband wife relationship, northern england, retirement, slapstick comedy, yorkshire, friends, rural area, english countryside, unemployment, british farce, sitcom, wandering, mischief
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    Last of the Summer Wine Seasons

    Season 0

    First Air Date: 1978-12-26
    28 Episodes

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1973-01-04
    7 Episodes

    Season 2

    First Air Date: 1975-03-05
    7 Episodes

    Season 3

    First Air Date: 1976-10-27
    7 Episodes

    Season 4

    First Air Date: 1977-11-09
    8 Episodes

    Season 5

    First Air Date: 1979-09-18
    7 Episodes

    Season 6

    First Air Date: 1982-01-04
    7 Episodes

    Season 7

    First Air Date: 1983-01-30
    6 Episodes

    Season 8

    First Air Date: 1985-03-10
    6 Episodes

    Season 9

    First Air Date: 1987-01-04
    12 Episodes

    Season 10

    First Air Date: 1988-10-16
    6 Episodes

    Season 11

    First Air Date: 1989-10-15
    7 Episodes

    Season 12

    First Air Date: 1990-09-02
    10 Episodes

    Season 13

    First Air Date: 1991-10-18
    6 Episodes

    Season 14

    First Air Date: 1992-10-25
    10 Episodes

    Season 15

    First Air Date: 1993-10-24
    9 Episodes

    Season 16

    First Air Date: 1995-01-08
    8 Episodes

    Season 17

    First Air Date: 1995-09-03
    10 Episodes

    Season 18

    First Air Date: 1997-04-20
    10 Episodes

    Season 19

    First Air Date: 1998-01-04
    10 Episodes

    Season 20

    First Air Date: 1999-04-18
    10 Episodes

    Season 21

    First Air Date: 2000-04-02
    10 Episodes

    Season 22

    First Air Date: 2001-04-01
    10 Episodes

    Season 23

    First Air Date: 2002-01-06
    10 Episodes

    Season 24

    First Air Date: 2003-01-05
    10 Episodes

    Season 25

    First Air Date: 2004-02-08
    10 Episodes

    Season 26

    First Air Date: 2005-03-13
    10 Episodes

    Season 27

    First Air Date: 2006-03-05
    9 Episodes

    Season 28

    First Air Date: 2007-07-15
    10 Episodes

    Season 29

    First Air Date: 2008-06-22
    11 Episodes

    Season 30

    First Air Date: 2009-04-19
    10 Episodes

    Season 31

    First Air Date: 2010-07-25
    6 Episodes

    Last of the Summer Wine Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1Short Back and Palais Glide30 min
    Season 1Episode 2Inventor of the 40-Foot Ferret30 min
    Season 1Episode 3Pate and Chips30 min
    Season 1Episode 4Spring Fever30 min
    Season 1Episode 5The New Mobile Trio30 min
    Season 1Episode 6Hail Smiling Morn or Thereabouts30 min
    Season 2Episode 1Forked Lightning30 min
    Season 2Episode 2Who's That Dancing with Nora Batty Then?30 min
    Season 2Episode 3The Changing Face of Rural Blamire30 min
    Season 2Episode 4Some Enchanted Evening30 min
    Season 2Episode 5A Quiet Drink30 min
    Season 2Episode 6Ballad for Wind Instruments and Canoe30 min
    Season 2Episode 7Northern Flying Circus30 min
    Season 3Episode 1The Man from Oswestry30 min
    Season 3Episode 2Mending Stuart's Leg30 min
    Season 3Episode 3The Great Boarding House Bathroom Caper30 min
    Season 3Episode 4Cheering Up Gordon30 min
    Season 3Episode 5The Kink in Foggy's Niblick30 min
    Season 3Episode 6Going to Gordon's Wedding30 min
    Season 3Episode 7Isometrics and After30 min
    Season 4Episode 1Ferret Come Home30 min
    Season 4Episode 2Getting on Sydney's Wire30 min
    Season 4Episode 3Jubilee30 min
    Season 4Episode 4Flower Power Cut30 min
    Season 4Episode 5Who Made a Bit of a Splash in Wales Then?30 min
    Season 4Episode 6Greenfingers30 min
    Season 4Episode 7A Merry Heatwave30 min
    Season 4Episode 8The Bandit from Stoke-on-Trent30 min
    Season 4Episode 9Small Tune on a Penny Wassail (1978 Christmas Special)30 min
    Season 5Episode 1Full Steam Behind30 min
    Season 5Episode 2The Flag and Its Snag30 min
    Season 5Episode 3The Flag and Further Snags30 min
    Season 5Episode 4Deep in the Heart of Yorkshire30 min
    Season 5Episode 5Earnshaw Strikes Back30 min
    Season 5Episode 6Here We Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder30 min
    Season 5Episode 7Here We Go Again Into the Wild Blue Yonder30 min
    Season 5Episode 8And a Dewhurst Up a Fir Tree (1979 Christmas Special)30 min
    Season 5Episode 9Whoops (1981 Christmas Special)30 min
    Season 6Episode 1In the Service of Humanity30 min
    Season 6Episode 2Car and Garter30 min
    Season 6Episode 3The Odd Dog Men30 min
    Season 6Episode 4A Bicycle Made for Three30 min
    Season 6Episode 5One of the Last Few Places Unexplored by Man30 min
    Season 6Episode 6Serenade for Tight Jeans and Metal Detector30 min
    Season 6Episode 7From Wellies to Wetsuit30 min
    Season 6Episode 8All Mod Conned (1982 Christmas Special)30 min
    Season 7Episode 1The Frozen Turkey Man30 min
    Season 7Episode 2The White Man's Grave30 min
    Season 7Episode 3The Waist Land30 min
    Season 7Episode 4Cheering Up Ludovic30 min
    Season 7Episode 5The Three Astaires30 min
    Season 7Episode 6The Arts of Concealment30 min
    Season 7Episode 7Getting Sam Home (1983 Christmas Special)30 min
    Season 7Episode 8The Loxley Lozenge (1984 Christmas Special)30 min
    Season 8Episode 1The Mysterious Feet of Nora Batty30 min
    Season 8Episode 2Keeping Britain Tidy30 min
    Season 8Episode 3Enter the Phantom30 min
    Season 8Episode 4Catching Digby's Donkey30 min
    Season 8Episode 5The Woollen Mills of Your Mind30 min
    Season 8Episode 6Who's Looking After the Cafe Then?30 min
    Season 8Episode 7Uncle of the Bride30 min
    Season 9Episode 1Why Does Norman Clegg Buy Ladies' Elastic Stockings?30 min
    Season 9Episode 2The Heavily Reinforced Bottom30 min
    Season 9Episode 3Dried Dates and Codfanglers30 min
    Season 9Episode 4The Really Masculine Purse30 min
    Season 9Episode 5Who's Feeling Ejected Then?30 min
    Season 9Episode 6The Ice-Cream Man Cometh30 min
    Season 9Episode 7Set the People Free30 min
    Season 9Episode 8Go with the Flow30 min
    Season 9Episode 9Jaws30 min
    Season 9Episode 10Edie and the Automobile30 min
    Season 9Episode 11Wind Power30 min
    Season 9Episode 12When You Take a Good Bite of Yorkshire, It Tastes Terrible30 min
    Season 9Episode 13Merry Christmas, Father Christmas (1986 Christmas Special)30 min
    Season 9Episode 14Big Day at Dream Acres (1987 Christmas Special)30 min
    Season 10Episode 1The Experiment30 min
    Season 10Episode 2The Treasure of the Deep30 min
    Season 10Episode 3Dancing Feet30 min
    Season 10Episode 4That Certain Smile30 min
    Season 10Episode 5Downhill Racer30 min
    Season 10Episode 6The Day of the Welsh Ferret30 min
    Season 10Episode 7Crums (1988 Christmas Special)30 min
    Season 11Episode 1Come Back, Jack Harry Teesdale30 min
    Season 11Episode 2The Kiss and Mavis Poskitt30 min
    Season 11Episode 3Oh Shut Up and Eat Your Choc Ice30 min
    Season 11Episode 4Who's That Bloke with Nora Batty Then?30 min
    Season 11Episode 5Happy Anniversary Gough and Jessie30 min
    Season 11Episode 6Getting Barry Higher in the World30 min
    Season 11Episode 7Three Men and a Mangle30 min
    Season 11Episode 8What's Santa Brought for Nora Then? (1989 Christmas Special)30 min
    Season 12Episode 1Return of the Warrior30 min
    Season 12Episode 2Come In, Sunray Major30 min
    Season 12Episode 3The Charity Balls30 min
    Season 12Episode 4Walking Stiff Can Make You Famous30 min
    Season 12Episode 5That's Not Captain Zero30 min
    Season 12Episode 6Das Welly Boot30 min
    Season 12Episode 7The Empire That Foggy Nearly Built30 min
    Season 12Episode 8The Last Surviving Maurice Chevalier Impression30 min
    Season 12Episode 9Roll On30 min
    Season 12Episode 10A Landlady for Smiler30 min
    Season 12Episode 11Barry's Christmas (1990 Christmas Special)30 min
    Season 13Episode 1Quick, Quick, Slow30 min
    Season 13Episode 2Give Us a Lift30 min
    Season 13Episode 3Was That Nora Batty Singing?30 min
    Season 13Episode 4Cash Flow Problems30 min
    Season 13Episode 5Passing the Earring30 min
    Season 13Episode 6Pole Star30 min
    Season 13Episode 7Situations Vacant30 min
    Season 14Episode 1By the Magnificent Thighs of Ernie Burniston30 min
    Season 14Episode 2Errol Flynn Used to Have a Pair Like That30 min
    Season 14Episode 3The Phantom of the Graveyard30 min
    Season 14Episode 4The Self-Propelled Salad Strainer30 min
    Season 14Episode 5Ordeal by Trousers30 min
    Season 14Episode 6Happy Birthday, Howard30 min
    Season 14Episode 7Who's Got Rhythm?30 min
    Season 14Episode 8Camera Shy30 min
    Season 14Episode 9Wheelies30 min
    Season 14Episode 10Stop That Castle30 min
    Season 15Episode 1How to Clear Your Pipes30 min
    Season 15Episode 2Where There's Smoke, There's Barbecue30 min
    Season 15Episode 3The Black Widow30 min
    Season 15Episode 4Have You Got a Light Mate?30 min
    Season 15Episode 5Stop That Bath30 min
    Season 15Episode 6Springing Smiler30 min
    Season 15Episode 7Concerto for Solo Bicycle30 min
    Season 15Episode 8There Are Gypsies at the Bottom of Our Garden30 min
    Season 15Episode 9Aladdin Gets on Your Wick30 min
    Season 15Episode 10Welcome to Earth30 min
    Season 15Episode 11The Man Who Nearly Knew Pavarotti30 min
    Season 16Episode 1The Glory Hole30 min
    Season 16Episode 2Adopted by a Stray30 min
    Season 16Episode 3The Defeat of the Stoneworm30 min
    Season 16Episode 4Once in a Moonlit Junkyard30 min
    Season 16Episode 5The Space Ace30 min
    Season 16Episode 6The Most Powerful Eyeballs in West Yorkshire30 min
    Season 16Episode 7The Dewhursts of Ogleby Hall30 min
    Season 16Episode 8The Sweet Smell of Excess30 min
    Season 17Episode 1Leaving Home Forever or Till Teatime30 min
    Season 17Episode 2Bicycle Bonanza30 min
    Season 17Episode 3The Glamour of the Uniform30 min
    Season 17Episode 4The First Human Being to Ride a Hill30 min
    Season 17Episode 5Captain Clutterbuck's Treasure30 min
    Season 17Episode 6Desperate for a Duffield30 min
    Season 17Episode 7The Suit That Turned Left30 min
    Season 17Episode 8Beware of the Elbow30 min
    Season 17Episode 9The Thing in Wesley's Shed30 min
    Season 17Episode 10Brushes at Dawn30 min
    Season 17Episode 11A Leg Up for Christmas (1995 Christmas Special)30 min
    Season 17Episode 12Extra! Extra! (1996 Christmas Special)30 min
    Season 18Episode 1The Love-Mobile30 min
    Season 18Episode 2A Clean Sweep30 min
    Season 18Episode 3The Mysterious C. W. Northrop30 min
    Season 18Episode 4A Double for Howard30 min
    Season 18Episode 5How to Create a Monster30 min
    Season 18Episode 6Deviations with Davenport30 min
    Season 18Episode 7According to the Prophet Bickerdyke30 min
    Season 18Episode 8Next Kiss Please30 min
    Season 18Episode 9Destiny and Six Bananas30 min
    Season 18Episode 10A Sidecar Named Desire30 min
    Season 18Episode 11There Goes the Groom30 min
    Season 19Episode 1Beware the Oglethorpe30 min
    Season 19Episode 2Tarzan of the Towpath30 min
    Season 19Episode 3Truly and the Hole Truth30 min
    Season 19Episode 4Oh Howard, We Should Get One of Those30 min
    Season 19Episode 5The Suit That Attracts Blondes30 min
    Season 19Episode 6The Only Diesel Saxophone in Captivity30 min
    Season 19Episode 7Perfection - Thy Name is Ridley30 min
    Season 19Episode 8Nowhere Particular30 min
    Season 19Episode 9From Audrey Nash to the Widow Dilhooley30 min
    Season 19Episode 10Support Your Local Skydiver30 min
    Season 20Episode 1The Pony Set30 min
    Season 20Episode 2How Errol Flynn Discovered the Secret Scar of Nora Batty30 min
    Season 20Episode 3Who's Thrown Her Tom Cruise Photos Away?30 min
    Season 20Episode 4What's Happened to Barry's Nose?30 min
    Season 20Episode 5Optimism in the Housing Market30 min
    Season 20Episode 6Will Barry Go Septic Despite Listening to Classical Music?30 min
    Season 20Episode 7Beware the Vanilla Slice30 min
    Season 20Episode 8Howard Throws a Wobbler30 min
    Season 20Episode 9The Phantom Number 14 Bus30 min
    Season 20Episode 10Ironing Day30 min
    Season 20Episode 11Last Post and Pigeon30 min
    Season 21Episode 1Lipstick and Other Problems30 min
    Season 21Episode 2Under the Rug30 min
    Season 21Episode 3Magic and the Morris Minor30 min
    Season 21Episode 4Elegy for Fallen Wellies30 min
    Season 21Episode 5Surprise at Throstlenest30 min
    Season 21Episode 6Just a Small Funeral30 min
    Season 21Episode 7From Here to Paternity30 min
    Season 21Episode 8Some Vans Can Make You Deaf30 min
    Season 21Episode 9Waggoner's Roll30 min
    Season 21Episode 10I Didn't Know Barry Could Play30 min
    Season 22Episode 1Getting Barry's Goat30 min
    Season 22Episode 2The Art of the Shorts Story30 min
    Season 22Episode 3The Missing Bus of Mrs. Avery30 min
    Season 22Episode 4Hey! Big Vendor30 min
    Season 22Episode 5Enter the Hawk30 min
    Season 22Episode 6Gnome and Away30 min
    Season 22Episode 7A Hair of the Blonde That Bit You30 min
    Season 22Episode 8A White Sweater and a Solicitor's Letter30 min
    Season 22Episode 9Why is Barry at an Angle?30 min
    Season 22Episode 10The Coming of the Beast30 min
    Season 22Episode 11Potts in Pole Position30 min
    Season 23Episode 1A Brief Excursion in the Fast Lane30 min
    Season 23Episode 2The Mystical Squeak of Howard's Bicycle30 min
    Season 23Episode 3Mervyn Would Be Proud30 min
    Season 23Episode 4The Incredible Ordeal of Norman Clegg30 min
    Season 23Episode 5Beware of the Hot Dog30 min
    Season 23Episode 6In Search of Childlike Joy and the Farthest Reaches of the Lotus Position30 min
    Season 23Episode 7A Chaise Longue Too Far30 min
    Season 23Episode 8Exercising Father's Bicycle30 min
    Season 23Episode 9Sadly, Madly, Bradley30 min
    Season 23Episode 10It All Began with an Old Volvo Headlamp30 min
    Season 24Episode 1A Musical Passing for a Miserable Muscroft30 min
    Season 24Episode 2The Lair of the Cat Creature30 min
    Season 24Episode 3Ancient Eastern Wisdom: An Introduction30 min
    Season 24Episode 4A Pick-Up of the Later Ming Dynasty30 min
    Season 24Episode 5The Secret Birthday of Norman Clegg30 min
    Season 24Episode 6In Which Gavin Hinchcliffe Loses the Gulf Stream30 min
    Season 24Episode 7The Miraculous Curing of Old Goff Helliwell30 min
    Season 24Episode 8The Frenchies Are Coming30 min
    Season 24Episode 9The Man Who Invented Yorkshire Funny Stuff30 min
    Season 24Episode 10The Second Husband and the Showgirls30 min
    Season 24Episode 11All of a Florrie30 min
    Season 24Episode 12A Short Burst of Fred Astaire (2003 Christmas Special)30 min
    Season 25Episode 1Jurassic No Parking30 min
    Season 25Episode 2The General's Greatest Battle30 min
    Season 25Episode 3Spores30 min
    Season 25Episode 4Happy Birthday Robin Hood30 min
    Season 25Episode 5Who's That with Barry and Glenda? It's Not Barry and Glenda30 min
    Season 25Episode 6An Apple a Day30 min
    Season 25Episode 7Barry Becomes a Psychopathic Killer...30 min
    Season 25Episode 8Things to Do When Your Wife Runs Off with a Turkish Waiter30 min
    Season 25Episode 9Beware of Laughing at Nora's Hats30 min
    Season 25Episode 10Yours Truly - If You're Not Careful30 min
    Season 25Episode 11Variations on a Theme of the Widow Winstanley (2004 Christmas Special)30 min
    Season 26Episode 1The Swan Man of Ilkley30 min
    Season 26Episode 2Watching the Clock30 min
    Season 26Episode 3Has Anyone Seen a Peruvian Wart?30 min
    Season 26Episode 4Hermione (The Short Course)30 min
    Season 26Episode 5Who's That Mouse in the Poetry Group?30 min
    Season 26Episode 6Available for Weddings30 min
    Season 26Episode 7The McDonaghs of Jamieson Street30 min
    Season 26Episode 8The Afterthoughts of a Co-op Manager30 min
    Season 26Episode 9Lot Number 830 min
    Season 26Episode 10Little Orphan Howard30 min
    Season 26Episode 11Merry Entwistle and Jackson Day30 min
    Season 27Episode 1Follow That Bottle30 min
    Season 27Episode 2How to Remove a Cousin30 min
    Season 27Episode 3Has Anyone Seen Barry's Midlife Crisis?30 min
    Season 27Episode 4The Genuine Outdoors Robin Hood Barbi30 min
    Season 27Episode 5Barry in Danger from Reading and Aunt Jessie30 min
    Season 27Episode 6Who's That Merry Man with Billy, Then?30 min
    Season 27Episode 7Who's That Talking to Lenny?30 min
    Season 27Episode 8Oh Look! Mitzi's Found Her Mummy30 min
    Season 27Episode 9Plenty of Room in the Back30 min
    Season 28Episode 1The Second Stag Night of Doggy Wilkinson30 min
    Season 28Episode 2What Happened to the Horse?30 min
    Season 28Episode 3Variations on a Theme of Road Rage30 min
    Season 28Episode 4In Which Howard Gets Double Booked30 min
    Season 28Episode 5Will the Nearest Alien Please Come In30 min
    Season 28Episode 6Elegy for Small Creature and Clandestine Trackbike30 min
    Season 28Episode 7The Crowcroft Challenge30 min
    Season 28Episode 8Must Be Good Dancer30 min
    Season 28Episode 9In Which Howard Remembers Where He Left His Bicycle Pump30 min
    Season 28Episode 10Sinclair and the Wormley Witches30 min
    Season 29Episode 1Enter the Finger30 min
    Season 29Episode 2Will the Genuine Racer Please Stand Up?30 min
    Season 29Episode 3A Short Introduction to Cooper's Rules30 min
    Season 29Episode 4Is Jeremy Quite Safe?30 min
    Season 29Episode 5All That Glitters is Not Elvis30 min
    Season 29Episode 6Eva's Back in Town30 min
    Season 29Episode 7In Which Romance Isn't Dead - Just Incompetent30 min
    Season 29Episode 8The Mischievous Tinkle in Howard's Eyes30 min
    Season 29Episode 9Of Passion and Pizza30 min
    Season 29Episode 10It's Never Ten Years30 min
    Season 29Episode 11Get Out of That Then30 min
    Season 30Episode 0I Was a Hitman for Primrose Dairies30 min
    Season 30Episode 1Some Adventures of the Inventor of the Mother Stitch30 min
    Season 30Episode 2The Mother of All Mistakes - Or is It?30 min
    Season 30Episode 3Will Howard Cross the Atlantic Single-Handed?30 min
    Season 30Episode 4Who's That Looking Sideways at Nelly?30 min
    Season 30Episode 5Nobody Messes with Tony the Throat30 min
    Season 30Episode 6Will Stella Find True Love with Norris Fairburn?30 min
    Season 30Episode 7Will Randolph Make a Good Impression?30 min
    Season 30Episode 8In Which Romance Springs a Leak30 min
    Season 30Episode 9Variations on a Theme of Father's Day30 min
    Season 30Episode 10Goodnight Sweet Ferret30 min
    Season 31Episode 1Behind Every Bush There is Not Necessarily a Howard30 min
    Season 31Episode 2Happy Camping30 min
    Season 31Episode 3The Rights of Man (Except for Howard)30 min
    Season 31Episode 4Howard and the Great Outdoors30 min
    Season 31Episode 5Look Whose Wheel's Come Off30 min
    Season 31Episode 6How Not to Cry at Weddings30 min
    • Peter Sallis

      as Clegg
    • Frank Thornton

      as Truly
    • Jane Freeman

      as Ivy
    • Jean Fergusson

      as Marina
    • Robert Fyfe

      as Howard
    • Juliette Kaplan

      as Pearl
    • Sarah Thomas

      as Glenda
    • Jean Alexander

      as Auntie Wainwright
    • Mike Grady

      as Barry
    • Brian Murphy

      as Alvin
    • Burt Kwouk

      as Entwistle
    • Tom Owen

      as Tom
    • Christopher Beeny

      as Morton Beemish
    • Russ Abbot

      as Hobbo
    • Josephine Tewson

      as Miss Davenport
    • Barbara Young

      as Stella