Type
Scripted
Premiered
Nov. 12, 1973
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
UK
Network
BBC One TV Network
Genre

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Last of the Summer Wine (UK)

Comedy show set in a small Yorkshire town about three men in there 60`s and what they get up to now they no longer work. It also shows some other people that live in the town. More characters were added as the years went on and as some sadly died. Its so far the longest running comedy show in the world.

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Last Episode

31x06 How Not to Cry at Weddings Aired: Aug. 29, 2010

In this final episode of the long-running comedy, everyone is getting ready for a wedding - prompting Howard and Pearl to look back at their …

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Canceled/Ended
The show had 31 seasons and 294 episodes air between 1973 and 2010.

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Series Fun Facts

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  • Holmfirth was chosen as the setting for Last of the Summer Wine after Barry Took made a programme about Working Men's Clubs at nearby Burnlee WMC. When producer James Gilbert (IV) was looking…
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    Holmfirth was chosen as the setting for Last of the Summer Wine after Barry Took made a programme about Working Men's Clubs at nearby Burnlee WMC. When producer James Gilbert (IV) was looking for a location for an episode of Comedy Playhouse (UK), Barry Took recommended Holmfirth. That episode was developed into the series "Last of the Summer Wine".
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  • Officially announced by Buckingham Palace in 1996 as being Her Majesty the Queen's favourite television series.
  • In May 2009, Peter Sallis (Clegg) revealed that the programme was nearly cancelled before it had even started, when Bill Owen (Compo) who was very left-wing and Michael Bates who was very…
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    In May 2009, Peter Sallis (Clegg) revealed that the programme was nearly cancelled before it had even started, when Bill Owen (Compo) who was very left-wing and Michael Bates who was very right-wing started having a heated and vigorous argument about their different political affiliations, over dinner when they first met. Producer James Gilbert (IV) read them the riot act and told them that unless they agreed to differ, and not to argue about politics, he was going to cancel the project. Owen and Bates meekly agreed and never discussed politics again.
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