Last of the Summer Wine

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  • TV-PG
  • 1973
  • 17 Seasons
  • 7.0  (3,168)

Last of the Summer Wine follows the escapades of three retired men who, after a stint in World War II and a lifetime of work, have time to indulge their own favorite fantasies. The series is set in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, where the three friends wander until it's time to visit the pub. Norman Clegg is a former lino salesman who just wants to drink his tea in peace and quiet. Foggy Dewhurst, on the other hand, longs for military glory, and often asks strangers, if you wanted to control this street, where would you place your machine gun? Compo Simonite is a ne'er-do-well who's reached the age where it doesn't matter. He's liked by just about everyone, except for his neighbor Nora Batty. Compo has an inexplicable attraction to Nora, who is large, fierce, and chases him off with a broom. Compo is not to be deterred, and one time shows up on her doorstep gift-wrapped. The series also has other characters, such as Howard, who has an innocent flirtation with Marina that he's trying to keep from his wife Pearl. When Marina's mentioned, he immediately says that he hardly knows the lady.

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Seasons
A Leg Up For Christmas
11. A Leg Up For Christmas
December 25, 1995
Under Foggy's tutelage, Howard is trying to get himself fit for Christmas, but he ends up with a broken leg instead.
Brushes at Dawn
10. Brushes at Dawn
November 5, 1995
Compo is stunned to catch Nora Batty in a church hall closet with Billy Chiselhurst. Realising he has a rival for her affections, he challenges Billy to a duel at dawn.
The Thing in Wesley's Shed
9. The Thing in Wesley's Shed
October 29, 1995
Wesley is almost ready to unveil his latest creation, but his odd behavior makes the trio want to find out what lies within his shed sooner than he would prefer.
Beware of the Elbow
8. Beware of the Elbow
October 22, 1995
The trio's curiosity is aroused when they encounter a man sporting an inflatable doll who wants to show the world his admiration for fat people and obesity, and hostility towards slimming and weight loss.
The Suit That Turned Left
7. The Suit That Turned Left
October 15, 1995
The friends meet a mysterious man who has a machine that can locate 'hidden forces'.
Desperate for a Duffield
6. Desperate for a Duffield
October 8, 1995
Feeling rejected by Nora Batty, Compo reminisces about the first love of his life in his primary schooldays. With help from Norman and Foggy, he tries to find her while there is still time.
Captain Clutterbucks Treasure
5. Captain Clutterbucks Treasure
October 1, 1995
Lieutenant Commander Willoughby takes an instant liking to Compo, Clegg and Foggy and offers them the chance to become extremely wealthy.
The First Human Being to Ride a Hill
4. The First Human Being to Ride a Hill
September 24, 1995
Pearl confiscates Howard's bicycle, so Foggy suggests he gets another one that can easily be hidden by means of camouflage.
Glamour of the Uniform
3. Glamour of the Uniform
September 17, 1995
Howard is forced to take drastic measures, threatening wife Pearl that he will leave home to join the French Foreign Legion.
Bicycle Bonanza
2. Bicycle Bonanza
September 10, 1995
Foggy decides to go trekking across the moors, but his adventure coincides with Auntie Wainwright's special offer of grocery delivery bicycles.
Leaving Home Forever, or Until Teatime
1. Leaving Home Forever, or Until Teatime
September 3, 1995
Howard has had enough of Pearl and decides to leave home for ever. However, he soon finds he misses her, so the trio try to reunite the couple.
Description

Last of the Summer Wine follows the escapades of three retired men who, after a stint in World War II and a lifetime of work, have time to indulge their own favorite fantasies. The series is set in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, where the three friends wander until it's time to visit the pub.

Norman Clegg is a former lino salesman who just wants to drink his tea in peace and quiet. Foggy Dewhurst, on the other hand, longs for military glory, and often asks strangers, if you wanted to control this street, where would you place your machine gun?

Compo Simonite is a ne'er-do-well who's reached the age where it doesn't matter. He's liked by just about everyone, except for his neighbor Nora Batty. Compo has an inexplicable attraction to Nora, who is large, fierce, and chases him off with a broom. Compo is not to be deterred, and one time shows up on her doorstep gift-wrapped.

The series also has other characters, such as Howard, who has an innocent flirtation with Marina that he's trying to keep from his wife Pearl. When Marina's mentioned, he immediately says that he hardly knows the lady.

Last of the Summer Wine is a series that is currently running and has 17 seasons (141 episodes). The series first aired on November 12, 1973.

Where to Watch Last of the Summer Wine

Last of the Summer Wine is available for streaming on the BBC America website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Last of the Summer Wine on demand at Apple TV+ and Amazon Prime.

  • Premiere Date
    November 12, 1973
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (3,168)