Last of the Summer Wine

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.

BBC America
1 Season, 57 Episodes
November 12, 1973
Cast: Peter Sallis, Jane Freeman, Kathy Staff, Robert Fyfe
Last of the Summer Wine

Last of the Summer Wine Full Episode Guide

  • Ivy has to leave the cafe for the afternoon. But are Compo, Clegg and Foggy Dewhurst the wisest people to leave in charge?

  • In an effort to give Nora Batty a much-needed interest in life, Compo surprises everyone by announcing that he will be running for her in the forthcoming marathon.

  • The complete inability of Digby to catch a simple-brained animal is incomprehension to Foggy. With Compo and Clegg's help, Foggy sets out to show the donkey who is the boss.

  • Encouraged by Foggy and Clegg, Compo sets out to impress Nora Batty by becoming daredevil motorcycle rider 'The Phantom'.

  • An old, discarded mattress prompts Foggy to institute the Dewhurst Campaign for a Cleaner Countryside. One of his first recruits is an innocent insurance salesman in a Mini.

  • Compo, Clegg and Foggy attempt to settle a question involving the size of Nora Batty's feet.

  • After Sam's inconsiderate demise at the home of Lily-Bless-Her, the trio are faced with the task of explaining to his wife about his wet feet and fluffy suit.

  • Trying to camouflage himself, Foggy upsets a group of cyclists. Compo also upsets someone - over the state of his trousers.

  • Foggy enlists Compo and Clegg to help out at the church concert.

  • Ludovic has bought a new van and, to cheer him up, Clegg is given the job of test-driving it.

  • Foggy discovers there is money to be made selling food to the desperate inhabitants of a local health farm.

  • Wally is fed up with Nora's constant nagging so Compo, Clegg and Foggy devise a plan to get him out of the house for a few hours.

  • Compo convinces a barmaid that Foggy is an eccentric millionaire.

  • Wanting to take a break from the commercial side of Christmas, Foggy books a seaside caravan for himself, Compo, and Clegg.

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