Category: Last Of The Summer Wine

  • Riddle Of Car In Sea
    Riddle Of Car In Sea

    Let’s begin by watching a nice little trailer for First Of The Summer Wine, in which Peter Sallis plays Norman Clegg’s father, and Maggie Ollerenshaw plays his mother. Of course, there’s one shot that really fascinates me. This one: That’s the Daily Mirror from Monday 31st July 1939. Here’s the full back page in all…

  • Roy Clarke’s The Animal Man
    Roy Clarke’s The Animal Man

    Here’s an article from Television Today in the The Stage from 24th November 1983. In it, we see an announcement for The Kit Curran Radio Show, Fresh Fields, Chance In A Million, and a number of other Thames produced ITV sitcoms. But what sticks out to me is the intriguing, and deliberately vague, description of…

  • BBC Announces 14 New Comedy Series
    BBC Announces 14 New Comedy Series

    … in 1973. One of them is Last Of The Summer Wine. I expect one of those pilots might become Porridge.

  • Horton Rounds
    Horton Rounds

    Wanna see the house that Last Of The Summer Wine creator Roy Clarke lived in at one point? Of course you do. It’s called Horton Rounds, and it was designed by architect Arthur Marshman. Built in 1966, it’s now a grade 2 listed building. I love that it’s next to The Shrubbery.

  • Bob Falling
    Bob Falling

    Some clips from Last Of The Summer Wine Gone Fishing of Compo Bob falling down.

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  • Proctology: A Bottom Examination
    Proctology: A Bottom Examination

    For a long time now I’ve been wanting to write an old-fashioned programme guide. One you can hold in your hand and thumb through, make notes on, spill coffee on. So I did. Proctology: A Bottom Examination is my deep dive into Bottom, the hit BBC Two sitcom starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. That’s…

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  • Re-Casting Keanu
    Re-Casting Keanu

    Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him eight years older than Clive Dunn was when he was first cast in Dad’s Army. But don’t panic, Clive Dunn was always playing much older characters than his own age. Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him seven years older than Stephanie Cole was when she was first…

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