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Last of the Summer Wine

Release Date 2010-08-29
Runtime 30 minutes
Genres Comedy
Stars Peter Sallis, Frank Thornton, Jane Freeman, Jean Fergusson, Robert Fyfe

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.

1. Behind Every Bush There is Not Necessarily a Howard


Hobbo and his friends attempt to help Toby win back the affections of his ex-wife. Glenda decides to try and help Morton find a woman. Howard goes into the library to let Marina know that there is a problem with their bike ride that afternoon.

2. Happy Camping


Pearl throws Howard out of the house, but when he goes to Clegg's for sympathy it falls on deaf ears, while Pearl tells Nelly she's going to have to sort out Howard once and for all. Meanwhile, Glenda decides that Barry and herself are fat and that something must be done before Gloria's wedding, and forces Barry to embark on a new fitness regime. And PC Walsh informs PC Cooper that the sergeant is on their back - he's complaining about the amount of crumbs they're leaving in the car.

3. The Rights of Man (Except For Howard)


Howard is missing home, and Hobbo concocts various schemes to have Pearl take Howard back. Meanwhile, Barry is missing his hearty meals and Toby and Morton lament being divorced.

4. Howard and the Great Outdoors


Hobbo and his 'team' turn Howard into a tramp to show Pearl how rough he's been living and convince her to take him back. The men pitch him a tent but Howard's isn't keen and goes for a meal with Glenda and Barry. The men return to the camp with Howard to show Pearl how much he's roughing it, but Marina arrives at the same time and Hobbo and Howard bundle her into the tent. Howard lies on an ants nest and suddenly jumps to life, along with Marina and Hobbo. Pearl sees all and is not impressed.

5. Look Whose Wheel's Come Off


Wondering if Pearl still loves him, Howard asks Hobbo to give her a peck on the cheek from him - only to become even more despondent when he sees his wife deliver a passionate kiss. Meanwhile, Glenda sends Barry off to paint a landscape, hoping the activity will take his mind off his hunger - but fish and chips is the only thing on his mind.

6. How Not to Cry at Weddings


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 relationship. Meanwhile, Alvin flirts with Stella, Toby tries to smarten himself up in a bid to win back Monica, and Clegg worries that he's forgotten something important.