Last Of The Summer Wine: The Complete Collection [DVD]

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Last Of The Summer Wine: The Complete Collection [DVD]

Last Of The Summer Wine: The Complete Collection [DVD]

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Some, like John Cleese, made a single appearance, others, like Norman Wisdom, were so popular, and enjoyed themselves so much, that they repeated their roles. Of course, ultimately, Wally’s not gone for good, he’s just taking a breather, and Compo knows this all along.

Cyril Blamire, who has never married, has retired from a post at the local Water Board which he believes makes his superior, from being a civil servant. We also sell a wide range of refurbished Mobile Phones and Tech from major brands like Apple, Samsung, Sony, Microsoft and much more.For some reason or other, the second series of Last of the Summer Wine, broadcast in 1975, ran to seven episodes instead of the traditional six, so that meant that, one week or another, I would have to take a bigger bite. Every single episode of the world's longest-running sitcom: all thirty-one series of the BBC's Last Of The Summer Wine. One additional development meant that the extended cast began to divide, explicitly, along gender lines, adopting a caricature pose reminiscent of Peter Tinniswood’s Brandon Family novels, in which the men, overall, took on child-like aspects, dreaming and obsessing over things that were essentially games, whilst the women acted as hard-headed and practical, looking down on their menfolk as idiots in need of firm schooling, as they had received in school. This division into male and female casts was carried over into LOTSW‘s first and only spin-off, First of the Summer Wine. Don’t get me wrong, I do not wish to see this uninspired and meaningless revival proceed but if there is an audience for it, sometimes we should remember that they have no less right to have programmes that suit their taste than we do.

The advent of Foggy was a necessary change without which the show, in my opinion, would not have outlasted the decade, let alone become television’s longest-running sitcom ever. Roy Clarke, however, stated that he was fully aware this was the last series, and preferred the show to have a quiet ending.The dvd’s that I have played so far have a title menu with episode selection with a nice picture background of some of the characters. The series, being staffed by older actors, had suffered losses before, most notably John Comer and Joe Gladwyn. Michael Bates was wonderful in the part, and it’s a genuine shame that his (ultimately fatal) illness kept him from continuing after series 2.

Yes, there are only 31 series total but for some reason starting around series 10 or 11 they get ahead of themselves and mislabel them and add an extra 1 to the count. It premiered as an episode of Comedy Playhouse on 4 January 1973, and the first series of episodes followed on 12 November 1973. James Gilbert wanted Bates as Blamire because of his reputation as a comedy actor, and Bates loved the role. For the last two series, Russ Abbott appeared as Luther ‘Hobbo’ Horndyke, ex-milkman, with Alvin, and Burt Kwouk as Entwistle. All 13 episodes from the first two series of Roy Clarke's popular comedy set in the Yorkshire Dales.Yes, on one level it was very naturalistic, in a manner well ahead of its time, depicting the conversations you have with your mates when you go out for a drink, but the subtlety of the approach, if it was intended to have that effect, was undermined by the comic personae: Blamire, Clegg and Compo are sitcom characters, not real people: they are overdrawn, rigid and overplayed. It was more of the same, gradually getting further and further away from reality and more and more characters were added until I gradually lost the ability to suspend disbelief and switched off.

Although many felt that the show's quality had declined over the years, [7] Last of the Summer Wine continued to receive large audiences for the BBC [8] and was praised for its positive portrayal of older people and family-friendly humour. It was strange to see all this so openly acknowledged, in a lightweight series that had long since rejected any darker edges and dedicated itself to portraying a fluffy and unreal life, but the sequence was handled immaculately, with care, delicacy, empathy and great, involving humour.Last of the Summer Wine inspired other adaptations, including a television prequel, [12] several novelisations, [13] and stage adaptations. FOTSW was set in 1939 and featured the trio of Clegg, Compo and Uttherthwaite, plus the young Foggy, and other similarly aged youngsters, in their late teens, with the Second World War approaching (War was declared in the final episode, which saw Clegg’s cousin Brad enlisting). The working title was changed later to The Library Mob, a reference to one of the trio's regular haunts early in the show. Helped by a supporting band of formidable wives, hen-pecked husbands, sexually-charged mistresses, inventors, pigeon fanciers . In between, Compo loses his doorkey at the Library whilst Blamire and Clegg are bouncing him on his head.



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