Last of the Summer Wine

The BEST episodes of Last of the Summer Wine

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last of the Summer Wine is an affectionate comedy about people in the autumn of their years. The series is the world's longest-running sitcom, having clocked up 31 series and numerous Christmas specials during its run.

Last Updated: 6/26/2022Network: BBC One
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Das Welly Boot
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8.60
5 votes

#1 - Das Welly Boot

Season 12 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/7/1990

Ivy lets Foggy fix her toaster, and it goes to his flippin' head. Now he thinks he can restore the tatty sunken boat he's found at the bottom of the lake. He actually accomplishes even this, so Compo decides he must get Nora Batty into the boat alone with him. But surely Nora knows better-- she'll have to be tricked.

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Elegy for Fallen Wellies
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8.50
4 votes

#2 - Elegy for Fallen Wellies

Season 21 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/23/2000

After seeing Nora Batty dressed in a ""sexy"" outfit, Compo's heart doesn't live up to the excitement. He dies a happy man! His friends show him their respects, and 200 pairs of white overalls provide an ideal goodbye to Compo...

Directors: Alan J.W. Bell
Goodnight Sweet Ferret
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8.50
4 votes

#3 - Goodnight Sweet Ferret

Season 30 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/21/2009

When word goes around town that Old Heptonstall is looking for volunteers, Hobbo and his army of volunteers, namely Alvin and Entwistle, go and visit him without a second thought.

It's Never Ten Years
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8.50
6 votes

#4 - It's Never Ten Years

Season 29 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/24/2008

Clegg and Truly reminisce fondly about their old friend Compo, who suffered at the hands of Nora Batty - and them.

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The Empire That Foggy Nearly Built
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8.40
5 votes

#5 - The Empire That Foggy Nearly Built

Season 12 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/14/1990

After a heated encounter with two motorists, Foggy decides there must be money to be made providing parking spaces.

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The Rights of Man (Except for Howard)
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8.40
5 votes

#6 - The Rights of Man (Except for Howard)

Season 31 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/8/2010

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.

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How Not to Cry at Weddings
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8.40
5 votes

#7 - How Not to Cry at Weddings

Season 31 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/29/2010

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.

All That Glitters is Not Elvis
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8.33
6 votes

#8 - All That Glitters is Not Elvis

Season 29 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/20/2008

After witnessing Lance trying to convince his wife that Elvis does truly indeed still live, Alvin and Entwistle conceive a plan to make The King appear.

Directors: Alan J.W. Bell
Getting Barry Higher in the World
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8.25
4 votes

#9 - Getting Barry Higher in the World

Season 11 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/19/1989

No sooner than Seymour's spotting a kite does the trio end up building and attempting to fly their own gigantic version.

In Which Howard Gets Double Booked
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8.25
4 votes

#10 - In Which Howard Gets Double Booked

Season 28 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/12/2007

Howard decides it's time to take Pearl out for a dinner to the "Fox and Duck" - so Pearl invites Nelly to come with, and Truly invites Marina to go with, now if only Howard knew about it.

The Mischievous Tinkle in Howard's Eyes
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8.20
5 votes

#11 - The Mischievous Tinkle in Howard's Eyes

Season 29 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/10/2008

Howard attempts to contact other nature lovers but finds out there are better ways than the mobile phone to do so.

Enter the Finger
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8.17
6 votes

#12 - Enter the Finger

Season 29 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/22/2008

Barry is tired of being outperformed in fitness by his physically fit neighbour, so his friends decide to help him out.

Directors: Alan J.W. Bell
Will the Genuine Racer Please Stand Up?
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8.17
6 votes

#13 - Will the Genuine Racer Please Stand Up?

Season 29 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/29/2008

Howard disguises himself like a racer to escape Pearl's watchful eye but discovers disguises have effects he didn't bargain for when Aunty Wainwright mistakes him for Tom.

Directors: Alan J.W. Bell
Is Jeremy Quite Safe?
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8.17
6 votes

#14 - Is Jeremy Quite Safe?

Season 29 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/13/2008

Howard becomes jealous when Marina and Miss Davenport become enamored with Jeremy, a man who claims to be an international jewel thief. When Tom discovers a safe in Aunty Wainwright's store which she can't remember the combination to, Howard puts Jeremy to the test by enlisting him to crack the safe.

Directors: Alan J.W. Bell
Cheering Up Gordon
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8.00
8 votes

#15 - Cheering Up Gordon

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/17/1976

When the trio notices Compo's nephew Gordon is depressed they come up with various ways of cheering him up.

Directors: Sydney Lotterby
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A Bicycle Made for Three
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8.00
14 votes

#16 - A Bicycle Made for Three

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/25/1982

Foggy convinces his companions to design a bycicle that fits each of their personalities

Directors: Alan J.W. Bell
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The Arts of Concealment
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8.00
9 votes

#17 - The Arts of Concealment

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/6/1983

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

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The Kiss and Mavis Poskitt
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8.00
5 votes

#18 - The Kiss and Mavis Poskitt

Season 11 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/22/1989

Clegg could be the answer to a lonely widow's prayer! meanwhile, who is kissing who?

That's Not Captain Zero
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8.00
4 votes

#19 - That's Not Captain Zero

Season 12 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/30/1990

Our trio helps Captain Zero when his vehicle breaks down but don't reckon on him getting drunk.

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The Glory Hole
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8.00
2 votes

#20 - The Glory Hole

Season 16 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/8/1995

Foggy grows dafter and is lately only interested in standing in a pit at a construction site because it reminds him of a foxhole in the war. Compo and Clegg get roped into his plans to recreate a battle scene. Are they headed for triumph, or is Triumph headed for them?

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Bicycle Bonanza
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8.00
3 votes

#21 - Bicycle Bonanza

Season 17 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/10/1995

Foggy thinks the trio should be more in contact with the wilderness, so he thinks of the ideal plan, counting with Auntie Wainright's bycicle bonanza, a map, and a basket of sandwiches

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The Glamour of the Uniform
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8.00
5 votes

#22 - The Glamour of the Uniform

Season 17 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/17/1995

Marina leaves Howard for good this time. he suspects that she has been seeing another man, and asks for the help of the trio to get her back. Foggy feels that what Howard needs is a bit of ""the glamour of the uniform"". Auntie Wainright's new established costume department might be just the perfect place to find it

Directors: Alan J.W. Bell
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Beware of the Elbow
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8.00
4 votes

#23 - Beware of the Elbow

Season 17 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/22/1995

The trio encounter a man, and his inflatable doll, which creates some natural curiosity among the three elders.

Directors: Alan J.W. Bell
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Lipstick and Other Problems
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8.00
5 votes

#24 - Lipstick and Other Problems

Season 21 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/2/2000

Truly tries to fix Clegg's Vacum Cleaner. Compo and Howard get into a fight with a big man. Barry gets in trouble, because he's ""caught"" by Marina, as she kisses him, and leaves traces of her lipstick on his mouth. In order to explain this to Glenda he enlists the help of the trio, and they start spreading the rumour that the kisses are for ""charity purposes"". Auntie Wainright sells a motorbike to two policemen.

Directors: Alan J.W. Bell
Ancient Eastern Wisdom: An Introduction
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8.00
3 votes

#25 - Ancient Eastern Wisdom: An Introduction

Season 24 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/12/2003

Whilst out walking, Clegg and Truly meet a Chinese handyman full of wisdom for a price - Entwistle from Hull. Also, Tom gets visited by the repo-man.

Directors: Alan J.W. Bell