Last of the Summer Wine

The WORST episodes of Last of the Summer Wine

Every episode of Last of the Summer Wine ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Last of the Summer Wine!

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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In Which Gavin Hinchcliffe Loses the Gulf Stream
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#1 - In Which Gavin Hinchcliffe Loses the Gulf Stream

Season 24 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/2/2003

When the gang witness a old friend skiing on the roof of a van, they become attached to the idea...

Directors: Alan J.W. Bell
The Mother of All Mistakes - Or Is It?
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#2 - The Mother of All Mistakes - Or Is It?

Season 30 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/26/2009

Adopted as a baby, former milkman and undercover secret agent Hobbo is determined to trace his natural mother.

Hail Smiling Morn or Thereabouts
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#3 - Hail Smiling Morn or Thereabouts

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/17/1973

With a new camera in hands the trio spends the day trying to find interesting things to photograph.

Directors: Jimmy Gilbert
Wind Power
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6.29
7 votes

#4 - Wind Power

Season 9 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/15/1987

How can Seymour harness the power of the wind for the benefit of mankind? Once again, Compo is the ""test pilot""

The Bandit from Stoke-on-Trent
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10 votes

#5 - The Bandit from Stoke-on-Trent

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 1/4/1978

When "Laugh a Minute" Amos Hames, who toured Europe during the 1940's returns to town after many years missing, the finger of suspicion arises about the reason of his return.

Directors: Sydney Lotterby
The Love-Mobile
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3 votes

#6 - The Love-Mobile

Season 18 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/20/1997

The trio come across a mobile ""lonely hearts agency"". This time it seem it's the owners of the agency who need a bit of marital advice. Smiler tries to get rid of a tandem Auntie Wainwright sold him. He ends up being the perfect client for the lonely hearts agency.

Directors: Alan J.W. Bell
The Black Widow
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6.50
4 votes

#7 - The Black Widow

Season 15 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/7/1993

Too much home brew at a funeral tea leaves Compo and Foggy havingto rescue Clegg from the arms of an amorous widow.

The Pony Set
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4 votes

#8 - The Pony Set

Season 20 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/18/1999

When Compo decides to take up horseriding lessons to impress Nora Batty, it's up to Clegg and Truly to help him. For that they buy Auntie Wainright's wooden horse. The problems start when it's wheels prove to be too much of a ride

Directors: Alan J.W. Bell
Follow That Bottle
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6.50
4 votes

#9 - Follow That Bottle

Season 27 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/5/2006

Glenda decides that Barry would suit a hat, Smiler finds a suit of armour in the shop storeroom, Cleggs cousin turns up and Clegg, Truly, Billy, Alvin and Entwistle follow a bottle with a message in it. Marina and Miss Davenport compare notes on their love lives. Nelly joins the ladies for coffee at the cafe.

Has Anyone Seen Barry's Midlife Crisis?
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4 votes

#10 - Has Anyone Seen Barry's Midlife Crisis?

Season 27 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/19/2006

Barry is concerned that he isn't having a mid life crisis, he goes to see the Vicar about it. The wheel comes off Auntie Wainwright's cart and Clegg, Truly, Billy, Alvin and Entwistle and his invisible dog try to help Howard escape from home.

Inventor of the 40-Foot Ferret
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6.60
10 votes

#11 - Inventor of the 40-Foot Ferret

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/19/1973

Clegg and Blamire trie to convince Compo to step inside a church. than they talk about the existence of god, miracles and the possibility of an afterlife

Directors: Jimmy Gilbert
When You Take a Good Bite, Yorkshire Tastes Terrible
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6.67
6 votes

#12 - When You Take a Good Bite, Yorkshire Tastes Terrible

Season 9 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/22/1987

Old chum Bill Henry dies in America, which prompts Clegg to take Compo and Seymour on a sentimental journey.

A Landlady for Smiler
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6.67
3 votes

#13 - A Landlady for Smiler

Season 12 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/4/1990

Compo is more than a little concerned when Smiler moves in as Nora Batty's lodger

Have You Got a Light Mate?
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3 votes

#14 - Have You Got a Light Mate?

Season 15 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/14/1993

Smiler is selling security lights. Howard is determined to buy Marina a china shepherdess-if he can persuade Clegg to visit Auntie Wainwright's.

Stop That Bath
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3 votes

#15 - Stop That Bath

Season 15 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/21/1993

The trio finds they are involved in yet another of Howard's schemes to get a present to Marina-this time a cast iron bath!

Next Kiss Please
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3 votes

#16 - Next Kiss Please

Season 18 - Episode 8 - Aired 6/8/1997

Compo bets Foggy he can get Nora batty to kiss him before sun set. Will he manage to win the bet?

The Phantom Number 14 Bus
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3 votes

#17 - The Phantom Number 14 Bus

Season 20 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/20/1999

Compo, Clegg and Truly meet a man who wants to solve the mystery of the phantom number 14 bus, meanwhile Smiler has to deliver some furniture to the notorious Cooper Street. Pearl makes Howard sell off his collection of glue and Compo also ponders that great question... Has Nora Batty got a tattoo?

The Mystical Squeak of Howard's Bicycle
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3 votes

#18 - The Mystical Squeak of Howard's Bicycle

Season 23 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/13/2002

When Howard's bicycle starts squeaking around Pearl, he worries that it is some kind of curse. He decides to get the bicycle exorcised by a local expert - Norman Clegg...

Has Anyone Seen a Peruvian Wart?
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6.67
3 votes

#19 - Has Anyone Seen a Peruvian Wart?

Season 26 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/27/2005

Truly, Billy and Alvin meet Mr. Crowcroft, a womanising flower arranger who is looking for love, as a warm up for him meeting Billy's sister-in-law they introduce him to Nora Batty..shortly after he leaves for a monastery in Peru.

Catching Digby's Donkey
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10 votes

#20 - Catching Digby's Donkey

Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/31/1985

the trio set about the near impossible task of catching a stubborn donkey

A Quiet Drink
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6.71
7 votes

#21 - A Quiet Drink

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/2/1975

The trio tries to persuade a tight fisted man to buy a round of drinks. For that they devise a very peculiar plan.

Directors: Bernard Thompson
The Really Masculine Purse
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6.71
7 votes

#22 - The Really Masculine Purse

Season 9 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/25/1987

Compo willingly agrees to 'road-test' Seymour's new concept of a gentleman's purse - especially as there will be real money provided in it.

The Woollen Mills of Your Mind
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11 votes

#23 - The Woollen Mills of Your Mind

Season 8 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/7/1985

Compo enters the local marathon in order to impress Nora.

Directors: Alan J.W. Bell
By the Magnificent Thighs of Ernie Burniston
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6.75
4 votes

#24 - By the Magnificent Thighs of Ernie Burniston

Season 14 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/25/1992

Is Ernie Burniston's fitness all a bluff? To prove it, Foggy uses Compo as his ""guinea pig.""

Where There's Smoke, There's Barbecue
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6.75
4 votes

#25 - Where There's Smoke, There's Barbecue

Season 15 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/31/1993

The trio gets a gas grill from Auntie Wainwright, but its alarming potency brings an explosive touch to their barbecue. Howard is busy making improvements on his love-nest. Will it enflame Marina's passions, or just enflame Marina? And how did Howard end up with a wooden leg?

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