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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I’m disappointed to find that the boxset does not include the Pilot episode, ‘Of Funerals and Fish’, broadcast as part of the 1973 Comedy Playhouse series in January, and which starts with the almost archetypal Roy Clarke gag (Norah Batty and a neighbour are watching Compo arguing with two workmen manhandling something out of his cellar lodgings: NB – They’re tekking his telly again, neighbour – Oh God, is it Thursday already? Needless to say, the demand for cancellation came entirely from people who did not watch the series, never had watched the series and would never dream of watching it, yet who believed that they had the right to prevent the programme’s not-so-negligible audience from watching it. 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. The humour, especially in the exchanges between the trio, may be many degrees more abrasive than the LOTSW we remember, but this was always intended to be cosy comedy.

Its popularity made this decision hard to justify, however, since even repeats sometimes received ratings of as many as five million viewers per episode. A selection of many famous comedy characters telling the story of the Batsman, this included Norman Clegg as portrayed by Peter Sallis. Welcome to Holmfirth, a breathtakingly beautiful village in the heart of the Holme Valley, home to our favourite idiosyncratic retired gentlemen.Instead, Clarke proposed that the men should all be unmarried, widowed, or divorced and either unemployed or retired, leaving them free to roam around like adolescents in the prime of their lives, unfettered and uninhibited. A lot of that can be described in negative terms: it isn’t soft, it isn’t cuddly, it isn’t slapstick, it isn’t a series of schticks from an array of characters who wqheel on and off to do their bit and dilute the amount of screentime that reduces the workload for an aging cast of characters.

LOTSW quickly broadened into an increasing number of set-pieces, as characters would do their thing in contrast to whatever piece of trouble had organised for the trio.By mbc1955 in The Goggle-Box July 5, 2023 1,132 Words 4 Comments Wednesday Morning Sitcom Time: Last of the Summer Wine s02 e01-04 – Forked Lightning/Who’s That Dancing With Nora Batty? There is a follow-up, ‘Curried Soul’ (on which the piano is played by aspiring sessionman Elton John) which, despite it being the follow-up to a massive hit, Radio 1 is curiously reluctant to play, even as something for the DJs to talk all the way through.

Although this helped the Holmfirth economy and made it a tourist destination, tensions occasionally surfaced between Holmfirth residents and the crew.All 13 episodes from the first two series of Roy Clarke's popular comedy set in the Yorkshire Dales. Lacking work with which to occupy their time, lacking any responsibility, this disparate trio are thrown together to fill in their time, whatever way they can. Meanwhile, Howard is in trouble when Marina, on finding out that he has made enquiries about another woman, turns up at his house.

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