Last Of The Summer Wine: The Very Best Of Last

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While some pleasures are an acquired taste, a partiality to a drop of the BBC’s Last of the Summer Wine has been acquired by millions with no difficulty at all. Here are the much loved Compo,

While some pleasures are an acquired taste, a partiality to a drop of the BBC’s Last of the Summer Wine has been acquired by millions with no difficulty at all. Here are the much loved Compo, Clegg and Foggy in their picturesque Yorkshire village, unique characters brought to life by three fine character actors : Bill Owen, Michael Bates and Peter Sallis (the latter also famed as the voice of Wallace of the Wallace and Gromit animations). This is a quaint, whimsically exaggerated world, comfortably familiar, gently humorous and ever so English. There are five episodes on this “Best of” collection—“Spring Fever”, “A Quiet Drink”, “Three Men and a Mangle”, “Who’s That Dancing with Nora Batty Then?” and “The Kink in Foggy’s Niblick”. The first three have also appeared on collections of the same names, the fourth on Forked Lightening, the last on The Finest Vintage. Perhaps old wine is best, for only one show on the tape dates from later than 1976, while the 90s are not represented at all. Here then is an opportunity to go back to near the beginning, and sample some now mature classic years. Writer Roy Clarke’s Open All Hours and Keeping Up Appearances are also available on BBC video. –Gary S. Dalkin

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