Worst & Best Last of the Summer Wine Episodes/List

About the Series

Genre: UK Sitcom
Series: 31
Episodes: 295
First Transmission: 1973-2010
Channel: BBC

Last of the Summer Wine is a British sitcom created and written by Roy Clarke.

The sitcom was set and filmed in and around Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, England, and centred on a trio of old men and the many misadventures that they pursue. The membership of the trio changed several times over the years – the main and most popular trio consisting of Bill Owen, Peter Sallis and Brian Wilde.

Last of the Summer Wine is the longest-running comedy programme in Britain and the longest-running sitcom in the world.

Bill Owen: Compo
Peter Sallis: Norman Clegg
Brian Wilde: Foggy


Best Episode ( S21 Ep5 )

Elegy for Fallen wellies – Nora takes a dare from Ivy to present herself at Compo’s doorstep. He collapses and has to be rushed to hospital. Unfortunately, the doctor’s cannot save him.  That night, Cleggy, Truly, Nora and Ivy, spend the night remembering him and figure out how to give him a proper send-off.

23 April 2000

Imdb Score [8.9]



Worst Episode ( S30 Ep4 )

Who’s That Looking Sideways at Nelly – Hobbo disguises himself as a German, the villagers are curious about where Nelly goes in the afternoon and Barry and Morton and Toby try jogging. The local constabulary display their usual level of competence.

10 May 2009

Imdb Score – [5.6]




Full Episode List

Key:-  Blue highlighted episodes rated in the top half, brown highlighted episodes rated in the bottom half.


Season One

The Lost Key (1973)

Inventor Of The 40-Foot Ferret (1973)

Pate And Chips (1973)

Spring Fever (1973)

The New Mobile Trio (1973)

Hail Smiling Morn Or Thereabouts (1973)


Season Two

Forked Lightning (1975)

Who’s That Dancing With Nora Batty? (1975)

The Changing Face Of Rural Blamire (1975)

Some Enchanted Evening (1975)

A Quiet Drink (1975)

Ballad For Wind Instruments And Canoe (1975)

Northern Flying Circus (1975)


Season Three

The Man From Oswestry (1976)

Mending Stuart’s Leg (1976)

The Great Boarding House Bathroom Caper (1976)

Cheering Up Gordon (1976)

The Kink In Foggy’s Niblick (1976)

Going To Gordon’s Wedding (1976)

Isometrics And After (1976)


Season Four

Ferret Come Home (1977)

Getting On Sidney’s Wire (1977)

Jubilee (1977)

Flower Power Cut (1977)

Who’s Made A Bit Of A Splash In Wales Then? (1977)

Greenfingers (1977)

A Merry Heatwave (1978)

The Bandit From Stoke-On-Trent (1978)

Small Tune On A Penny Wassail (1978)


Season Five

Full Steam Behind (1979)

The Flag And Its Snags (1979)

The Flag And Further Snags (1979)

Deep In The Heart Of Yorkshire (1979)

Earnshaw Strikes (1979)

Here We Go Into The Wild Blue Yonder (1979)

Here We Go Again Into The Wild Blue Yonder (1979)

And A Dewhurst Up A Fir Tree (1979)

Whoops (1981)


Season Six

In The Service Of Humanity (1982)

Car And Garter (1982)

The Odd Dog Men (1982)

A Bicycle Made For Three (1982)

One Of The Last Few Places Unexplored By Man (1982)

Serenade For Tight Jeans And Metal Detector (1982)

From Wellies To Wetsuit (1982)

All Mod Conned (1982)


Season Seven

The Frozen Turkey Man (1983)

The White Man’s Grave (1983)

The Waist Land (1983)

Cheering Up Ludovic (1983)

The Three Astaires (1983)

The Arts Of Concealment (1983)

Getting Sam Home (1983)


Season Eight

The Loxley Lozenge (1984)

The Mysterious Feet Of Nora Batty (1985)

Keeping Britain Tidy (1985)

Enter The Phantom (1985)

Catching Digby’s Donkey (1985)

The Woollen Mills Of Your Mind (1985)

Who’s Looking After The Cafe Then? (1985)


Season Nine

Uncle Of The Bride (1986)

Merry Christmas, Father Christmas (1986)

Why Does Norman Clegg Buy Ladies’ Elastic Stockings? (1987)

The Heavily Reinforced Bottom (1987)

Dried Dates And Codfanglers (1987)

The Really Masculine Purse (1987)

Who’s Feeling Ejected Then? (1987)

The Ice-Cream Man Cometh (1987)

Set The People Free (1987)

Go With The Flow (1987)

Jaws (1987)

Edie And The Automobile (1987)

Wind Power (1987)

When You Take A Good Bite Of Yorkshire, It Tastes Terrible (1987)

Big Day At Dream Acres (1987)


Season Ten

The Experiment (1988)

The Treasure Of The Deep (1988)

Dancing Feet (1988)

That Certain Smile (1988)

Downhill Racer (1988)

The Day Of The Welsh Ferret (1988)

Crums (1988)


Season Eleven

Come Back, Jack Harry Teesdale (1989)

The Kiss And Mavis Poskitt (1989)

Oh Shut Up And Eat Your Choc Ice (1989)

Who’s That Bloke With Nora Batty Then? (1989)

Happy Anniversary Gough And Jessie (1989)

Getting Barry Higher In The World (1989)

Three Men And A Mangle (1989)

What’s Santa Brought For Nora Then? (1989)


Season Twelve

Return Of The Warrior (1990)

Come In, Sunray Major (1990)

The Charity Balls (1990)

Walking Stiff Can Make You Famous (1990)

That’s Not Captain Zero (1990)

Das Welly Boot (1990)

The Empire That Foggy Nearly Built (1990)

The Last Surviving Maurice Chevalier Impression (1990)

Roll On (1990)

A Landlady For Smiler (1990)

Barry’s Christmas (1990)


Season Thirteen

Quick, Quick, Slow (1991)

Give Us A Lift (1991)

Was That Nora Batty Singing? (1991)

Cash Flow Problems (1991)

Passing The Earring (1991)

Pole Star (1991)

Situations Vacant (1991)


Season Fourteen

By The Magnificent Thighs Of Ernie Burniston (1992)

Errol Flynn Used To Have A Pair Like That (1992)

The Phantom Of The Graveyard (1992)

The Self-Propelled Salad Strainer (1992)

Ordeal By Trousers (1992)

Happy Birthday, Howard (1992)

Who’s Got Rhythm? (1992)

Camera Shy (1992)

Wheelies (1992)

Stop That Castle (1992)


Season Fifteen

How To Clear Your Pipes (1993)

Where There’s Smoke, There’s Barbecue (1993)

The Black Widow (1993)

Have You Got A Light Mate? (1993)

Concerto For Solo Bicycle (1993)

Stop That Bath (1993)

Springing Smiler (1993)

There Are Gypsies At The Bottom Of Our Garden (1993)

Aladdin Gets On Your Wick (1993)

Welcome To Earth (1993)


Season Sixteen

The Man Who Nearly Knew Pavarotti (1995)

The Glory Hole (1995)

Adopted By A Stray (1995)

The Defeat Of The Stoneworm (1995)

Once In A Moonlit Junkyard (1995)

The Space Ace (1995)

The Most Powerful Eyeballs In West Yorkshire (1995)

The Dewhursts Of Ogleby Hall (1995)

The Sweet Smell Of Excess (1995)


Season Seventeen

Leaving Home Forever Or Till Teatime (1995)

Bicycle Bonanza (1995)

The Glamour Of The Uniform (1995)

The First Human Being To Ride A Hill (1995)

Captain Clutterbuck’s Treasure (1995)

Desperate For A Duffield (1995)

The Suit That Turned Left (1995)

Beware Of The Elbow (1995)

The Thing In Wesley’s Shed (1995)

Brushes At Dawn (1995)

A Leg Up For Christmas (1995)


Season Eighteen

Extra! Extra! (1996)

The Love-Mobile (1997)

A Clean Sweep (1997)

The Mysterious C. W. Northrop (1997)

A Double For Howard (1997)

How To Create A Monster (1997)

Deviations With Davenport (1997)

According To The Prophet Bickerdyke (1997)

Next Kiss Please (1997)

Destiny And Six Bananas (1997)

A Sidecar Named Desire (1997)


Season Nineteen

There Goes The Groom (1997)

Beware The Oglethorpe (1998)

Tarzan Of The Towpath (1998)

Truly And The Hole Truth (1998)

Oh Howard, We Should Get One Of Those (1998)

The Suit That Attracts Blondes (1998)

The Only Diesel Saxophone In Captivity (1998)

Perfection – Thy Name Is Ridley (1998)

Nowhere Particular (1998)

From Audrey Nash To The Widow Dilhooley (1998)

Support Your Local Skydiver (1998)


Season Twenty

The Pony Set (1999)

How Errol Flynn Discovered The Secret Scar Of Nora Batty (1999)

Who’s Thrown Her Tom Cruise Photos Away? (1999)

What’s Happened To Barry’s Nose? (1999)

Optimism In The Housing Market (1999)

Will Barry Go Septic Despite Listening To Classical Music? (1999)

Beware The Vanilla Slice (1999)

Howard Throws A Wobbler (1999)

The Phantom Number 14 Bus (1999)

Ironing Day (1999)


Season Twenty One

Last Post And Pigeon (2000)

Lipstick And Other Problems (2000)

Under The Rug (2000)

Magic And The Morris Minor (2000)

Elegy For Fallen Wellies (2000)

Surprise At Throstlenest (2000)

Just A Small Funeral (2000)

From Here To Paternity (2000)

Some Vans Can Make You Deaf (2000)

Waggoner’s Roll (2000)

I Didn’t Know Barry Could Play (2000)


Season Twenty Two

Getting Barry’s Goat (2001)

The Art Of The Shorts Story (2001)

The Missing Bus Of Mrs. Avery (2001)

Hey! Big Vendor (2001)

Enter The Hawk (2001)

Gnome And Away (2001)

A Hair Of The Blonde That Bit You (2001)

A White Sweater And A Solicitor’s Letter (2001)

Why Is Barry At An Angle? (2001)

Coming Of The Beast (2001)

Potts In Pole Position (2001)


Season Twenty Three

A Brief Excursion In The Fast Lane (2002)

The Mystical Squeak Of Howard’s Bicycle (2002)

Mervyn Would Be Proud (2002)

The Incredible Ordeal Of Norman Clegg (2002)

Beware Of The Hot Dog (2002)

In Search Of Childlike Joy And The Farthest Reaches Of The Lotus Position (2002)

A Chaise Longue Too Far (2002)

Exercising Father’s Bicycle (2002)

Sadly, Madly, Bradley (2002)

It All Began With An Old Volvo Headlamp (2002)

A Musical Passing for a Miserable Muscroft (2002)


Season Twenty Four

The Lair of the Cat Creature (2003)

Ancient Eastern Wisdom: An Introduction (2003)

A Pick-Up of the Later Ming Dynasty (2003)

The Secret Birthday of Norman Clegg (2003)

In Which Gavin Hinchcliffe Loses the Gulf Stream (2003)

The Miraculous Curing of Old Goff Helliwell (2003)

The Frenchies Are Coming (2003)

The Man Who Invented Yorkshire Funny Stuff (2003)

The Second Husband and the Showgirls (2003)

All of a Florrie (2003)

A Short Burst Of Fred Astaire (2003)


Season Twenty Five

Jurassic No Parking (2004)

The General’s Greatest Battle (2004)

Spores (2004)

Happy Birthday Robin Hood (2004)

Who’s That With Barry And Glenda? – It’s Not Barry And Glenda (2004)

An Apple A Day (2004)

Barry Becomes A Psychopathic Killer, but Only Part Time (2004)

Things To Do When Your Wife Runs Off With A Turkish Waiter (2004)

Beware of Laughing at Nora’s Hats (2004)

Yours Truly – If You’re Not Careful (2004)

Variations on a Theme of the Widow Winstanley (2004)


Season Twenty Six

The Swan Man Of Ilkley (2005)

Watching the Clock (2005)

Has Anyone Seen a Peruvian Wart? (2005)

Hermione (The Short Course) (2005)

Who’s That Mouse in the Poetry Group? (2005)

Available for Weddings (2005)

The McDonaghs of Jamieson Street (2005)

The Afterthoughts of a Co-op Manager (2005)

Lot Number 8 (2005)

Little Orphan Howard (2005)

Merry Enthwhistle and Jackson Day (2005)


Season Twenty Seven

Follow That Bottle (2006)

How to Remove a Cousin (2006)

Has Anyone Seen Barry’s Midlife Crisis? (2006)

The Genuine Outdoors Robin Hood Barbi (2006)

Barry in Danger from Reading and Aunt Jessie (2006)

Who’s That Merry Man With Billy Then (2006)

Who’s That Talking to Lenny (2006)

Oh Look! Mitzi’s Found Her Mummy (2006)

Plenty of Room in the Back (2006)

A Tale of Two Sweaters (2006)



Season Twenty Eight

The Second Stag Night of Doggy Wilkinson (2007)

What Happened to the Horse? (2007)

Variations on a Theme of Road Rage (2007)

In Which Howard Gets Double Booked  (2007)

Will The Nearest Alien Please Come In (2007) 

Elegy for Small Creature and Clandestine Trackbike (2007) 

The Crowcroft Challenge (2007)

Must Be Good Dancer (2007)

In Which Howard Remembers Where He Left His Bicycle Pump (2007)

Sinclair And The Wormley Witches (2007)



Season Twenty Nine

Enter the Finger (2008)

Will the Genuine Racer Please Stand Up? (2008)

A Short Introduction to Cooper’s Rules (2008)

Is Jeremy Quite Safe? (2008)

All That Glitters is Not Elvis (2008)

Eva’s Back in Town (2008)

In Which Romance Isn’t Dead – Just Incompetent (2008)

The Mischievous Tinkle in Howard’s Eyes (2008)

Of Passion and Pizza (2008)

It’s Never Ten Years (2008)

Get Out Of That, Then (2008)


Season Thirty

I Was A Hitman for Primrose Dairies (2008)

Some Adventures of the Inventor of the Mother Stitch (2009)

The mother of all mistakes – or is it? (2009)

Will Howard cross the Atlantic single-handed? (2009)

Who’s that looking sideways at Nelly? (2009)

Nobody messes with Tony the Throat (2009)

Will Stella find true love with Norris Fairburn? (2009)

Will Randolph make a good impression? (2009)

In which romance springs a leak (2009)

Variations on a theme of Father’s Day (2009)

Goodnight Sweet Ferret (2009)


Season Thirty One

Behind every bush, there is not necessarily a Howard (2010)

Happy Camping (2010)

The Rights of Man (Except for Howard) (2010)

Howard and the Great Outdoors (2010)

Look Whose Wheels Come Off (2010)

How Not to Cry at Weddings (2010)