Last of the Summer Wine

Season 1 Episode 1

Short Back and Palais Guide

Aired Sunday 7:05 PM Nov 12, 1973 on BBC
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Short Back and Palais Guide
The trio pays a visit to the barbers where they talk about the war, marriage, local women, and the frequent rows that exist between couples. then they go to the café, where the first (of many) arguments between Ivy and Sid takes place. Also, Compo realizes he forgot his house key in the library and the trio wonders through town, in search for the librarian.moreless

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Peter Sallis

Peter Sallis

Norman Clegg

Bill Owen

Bill Owen

Compo Simmonite (1973-2000)

Michael Bates

Michael Bates

Cyril Blamire (1973-1975)

Kathy Staff

Kathy Staff

Nora Batty (1973-2001, 2002-)

John Comer

John Comer

Sid (1973-1983)

Rosemary Martin

Rosemary Martin

Mrs. Partridge (1973)

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Judd: The main attraction here is my conversation.
      Blamire: Aye, about who dropped dead last week.
      Clegg: Do they really all just fall, Judd, or do you sometimes give 'em a push?

    • (In the police station)
      Officer: All right, Simmonite, you can smoke if you want.
      Compo: Why, it's just a quick puff...
      Officer: It'll have to be. The Inspector won't stand for it.
      (He gives Compo the Inspector's hat for an ashtray)
      Compo: Don't you like the Inspector?
      Officer: He's all right, but his cap's always full of ash.

    • (At the barber's)
      Blamire: Awww, give him something to play with, Judd-- like an open razor!

    • Clegg: I don't care where you go-- this is God's number-one area for unpleasant women of strong character.

    • Blamire: (to Barber, about Compo) When I was at school his idea of a good morning's walk was right across me pelvis!

  • NOTES (1)

    • First appearance of Jane Freeman and John Comer as Ivy and Sid who run the Café. Also introduced are the recurring characters of Mr Wainright and Mrs Partridge.