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Welcome to Summerwine.net the website dedicated to the worlds longest running comedy series Last of the Summer Wine. The Site contains Photographs taken during filming plus a selection of the local views.

Come and visit the filming locations used with our detailed map of many of the hidden locations in the making of this fabulous series click on the Map Link for more information, I am pleased to see the map section has had over 121,400 visitors so I hope you enjoy looking around summer wine country.

Please register with the Forum where you can chat with like minded fans of the series,we like to hear from fans from all over the World


 On the 4th January 1973 the pilot episode of Last of the Summer Wine was shown on BBC television, this first episode titled “Of Funeral and Fish” was followed in November 1973 with Series One.

The writer Roy Clarke could not have imagined the show would last for 31 series totalling 296 episodes plus two special documentaries, a full list of episodes can be viewed HERE.

The show evolved around a trio of men with the Café , Library and Nora Batty’s home as the main locations along with the star of the show the glorious Yorkshire Countryside. The show was based in Holmfirth though over the years many locations were used for filming, see the Maps section.

As the years passed the cast grew and the third man was replaced several times, many of the cast were well know as they had appeared on our screens before in various shows. Plus the show often injected well know faces as guest who occasionally appeared in more than one episode, to see a full cast list visit THIS LINK.

The final episode was screened on 29th August 2010 as the BBC had decided they did not want to continue with the show and even though several petitions were sent to the BBC for the show to have at least a final special to close the show with grace, the then BBC management would not entertain the idea.

In 1988 a Spin off titled First of the Summer Wine was screened, again written by Roy Clarke and managed two series with 13 episodes in total,the gifted actor Peter Sallis also appeared in this show along with appearing in every episode of Last of the Summer Wine, which is some achievement.

 

 

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 Just Pearl

 
Just Pearl get yourselves over to Juliette Kaplan's websitePMW1 where you can purchase a DVD of the Just Pearl live show which is great fun and well worth the £12 www.juliettekaplan.com
 
 

 Cooper & Walsh Pilot

 
A Short Pilot clip for you to enjoy....the plan was to makecooper-walsh-FP a 90 minute video with funds raised via Crowdfunding...but sadly the funds did not reach the target.
 
 

 From The Directors Chair

 
Alan JW Bell's new book is now available and a Jolly good read for any fan of the show,Now Available in Waterstones. See the video promo with Ken Kitson which is directed by Alan JW Bell (Who Else) http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=p0Cnu5obqg8
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 Summer Wine Map Pages

 
Please visit our Last of the Summer Wine locations page on Google Maps.
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