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    Sigh

    Just having a moments thought. Why are there no actors like Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Michael Bates, Brian Wilde, Michael Aldridge, Frank Thornton, John Comer, Joe Gladwin, Gordon Wharmby around anymore? There's no one as entertaining or funny making anything nowadays. Such brilliant...
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    Selecting a tribute episode for each departed cast member

    When Bill Owen died, an episode of LOTSW was shown as a tribute. In this case, they chose Bill's personal favourite episode - From Wellies to Wet Suit. I believe Full Steam Behind was the favourite episode of both Peter Sallis and Brian Wilde. So, which episode would you dedicate to each...
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    Pick your favourite FIRST of the Summer Wine episodes

    There was a pilot special episode, followed by two series of FIRST of the Summer Wine. Here's your chance to pick your favourite episodes. I'll be generous, and allow you to pick THREE, yes THREE episodes. I shall go for: Taller Exercises The Way of the Warrior The Great Indoors.
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    Question on most recent Last of the Summer Wine books

    I haven't got round to buying any Last of the Summer Wine books lately. Which is shameful. The last book I obtained (big thanks to Terry) was'From the Director's Chair' by Alan JW Bell. And around that time I also bought 'Last of the Summer Wine' by Andrew Vine. Can anyone point out which...
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    New Holmfirth Video on You Tube

    Brilliant long video on You Tube titled 'Holmfirt, West Yorkshire (4k) Town Centre Walk. You will see many familar places, and as it a continuous walk, you will be able to work exactly where everything is and get to know your way around. Not sure why the upstairs cafe windows are boarded up...
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    Using SW quotes in real life conversation

    Anyone ever use any lines from LOTSW in everyday real life conversation? If I ever see flowers on a dinner table, I always have to say 'Who ordered salad?' (Compo, Uncle of the Bride, and he says something similar in another episode) If I'm offered a drink, I have to say 'Yes, we've time for a...
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    The Waist Land - Only £5?

    In The Waist Land, there is a brilliant little scene with guest star Hugh Lloyd, where he craves a pork pie. After a magnificent speech about pork pies, he demands to be quoted a ridiculous, extortionate, inflationary price for a pork pie. Yet Compo only asks for £5. Still a very expensive...
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    BF - old fashioned comedy

    I don't know the meaning, so apologies if this causes offence. I don't think it will. What's a BF? It's used in old comedies. In Doctor at Sea (cert U), the sign says Dr Simon Sparrow MD, but MD has been crossed out, and BF scrawled instead. In Shelley (cert PG), the graduate tells his...
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    The Ladder in Mending Stuart's Leg

    Re Mending Stuart's Leg, something that's always fascinated me for years and years, but never asked. How LONG is that ladder?? If I ever feel like it, I should try to count how many rungs there are, and calculate it. I don't think some of the people on the street when the ladder is being taken...
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    Return to Uncle of the Bride (YouTube Locations Video)

    It's a couple of years old, but I've just stumbled on this excellent YouTube video titled 'Return to Uncle of the Bride'. A group of young men have lovingly created this tribute to Uncle of the Bride, which features the locations of Clegg , Wesley and Seymour's houses - tp name a few. There...
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    Voicewizard on YouTube

    Go on YouTube and type in 'Voice Wizard'. This man is a genius at impresssions, he has recreated lost Hancock radio episodes by imitating Tony Hancock and the rest of the gang. He can impersonate virtually anyone it seems, I wonder if he could Last of the Summer Wine.
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    George Chakiris in Extra Extra

    Probably one of the worst episodes, and worst guest stars. This man is now 85, 86 later this year. He doesn't seem to age at all, if the pictures on the internet are anything to go by.
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    DFS local radio advert

    Heard an advert for a DFS furniture shop sale today on the radio. It was based on Wallace and Grommit. Very good likeness to Peter Sallis' voice - very passable, and must be considered if anyone made a talking book on the Norman Clegg diaries.
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    The Diary of Norman Clegg

    Definitely the subject of a new novel, should one ever happen. But how many times in the show did we see Clegg writing bits in his diary? From time to time we would see him jotting things down. Can anyone name the episodes this occurred, and if possible, what was happening at the time?
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    The Café and Grime

    Partly inspired by the Café and Cigarettes topic. I like the early episodes where the café was a bit shabby - all this changed during Series Six. In Series Three the café is at it's shabbiest - it's really black with dirt and grime. Do we think the designer for Series Three over-did things...
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    Pick two episodes s4

    You know the drill. Pick your two most favourite episodes from Series Four, and explain what makes them so great. A Merry Heatwave can clearly be considered as an episode from Series Four. The 1978 Special Small Tune on a Penny Wassail is in no man's land, between Series 4 and Series 5, so I...
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    Pick two episodes s3

    Series Three was when Foggy joined the show. Some great episodes here, most are clearly written with Blamire in mind. You have the difficult task to pick just two episodes from this series, and tell us what makes them great.
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    Carry On Last of the Summer Wine

    Just for fun, how many Carry On actors and actresses can be find that have appeared in Last of the Summer Wine? This includes all the bit players and less known people. Here's two to start the ball rolling: Frank Thornton (Truly and Carry On Screaming) John Bluthal (Brushes at Dawn and Carry...
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    Pick two episodes s2

    Series Two was the last to feature Michael Bates, though he did carry on working on a few more series of It Ain't Half Hot Mum. Pick two of your favourite episodes from Series Two, and explain what makes them so great. If anyone would like a list of Series Two episodes, help is not far away.
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    Pick two episodes s1

    TEN WHOLE DAYS AND NO NEW ACTIVITY ON THE GENERAL DISCUSSION FORUM. This will not do, we have to do something. If everyone could pick TWO of their favourite episodes from SERIES ONE, and explain what makes them special. The pilot episode can be included as one of the choices. Go.
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