First of The Summer Wine.

Peripheral

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#1
As I'm new I have been reading some of the old messages that have been posted. I haven't, as yet, found any reference to 'First of the Summer Wine'. Did anyone enjoy those two series? I found them very interesting and humorous.
Peri.
 

happyjack

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#2
Yes Peri I watched them and I have the dvd`s. I thought there was a bit more mileage in the series to have at least a full 6 more episodes. And yes I do enjoy them and watch them quite regularly
 

Peripheral

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#3
I suppose you spotted the most glaring error in the series that became apparent in LOTSW. When Seymour joined the series he did not know Compo but they were together in First of the Summer Wine.:fp:
Peri.
 

RickAns

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#4
I guess Seymour conveniently 'forgot' about knowing Compo in the past. Good eye, though. I had not noticed that they knew each other in FotSW.

There should be a few threads around here on First of the Summer Wine. Should even be a link to a FoTSW info website on here somewhere with interviews from the cast. A good read.

When I first started watching it I was unsure what to expect they were going to do with my favorite characters of LotSW. Took a little getting used to different people playing the main characters. I often thought that the younger Compo version was taller than the older version of Compo in relation to the other characters. After a bit I really started to like the show and wish that they had made more seasons of it. So much potential to the grow the Summer Wine show.

They were creating some nice backstory for the characters. Enjoyed seeing the courtship of Wally and Nora. Dilys (Joanne Heywood of Grace & Favour / Are You Being Served, Again? was a great character and actress. Lena who pursued Seymour was another good character. Seeing a young Ivy and hopefully a young Sid would have been a great story line to unfold.

Of course having Peter Sallis and Maggie Ollerenshaw were a great couple as Norman's parents. Even though the sight gag of the painted fence gate probably got old to most. I still chuckled when it happened and thought out load 'You Should Have Known'. I own the DVD's and enjoy watching them as part of the Summer Wine universe.
 
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