Last of the Summer Wine Specials

Specials

Last of the Summer Wine Specials

First Air Date: December 26, 1978

First Aired on    :   1978
Episodes    :   28 episodes



Episodes

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0x28 I Was a Hitman for Primrose Dairies (2008 Christmas Special) (December 31, 2008)


Luther 'Hobbo' Hobdyke, a retired milkman with strong links to MI5, arrives in the village. Very soon, calling upon his experiences on numerous dangerous missions overseas as a master spy, he forms a small team of reluctant volunteers, consisting of Alvin and Entwistle, ready to react to any emergency in the village. Finding that Hobbo has moved in next door, Clegg and Truly recall that he was never much of a milkman, but have to admit that his needlework is always exemplary.


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0x27 A Tale of Two Sweaters (2006 Christmas Special) (December 28, 2006)


Alvin has Truly and Norman over for a Holiday dinner. Glenda invited a man to dinner that Barry does not like. Pearl and Marina each give Howard a sweater vest, so he wears them both... at the same time. Auntie Wainwright gives Tom and Smiler a dinner that is actually nice, and then empties their pockets in a card game.


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0x26 Merry Entwistle and Jackson Day (2005 Christmas Special) (December 18, 2005)


Truly and Norman are drawn into Howard's latest escape plan. Auntie Wainwright dresses Smiler as Father Christmas and Tom as an elf. Glenda tries to help Barry get over a negative reflective mood. The local police think the men are a gang trying to dispose of a body.


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0x25 Variations on a Theme of the Widow Winstanley (2004 Christmas Special) (December 19, 2004)


Feeling too old for a bicycle, Howard purchases a "secret" car. Barry is having a spiritual crisis.


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0x24 A Short Blast of Fred Astaire (2003 Christmas Special) (December 21, 2003)


Norman has been roped into performing a humorous monologue for the Christmas Concert. Pearl plans to force Howard to mime a recording of Nelson Eddy. Glenda plans to force Barry to perform as a magician. Billy wants to give an archery demonstration. Alvin is practicing as a one-man-band. Entwistle hypnotizes Smiler into knowing how to dance.


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0x23 Thirty Years of Last of the Summer Wine (2003 Documentary) (April 13, 2003)


A guide to 30 Years Of Last Of The Summer Wine, the 2003 BBC One TV documentary. A celebration of the world's longest-running comedy series.


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0x22 A Musical Passing for a Miserable Muscroft (2002 Christmas Special) (December 29, 2002)


When Nora Batty books Billy Ingleton's organ for a charity fair, she badly underestimates how much of an attraction it will be... Marina declines to go out with Howard because she's caught the showbiz bug, and is rehearsing a play at the local church. Howard asks the trio to help him think of something "showbizzy" they can do together.


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0x21 Potts in Pole Position (2001 Christmas Special) (December 30, 2001)


Tom intends to to give Howard a "going fishing" excuse. Truly, Clegg and Billy meet a polar explorer with a domineering wife. Marina and Auntie Wainwright tart-up the explorer's wife. Pearl and Glenda go hunting for fishermen.


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0x20 Last Post And Pigeon (2000 New Year's Special) (January 02, 2000)


Compo is selected to travel to France with a group of local WWII veterans, only to have the offer withdrawn when the organisers realize how scruffy he looks. The local ladies take pity on him and collect enough money for him to go, and Truly and Clegg join him for the trip. Meanwhile, Edie's long-estranged sister Ros shows up in town, ready to make amends with Edie and possibly settle down again. Edie, angry at her for leaving her husband and devastating their mother, isn't interested in reconnecting. In France, the trio has two goals: to release Billy Hardcastle's homing pigeon and to revisit a spot Compo and some of his fellow soldiers camped overnight after a gruelling escape from the Germans. There's just one snag: Compo doesn't remember where it is.


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0x19 There Goes the Groom (1997 Christmas Special) (December 28, 1997)


Compo, Clegg and Truly chase a reluctant groom all through the village and beyond to stop him from escaping his wedding. Meanwhile, hungover best man Barry is frantically trying to locate the missing wedding ring.


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0x18 Extra! Extra! (1996 Christmas Special) (December 29, 1996)


All types of strange creatures seem to be parading themselves through town. The reason? A new film's being made. All the locals get involved on the production of the film. Pearl puts a secret electric device on Howard's bycicle, so she can track him down, when he escapes her.


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0x17 A Leg Up for Christmas (1995 Christmas Special) (December 25, 1995)


A depressed Howard tries to build himself up but, under Foggy's instruction, ends up breaking his leg. Auntie Wainwright has Smiler testing a Triumph Motorcycle, after she rents him the riding gear. Foggy intends to sneak Marina past Pearl and into Norman's house so that Howard can come over to see her. Meanwhile, the ladies morning coffee group plan to give Howard a surprise visit that same evening to cheer him up during his recovery.


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0x16 The Man Who Nearly Knew Pavarotti (1995 New Year's Special) (January 01, 1995)


Wesley gets Foggy, Norman and Compo to help him move a Piano for Auntie Wainwright almost running into Billy Ingleton, who takes a shine to the instrument. Foggy wants credit as the concert promoter for Billy. Howard and Marina wear, what they think are, disguises. Eli conducts The Holme Band at the concert. Compo saves the show.


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0x15 Welcome to Earth (1993 Christmas Special) (December 27, 1993)


Compo, Clegg and Foggy encounter a stranger from the Heckmondwike Extraterrestrial Club who foresees aliens landing in Yorkshire.


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0x14 Situations Vacant (1991 Christmas Special) (December 22, 1991)


The trio start a courier service. Wesley fails to keep clean.


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0x13 Barry's Christmas (1990 Christmas Special) (December 27, 1990)


Is Barry taking the spirit of Christmas too far when he's found "sleeping it off" in the pub wearing a Santa suit?


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0x12 What's Santa Brought for Nora Then? (1989 Christmas Special) (December 23, 1989)


Compo is desperate to buy a present for Nora, and a visit to Auntie Wainwright's may provide the answer.


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0x11 Crums (1988 Christmas Special) (December 24, 1988)


Barry has a secret - he wants to get Glenda a water-bed for Christmas.


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0x10 Big Day at Dream Acres (1987 Christmas Special) (December 31, 1987)


It's the annual garden fete at Dream Acres, featuring Nora as VIP waitress and a tramp who has taken a special interest in one particular donkey."Movie length" 90 minute Christmas Special.


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0x09 Merry Christmas, Father Christmas (1986 Christmas Special) (December 28, 1986)


Seymour plans to put some magic back into Christmas and Santa back where he belongs-on the rooftops not on a bicycle.


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0x08 Uncle of the Bride (1986 New Year's Special) (January 01, 1986)


The day of Barry and Glenda's wedding brings new gossip to town, and also introduces her uncle Seymour as the new third man of the group. "Movie length" 90 minute New Years special.


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0x07 The Loxley Lozenge (1984 Christmas Special) (December 30, 1984)


Wesley has discovered an old racing car. Compo, Clegg and Foggy offer to help him transport it back to his shed, not reckoning on its condition.


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0x06 Getting Sam Home (1983 Christmas Special) (December 27, 1983)


After Sam's inconsiderate demise at the home of Lily-Bless-Her, our trio are faced with the task of explaining to his wife about his wet feet and fluffy suit. 90 minute Christmas Special.


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0x05 The Funny Side of Christmas (December 27, 1982)


'The Funny Side of Christmas' is a Christmas special broadcast by BBC1 on 27 December 1982. Presented by Frank Muir, it comprised one comedy sketch each from 10 contemporaneous English comedy series: Butterflies, The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin, Last of the Summer Wine, The Les Dawson Show, Only Fools and Horses, Open All Hours, Smith and Jones, Sorry!, Three of a Kind, and Yes Minister.


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0x04 All Mod Conned (1982 Christmas Special) (December 25, 1982)


Wanting to take a break from the comercial side of Christmas Foggy books a seaside caravan for himself, Compo and Clegg.


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0x03 Whoops (1981 Christmas Special) (December 25, 1981)


Christmas isn't what it used to be, so the trio decide to look for two old school chums to help recapture the spirit of their youth.


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0x02 And a Dewhurst Up a Fir Tree (1979 Christmas Special) (December 27, 1979)


Foggy decides to beat the Christmas rush-in the middle of summer. He ends up being conned by Big Eric who sells him 100 Christmas trees for 10. A bargain? Not when they are crawling with insects!


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0x01 Small Tune on a Penny Wassail (1978 Christmas Special) (December 26, 1978)


It's Christmas Day and the usual festivities are underway. Compo becomes interested in a skateboard.