Last of the Summer Wine (series 2)

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Last of the Summer Wine Series 2
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Last of the Summer Wine Series 1 & 2 DVD
Country of origin UK
No. of episodes 7
Release
Original network BBC1
Original release 5 March –
16 April 1975
Season chronology
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Last of the Summer Wine's second series originally aired on BBC1 between 5 March and 16 April 1975.[1] All episodes from this series were written by Roy Clarke and produced and directed by Bernard Thompson.[2]

Although ratings from the first series were not good, the BBC ordered a second series of Last of the Summer Wine after the first season aired but were delayed due to strike action. The second series was eventually produced and aired during March and April 1975. For the first time, series 2 saw two episodes make it into the top ten programs of the week, starting with the opening show, "Forked Lightning," which was watched by over 18 million people.[3]

Joining the cast this season was Joe Gladwin as Wally Batty, Nora Batty's henpecked husband.[4] Series 2 would also mark the final appearance of Blamire, played by Michael Bates, who left at the end of the series due to health problems.[5]

The second series was released on DVD in region 2 as a combined box set with series 1 on 2 September 2002.

Outline[edit]

The trio in this series consisted of:

Actor Role
Michael Bates Blamire
Bill Owen Compo
Peter Sallis Clegg

First appearances[edit]

Wally Batty (1975, 1976-1987)
Miss Probert and Miss Jones (1975) (Both these two characters only appeared in this series)

Last appearances[edit]

Blamire (1973-1975)

Episodes[edit]

No. No. in
series
Title Original airdate Prod. code Disc
8 1 "Forked Lightning" 5 March 1975 (1975-03-05) LLC1196N 3
9 2 "Who's That Dancing With Nora Batty Then?" 12 March 1975 (1975-03-12) LLC1198B 3
10 3 "The Changing Face of Rural Blamire" 19 March 1975 (1975-03-19) LLC1201Y 3
11 4 "Some Enchanted Evening" 26 March 1975 (1975-03-26) LLC1199W 3
12 5 "A Quiet Drink" 2 April 1975 (1975-04-02) LLC1197H 4
13 6 "Ballad for Wind Instruments and Canoe" 9 April 1975 (1975-04-09) LLC1200E 4
14 7 "Northern Flying Circus" 16 April 1975 (1975-04-16) ? 4

DVD release[edit]

The box set for series 1 and 2 was released by Universal Playback in September 2002.

The Complete Series 1 & 2
Set Details[6]
  • 13 episodes
  • 4-disc set
  • Language: English
Release Date
Region 2
2 September 2002

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Bright and Ross (2000), pp. 167–170
  2. ^ Bright and Ross (2000), p. 164
  3. ^ Bright and Ross (2000), pp. 17–19
  4. ^ Bright and Ross (2000), p. 96
  5. ^ Bright and Ross (2000), p. 19
  6. ^ "Last of the Summer Wine Series 1 & 2 [DVD]". Amazon. Retrieved 21 August 2016. 

References[edit]

Bright, Morris; Robert Ross (2000). Last of the Summer Wine: The Finest Vintage. London: BBC Worldwide Ltd. ISBN 0-563-55151-8. 

See also[edit]

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