Last of the Summer Wine (series 6)

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Last of the Summer Wine Series 6
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Last of the Summer Wine Series 5 & 6 DVD
Country of origin UK
No. of episodes 7
Release
Original network BBC1
Original release 25 December 1981 – 15 February 1982
Season chronology
← Previous
5
Next →
7

Last of the Summer Wine's sixth series originally aired on BBC1 between 4 January and 15 February 1982.[1] All episodes from this series were written by Roy Clarke and produced and directed by Alan J. W. Bell.[2]

The sixth series was released on DVD in region 2 as a combined box set with series 5 on 5 March 2007.

Outline[edit]

The trio in this series consisted of:

Actor Role
Bill Owen Compo
Peter Sallis Clegg
Brian Wilde Foggy

First appearances[edit]

Wesley Pegden (1982, 1984-2002)

List of episodes[edit]

Christmas Special (1981)

Title Airdate Description Notes
Whoops 25 December The trio decide to look up some old school friends, to try and recapture the spirit of Christmas from the past.
  • This is the first occasion when the title music, with added lyrics, was sung by a choir.
  • Included On Series 5 & 6 Boxset

Regular series

Title Airdate Description Notes
In the Service Of Humanity 4 January Foggy decides to start up a rescue service, and Wally is a perfect customer.
  • This Episode marks the Cameo Appearance of Tony Good
Car & Garter 11 January After meeting car enthusiast Wesley Pegden, Compo volunteers to test drive his car, in order to impress Nora Batty.
  • This Episode marked the First Ever Appearance of Wesley (as Guest Star), who would (due to popularity) return 2 years later.
The Odd Dog Men 18 January Foggy decides to open up a dog walking service.
A Bicycle Made For Three 25 January After the trio ride, and crash, Clegg's bike, they decide that they need a bike each. A local shopkeeper lets them build their own from his spares. Meanwhile, Sid and Ivy have redecorated the Cafe.
  • Guest Appearance of Joe Melia
  • From this episode thereafter, til series' end nearly 30 years later, the cafe is redecorated/revamped.
One Of The Last Few Places Unexplored By Man 1 February Compo wants to have his photograph taken in Nora Batty's bedroom.
Serenade For Tight Jeans and Metal Detector 8 February Foggy persuades Compo to buy a new pair of trousers, and Clegg to buy a Metal Detector.
From Wellies To Wet Suit 15 February Compo buys Sid's wet suit and, after a go at snorkeling, he is persuaded to take up water-skiing.

DVD release[edit]

The box set for series 5 and 6 was released by Universal Playback in March 2007.

The Complete Series 5 & 6
Set Details[3]
  • 17 episodes
  • 3-disc set
  • Language: English
Release Date
Region 2
5 March 2007

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Bright and Ross (2000), pp. 176–178
  2. ^ Bright and Ross (2000), p. 164
  3. ^ "Last of the Summer Wine Series 5 & 6 [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. 

External links[edit]