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Last of the Summer Wine

Last of the Summer Wine has been on the air for more than 30 years, led to numerous Christmas specials and a 1988 prequel, First of the Summer Wine, with the whole canon being written by just one man: Roy Clarke. The show started as a submission for the BBC's Comedy Playhouse in 1973, and before the year was up, it had evolved into a full-length television series. A whimsical comedy with a penchant for light philosophy and full-on slapstick, Last of the Summer Wine follows the misadventures of three elderly friends tramping around the Yorkshire countryside (the town of Holmfirth and its surroundings).