Last Of The Summer Wine had charm and appeal across all generations
Dec 17 2008 by Neil Atkinson, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
IT was the simple, harmless comedy that became a record-breaker.
It was a winter’s evening in 1973 when a presenter on BBC1 casually announced that a new TV comedy series was about to grace the small screen.
The show was set in a little town in the north of England and centred on the antics and meanderings of three elderly gentlemen.
Hardly earth-shattering material, but viewers all over the country enjoyed the antics of three special characters and the place where it was filmed.
So much so, that Last Of The Summer Wine is still running today – making it the BBC’s longest running comedy series ever.
It has been broadcast in more than 25 countries across the world, including the USA, Australia and Canada.
And there has been a spin-off for people in the Huddersfield area,in particular for Holmfirth.