A prequel to Roy Clarke’s original Last of the Summer Wine and featuring Peter Sallis, First of the Summer Wine takes place in a small Yorkshire village. The action revolves around the antics of the young Compo, Clegg and Seymour and their usually level-headed female counterparts, all of whom are grappling with the world around them, their youth, and their experiences with the opposite sex – usually with hilarious consequences.
Set between May and September 1939 as Hitler’s Nazi Germany and Great Britain become increasingly poised for war the characters lives are about to be changed forever.
This four disc set contains both series and the pilot episode.
Starring: Derek Benfield, Sarah Dangerfield, Linda Davidson, David Fenwick, Judy Flynn, Joanne Heywood, Richard Lumsden, Paul McLain, Paul Oldham, Maggie Ollerenshaw, Helen Patrick, Peter Sallis, Gary Whitaker, Paul Wyett
Created and Written by: Roy Clarke
Pilot: First Of The Summer Wine - First Broadcast: 3 January 1988
Clegg has to be helped home after a game of football with his cousin Brad and Seymour calls on Miss Deborah Norbury to take her for a 'spin' in his car.
1. Taller Exercises - First Broadcast: 4 September 1988
Clegg meets Wally, who has started doing special exercises in a bid to become taller. He's hanging from the parapet of a bridge until he loses his grip and falls into the river.
2. The Just Doesn't Suit - First Broadcast: 11 September 1988
Clegg and Sherbet have to deliver a roll of lino to the home of Miss Deborah Norbury.
3. The Way of the Warrior - First Broadcast: 18 September 1988
Clegg's dad is in a panic because his wife is dragging him off to the Co-op to buy a new suit. Compo has annoyed Chunky Livesey and now lives in fear of retribution.
4. Snuff and Stuff - First Broadcast: 25 September 1988
Clegg, Seymour and Sherbet suspect that Mr Scrimshaw is sneaking off to the gents' fitting room to take snuff and they wonder where he hides his snuff box.
5. The Great Indoors - First Broadcast: 2 October 1988
The lads decide to spend the weekend camping in the hills. Foggy finds a place to pitch their tent – in a dilapidated barn...
6. Youth Wanted - First Broadcast: 9 October 1988
Mr Scrimshaw is advertising for a youth for light duties. Compo decides to apply for the job but Scrimshaw turns him down....
1. Not Thee Missus - First Broadcast: 3 September 1989
Compo is washing the windows at the Co-op store and Clegg, Seymour and Sherbet swap his bucket of clean water for one containing dirty water.
2. Compo Drops In - First Broadcast: 10 September 1989
The gang discuss the Co-op dance which took place the night before. Clegg is rather embarrassed because Anita Pilsworth from Accounts walked him home.
3. The Gypsy Fiddler - First Broadcast: 17 September 1989
The lads are all feeling stiff after pushing a gypsy caravan belonging to Compo's mother and Anita Pilsworth is still chasing Clegg.
4. Ain't Love Dangerous - First Broadcast: 24 September 1989
Deborah Norbury is unwell, so Seymour decides to take her a box of chocolates. He just needs to find a way of getting past her mother.
5. The Body Snatchers - First Broadcast: 1 October 1989
The lads convince Foggy that they have 'borrowed' a dead body from the Co-op funeral service. It's actually Wally wrapped in a sheet.
6. Quiet Wedding - First Broadcast: 8 October 1989
Dilys and Brad are getting married. The lads travel to the registry office on Compo's old motorbike and sidecar, which keeps tipping up.
|No. of Discs||4|
|Format||DVD Region 2 (Europe)|