First of the Summer Wine is a divine series and was a brilliant precursor to Last of the Summer Wine. The young actors captured the nuances of the those older actors we all came to know and love in Last of as Compo, Cleggy, Wally, Nora, Seymour, etc. It's a show you can watch again and again over the years, particularly after a bad day in the office, because it makes you laugh and all characters are just wonderful. It's lovely to see the beautiful scenery of the Dales and Moors and hear the gorgeous Yorkshire language as it was and not as all dialects are becoming now, mainly Americanised, the same and dead boring! If you want to watch a show about a time that was simple, gentle and humorous even at a time of great adversity, then this is the one. Well worth the purchase. Enjoy!